Lorient facing the ocean
Lorient and surroundings (Hennebont and close to the sea Larmor Plage and Guidel)
Lorient has so much to offer: great town center, the Eric Tabarly sailing world, the submarine base of Keroman and its world -famous celtic music festival in August. The marina and ferry port are flooded every year by a human wave that’s here to celebrate the Celtic nations. With a glorious mix of kilts, Breton bagpipes, Irish fiddles and Galician pipes, the Festival Interceltique celebrates a thriving culture. After the grand parade opened by the local Lann-Bihoué pipe band, there follows a succession of concerts, ‘fest-noz’ and great feasts, full of warmth and friendliness. Further information: www.festival-interceltique.bzh
Hennebont has a charm of its own. The old town center is surrounded by two huge towers and the 16th century basilica. This city is part of the "Artistic and historical towns and areas" club. One of the biggest market in Brittany takes place in old town center. If you like horses, you can't miss "les haras" of Hennebont. During 19th century, inhabitants had to fight to keep the famous forges open and alive. So to sum up, you can't miss Notre dame du paradis basilica and Towers Broërec'h in town center. Haras are also worth seeing. If you need any miscelleanous information, you can visit Lorient tourist office website.
Larmor-Plage and Guidel are famous seaside resorts in Brittany. Nice sandy beaches, good waves for surfers, some coffees and shops in a peaceful area facing the ocean. From Larmor plage, you can see island Groix and Lorient harbour. During your day trip in Lorient, you can't miss Notre Dame de Larmor church and villa Margaret which houses harbour office now.
The regularity and beauty of the waves at Le Loch beach have made this a hot spot for surfers. Competitions are regularly held here. Swimming is allowed during July and August. On the other side of the road, the little lakes of Le Loch form a vast freshwater marshland. This reserve is a must for nature lovers. Laïta's river, amazing wildlife make Guidel and surroundings a nice way to go for a day trip during your stay in Carnac. Lorient is a 30 minutes drive from the campsite. Guidel is roughly a 45 minutes drive from Carnac.