What is it like to fish in Lorient?

Fishing for sounds and colours! As Lorient’s business activities developed and diversified, ports were built to match: a military port, a commercial port at Kergroise, and a fishing port at Kéroman – now France’s second largest fishing port. The quayside and the fish auctions are a hive of activity every morning, involving men, boats and machines.

What was the purpose of the Lorient base?

At the end of 1940, the Todt organisation established a team at Lorient to find a suitable site to build a base to careen, repair and re-supply the submarine fleet. After undertaking several surveys as well as dredging the roads, the choice was made to use the Keroman peninsula.

What happened to the French East Indies Company in Lorient?

The following years, the operation was almost abandoned, but in 1675, during the Franco-Dutch War, the French East Indies Company scrapped its base in Le Havre since it was too exposed during wartime, and transferred its infrastructures to l’Enclot, out of which Lorient grew.

What is the population of Lorient in France?

In 2009, Lorient had a population of 57,812. In 2008, its intercommunality had 191,716 inhabitants. Lorient is the most populous commune in Morbihan département, although the préfecture is the slightly smaller commune of Vannes.

Where is Lorient located?

The city of Lorient is located in the district of Lorient. The area code for Lorient is 56121 (also known as code INSEE), and the Lorient zip code is 56100. The altitude of the city hall of Lorient is approximately 5 meters.

Why stay in Larmor-Plage?

Facing the bay that’s like a little inland sea, Larmor-Plage has all the allure of a Brittany Riviera. A coastal walk takes you past the villas and carries on westwards, with the Ile de Groix on the horizon.