Come and stay for a weekend in Lorient and discover our guide to spend 24 hours there without any headaches!
Lorient is a recent city, founded in the 17th century. It's a recent city, but it's full of places to explore! Largely destroyed during the Second World War, Lorient was rebuilt during the 1950s and 60s. It is this part of its history that makes it so original, between history and modernity, the city of Lorient will seduce you.
A city with many facets, labelled and classified as a "City of Art and History" and "Remarkable Sites and Cities", let yourself be tempted by this Breton city.
Don't wait any longer and set off now to discover the richness of the Lorient region!
Discover our programme
Day 1 - Afternoon
- Visit of the city centre of Lorient
- Crossing of Lorient harbour towards Port-Louis with the boat-bus
- Discovery of the citadel of Port-Louis
From your hotel Ibis Lorient centre station, you can go to the city centre in only a few minutes on foot.
We advise you to start your visit of Lorient city centre from the Place Alsace-Lorraine and the Notre-Dame-de-Victoire Church. This square was the first victim of the Second World War bombings, and the whole square was one of the first places in Lorient to be rebuilt and was to serve as a model for the future town. The church was built between 1953 and 1956 to replace the Saint-Louis church, which was also destroyed during the war.
Continue your visit to another famous square in Lorient: the Place Aristide Briand. The space is shaped like a large rectangle and represents the entrance to Lorient town centre.
Then go to the Jules Ferry Park, a large open space in the heart of the city. It is a small "central park" in Morbihan! It's a great place to stroll, picnic, read and play!
Passing through the Cour de la Bôve, you will be seduced by another facet of Lorient, discover the Gabriel Hotel, a majestic building located at the entrance to the port, only a few metres from the Tour de la Découverte and the mills. The Tour de la Découverte is one of the few remaining testimonies, 38 metres high, it was used to monitor the return of ships to the port.
You will then arrive at the pier of the Batobus towards Port-Louis! Get ready to board the cheapest cruise in the world. With the Batobus, you can get to Port-Louis from Lorient for only €1.50. You will then have the privilege of crossing part of Lorient's harbour!
For the little anecdote, more than 300 wrecks would be listed in the roadstead of Lorient, of which that of the Isère the ship which transported the statue of Liberty to New York.
Port-Louis, its citadel and its fishing port are a must-see in Morbihan. A place steeped in history, it is known for its 16th century citadel which houses the Compagnie des Indes Museum. If you choose to walk along the ramparts, you will be able to enjoy the breathtaking view over the harbour of Lorient.
On your return to Lorient, follow our map to get back to your hotel Ibis Lorient centre gare. You will pass in front of the arsenal building, a testimony of the architectural heritage. This building, which is rather atypical as it was built with prefabricated elements in 1955, is nicknamed "the marrow bone".
Day 2 - Morning
- Discovery of the Halles de Mervilles
- Bike ride along the greenway
The Halles de Mervilles is a landmark for lovers of local produce. Located in a building with innovative architecture, the Halles are the place to be if you are looking for a traditional market, promoting local products. The ideal opportunity to bring back some crêpes and cider in your luggage.
Afterwards, we advise you to take a walk along the greenways from Lorient. Treat yourself to a pleasant walk between the sea and the countryside. You could, for example, leave from Kerfichant to reach Le Courégant on the Ploemeur coast.
What is a greenway?
It is a path reserved exclusively for non-motorised travel. Generally laid out on former towpaths or railway lines, the greenway is ideal for a peaceful stroll.
Your hotel Ibis Lorient centre gare, the ideal establishment close to the station
During your stay in Lorient, our hotel will be delighted to welcome you. Just a stone's throw from the city centre and a few metres from the train station, the Ibis Lorient Centre Gare team welcomes you all year round for your stay in the Lorient region.