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Make a holiday rental villa or apartment in Lorient, Morbihan, France your home away from home

The Lorient region of Morbihan, Brittany, lies on the south west coast, surrounding the fourth largest city in Brittany, Lorient. Sitting on a huge natural harbour, there is a strong maritime feel to the region, and the beaches are a huge attraction. Lorient holidays are a sublime combination of days on the beach, endless walking and rich, Breton culture.

Things to do on holiday in Lorient, France

The largest individual attractions in the area are the German WWII submarine pens which are among the very few historical buildings to survive the sustained Allied bombings during the war. The Lorient Tourist Information Centre has a huge amount of information on the turbulent history of the area, and if you are looking for any tourist information in Lorient, the centre is excellently presented.

The open countryside makes Lorient holidays a great source of relaxation. The River Blavet cuts through the region providing ample opportunities to discover the region from a new perspective, either canoeing serenely up the river or taking to the flat tow paths which runs alongside the river on foot, by bicycle or on horseback.

Lorient’s beaches attract many people to the area. Many people take weekend breaks to Lorient’s beaches from the rest of France due to the glorious expanses of sand. Aside from sunbathing and swimming, the beaches of Lorient are perfect for sand yachting, water skiing, surfing, windsurfing, fishing and sailing.

The Lorient Festival is a celebration of Celtic heritage, and falls between the first Friday and second Saturday of August each year. These ten days are a great time to take a cheap flight to Lorient and enjoy the region at its most lively and entertaining.

Places to visit on holiday in Lorient, France

Quistinic is the most traditional and picturesque region of Brittany. There are abundant walks and cycle routes through the woods, and many idyllic fishing spots along the River Blavet.

Nastang is a great little village in which to take a Lorient property. The Megaliths of Carnac are very easily reached from a holiday home in the village too.

Weather in Lorient, France

Lorient holidays are most popular during July and August, when temperatures average over 25°C, and the beaches become a real luxury. Even during the winter months, you can happily tour the countryside, blessed with daily temperatures usually above 10°C.

Travel to Lorient, France

Cheap flights to Lorient Airport (LRT) receive direct flights from Manchester andLondonLuton. Aer Arann provide flights to Lorient from across Ireland too, so a holiday home in Lorient is easily accessible from right across the British Isles.

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