Official tourism website of Lorient South Brittany
The heart of Brittany
Lorient Bretagne Sud is ideally located in the heart of South Brittany. Choosing to stay here is also a way to discover the most famous sites in Brittany. You can get there by car, train, bus, boat…
You will love the variety of Breton landscapes, towns, atmospheres, etc.
Between the sea and the forest, here are some suggestions for excursions for a half-day, a full day or more if you want.
A half-day excursion
Pont-Aven, Quimperlé and Doëlan
Want some greenery in Bretagne centre? Let yourself be charmed by the religious heritage and traditions in Le Faouët, a small characterful town in the Pays du Roi Morvan. Le Faouët is also known for its covered market, its art museum and as a starting point for the circuit of chapels, including the picturesque chapelle St Barbe.
Ria d’Etel, Saint-Cado
and Saint-Goustan in Auray
Fancy some oysters, sea air and seafood? Head to the Ria d’Etel and its oyster beds. Discover the most famous postcard view in Brittany: Saint Cado and the little house with the blue shutters. A treat? Try a crepe in the little Port of Saint Goustan in Auray.
And take a last breath of fresh air at the entrance to the Ria d’Etel, in Etel, where small restaurants and bars await.
A day of exploration
The best of South Brittany: Carnac and Quiberon
Discover the Quiberon peninsula, take a walk along the clifftop on the côte sauvage, with a view over Belle-Île-en-Mer. On the way, stop at the wondrous largest megalithic site in the world, with more than 3,000 menhirs in Carnac.
The Golfe du Morbihan, one of the most beautiful bays in the world
How could you miss one of the most beautiful bays in the world; the Golfe du Morbihan and its string of little islands. Take the opportunity to stroll through the old town of Vannes, classified City of Art and History, very popular with lovers of medieval cities, with centuries-old, cobbled streets.
Ah the islands !
Dreamy destinations: the islands. Belle-Ile, Houat, Hoëdic, in the east In the Golfe du Morbihan, the île aux Moines, île d’Arz... in the west, the Glénan islands, all with that special dreamlike island quality. Let yourself be charmed and embark any time of year.
Tip: book your cruise with the Lorient Bretagne Sud Tourist Offices.
Rochefort en Terre and La Gacilly
Along the Way
Let the wind carry you to sites on the ocean… Nature’s masterpieces, buffeted by the wind and the seas, Mont Saint-Michel, the peninsula of Crozon and the Pointe du Raz, classified Grand Site de France … should all be seen at least once in a lifetime.
Unless you’d rather an urban getaway… which one to choose? Saint-Malo the pirate city and its ramparts? Historical Nantes and its island populated by strange animated machines, Maritime Brest and Océanopolis or the capital Rennes and its festival Trans Musicales?
And all this within a stone’s throw of Lorient Bretagne Sud !