We start with a panoramic tour of Lorient, known as the “city of five ports”. Lorient has a history of being an important fishing and industrial port, a role that continues today. The city was destroyed during the war to prevent freshwater and supplies from reaching the German submarines based here (the base itself was too fortified to damage). As a result there is little in the way of historical monuments in Lorient, but despite this tourism now plays an increasing role in this city.
Discover the megalith mystery at Carnac
Predating Stonehenge by around 100 years, the standing stones of Carnac are one of Brittany’s greatest attractions. The ancient monuments feature numerous standing stones in three fields; Ménec, Kermario and Kerlescan. At least 3000 are still standing - in addition to various dolmens and menhirs and other ancient artefacts. The monuments were erected over a period of more than a thousand years and not 'all in one go' as you might expect. They were erected on the spot where they were dug, hence the differing sizes. It is simply amazing to wander around and look at these ancient monuments.
Next we visit La Trinité-sur-Mer. Nestled in the heart of Quiberon Bay, it offers both the charm of an authentic Brittany fishing village and the tranquillity of a seaside resort. We explore this charming village before returning to Lorient.