The city of Lorient in Brittany is a major seaport. It is not a tourist destination as such, but if you find yourself staying in the city on business, there will be enough to keep you entertained during any downtime you may have.
Lorient was largely destroyed by Allied bombers during the Second World War and there are very few buildings remaining from pre 1945. Today the city is a modern industrial centre with excellent transport connections to other cities in France. It is also the home of FC Lorient, one of the top football clubs in France's Ligue 1.
Lorient grew from a small coastal fishing village into a major port and by the late 1600s the French East Indies Company had moved its centre of operations to Lorient. Over the next few decades, the port grew and by 1765 a major naval base had been established there. The city became increasingly wealthy as a result, but all that changed when the Germans commandeered Lorient as a submarine base during the Second World War and the city was heavily bombed as a result.
The Musee de la Compagnie des Indes in Port Louis, just across the bay from Lorient, is one of the main attractions in the city, and if you want to find out more about Lorient's maritime history, this is the place to go. The Flore submarine base museum is also fascinating and you can find out exactly what it is like inside one of these monsters of the deep.
If you are in the area on business and are looking for car hire in Lorient, Thrifty is the top provider of vehicles for personal and business travel. The company has extensive experience in the car hire industry and people have been using Thrifty for their car hire requirements for more than fifty years.
One of the main reasons Thrifty is so popular with customers is that it only charges for the services you use. Thrifty fees are very transparent and you don't need to worry about incurring extra costs when you hire a Thrifty vehicle. Cars hired from Thrifty can be collected from all major transport centres, including airports and railway stations.
One of the most attractive places close to Lorient is the Ile de Groix, a wonderfully scenic island reached by ferry from LorientPort. The island is popular with visitors and has many kilometres of hiking trails to explore. It is also great for mountain biking, but if you prefer to take it easy, visit Grand Sable beach.
Thrifty Lorient visitors will no doubt want to make good use of their hire car whilst in the area. The Gavres peninsula with its picturesque villages is well worth a visit.
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