"The war had an impact here,but its back!" Lorient by gwened

Lorient Travel Guide: 38 reviews and 119 photos

The tv series and research vessel Thalassa

WWII had an impact here as the town was a submarine base and heavily bombarded by allied troops,so it was rebuilt
However plenty of submarine old base to see and thalassa boat. I live not far from here.

a bit of history
The town was created in 1666 to support the trade with the indies (americas) from St Louis. In 1770,the king buys the city to keep as a royal arsenal. Napoleon I creates a war marine harbor; the city is occupied from 1940 in WWII, and chosen by the nazis a s submarine base. In April 1943 huge bombardments by allies planes destroyed the city to 80% loss. It sufferes from the war until its liberation on May 7 1945.

Pleasure boat marina

the marina canal out to harbor and ocean with the Thalasa ship back right

Pleasure boat marina

the port de pleasance or pleasure boat marina towards city of Lorient

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:for wwII history and submarines
  • Cons:very modern except pl cty center
  • In a nutshell:Submarines and WWII history
  • Last visit to Lorient: Jul 2013
  • Intro Updated Jan 14, 2014
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