Want to sightseeing from your Bed and Breakfast La Masana? Lorient, maritime town of Morbihan in Brittany, renowned for its Festival Interceltique, enchants you and allows you to discover Brittany between tradition and modernity. Walk along the marina to the ferry terminal, from where the Ferries leave to the island of Groix … or discover the many attractions of Lorient…
Blason de la Ville de Lorient
Guest Rooms « La Masana » provide you with maps Rando Guide. More than 300 km of footpaths in 19 municipalities await you … Discover our circuits!
Une rue de Lorient © J. Grand-Colas
Entrée de la rade © Yvan Zedda
Lorient : la passion de la mer © Yvan Zedda
Tour de la Découverte
In 1795, the Company is ruined and the city turns to ship building. From downtown, you can, as you walk toward the « Hill Faouëdic » admire the Tower of Discovery (1863), formerly named « Tower of signals ». The Tower was used by lookouts to signal the arrival of boats cruising up to Groix. Two beautiful mills (1677 and 1719) keep it company. Until 1825, they were used to grind flour to make bread and hardtack for the crews that went many months.
La Masana en 1952
Family House, childhood home of Annie, your hostess, was built in 1951. It was the first house in the street, which was not its final name of « street of Louisiana ». Annie grew up in this neighborhood Keroman (which was the orchard Lorient) In Keroman was located a mansion called « Castle Keroman » house of writer Ernest Hello, a street of the district is named.
After decades spent away from Lorient, four children and after careful consideration, it was decided, the Guest House was born. To exchange, to discover Lorient, kilometers of sandy beaches, coastal paths, user-friendly way to receive and share the happiness to live in the region.
Soleil d’Orient Musee Compagnie des Indes Port Louis Lorient
A boat crossing 10mn-bus takes you to the citadel of Port Louis.
Situated on a rocky point at the entrance to the harbour of Lorient, it houses the Museum of the Compagnie des Indes, unique in France.
The museum traces the history of commerce of the Compagnie des Indes in the seventeenth century and seventeenth: Pondicherry, Chandannagar, the Sun of the East, Moka, Canton …
Let yourself go with the option of different documents, vessel models, Chinese porcelain that make you relive the adventures of these brave sailors who went into the unknown face dangers.
Within the citadel, you can visit the National Museum of the Navy and the museum of offshore Rescuers too.
Costumes Bretons au Festival Interceltique de Lorient
For 10 days every year, the Festival Interceltique welcomes implantation Celtic nations in the British Isles (Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Isle of Man, Ireland) and also those of northern Spain (Galicia and Asturias ).
The Lorient Interceltic Festival has a special place in all of Brittany and national festivals. It is the place of appointment of the Celtic culture, featuring Britain and other nations. He created a new concept of carrier exchanges: the interceltisme.
Tour des vents à la Cité de la Voile
The great sailor Eric Tabarly brought impetus and innovation in ocean racing. Since April 5, 2008, the Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly, invites you to a unique discovery in France to understand and share the pleasure of sailing.
On 1500m2, the Cité de la Voile invites you to animations and interactive exhibits.
The man and the ocean – Design sailboats – Navigation
Visible from the harbor by a walkway accessible by the showroom.
This visit can continue with a walk at sea an hour. Accompanied by a skipper, on board one of the boats in the Cité de la Voile, the KAIDOZ 31.
Restaurant – Space News – Auditorium – Shop – Documentation Centre
Everything is done for a day of discovery, pleasure and amazement.
Hennebont, les remparts
Far from 9-10 kms of Lorient, the medieval city of Hennebont is a gateway to the Britons waterways. Alliance of medieval charm and modernity, with its ramparts you can visit, discover, in the heart of the city, the Notre Dame Du Paradis (16th) Flamboyant Gothic style.
On the banks of Blavet towpath, accessible from the city center, takes you on many Kms on foot or by bike, the quiet of the surrounding nature.
The Haras National Hennebont makes you discover the equestrian world, in the old Napoleonic stables. Cradle of draft horse, its business has evolved over time to become a place of training.
The riding club offers carriage rides.
Plage des Grands-Sables à Groix ©Alain-Roupie
Departure to Groix at the port of Lorient at the Maritime Station, 3 minutes drive from your guest room « La Masana ».
You can rent bikes on the island or hiking on foot on the coastal paths. The island of Groix is 45 minutes crossing from Lorient by ferry.
Logo du Zoo de Pont-Scorff
Patagonian sea lions have a water ballet, to the delight of children and parents. Birds (macaws, cockatoos) fly in free flight and offer a magnificent aerial ballet.
Jus de Pomme Kinkiz
Discover all the seafood, fish and lobsters Britons from the port of Lorient. Local seafood products you can also find at the Halles de Merville, downtown.
Patties, buckwheat pancakes, canned sea The Belliloise (sardines, fish rillettes …), seaweed specialties…
Wheat pancakes, Kouign-Amann, Far Breton, Breton galettes and pavers, candy caramel with salted butter, jam Plougastel strawberries, Niniches …
The Chouchen, the fine Lambig of Britain, and Breton cider, Beers (Coreff, Blanche Hermine …).
The Bed & Breakfast La Masana Lorient have the Gîtes de France's City Break label. Compagnie des Indes and Tabarly rooms have the label 3 épis of the Gîtes de France.
This large room « Twin » of 17 m² facing south, is located on the ground floor of the house. With a decoration on the theme of the sea, this room can can be suitable for 2 people with individual beds of 90 cm. For 3 and 4 people, twin room « Tabarly » is associated to the room in Suite « Compagnie des Indes ».
Atmosphere « travels to India » for this double room of 13 m2, located on the ground floor of the house with access to the garden. Very elegant and tastefully decorated, the room welcomes you and impregnates you from the time of the East India Company. For 3 and 4 persons the double room India Company is associated in Suite room « Tabarly ».
Atmosphere « seaside » for this nice room of 14 m2 for one or two people. The blue room is located at the 1st floor of the house, overlooking the garden, very nice and very quiet. The decor in soft shades of blue and white and the oak floors create a warm and tranquil atmosphere that invites to rest.