Port Loius

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  • Address: Port-Louis, France, Lorient
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Landmark, View Point, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Port

Just across the bay from Lorient to the south east is Port Loius. Historically, it is supremely important as a centre for French Colonialism. It all began in 1664 when the port became the base for Compagnie des Indes, a company that traded between France and India. The location was chosen for the fortification here – the Citadelle.

Highlights of the port are:

  • The various art galleries and craft shops around the town centre.
  • The sandy beach
  • The Lohic Promenade – With wonderful views of Lorient harbour.
  • The laundry Récollets – 17th century trough for horses.
  • 17th century Church of Our Lady of the Assumption.

La Citadelle Fort, the starshaped fort that contains.

  • The Musée de la Compagnie des Indes – learn about the company history.
  • Musée National de la Marine – a lovely exhibit on sea rescues.

How to Reach Port Loius

  • Batobus, a 15-minute boat trip from Lorient that leaves from Quai des Indes.

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  • Port Loius Address: Port-Louis, France, Lorient
  • Port Loius Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Port Loius(preferred time): 09:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Time required to visit Port Loius: 06:00 Hrs
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  • 29.08% of people who visit Lorient include Port Loius in their plan

  • 22.22% of people start their Port Loius visit around 5 PM

  • People usually take around 6 Hrs to see Port Loius

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Port Loius

People normally club together Ile De Groix and Congregation Filles De Jesus while planning their visit to Port Loius.

People also prefer to end their day with Port Loius.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • what time does the ferry to groix leave from lorient?....the last departure time from lorient on a wednesday evenin to groix would be ?.....thanks....opadean

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    • The cost of the ferry is 30€ for a round trip in low season and around 35€ in high season. It is lower for kids. But I am not sure about the departure timings. It would be better to check the official schedule of the ferry service for that. 

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