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Locmiquelic

Locmiquelic - Port de Ste Catherine

Locmiquélic means a "place devoted to Saint Michel", like Saint-Michel island located just opposite in the bay of Lorient.

Located in the bay of Lorient opposite the island of Saint-Michel, the commune of Locmiquélic (formerly "Lokmikaelig") is a typical fishing village with narrow streets opening onto the bay. The districts of Pen Mané and Le Gelin are testimony to this maritime traditional which is now turned to leisure boating: the ports of Pen Mané and Sainte-Catherine are proof of this. This is a popular spot for amateurs of tranquillity. Locmiquélic is known for its langoustine festival held every year in August. The town of 359 hectares has 4260 inhabitants: known as "Minahouëts" in reference to a tool used by former workers on the shipyards of the Compagnie des Indes

Must see:

  • Couvent des Récollets: a monastery for rope-making monks located on the little island of Sainte-Catherine.
  • The fortifications at Pen Mané were built during the seven-year war (1756-1763).
  • The Pen Mané nature reserve on the banks of the river Blavet contains numerous plant and bird species.

 

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