Car Hire Lorient Airport
Lorient Airport is the airport serving the city of Lorient and it is situated 5 km west northwest of Lorient. Lorient Airport is surprisingly large, about half the size of O'Hare Chicago. This is explained by the fact that is was built during World War II to support German submarine operations from the nearby base in Lorient. Lorient Airport has also got a Base Aeronavale, currently hosting two combat flottilles, one interception flottile, one airborne radar flottille and a training preparation unit. Lorient Airport has constant flights both local and international. Lorient Airport has also got many shops, coffee houses and restaurants, where you can enjoy a hot cup of coffee, or go on a shopping spree.
Top Attractions Within Lorient Airport
Museum of the East India Company is the place near Lorient Airport that tells the story of the various French companies that were commercially linked with the Indies, during the 17th and 18th century. The museum has historical documents, ship models, furniture, china and many objects outside Europe that reflect the maritime past of Lorient Airport and the surrounding areas.The museum gives tourists a glimpse into a less known part of French history.
Le Lieu is a wonderful art and photography gallery near Lorient Airport, that depicts some of the most interesting places by means of modern photography. The photographs put on display describe an ancient world that is far from the modern cities. The photographs are taken in places such as the Middle and Far East. It is a very interesting and different museum.
Zoo de Pont Scorff is one of the best zoos, located in Pont Scorff, near Lorient Airport. The zoo spans on a surface of 12 hectares and has more than 600 animals of 120 different species. From lions, tigers, bears, zebras to elephants, seals, crocodiles and many other, the Zoo is a delight for both adults and children. The zoo has also got a special cinema, where there are movies that deal with saving endangered species from all around the world.