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Travel, bike, cruise ship… The week’s program in the Lorient region

Boat-bus, bus, carpooling and now cycling, in the Lorient region, Izilo, the transport company, is strengthening its mobility offer from this Monday, July 1, 2024 by opening the Maison du vélo. Inaugurated on June 27, this service offers a fleet of 669 bicycles for rental, for a short period (€15 per day) but also for one, three or six months. [Les explications de Stéphane Guihéneuf]

  • 2 The Wild Geese Festival

Nothing to do with Michel Delpech’s song, although these geese have also set sail. This new festival in Lorient is an ode to slow travel, on foot, by bike or by sail. Six Breton travelers are behind the organization of the event that will start on Friday, July 5 and end on Sunday, July 7. An introduction to bivouac, in a chosen mix, will open the entertainment.

  • 3 The opening of Nominoë Park, in the Bodélio district

Bodélio, the former site of the Lorient hospital, is gradually changing its appearance. It is in the midst of a major real estate operation: 50 homes have already welcomed their first occupants. Eventually, the site will have 780. In the meantime, the neighborhood park, named Nominoë, is ready and will be inaugurated this Wednesday, July 3, at 6 p.m., on rue Docteur-Lettry.

  • 4 The arrival of the Seven Seas Voyager liner

    The residential liner “The World”, which travels around the world, was passing through Lorient on June 14 and 15, 2022. (Archives Le Télégramme/Lucas Ciaravola)

    About ten cruise ships call at the commercial port of Lorient each year, carrying around 5,000 passengers. Eleven stopovers are planned from May to October. This week, Seven Seas Voyager arrives with 445 crew members on board. The 206 m long ship will arrive on Thursday, July 4 and will leave the following day, Friday, July 5, at 6 p.m.

  • 5 The second round of the legislative elections

    The first round took place this Sunday, June 30, 2024, during which a large navy blue wave submerged the country. Elections which also saw record participation. In the fifth constituency of Morbihan, Lorient-Groix, 56,584 people went to the polling stations, or 70.01%; placing Damien Girard, candidate of the New Popular Front, in the lead with 35.56%. In front of Lysiane Le Métayer (Together) and Aurélie Le Goff (National Rally). All three are qualified for the second round. Voters will therefore have to decide between them on Sunday July 7.

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