Where should I go next?…
Besides the grand parade, Lorient has a lot more to offer during the 10-day festival.
There are plenty of concerts to choose from throughout the day. The groups that come to perform can be quite famous sometimes (in the Celtic musical world anyway which I have no knowledge of) and the entry can be quite pricy, up to 30 or 40 Euros.
There are also concerts that are accessible with a “badge” that costs only 3 Euros and will allow you to attend as many events as you wish for the 10 days. People and stands sell the badge everywhere and even we didn’t have time for any event, we actually bought one for souvenir.
But if you prefer something free, there are many stands along and around the port that offer music and performance as well.
The atmosphere, I am sure, is just as good as any concert if you come at the right time. There weren’t that many visitors when we arrived in the afternoon of the first Saturday (mainly because it was just the second day and not many events were scheduled) but people started to flow into the city during the evening. The music I think will continue well past midnight.
Besides all the musical performance, there are stands selling traditional Breton food, souvenirs, Irish items (due to this year theme, the year of Ireland) and of course outdoor bars and restaurants. There is even an area selling books. Weird!
Bon voyage à tous 🙂