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Lanester is located just across the Scorff River from the city of Lorient in northwestern France. This area is just an hour away from Paris by plane and a 15 minute drive from the Lann Bihoué Airport by car hire at Lanester. Car rental at Lanester is highly recommended for any visitors who want to see all of the attractions of this region at their own pace.
The local Alamo office is the easiest spot to find cheap car hire at Lanester, but several more choices exist throughout the town as well as neighbouring Lorient. Lanester's stunning coastline is an ideal place to begin exploring this scenic town.
Lanester is known as one of the region's major cultural centres thanks to its municipal art gallery where works from major European art schools are exhibited and its Kerhervy open air theatre. Lanester is also filled with parks, woods, and other green spaces, and over 3,200 trees and 75,000 plants grow in the town each year. The Pond du Plessis reservoir was formed after a tide mill was installed during the Middle Ages.
Historic sites in Lanester include the remains of the stately Manoir du Plessis, a mansion which dates back to the 14th century. Le Chateau du Diable, or Devil's Castle is located just outside of Lanester and completely enclosed by high walls. Several shipwrecks dating between 1920 and 2001 lie in the Kerhervy cemetery next to the Bonhomme Bridge.
Visitors who want to walk around Lanester may choose between hiking trails along the seaside, the river, or around the green spaces and marshes of Parc du Plessis.