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The Cité de la Voile Éric Tabarly invites you on a tour with 6 stopovers : more than 3 hours of sailing and offshore racing discovery!

Keep your eyes wide open, an ocean adventure awaits you in Lorient in our fun and dynamic museographic area with films, tactile activities, simulators, 4D cinema and more. A unique discovery in the sailing world in the wake of Éric Tabarly, an extraordinary sailor, a passionate pioneer and a great designer. A magnificent family-orientated exhibition!

la rade de la cite de la voile a lorient



Explore the waters of Lorient La Base and the pontoons of the offshore racing centre!

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Dive into the heart of our 6 stopovers

STOPOVER Know Your Boat

Use your fingers to touch and feel the hulls, rigging, sails, all life-size. Discover this 27-metre mast from a racing yacht. You are entering the grandiose and exciting world of offshore racing.

STOPOVER Before Boarding

Before you cast off, check your equipment and get your boat ready to ride out the winds and tides. Learn about geography, meteorology, the environment and ocean racing events with the help of an interactive digital world map.


Learn the secrets of renowned sailors! Exclusive documentaries and models will help you enter the depths of the world of the riders of the seas. Skippers will share their memories of happy or dramatic sailing experiences: the passage of a mythical Cape, shipwrecks, loneliness, but also solidarity, passion and a taste for the ocean and adventure.

STOPOVER Éric Tabarly

A 150 m² space dedicated to this legendary sailor. Sporting, tactician, designer, Éric Tabarly paved the way for offshore racing of today. Photos, models of the famous Pen Duick’s, the reproduction of the interior of Pen Duick II, as well as testimonies and archival footage all providing a better understanding of the personality of this legendary sailor.

STOPOVER Children’s stopover 2–6 years old

A play area designed just for children: a sensorial and cognitive discovery of the maritime world. We awaken their curiosity, test their agility and develop their sense of exploration! 3D building sets, audio riddles, a trampoline and a zip line, imitation games on a real yacht… here, the kids have fun!

STOPOVER Rise to the challenge

The adventure at sea can begin, it's up to you to play in the court of great sailors! A virtual race designed by Virtual Regatta invites you to race among you, a navigation simulator allows you to take the helm of Pen Duick VI, and you lead your radio-controlled sailboat on the basin... The thrills are not over: get on board aboard our dynamic 4D cinema for a... hectic world tour!



Pen Duick VI

Take the helm of the Pen Duick VI and hold your course, despite the challenges you meet!


radio-controlled sailboats

Test your skills by taking the helm of a radio-controlled sail boat out in the pool!

Virtual Racing

powered by Virtual Regatta

Do you want to test yourself against other competitors? Take the start line in The Lorient Cup and may the fastest win!

4D dynamic cinema

Ocean ride

Step on board a yacht for a Vendée Globe round the world race packed with sensations! Excitement guaranteed!

under 2 years
2–6 years
7-17 years
ADULTS €13,70


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