On the southern coast of Brittany, Lorient is a fairly new town in Morbihan, founded in the 17th century. It offers visitors elements of international history mingled with an interesting heritage and lovely countryside. The town was the home of the East Indies Company in 1664, and shortly afterwards, a French Royal Navy base opened. Damaged during World War II, the town has been lovingly restored and is now known as "the five port city", with fishing, military, passenger, commercial and yachting ports. Lorient benefits from two Enterprise branches; one to the northeast of the town at Lorient Lanester, around three miles from the town centre and conveniently located on the main N165 route. The other Enterprise branch is at Lorient South Brittany Airport, a 14-minute drive east of the city and ideal for those arriving by plane.