Yves Lainé

Yves Lainé (born 1937) is a Breton lawyer, politician and companies executive manager, now a writer, arguing for the return of Loire-Atlantique departement in the administrative région of Brittany the reunification and devolution of the historical Brittany.

Yves Lainé in 2001

Born in 1937 in Nantes, he was a director of CELIB (Committee of Breton Interests) and worked as a director of the Nantes-Saint Nazaire Port Authority and Brittany Ferries. He founded the B5 association (B for Brittany and 5 for the 5 Breton departements : Finistère, Côtes-d'Armor, Morbihan, Ille-et-Vilaine and Loire-Atlantique) and also the vice president of Bretagne Réunie. He wrote L'ambition de Bretagne d'un Nantais in 2002. He is honorary chairman the Breton writers' association, ex-chairman of The Law and Institutions Department in the Institut Culturel de Bretagne (Skol Uhel ar Vro in Breton language). With another Nantes lobby les Transbordés [1] he proposes to rebuild a new hi-tech transporter bridge in the port within the frames of a Vernian loop (Jules Verne), open for tourism . A large 8 mths debate held by Nantes métropole on the maritime destiny of the town[1] ended in September 2015 and approved many proposals made by Lainé.


2012, Received the collar of the Breton Ermine order (ordre de l'Hermine). In June 12013 he was elected Chancellor of this Order.


  • Europe rends nous la mer (Europe give us back the sea) Sea-trade policy. Essay Ed.CELIB 1972
  • 1973-1993: vingt ans de navigation Brittany Ferries. Des romantiques aux leaders, Revue du Nord, 1995[2]
  • L'ambition de Bretagne d'un Nantais (A Nantais's ambition for Brittany),Essay, Petit Véhicule 2002 ISBN 2-84273-316-9
  • Désenclavement, un commencement ou une fin ?, in : Fanch Élégoët, Bretagne 2000, Plabennec, Tud Ha Bro, 1986, p. 75-97.[3]
  • De la pertinence de sociétés duales (Relevance of a dual society) Contribution World Human Rights Forum 2004 - On line at PlanetAgora.com
  • Les ailes et le sang (Wings and blood) Historical novel about war 1914-18 Cheminement 2006;[4][5] ISBN 978-2-84478-496-4
  • Zouave & communard Historical novel 1870 Cheminement 2008
  • Jean-Marie, Chouan de Bretagne (Jean-Marie, Insurgeant in Brittany) Historical novel 1800-1840 Ecrituriales 2012 ISBN 978-2-919125-13-5
  • Bretonnitude et autres celt'attitudes sur fond de Brexit . Essay Ecrituriales 2017 ISBN 978-2-919125-99-9


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved 2015-09-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ In : Le Transmanche et les liaisons maritimes: XVIIIe-XXe siècle, Université Charles De Gaulle-Lille III, 1995[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ See: Quentin Hemmerstoffer, Vers le « Marché unique » : les milieux patronaux bretons et l'Europe (1986-1992), Mémoire, Université de Rennes, 2012 link to pdf Archived December 29, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-03. Retrieved 2014-03-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Review by Richard Feeser, L'aérobibliothèque, novembre 2006 Archived August 18, 2016, at the Wayback Machine