Like last year, the Brittany port city will be the penultimate stopover for the race fleet when they sail in at some point in mid June 2015.
“This route has never really been part of any ocean race any time before,” said Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad. “And when you have that element there’s a new strategy, there’s a new route, there’s new weather, there’s new challenges for the sailors.
"That is exciting, not only for us but for the sailors because no-one can claim they’ve done this before.”
The 12th edition of the Volvo Ocean Race begins on 4 October this year with the first in-port race in Alicante.
In other VOR news, Team SCA has selected the first five members of its all-woman team for the global yachting challenge.
Britons Sam Davies and Annie Lush will be joined by Dutchwoman Carolijn Brouwer and Aussie par Sophie Ciszek and Liz Wardley on the squad that marks the first female-only crew in the race for more than a decade.