La Trinité Sur Mer and its pleasure harbour
Renowned marina for its numerous boats' races not to mentioned its skippers, La Trinité-sur-Mer has also the charm of a family seaside resort. More about La Trinité-sur-Mer
Carnac and its mégaliths
Dating back from the 4 500 BC, these renowned menhirs were erected in rows for over 4 kms. From April till October, because of its reputation, the entrance to the site is only permitted if you join one of the guided tours that will give youall the keys to understand this « astronomic » work. www.ot-carnac.fr
Quiberon and its peninsula
Wide open on the Atlantic Ocean, this renowned seaside resort is ideally set and the variety of its landscapes will astound you. The inescapable "Wild Coast" will show you the power of the ocean with its huge waves hitting constanly the cliffs but also, at the same time , the beauty of it.
Quiberon is also the leaving port for a boat trip to the islands of Houat, Hoëdic and Belle-Ile, well-known for being the biggest island of Brittany.
Belle-Ile and its citadel
Located 8 miles away from the coast of Quiberon, Belle-Ile-en-Mer is the main island in The Ponant group and the largest in Brittany. You will be seduced by its contrasting landscapes, lights and colours: from the "Pointe des Poulains", well-known for its lighthouse and its outstanding view to the "Aiguilles de Port Coton" painted by the French Impressionist Monet, witness of the fierceness of sea and wind, not to forget the imposing mass of the citadel Vauban overhanging the port of Le Palais. More about Belle-Ile-en-Mer
Houat and Hoedic islands, «duck» and «tiny duck» in breton, are as attractive as Belle-Ile but are less visited. This is one of the reasons why they are worth visiting. Discover the villages of Houat and Hoëdic on foot, their fishing harbour and their sandy beaches.
Auray and its old fishing harbour
Auray is a charming old town with its narrow, cobbled streets and half-timbered houses. Once the site of ducal residence, the town developed around its harbour, dedicated to Saint Goustan and separated from the main town by the Loc'h river. Enjoy at night the enlightments of Saint Goustan harbour.
Le Bono and its bridges
More than four hundred fishermen and a hundred fishing boats used to occupy this village at the far end of the river named after the village. Le Bono has become a peaceful village who has preserved its roots. This magnificent village located near Auray will fulfill the ones who love picturesque villages.
The Gulf of Morbihan and its island
One of "the most beautiful bays in the world", it conceals a little inland sea. The origin of its name, Mor Bihan (little sea in Breton), is linked to a legend that says there is an island for every day of the year.
In winter the bay plays host to one of the largest gatherings of wading birds in France. In summer, tourists are the new hosts and enjoy the beauty of an unspoilt landscape on a boat trip to either l'Ile aux Moines (Monks'island) or l'Ile d'Arz (captains'island), and not to forget the island of Gavrinis where its dolmen dates from about 3 500 BC.
Vannes and its battlements
Discover the former capital of the Dukes of Brittany, the Duchy's most important town where the maritime trade boomed in the 15th century. You will also find reminders of the Breton parliament which sat in the Cohue during the reign of the Sun King. And as well as the ramparts, cathedral, half timbered houses and classical mansion, Vannes has also a considerable 19th century built heritage.
The ria of Etel and its rivers
The river is best known for the underwater sandbar at its entrance, which moves with the wind and currents but disappears at high tide. A semaphore indicates when boats can pass – not during high winds or at low tide; it is occasionally possible to visit.
Further north is the tiny islet of St Cado, a former sardine port, which is reached from the mainland by a short stone bridge. Its pretty whitewashed houses conceal a 12th-century chapel on the site of a 6th-century structure founded by Cado, a Welsh prince. Between the mainland and the islet, a former oyster farmer's cottage sits alone on a rock in the middle of the river – you’ll see it on many postcards.