You are planning to visit the south of Brittany ?
Here is your ideal program!
- Day 1 : Sightseeing tour in Vannes
- Day 2 : Gulf of Morbihan
- Day 3 : Rhuys peninsula
- Day 4 : Megalithic tour
- Day 5 : Quiberon penisula
- Day 6 : The Duke of Brittany’s Castle route
- Day 7 : Want to see more ?
WELCOME TO MORBIHAN
From land to sea, a sublime encounter
For some the Morbihan is the southern coast of Brittany. For you, it will form a union between the land and the sea – the very values on which the economy of the department is built.
Today will be taken up with small valleys, rocky spurs, rivers and forests at the heart of the land, while tomorrow will be spent with the Lanvaux moors and the castles and chapels, which dominate the landscape.
Other days will be devoted to the harbours, tidal mills, estuaries, rias, and the calm or raging sea to the neighbouring islands.
Historical, religious natural and cultural heritage
Do not try to see everything at once. Make the most of it. You will need several lifetimes to encounter the thousand faces of the Gulf of Morbihan or the Brocéliande forest or to see the mauve of the copses turn into reddish brown.
All year round, the mild oceanic climate welcomes you, in Autumn or in Winter, amongst the gorse, mimosas and camellias, and in Spring or in Summer, amongst the palm trees, rhododendrons and magnolias.
It was may be to make the most of the 2040 hours of sunshine in the Morbihan that man, one fine day, began to raise curious edifices of granite turned towards the setting sun.
What to do ?
Day 1 : Sightseeing tour Vannes
Formerly a Gallo-roman capital and home to the Dukes of Brittany. Vannes is today one of the most outstanding towns in Brittany for its architectural heritage. Within a stone’s throw from the ramparts in the middle of the town, the port is one of the countless centres for walks and recreational activities. Vannes is not satisfied with being a picturesque town on the Gulf of Morbihan ; it is also the most dynamic medium-sized town in France.
- Hôtel de Limur
- Hôtel de ville – 1886
- Château Gaillard ou musée d’histoire et d’archéologie
- La Cohue ou musée des Beaux-Arts
- Les remparts
- La Cathédrale Saint Pierre
- Les Lavoirs
- La Tour du Connétable
- La Prefecture 1865
- Quartier Saint Patern
Day 2 : Morbihan (by foot, car, boat or plane)
- 2 islands in a day with a stop on “Ile aux Moines”
- and “Ile d’Arz”
Grand Tour of the Gulf and Auray’s river by cruising or sailing on a traditional vessel
- Auto tour : Arradon (one of the most exiting view on the gulf)
- Larmor Baden – Ile de Berder – Ile de Gavrinis – Le Bono
- Saint-Goustan harbour
- Auray (Medieval town)
Vol de 20 mn au dessus du Golfe de Morbihan au départ de l’aérodrome de Vannes.
Day 3 : Rhuys peninsula tour (auto tour)
- Le Hezo
- Le Logeo
- Tumulus de Tumiac – Pointe de Penbert (Arzon)
- Port Navalo (entrée du Golfe)
- Petit Mont – Saint-Gildas
- Pointe Saint-Jacques
- Château de Suscinio
- Pointe de Penvins
Day 4: Megalithic tour (auto tour)
- Megalithic site of Locmariaquer (grand menhir, Table des marchands
- Pointe de Kerpenhir (entrée du Golfe) Ile de Gavrinis – Saint-Philibert
- La Trinité sur mer harbour
- Alignment of Carnac & Sandy beaches
- Erdeven (alignments of Kerzhero and Crucuno dolmen) .
Day 5: Quiberon peninsula tour (auto tour)
- Pointe Saint-Colomban Carnac –
- Plage de Plouharnel
- Fort de Penthièvre
- Portivy – La côte sauvage –
- Pointe de Beg er lann et son château – Saint-Pierre Quiberon
- Port Haliguen
- Pointe du Conguel – Vannes.
Day 6: “The Duke of Brittany’s Castle route” (auto tour)
- Kerguehennec – Pontivy
- Le Crèvy
- Rochefort en Terre
- Plessis Josso
Day 7: Want to see more ?
- East India Company Museum in Port-Louis (54 km from Vannes)
- La Ria d’Etel (36 km from Vannes)
- Atlantic islands: Belle Ile et Houat – Hoëdic
- Quimper (120 km from Vannes)
- Pont-Aven (90 km from Vannes)
- Pointe du Raz (178 km from Vannes)
- Forêt de Brocéliande (70 km from Vannes)
- La Baule (77 km from Vannes)
- Le Mont Saint-Michel (180 km from Vannes)
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