Ride on a paddle in the Gulf A. Lamoureux

MORBIHAN, YOUR NEXT HOLIDAY DESTINATION!

Forget the daily gloom and get out into the fresh air! South Brittany here we come! Morbihan has so many surprises in store for you! Yearn for adventure? Naturally inquisitive? Whether you are by yourself, in the company of friends or travelling as a couple, Morbihan can provide you with unforgettable experiences in the space of just one weekend … or perhaps longer if things go well.

DISCOVER A LAND OF A THOUSAND FACES

Should you find your heart torn between land and sea, you will not be forced to choose in Morbihan: the region offers a variety of different landscapes in a myriad of colours. Just like the Gulf of Morbihan which represents a kind of symbolic treaty of union between the ocean and the Mainland, the region itself, the only French Department with a Breton name (Mor-Bihan means "little sea"), is also a kind of union: between blue-tinged rivers, forests of green and golden shorelines. It will simply take your breath away! Here we have the Nantes-Brest canal weaving its way through the land; over there stands the Brocéliande forest of Arthurian legend, and further in the distance, the line of the wild coast of Quiberon wild coast of Quiberon.

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Welcome to Morbihan, land of emotion!"

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When it comes to the natural environment, Morbihan has plenty to offer. Enjoy the pleasant surprises offered by the Morbihan countryside and its picturesque villages: Josselin , Rochefort-en-Terre , La Gacilly . Find out about local heritage, and be transported from the realm of history to the land of dreams under the spell of the stone, with chapels, chateaus and museums taking you on a journey through time, back to the very origins of humanity and the questions posed by the numerous megalithic monuments to be found in the department, of which the Carnac standing stone alignments represent the jewel in the crown.

  • Nantes-Brest channel © J. Damase

    the Nantes to Brest canal

  • Alignements de Carnac © Y. Boelle

    Carnac's alignments

A LAND FACING THE OCEAN …

And why not take a trip out to sea? Morbihan's nine hundred kilometres of coastline looks like it has been shaped from lace: rocky peninsulas, secret coves and fine, sandy beaches flirt with the crystal-clear ocean, tracing wonderful, stunning curves. The coastal resort towns are guaranteed to seduce you with the intoxicating power of their holiday atmosphere: how does all the nautical activities you can handle or some spa-style pampering sound? From active breaks to relaxing getaways, wellness will be on the agenda! And if you happen to look into the distance, far into the distance, towards the horizon, you will see a series of islands silhouetted against the ocean: the aptly named Belle-Ile-en-Mer (beautiful island in the sea) Groix , Houat and Hoëdic : like fellow escapees, accompanying you on your getaway. The vast blue openness of the ocean holds unexpected pleasures in store, like so many pearls just waiting to be discovered … and there are more still on the approach to the gulf. According to legend, there are as many Morbihan in islands as there are days in the year: enough for a different adventure every day!

  • Remparts de Vannes © Y. Le Gal

    The ramparts of Vannes

  • Saint Cado © Y. Le Gal

    Saint Cado

  • Presqu'ile de Rhuys © A. Lamoureux

    Peninsula of Rhuys

So, in need a change of scene? Get away from it all and recharge your batteries with a break in Morbihan. Or to put it more simply: enjoy yourself!

Aiguilles de port coton à Belle-île © M. Schaffner

port cotton's Needle in beautiful island