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Morbihan

Unforgettable tourist destinations

This little patch of heaven in Brittany attracts tourists from the world over. With a plethora of seaside resorts, historic port towns, megalithic monuments, islands and peninsulas, plus not to mention all the flower-lined towns and villages, you won’t know where to begin. It may be a good idea to spend at least a week here because, according to the local tourist office, no less than 17 sites await you.
 
To start with, the Gulf of Morbihan has countless islands and peninsulas for you to discover. Among the most famous is Belle-Île-en-Mer, Brittany’s largest island. You can also visit Houat and Hoëdic, exotic islands with intact natural surroundings, or the Rhuys and Quiberon peninsulas, lined with fine sandy beaches and a magnificent wild coast. Also worth visiting along the coast are Carnac and Lorient, the town with five ports.

For budding sailors, take a 45-minute boat ride to the island of Groix. One particularly stunning phenomenon that can be found on this island is the “Grands-Sables” beach – each year, it moves its tip by about 10 metres!

Further inland, you’ll instantly fall in love with some of the magnificent places. Just a few examples include Hennebont, a walled town notable for its Medieval architecture (including its gate), Vannes (a listed “Ville d’Art et d’Histoire”), the Lanvaux moorlands, the fortified village of La Roche-Bernard and, of course, Rochefort-en-Terre!