Visit Quiberon (Brittany, France)
Quiberon is a town and a peninsula on the southern coast of Finistère near Carnac. The peninsula is 14km long, and connected to mainland France by little more than a bank of sand with a road across it, with the entrance to the peninsula being overlooked by the 19th century Fort de Penthièvre.
Exploring Quiberon Town
Although there are few important monuments the town of Quiberon is pleasant to explore - most visits will focus around the port and on the long sandy beach in the town itself. Within the town you will see typical low Brittany whitewashed houses and shops, and the 12th century Church of Notre-Dame de Locmaria. There is also a small museum dedicated to the history of the Quiberon peninsula, called the Maison du Patrimoine (rue de Port Haliguen in the town centre).
There are two ports: Port Maria, where the fishing fleet is based and from where you can take excursions to the nearby islands, and Port Haliguen, which is the port for pleasure boats.
The castle you can see on a headland in the town is called Chateau Turpault and was built in 1910 - it is not open to the public.
Exploring the Quiberon peninsula
The Quiberon peninsula is a very popular seaside resort in the summer, and has some attractive beaches on the sheltered eastern coast. The most popular beaches (apart from the beach in Quiberon town) are those at Saint-Pierre and Penthievre.
At Saint-Pierre-de-Quiberon there are also some menhirs to visit (the town lies at the southern end of the 'Coast of megaliths' which runs south from Carnac on to the peninsula).
Head to the most southerly point on the peninsula, called the Pointe du Conguel, for the best view across the to the islands in Quiberon Bay. Pointe de Percho at the north-west of the peninsula is also well worth visiting for the views across to the islands of Belle-Ile and Groix.
The western coast of the peninsula is altogether more dramatic and a popular site with walkers - the coast here is best explored on foot, passing if possible by Kervihan, Kerné and Kerniscop for some of the most dramatic scenery.
Note: Quiberon is twinned with Looe (Cornwall, England)
Photos of Quiberon
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Address: Quiberon, Lorient, Morbihan, Brittany, 56170 || GPS: latitude 47.4842, longitude -3.11917
Map of Quiberon & places nearby
Highlights close by
Carnac Plage 10km
La Trinite sur Mer 13km
Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Quiberon, France
- Carnac - most beautiful village (12km)
- Megalithic site of Carnac - national monument (12km)
- Megaliths of Locmariaquer - national monument (16km)
- Golfe du Morbihan - site of natural beauty (27km)
- Massif Dunaire de Gavres-Quiberon - grand site of france (29km)
- Jardins de Kerambar’h - remarkable garden (30km)
- Aquarium de Vannes - aquarium (31km)
- Vannes - town of art and history (33km)
- Parc Victor Chevassu - remarkable garden (35km)
- Lorient - town of art and history (39km)
Market days in Quiberon: Regular market(s) are held in Quiberon each Saturday. A seasonal market is held in Quiberon on Wednesday. (Markets are held in the morning unless stated.)
The French version of this page is at Quiberon (Francais)