Visit Sarzeau (Brittany, France)
Sarzeau is a town in the Morbihan department of Brittany, on the Rhuys peninsula that forms the southern edge of the Morbihan Gulf (to the south of Vannes).
The town has its origins in the 14th century, when a hospital was built here and when the dense forests of the region (now gone) were a popular hunting ground for the Dukes of Brittany.
A traditional Brittany town, and now a popular base for tourism, Sarzeau has a small centre around the 17th century Church of Saint-Saturnin and a port area called the Port du Logeo. The commune includes both the north and south coast of this part of the peninsula
Visitors seeking a beach should head south from Sarzeau to the coast at Roaliguen, where there is an extensive sandy beach that extends for several kilometres.
The most important monument here is Suscinio Castle, built in the 13th century for the Dukes who came to Sarzeau to go hunting. This imposing castle fell to ruin after the revolution but has been extensively restored over the last 50 years. Situated on the coast to the south of Sarzeau, Suscinio castle is now open to the public and holds various medieval reenactments during the summer.
During the summer the extensive parklands around the Chateau de Kerlevenan are also open to the public.
There are also a couple of 'minor' prehistoric standing stones, the most substantial of which is the Menhir de Kermaillard.
A market is held in Sarzeau each Thursday.
Boat trips to the islands of the gulf are also very popular - these typically leave from Port Navalo a few kilometres to the west of Sarzeau. The Ile aux Moines and the Ile d'Arz are the most popular of these islands with visitors.
Photos taken within 10 km
Address: Sarzeau, Vannes, Morbihan, Brittany, 56370 || GPS: latitude 47.528056, longitude -2.768611
Map of Sarzeau & places nearby
Highlights close by
Morbihan Gulf 8km
Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Sarzeau, France
- Golfe du Morbihan - site of natural beauty (8km)
- Aquarium de Vannes - aquarium (12km)
- Vannes - town of art and history (14km)
- Megaliths of Locmariaquer - national monument (14km)
- Carnac - most beautiful village (24km)
- Megalithic site of Carnac - national monument (24km)
- La Vraie-Croix - ville fleurie 4* (25km)
- Elven - village d'etape (26km)
- Parc zoologique du château de Branféré - zoo or wildlife park (29km)
- Marais Salants de Guérande - site of natural beauty (31km)
Market days in Sarzeau: Regular market(s) are held in Sarzeau each Thursday. (Markets are held in the morning unless stated.)
The French version of this page is at Sarzeau (Francais)