Morbihan places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Morbihan department of Brittany. See also our Morbihan travel guide.

Arzon

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Arzon is a tiny village with basic facilities near the coast

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Auray

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Auray is a an attractive town with lovely views across the port of Saint-Goustan

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Belle Ile

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Belle-Ile is the largest of the Brittany islands and has lovely coastline and pretty villages to enjoy exploring

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Carnac

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Carnac is famius worldwide because of the extensive number of prehistoric standing stones and dolmens nearby

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Carnac Plage

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Sooner or later you might fatigue of the thousands of prehistoric monuments in Carnac...now head for the small resort and beach at Carnac Plage!

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Ile aux Moines

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In the Morbihan Gulf, the Ile-aux-Moines is also very easy to reach - very enjoyable to spend a day exploring but you might not be on your own!

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Ile de Groix

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With a popular beach, lovely traditional cottages and scenic villages the Ile-de-Groix is one of our favourite Brittany islands

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Ile Houat

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We particularly recommend you walk the coast path around the small island of Ile-de-Houat

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Ile-d'Arz

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The beaches and scenery along the coastal footpath combine to make the Ile d'Arz, in the Morbihan Gulf, very popular with visitors

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Josselin

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The castle and the river are the centre of your visit to the historic town of Josselin

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La Roche-Bernard

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The river harbour and historic old town centre make La Roche-Bernard a lovely little town to visit

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La Trinite sur Mer

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The quiet harbour town of La Trinité-sur-Mer is where you can discover a traditional Brittany harbour before tourism took hold...

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Locmariaquer

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The quiet small town of Locmariquer is best known for the famous oysters produced here, and available in the local restaurants!

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Lorient

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Due to the fishing industry and war time damage Lorient is not a typical Brittany destination but retains some highlights such as the Submarine Museum

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Morbihan Gulf

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The Gulf of Morbihan, almost a protected lagoon on the southern coast of Brittany has various islands and places of interest

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Pontivy

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Pontivy is particularly interesting because it has a medieval old town and also a region added in the Napoleonic era to explore

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Port de Crouesty

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Port Crouesty is a new port development near Arzon, with a picturesque wak around the headland

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Port Navalo

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Port Navalo is a small traditional and unspoiled port near Arzon

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Quiberon

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Apart from the town itself, the main attraction here is the scenery and beaches along the coast of the Quiberon peninsula

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Rochefort-en-Terre

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Now listed as one of the 'most beautiful villages in France' you will enjoy a stroll around the centre of Rochefort-en-Terre and a look at the castle

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Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys

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The quiet village of Saint-Guildas is visited for the Abbey Church and the natural harbour

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Saint-Goustan

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The picturesque harbour area of Saint-Goustan is a lovely place for a promenade after exploring the town of Auray

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Sainte-Anne d'Auray

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This ensemble of religious monuments in Sainte-Anne-d'Auray was a most unexpected discovery in southern Brittany

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Sarzeau

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See Suscinio Castle and the Gardens of Chateau de Kerlevenan in Sarzeau before heading to one of the beaches to the south

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Vannes

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An unmissable highlight in this region of Brittany, the half-timbered houses in the centre of Vannes make it one of our favourite French medieval towns

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For more information see the Morbihan guide

 
 

Market towns & days in Morbihan

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Arradon: Friday
Arzon: Friday (high seasin only)
Arzon: Tuesday (high seasin only)
Auray: Monday
Baud: Saturday
Carnac: Wednesday & Sunday
Damgan: Tuesday (high seasin only)
Damgan: Saturday
Elven: Friday
Erdeven: Thursday
Etel: Tuesday
Gourin: Monday all day
Guidel: Wednesday & Sunday
Hennebont: Thursday
Josselin: Saturday
La Gacilly: Saturday
La Roche-Bernard: Thursday
La Trinite-sur-Mer: Tuesday & Friday
Lanester: Tuesday
Larmor-Baden: Sunday
Larmor-Plage: Sunday
Locmariaquer: Tuesday & Saturday
Locmine: Thursday
Locmiquelic: Friday
Lorient: Wednesday & Saturday & Friday
Malestroit: Thursday
Mauron: Friday
Muzillac: Friday
Penestin: Wednesday & Sunday (high seasin only)
Ploemeur: Sunday
Ploermel: Friday
Plouharnel: Friday
Pontivy: Monday all day
Port-Louis: Tuesday (high seasin only)
Port-Louis: Saturday
Questembert: Monday
Quiberon: Saturday
Quiberon: Wednesday (high seasin only)
Riantec: Wednesday
Saint-Ave: Sunday
Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys: Monday & Tuesday & Friday (high seasin only)
Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys: Sunday
Saint-Pierre-Quiberon: Monday (high seasin only)
Saint-Pierre-Quiberon: Thursday
Sarzeau: Thursday
Surzur: Thursday (high seasin only)
Vannes: Wednesday & Saturday

Selected tourist attractions in the Morbihan department

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

Zoo or wildlife park

Parc zoologique du château de Branféré

Zoo de Pont-Scorff

4* Towns in Bloom

La Gacilly

La Vraie-Croix

Rochefort-en-Terre: Tourist guide

Vannes: Tourist guide

Ville d'etape

Elven

Josselin: Tourist guide

Towns of Art and History

Lorient: Tourist guide

Vannes: Tourist guide

Sites of Natural Beauty

Golfe du Morbihan

Lac de Guerlédan

Secteur Sauvegardé (protected historical town centre)

Vannes: Tourist guide

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Jardins de Kerambar’h

Parc Victor Chevassu

National Monuments

Megalithic site of Carnac: Tourist guide

Megaliths of Locmariaquer: Tourist guide

Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Carnac: Tourist guide

Grand Sites of France

Massif Dunaire de Gavres-Quiberon

Aquarium

Aquarium de Vannes