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Plouay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Plouay in Morbihan

Photo is of Quimperle at 17 km from Plouay

Visit Plouay: highlights and tourist information

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Plouay is situated in the Morbihan department and Brittany region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Quimperle at 17 km and Lorient at 19 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Plouay, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Plouay in Brittany.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 17 km (direction west-south-west), in the Finistere department

The extremely pretty centre of Quimperlé make it one of the loveliest...

See Quimperle guide


at 19 km (direction south-west)

Due to the fishing industry and war time damage Lorient is...

See Lorient guide


at 31 km (direction east-north-east)

Pontivy is particularly interesting because it has a medieval...

See Pontivy guide


at 32 km (direction west), in the Finistere department

The watermills and harbour area give Pont-Aven its own special appeal...

See Pont-Aven guide
Chateau de Pontivy

Chateau de Pontivy

Castle at 33 km (direction east-north-east)

The Chateau de Pontivy has dominated the centre of Pontivy in Morbihan...

See Chateau de Pontivy guide
Ile de Groix

Ile de Groix

Island at 33 km (direction south-south-west)

With a popular beach, lovely traditional cottages and scenic...

See Ile de Groix guide
Forges des Salles

Forges des Salles

at 35 km (direction north-east), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

Attraction or village? The Forges des Salles was a 19th...

See Forges des Salles guide
Sainte-Anne d'Auray

Sainte-Anne d'Auray

at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

This ensemble of religious monuments in Sainte-Anne-d'Auray was a...

See Sainte-Anne d'Auray guide


at 38 km (direction south-east)

Auray is a an attractive town with lovely views...

See Auray guide


at 39 km (direction south-east)

The picturesque harbour area of Saint-Goustan is a lovely...

See Saint-Goustan guide


at 41 km (direction south-east)

Carnac is famius worldwide because of the extensive number of...

See Carnac guide
Carnac Plage

Carnac Plage

Seaside resort at 43 km (direction south-east)

Sooner or later you might fatigue of the thousands...

See Carnac Plage guide
La Trinite sur Mer

La Trinite sur Mer

at 43 km (direction south-east)

The quiet harbour town of La Trinité-sur-Mer is where you can discover...

See La Trinite sur Mer guide


at 43 km (direction west), in the Finistere department

Now listed as a town of art and history, you will find...

See Concarneau guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Morbihan

Map of places to visit near Plouay


Markets in and near Plouay

  • Hennebont: market Thursday (13km)
  • Quimperle: market Friday all day (17km)
  • Lanester: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Guidel: market Wednesday & Sunday (18km)
  • Lorient: market Wednesday & Saturday & Friday (19km)
  • Locmiquelic: market Friday (21km)
  • Ploemeur: market Sunday (21km)
  • Riantec: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Port-Louis: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (23km)
  • Port-Louis: market Saturday (23km)

More information about Plouay, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Plouay, France

What to do at Plouay? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Plouay.


  • Aquarium de Vannes (53km)

Enclos paroissial churches

  • Lannedern (60km)

Grand sites of France

  • Massif Dunaire de Gavres-Quiberon (25km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc Victor Chevassu (18km)
  • Jardins de Kerambar’h (27km)
  • Jardin du Botrain (41km)
  • Parc du château de Trévarez (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de Guerlédan (38km)
  • Saint-Philibert (Morbihan) (44km)
  • Source - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (45km)
  • Étang de Toulvern (47km)
  • Pont du Vincin (50km)
  • Moulin à marée de Campen (50km)
  • Vincin (51km)
  • Phare de Port-Navalo (51km)
  • Embouchure - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (52km)
  • Source - Marle (52km)
  • Presqu'île de Conleau (52km)
  • Pont de Kérino (53km)
  • Embouchure - Marle (53km)
  • Maison rose (Séné) (53km)
  • Golfe du Morbihan (53km)
  • Presqu'île de Rhuys (60km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Gilles-Vieux-Marche (45km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de Pont-Scorff (13km)

Geography and distances

Plouay is in the north-west of France at 52 kilometres from Vannes, the department capital (general information: Plouay is 432 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Plouay

Canton: Plouay

Arrondissement: Lorient

Department: Morbihan

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 56240

Distance to Plouay

from Vannes (prefecture): 52 km

from Paris: 432 km

from Calais: 504 km

from Nice: 945 km

from Bordeaux: 402 km

from Strasbourg: 823 km

Getting here

Most visitors While most UK visitors will arrive by car from the ferry port at Saint Malo a drive of 2-3 hours is still common. For driving distances to Plouay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Calan and Lanvaudan.

This page in French: Visiter Plouay

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