La Trinite sur Mer, Morbihan: tourism & sightseeing
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La Trinite-sur-Mer is a substantial port and harbour to the east of Carnac in Brittany facing on to Quiberon Bay. The town focusses equally on oyster production and on providing a pleasant atmosphere to attract pleasure boats to the harbour. There are also several beaches along the coast here.
Exploring La Trinite-sur-Mer
Your visit to the town in La Trinite-sur-Mer will focus along the seafront, which is a pleasant place to stroll along, with the town and its low houses, shops and cafes to one side and the sea and harbour to the other.
Harbour and town
As you walk along the waterfront the main thing you will notice is just how extensive the pleasure harbour is - the town runs for several hundred metres along the seafront and looks out on a veritable car park for boats and yachts of all sizes, stretching as far as the eye can see - with even more outside the main harbour area.
Not surprisingly the town itself also has a focus on boats with yacht supplies, boat hire and equipment all to hand. La Trinite-sur-Mer is also home to one of Europe's biggest regattas, which takes place here in Quiberon Bay each Easter.
After walking along the waterfront, head a little way up the hill behind the shops towards the church and stroll through the streets a little while - apart from the unusual style church there are several streets with traditional Brittany cottages to explore here in one of the most pleasant of the small harbour towns in this part of Brittany.
Both along the seafront and in the town you can find a good choice of restaurants - not surprisingly, sea food and crepes are the main local specialities!
There are also several beaches close to hand, of which Kervillen Plage is the most popular and nicely protected from the wind. This is also the beach that is best to visit if it is low tide.
If you follow the road towards Carnac you reach the Plage du Men-Du, another sandy beach and with the unusual feature that at low tide the Ile de Stuhan, a short distance off the coast, becomes joined to the mainland by a strip of sand.
The beach at Men Allen is also of interest - it is one of very few beaches in France that are convex shaped - a result of the directions of the currents either side of the port. There are several other small beaches also along this eastern side of the La Trinite-sur-Mer peninsula such as the Plage du Port, Plage de Kerbihan and Plage Grazu, as well as Plage du Ty Guard at the southern tip of the peninsula. Note that these are sandy beaches only at high tide, and popular with fishermen when the sea receeds.
As well as the local beaches the most popular attractions include the famous standing stones in and around Carnac and Locmariaquer, both close to La Trinite-sur-Mer. There are also several dolmen near the town itself including a small alignment at Petit Ménec.
You can also visit the islands and natural environment of the Morbihan Gulf, a short distance to the east of the town.
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Address: Trinité-sur-Mer, Quiberon, Lorient, Brittany, 56470, France || GPS: latitude 47.586111, longitude -3.028333
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Sightseeing & tourist attractions to visit nearby
- Saint-Philibert (Morbihan): site of natural beauty (2 km)
- Megalithic site of Carnac: national monument (4 km)
- Carnac: most beautiful village (4 km)
- Megaliths of Locmariaquer: national monument (6 km)
- Étang de Toulvern: site of natural beauty (8 km)
- Phare de Port-Navalo: site of natural beauty (9 km)
- Presqu'île de Quiberon: site of natural beauty (12 km)
- Source - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau): site of natural beauty (14 km)
- Golfe du Morbihan: site of natural beauty (17 km)
- Jardins de Kerambar’h: remarkable garden (18 km)
- Pont du Vincin: site of natural beauty (19 km)
- Vincin: site of natural beauty (19 km)
Market days in La Trinite sur Mer, France
Regular market(s) are held in La Trinite sur Mer each Tuesday & Friday. (Markets are held in the morning unless stated.)
The French version of this page is at La Trinite sur Mer (Francais)