Port de Crouesty visitor guide

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The Port du Crouesty is the port region to the south of Arzon in southern Brittany, at the far end of the Rhuys peninsula and south of Vannes.

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France This Way review: Port du Crouesty centre is mainly of interest to those with boats in the harbour or visitors staying in the Pierre et Vacances holiday centre here. For other visitors, it is the coast path that is the main attration of a visit.

Harbour full of boats at Port de Crouesty

Largely a new development, Port du Crouesty is lined by quite recent houses and apartment blocks, all low-level and quite pleasant. There are also a couple of open pedestrian areas with lots of the type of cafes and shops that you would expect to find in a port town.

The harbour area is very pleasant with a good number of small boats.

Walk along the length of the port and at the far end you come to a little chapel, the Chapel of Crouesty. This charming building was constructed early in the 19th century on the site of several earlier chapels at the same location - apparently none of the chapels are able to withstand the weather here for very long!

Be sure to keep walking as the path that follows around the end of the headland, called the Site du Petit Mont d'Arzon, is a protected area with lovely views along the coast, and the highlight in Port de Crouesty. There is also a prehistoric mound listed as a National Monument on top of the Mont. The path is about 2.5 kilometres long.

Coast path near Port du Crouesty

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A more traditional harbour can be seen at nearby Port-Navalo, and an extensive port is found at Locmariaquer. Other popular trips from Port du Crouesty include visits to the islands in the Gulf of Morbihan, and to see the famous megalithic standing stones of Carnac.

Explore elsewhere in the Brittany coast. You can find more travel ideas in the Morbihan guide and the Brittany guide.

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Arzon is a tiny village with basic facilities near the coast

Arzon guide
Port Navalo

Port Navalo

Port Navalo is a small traditional and unspoiled port near Arzon

Port Navalo guide


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

Locmariaquer guide


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

Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys guide
Ile aux Moines

Ile aux Moines

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!

Ile aux Moines guide


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

Ile-d'Arz guide

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

The French version of this page is at Port de Crouesty (Francais)