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

photo of Arzon


Arzon is a tiny village with basic facilities near the coast
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photo of Auray


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

Belle Ile

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


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

Carnac Plage

Sooner or later you might fatigue of the thousands of prehistoric monuments in head for the small resort and beach at Carnac Plage!
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photo of Chateau de Josselin

Chateau de Josselin

The Chateau de Josselin has a 1000 year history and includes both medieval and renaissance parts
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photo of Chateau de Pontivy

Chateau de Pontivy

The Chateau de Pontivy has dominated the centre of Pontivy in Morbihan since 1485
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photo of 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!
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photo of Ile de Groix

Ile de Groix

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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photo of Ile de Houat

Ile de Houat

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


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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photo of Josselin


The castle and the river are the centre of your visit to the historic town of Josselin
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photo of La Roche-Bernard

La Roche-Bernard

The river harbour and historic old town centre make La Roche-Bernard a lovely little town to visit
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photo of La Trinite sur Mer

La Trinite sur Mer

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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photo of Locmariaquer


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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photo of Lorient


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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photo of Morbihan Gulf

Morbihan Gulf

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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photo of Pontivy


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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photo of Port de Crouesty

Port de Crouesty

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

Port Navalo

Port Navalo is a small traditional and unspoiled port near Arzon
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photo of Port-Louis


Port Louis is a pleasant town with a citadel and a large sandy beach.
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photo of Quiberon


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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photo of Rochefort-en-Terre


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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photo of Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys


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


The picturesque harbour area of Saint-Goustan is a lovely place for a promenade after exploring the town of Auray
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photo of Sainte-Anne d'Auray

Sainte-Anne d'Auray

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


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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photo of Vannes


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

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Market towns & days in Morbihan

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Arradon: Friday
Arzon: Friday (high season only)
Arzon: Tuesday (high season only)
Auray: Monday
Baud: Saturday
Carnac: Wednesday & Sunday
Damgan: Tuesday (high season 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 season only)
Ploemeur: Sunday
Ploermel: Friday
Plouharnel: Friday
Pontivy: Monday all day
Port-Louis: Tuesday (high season only)
Port-Louis: Saturday
Questembert: Monday
Quiberon: Saturday
Quiberon: Wednesday (high season only)
Riantec: Wednesday
Saint-Ave: Sunday
Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys: Sunday
Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys: Monday & Tuesday & Friday (high season only)
Saint-Pierre-Quiberon: Monday (high season only)
Saint-Pierre-Quiberon: Thursday
Sarzeau: Thursday
Surzur: Thursday (high season only)
Vannes: Wednesday & Saturday

Tourist attractions to visit in Morbihan

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: See tourist guide

Vannes: See tourist guide

Ville d'etape


Josselin: See tourist guide

Towns of Art and History

Lorient: See tourist guide

Vannes: See tourist guide

Sites of Natural Beauty

Golfe du Morbihan: See tourist guide

Lac de Guerlédan

Secteur Sauvegardé (protected historical town centre)

Vannes: See tourist guide

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Jardins de Kerambar’h

Parc Victor Chevassu

National Monuments

Megalithic site of Carnac: See tourist guide

Megaliths of Locmariaquer: See tourist guide

Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Carnac: See tourist guide

Grand Sites of France

Massif Dunaire de Gavres-Quiberon


Aquarium de Vannes