Quiberon travel guide

Cities and towns

About Quiberon

Quiberon in Brittany is a pretty fishing port at the tip of the slim Quiberon Peninsula.

A quaint seaside resort, Quiberon is well-known for its production of tinned sardines. It is also famous for being the site of the Battle of Quiberon Bay during World War 2 and the pillar at the Cross of Lorraine commemorates the lives of the French Resistance fighters who died there. The history of the town can be discovered in the Maison du Patrimoine, the local museum. Other attractions in the town are the Musée de la Mer (Museum of the Sea) and the beautiful church, the Eglise Notre Dame de Locmaria. 

Enjoy crêpes or some salt water taffy whilst you walk along the seafront boardwalk, visiting the different boutiques and gift shops. From the harbour you can take a ferry to Belle-île, Brittany's largest island and a stunning place that is a must visit. Belle-île is fantastic for hiking with a 95km coastal path around the island to explore the incredible scenery and the view out to sea. Don't miss a walk out to the 'wild coast' of the Côte Sauvage, where you can experience the full beauty of a rugged and windswept part of the Brittany coastline.

Why visit Quiberon?

  • Belle-île
  • The Beaches
  • Nature
  • The Museums 

Overview

  • Country: France
  • Region: Brittany
  • Department: Morbihan
  • Population: 5,000
  • Coordinates: 47.483511,-3.121061

Coordinates shown are based on the WGS84 system, please check driving directions before departing.

Nearby attractions

A large sandy beach, the Grande Plage at Quiberon is, of course, a popular place to sit out in the sun. Supervised by lifeguards it also has a beach club for kids of different ages and is great for a family day out.

Rebuilt multiple times, the Eglise Notre Dame de Locmaria has a tumultuous history. First built in the 15th century, it was rebuilt in the 17th century and sacked by English invaders before being rebuilt again in the 1900s...

The town museum, La Maison du Patrimoine, covers local Quiberon history from prehistory to the 20th century. On the ground floor you'll find out all about the ancient history of the area from Neolithic times through the Gallic...

The Côte Sauvage stretches for 8km from Château Turpault to Pointe du Percho, facing west. Its rocky cliffs, and hidden caves and coves are a spectacular sight not to be missed.

Places to visit nearby

Carnac in Brittany is a small town on the River Crac'h that is most famous for its wealth of pre-historic megalithic monuments, the Carnac Stones.

Located in Morbihan, on the Southern coast of Brittany, the fascinating city of Vannes is an intriguing mix of antiquity and urbanisation

La Baule in Pays de la Loire is a fantastic, stylish seaside resort famed for its beach - an expanse of fine sand nearly 9km long that is regarded as one of the best beaches in Europe.

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