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 


  • 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

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Respire la vie, trade fair

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Find a holiday

Brittany Ferries holidays include return ferry travel with your car so you can explore at your own pace. What's more, you can pack everything you need to make the most of your time away - from bikes to surfboards and even the family pet.