Gulf of Morbihan

Great Outdoors

Separated from the open ocean by a bottleneck only 1 km wide, the Gulf of Morbihan unites sea and land in a stunning landscape of green and blue. With over 40 islands and islets, rocky, wooded and full of assorted plant and animal life, this is an incredible area of natural beauty.

Take the time to explore and discover the fascinating wildlife and vegetation and enjoy the incredible views. Many of the islands are owned privately by celebrities but the larger Ile aux Moines and Ile d'Arz are popular tourist destinations in the summer. The island of Gavrinis features one of the most impressive megalithic sites in Brittany with stone passageways adorned with carvings, so why not take a boat trip out to the islands from Vannes or Larmor-Baden?

The Gulf of Morbihan itself is great for sailing and swimming as well as taking discovery boat trips. The area is also a renowned for its oysters with several oyster farms around. Take a walk around the coastal path that clings to the edge of the Gulf and enjoy the colours and beauty of this special place.

Places to visit nearby

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

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.

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

Nearby attractions

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