Throughout our two-7 days road excursion along Brittany coast, we explored the Gulf of Morbihan and Côtes-d’Armor. The hilly peninsula of Brittany extends out towards the Atlantic Ocean and has a one of a kind rugged coastline, this kind of as the Pink Granite Coastline, which is famed for its abnormal, blush-hued sand and rocks. Brittany is recognised for its abundant prehistoric megalith.
Where we stayed
In the initially 7 days our family stayed in a getaway residence in Sarzeau. Our accommodation for the next 7 days was a holiday getaway residence in Trélévern, north of Brittany.
Mont St. Michel was on the itinerary of our street journey along Brittany Coast, and it would just take two driving several hours from Trélévern. Hence, we resolved to remain six nights in Trélévern as a substitute of the 7 times planned initially and booked 1 night in the Mercure Lodge near Mont St. Michel. As a final result of this adjustment, we had a great deal of time to explore Mont St. Michel.
In advance of heading again to Germany, we stayed in IBIS at Chalon en Champagne for another night to minimize possible anxiety.
Itinerary for our highway journey along Brittany coastline
Our itinerary for highway journey together the Brittany coast includes two areas: a person week for Gulf of Morbihan and the other 7 days for Côtes-d’Armor.
Initially week itinerary (Gulf of Morbihan)
- 1st Working day: Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys sector, Cliff walking at Saint-Gildas, Port Navalo’s coastal path, Arzon, Moulin De Pen Castel, and Oyster farm (Pointe de I’Ours, Sarzeau)
- 2ed Working day: Carnac standing stones and Quiberon peninsular spherical excursion
- 3rd Working day: Belle‑Ile, the beautiful island
- 4th Day: La Belle-Iloise fish cannery, Saint-Cado Islet, Swim at Plage Des Govelins
- 5th Day: Domaine de Suscinio, Salt Museum, and Salt marshes all over Guerande
- 6th Working day: Vannes previous city
Second 7 days itinerary (Côtes-d’Armor)
1st Working day: Rhuys Peninsular
Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys current market
The seafood made available by the locals experienced a huge range, these as oysters, shrimp, mussels, clams, crabs, periwinkles, and whelks. In addition to the seafood, community people could also invest in other day by day products these types of as apparel and luggage.
Cliff walking at Saint-Gildas
Saint-Gildas has a lot of well-produced walking paths all over the peninsular. Following a quick take a look at to the marketplace, we hiked the lovely cliff walking path at the Pointe Du Gran Mont.
Port Navalo’s coastal route
Port Navalo’s coastal route passes close to the headland in close proximity to the restaurant Côté Mer. The moderately trafficked strolling path features sights of the Quiberon peninsular and the rocky shoreline.
After lunch at Port Navalo, on the way back to our holiday home in Sarzeau, we stopped at Arzon for a shorter split.
Moulin De Pen Castel
We ongoing driving along the northeast of the peninsular and handed a small windmill household, Moulin De Pen Castel (a tidal ability station). Inside of the building, there is an art gallery.
Oyster farm (Pointe de I’Ours, Sarzeau)
The landlord of our holiday getaway residence explained to us about Les Fruits De Mer, an oyster farm near Pointe de l’Ours, Sarzeau. Unfortunately, the factory and its cafe do not open up until eventually 18:00. However, the sunset sights at the Pointe de l’Ours were the best for the finish of that day.
2ed Working day: Carnac Stone and Quiberon peninsula
Carnac standing stones
Carnac is acknowledged for its exceptional rows of some 3000 ancient standing stones positioned in descending get, and every alignment ends on a megalithic stone circle.
Quiberon peninsula spherical journey
Our Quiberon peninsula spherical journey started with the stop by of the headland of the peninsula. Then, after a brief stroll close to the Port Maria, we popped into a harbour entrance cafe and experienced a 3-study course menu for 25 Euros.
Not far from Port Maria is the Chateau Turpault, a personal manor with a wonderful photo option in the course of the large tides. Just after Port Guibello and Plage Port Bara, last but not least we reached our spotlight of the day, Arche De Port Blanc Roche Percée.
3rd Day: Belle‑Ile, the beautiful island
Belle-Île-en-Mer is the biggest island in Brittany on the French Atlantic coast. Around the island are small harbours and rather shorelines linked to sheltered coves and cliffs. In the off-time, we had to just take the earliest ferry on that working day, departure at 8:15 and arriving at the island in 45 minutes. As planned, we rented an electric powered automobile to explore the island.
About lunchtime, we arrived at Port de Sauzon, a modest fishing port. In the distance, and noticed the cafe Creperie Les Embruns was just open. It features an huge wide range of Galletes (a typical Breton foods) in sweet and salty variations.
4th Working day: La Belle-Iloise fish cannery, Saint-Calo Islet, Swim at Plage Des Govelins
La Belle-Iloise fish cannery
The fish cannery at Quiberon has hundreds of yrs of record. It provides predominantly sardine and tuna products. Most goods are only bought directly from the factory or its retailers. We joined a brief guided tour and acquired almost 200 Euros of canned fish items.
Saint-Cado (Île de Saint-Cado)
Saint-Cado islet (Île de Saint-Cado) in Morbihan lies a number of kilometres from Lorient. In the coronary heart of the Etel river, connected to the land by means of a legendary stone bridge, the village is a hidden treasure of Brittany. It only can take about 15 minutes to walk all around the Saint-Cado islet. Nevertheless, as the magical setting of the landscape had attracted us so considerably, we last but not least invested two hours on the little islet.
Swim at Plage Des Govelins
The weather conditions was nice, and it was still rather early in the afternoon. Some local persons were swimming close to the beach front. The air temperature was substantial in the autumn, but the drinking water was not. We stayed in the water for only 5 minutes, but the drinking water was way too chilly for a swim!
5th Working day: Domaine de Suscinio, Salt Marshes Museum, and Salt marshes close to Guerande
Domaine de Suscinio
The route from Suscinio Castle to the Atlantic Coast passes a guarded organic space, including the Suscinio Castle, birdwatching platform, an Atlantic coastal look at, and a vibrant lagoon.
Salt Marshes Museum
The Salt Marshes Museum in Batz-sur-Mer has enormous facts about how salt-pans run, the background of Guerande salt, and shares the everyday living of a salt employee in the 19th century.
Salt marshes around Guerande
Salt marshes close to Guerande are big! Streets across the salt marshes, creating guests check out the spot conveniently. We parked our vehicle somewhere in the centre and captured the sunset scenes of the salt marshes, a fantastic experience for us! In summer time, people can join a tour to find out about salt harvesting and visit a salt pond with a paludier (salt harvester).
6th Day: Vannes previous town
Following a number of days of nature exploration next our street excursion itinerary for Brittany, we felt exhausted and longed for a leisurely outing in Vannes Outdated Town. Getting the money of Morbihan, Vannes aged town has a pretty port, medieval architecture, beautiful gardens, squares, meals scene to find out.
7th Working day: Ville Shut (Concarneau), Trélévern
Ville Shut (Concarneau)
On the way to the following house in Trélévern, we manufactured our stopover at Concarneau and frequented its fortified island, the Ville Close. Ville Near stands on a extensive island in the centre of Concarneau harbour. The walled town has only a number of slim streets and is just a small distance from the metropolis and port.
As prepared, we arrived at the holiday getaway home all around 17:00.
8th Working day: Ploumanac’h pink rock climbing path, Port de Trébeurden, and Île-Grande
Ploumanac’h pink rock mountaineering trail
1 of my very best memories from our highway vacation together the Brittany’s coast is the hiking knowledge at the Ploumanac’h on the Pink Granite Coastline. We started out from the lighthouse to the Dragon’s Head and the Côte de granite rose parking great deal. Along the trail, there are several viewpoints in which website visitors can notice eccentric rocks rising from the sea.
Port de Trébeurden
Right after lunch at Plage de Trestraou, the beach front of Perros-Guirec, we went to Port de Trébeurden, west of the compact island l’Île Milliau. When it is lower tide, people can walk to the island. But as we arrived there in the afternoon, the drinking water experienced presently flooded the walkway.
It was still very early in the afternoon, to make up for our disappointment, we visited Île-Grande (Enez-Veur in Breton), an island on the north coast of Brittany, France, connected to the mainland by a road.
9th Day: Trélévern
It was a wet working day. We stayed in the holiday house, performed board games, read through publications, and loved the wonderful sea view in front of the residing space.
10th Working day: Plougrescant peninsula, Treguier, La Roche‑Derrien, and Plage de Trestel
Le gouffre de Plougrescant
Plougrescant peninsula is at Brittany’s most northerly position on the mainland. The region is also component of the Pink Granite Coast. An exciting website is a smaller household, Petite Maison du Gouffre (also called Castel Meur), a very well-recognized photograph object in Brittany. The compact residence, created in 1861, is among two jagged rocks that seem to crush the stone house. The entrance of the house faces the saltwater pond.
The little town is the birthplace of St Yves, the patron saint of legal professionals. Besides, it has a splendid cathedral, a rather harbour, and 50 %-timbered houses dating from the 15th century. We had a easy lunch in a nearby restaurant. Our mate requested the Chef’s Suggestion, and it turned out to be the Andouille, a standard sausage whose components are pig chitterlings, tripe, onions, wine, and seasoning. It had these types of a unique odor that none of us could bear it!
The centre of La Roche-Derren is interesting with quite a few interesting medieval half-timbered houses. La Roche‑Derrien’s optimum point is the Chapel of the Calvary.
Plage de Trestel
The seashore of Plage de Trestel is flat with white sands. Some men and women were being taking part in with kites. Other folks had been jogging. Devoid of a second assumed, we rushed to the seashore but ended up stunned by several bizarre “sandworms” on the beach front. Owning had a shut glimpse, we realized all those had been the sands pushed out by the worms under the sands.
11th Working day: Lannion and Château de la Roche-Jagu
Squares, cobbled alleyways, half-timbered residences, or slate properties with sculpted decorations in Lannion current the environment of the former medieval metropolis. Afterwards, I learned that all around a person hundred high-tech organizations and research centres are in Lannion.
Château de la Roche–Jagu (Domaine de la roche jagu)
The Château de la Roche-Jagu is a 15th-century fortified residence surrounded by many parks and gardens. Focused walkways move internet sites this kind of as a forest location, an oak grove, vegetable backyard, medicinal plant garden, a fishpond, and so on.
12th Working day: Paimpol, Abbaye de Beauport
The rather areas of Paimpol are all-around the harbour and the streets of the historic centre. Restaurants at the harbour entrance provide mouth watering seafood. Our lunch was a seafood plate, including crab, oyster, langoustines, clams, etc. It price tag only 38 Euros.
Abbaye de Beauport
Abbaye de Beauport bears witness to 600 several years of spiritual record. It covers in excess of 100 hectares of shoreline, composed of several natural habitats: reed beds, rocky shores, salt marshes, and marshland. Even further inland, the estate is a patchwork of woods, streams, and lakes.
13th Working day: Dinan, Mont St. Michel
On the way to Mont St. Michel, we took the possibility to stop by Dinan, a picturesque investing city identified for its medieval ramparts, cobblestone streets, and 50 percent-timbered homes. The ramparts are the oldest and most outstanding in Brittany. However, part of the ramparts was going through maintenance work and for that reason closed to the community.
Mont St. Michel
In the late afternoon of that day, we arrived at the Mercure Hotel in the vicinity of Mont St. Michel. The temperature was not so pleasant. Nevertheless, we nonetheless invested the rest of the working day on that magic island.
14th Working day: Mont St. Michel
In the early early morning, we hurried to capture the morning scenes of the Mont St. Michel. Soon after breakfast, we went to the island and frequented the abbey. There are many photographic spots around and on the island. We stayed on the island for a longer time than envisioned and checked-in IBIS at Chalon en Champagne very late.
Vacation guidelines for highway journey alongside the Brittany coast
How to get all-around
To have a highway trip alongside the Brittany coastline, a person desires a car considering the fact that lots of sites are straightforward reachable by automobile. Parking is not a problem for the duration of the autumn seasons, and in most internet sites, parking is totally free. Make guaranteed to obey pace boundaries as otherwise, the holiday break could be highly-priced.
The place to continue to be
There are plenty of beautiful vacation properties in the coastal region. But if you desire to use buses and trains as the necessarily mean of transportation, then it is better to continue to be in the big cities, this sort of as Vannes, Dinan, Concarneau, and Saint-Malo.