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From the Gulf of Morbihan to the Crozon Peninsula

Seven days in southern Brittany

Soak up the southern Brittany atmosphere for a week! Guided by the ocean, enjoy the views and sunsets on one of the most beautiful bays in the world. These coastal landscapes bathed in light have thrilled avant-garde painters. Between little harbours, characterful towns, unspoilt moors and emblematic headlands, embark on a journey of some of the mythical spots in Brittany!

Rhuys Peninsula – Vannes

Estimated time travel: 55,9 km – 1h04 by car

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Our tips for visiting the Rhuys Peninsula

• Visit the Pen Castel tide mill in Arzon: an idyllic site in the middle of the water, opposite Ile aux Moines, which is also the starting point for wonderful bike rides or kayak outings.
• Don’t miss Pointe de Penvins, south-east of Sarzeau and close to Suscinio: the long and beautiful beach seems endless. A little chapel watches over it. It’s also an ideal spot for kite surfing or kite flying.

Vannes – Carnac

Estimated time travel: 55,9 km – 1h04 by car

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   Starting from Vannes

There’s no rush: take a morning stroll soaking up the medieval history of the city. Enjoy a coffee before getting to know the beauties of the bay. Today, the Gulf of Morbihan, the “inland sea”, is all yours.

Carnac – Lorient

Estimated time travel: 86,6 km – 1h31 by car

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   Starting from Carnac

From the Quiberon peninsula and its unspoilt coast to Ria d’Etel, offering a fascinating connection between land and sea, you’ll drive way up the coast towards Finistère. Don’t rush: tomorrow is another day, and today’s stop is Lorient.

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Our tips

  • Are you in the area in the first fortnight of August? For 10 days and 10 nights, the Festival Interceltique de Lorient (FIL) hosts events and shows by artists from the four corners of the Celtic world. Don’t miss it.
  • The former Keroman submarine base in Lorient has been renovated and is now the place for walking, having a bite and visiting, among others the Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly.
  • In Lorient, head to Larmor-Plage, a lovely seaside resort popular among locals for its beach-facing restaurants.

Where to sleep in Lorient                                              Where to sleep in Larmor-Plage

Lorient-Concarneau

Estimated time travel: 57 km – 55 minutes by car

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   Starting from Lorient

Just a few kilometres away, after the historic town of Quimperlé, known as “little Venice” with its unusual little streets, enjoy a change of atmosphere in Cornouaille. Enjoy the galleries, take a few little breaks and make the most of the walled town.

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Our tips

• These two wonderful towns are highly frequented, especially in summer. It’s therefore better to visit in the morning!
• In Concarneau, the Petit Bac provides a ferry service between the walled town and the Passage district, just opposite. It just takes three minutes. When you arrive, follow the GR®34 to the little beaches of Porzou and Cabellou.

Concarneau – Douarnenez

Estimated time travel: 103 km – 2h by car

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   Starting from Concarneau

Today’s stage will take you to Pointe du Raz, an emblematic rocky spur. To get there, take Chemin des écoliers: from La Forêt-Fouesnant to Bénodet, the Breton Riviera is perfect for lingering against a background of green and blue. Pont-l’Abbé, Audierne: on the route you’ll see lighthouses, chapels, charming little harbours and legendary nautical spots. It’s going to be a day rich in discoveries!

Douarnenez – Crozon

Estimated time travel: 57 km – 1h10 by car

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   Starting from Douarnenez

Do you know everything now about conserves and kouign amann, the ancestral skills of Douarnenez, the harbour with miles of beach and colourful façades? Take to the sea and gain a bit of height on this penultimate stage, combining the discovery of a sacred mount and views of the Iroise Sea. Enjoy panoramic views and ocean landscapes with the wind in your face.

Camaret – Quimper

Estimated time travel: 61 km – 1h10 by car

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   Starting from Camaret

It had to happen, it’s the last day of your journey, but there’s no room for complacency: two beautiful towns with architectural treasures are waiting for you. Locronan and Quimper: two historic centres with unrivalled wealth. A grand finale!

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