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The Lanvaux moorlands A mixture of unspoilt heathland and megalithic sites

The Lanvaux moorlands

Crossing the Morbihan department from east to west, the Lanvaux moors offer an unspoilt panorama criss-crossed by hiking trails and dotted with pockets of forest. A natural setting, filled with a variety of flora and fauna, and exceptional megalithic sites. Take your time! A stone’s throw away, the mediaeval town of Malestroit is well worth a visit.

A mixture of unspoilt heathland and megalithic sites

Come and enjoy this wonderful, unspoilt landscape! Here the granite ridge stretches for tens of kilometres, from Camors (in the west) to Redon (in the east), with moorland reaching 175 metres above sea level, providing an unexpected panorama of heather and broom that colour the ground with their shimmering hues. Fans of flora and nature will love this place, as the moors are home to many protected species, such as the Royal Fern or the Bog Asphodel with its pretty yellow flowers.

A frontier landscape, between the ocean and inland Brittany

The Lanvaux moorlands are one of the Morbihan department’s most typical landscapes. Villages often cling just below the edge of a ridge. Water is everywhere, but you hardly see it because it is hidden beneath dense vegetation and only shows discreetly in the shape of ditches, embankments or streams at the lower end of some pastureland. Round every corner you will find chapels and megalithic monuments, such as the Quenouille de Gargantua (Gargantua’s Spindle) in Plaudren or the Larcuste Cairn in Colpo.

Round every corner you will find chapels and megalithic monuments.

Did you know?

If you look carefully you will also spot a number of endangered species on these moors, such as the Black Woodpecker and the Quimper Snail.

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