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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Morbihan

Arradon - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Morbihan

A little history ...

Arradon name probably goes back to the era of independent Gaul. It would then of Celtic Aradunum "Ara Hill." The Roman conquerors, who often inspired by local place names to name the place and would set the name of the town today. Bounded on the south by the coast, the east by the wooded valley of the River Vincin and north by the municipality of Ploeren, Arradon has a genuine geographical unit. Located west of Vannes, which it is distant 7 km, Arradon is anchored in the Gulf of Morbihan. Arradon was once primarily focused on agriculture. Not until the late 19th century that the town has valued its location on the Gulf. Oyster farming, and more recently sailing and boating came broaden the range of economic activities of the municipality.

Geographical information

Latitude47.6276660 (N 47° 37’ 40”)
Longitude-2.8228170 (W 2° 49’ 22”)
Surface area18.49 km²
Population5707 inhabitants
Density308 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureVannes (7.3 km, 12 min)
Insee code56003
IntercommunalityCA Vannes Agglo

Nearest cities & towns

Ploeren5.1 km (9 min)
Baden8.2 km (11 min)
Vannes8.4 km (13 min)
Larmor-Baden9.1 km (13 min)
Plescop10.5 km (15 min)
Plougoumelen11 km (12 min)
Île-aux-Moines11.1 km (37 min)
Bono11.2 km (14 min)
Séné12.7 km (19 min)
Saint-Avé13.5 km (19 min)
Pluneret13.9 km (14 min)
Meucon14.1 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

The municipality has set up in 2007 a circuit interpretation of heritage.

A viewpoint located Kerglas, the highest point of the town, you can view the locations of 14 steles depicting the built and natural heritage.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites
Performance halls

Events and festivities

Markets on the church square. Two traditional markets: Tuesday and Friday morning.

May: Seaweed Festival in rhythm (contemporary music festival), tent.

The 2nd Sunday of August: Feast traditional Moustoir to: Outdoor Mass at St. Martin's Chapel, parade of folk groups, bagad shows and Celtic circles afternoon at 18h and free concert from 19:30 menu Breton, fest-noz. Full program on the website of the festival committee.

The first week of September: Feast of the oyster. From 12 am on the site of Balvras. Oyster tasting, mussels, pancakes, crepes, pastries and German beer. lively afternoon of Breton and German music and dance. Information +33 2 97 44 78 82 (twinning committee Arradon Hochenschwand).

October: Catagolfe. The tip of Arradon hosts one of the largest catamarans regattas in France and in the top three in Europe.


View of the coast of Arradon
View of the coast of Arradon
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Catagolfe (© Hall Arradon)
Catagolfe (© Hall Arradon)
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Exhibition (Hall © Arradon)
Exhibition (Hall © Arradon)
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market (Hall © Arradon)
market (Hall © Arradon)
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Oyster Culture (© L. Prodhomme)
Oyster Culture (© L. Prodhomme)
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Sea trip in the Morbihan Gulf and islands
Nature and the great outdoors29 € to 50 € Arradon
Taste oysters and clams
Local flavours7 € Île-aux-Moines (3.2 km)
Cruise on a tall ship in the Gulf
Nature and the great outdoors25 € to 48 € Arzon (10.3 km)
Tandem skydiving from a helicopter
Sports sensations280 € to 290 € Monterblanc (12.8 km)
Step back in time to a Breton farmhouse in 1850
Culture and education5 € to 10 € Quistinic (38 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Old Bono bridge - Port of Saint-Goustan
HikeEasy3h00Bono (8.3 km)
Langroëz Trail la vraie-croix
HikeEasy3h00La Vraie-Croix (22 km)
The Great Megalithic Arc
HikeEasy2h30Erdeven (25 km)
Popinettes Trail, Questembert
HikeIntermediate4h25Questembert (28 km)
Lindeul Trail molac
HikeIntermediate3h50Molac (31 km)


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