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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Morbihan

Porcaro - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Morbihan

Historians and scholars point out that the etymology of the word Porcaro must see "Porch" which Celtic language means: main house, and Caro, name of a family who lived in this place. It would Bertrand de Porcaro, husband of Joan Rouchier to 1280.

Geographical information

Latitude47.9093110 (N 47° 54’ 34”)
Longitude-2.1993360 (W 2° 11’ 58”)
AltitudeFrom 30m to 154m
Surface area15.73 km²
Population694 inhabitants
Density44 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureVannes (66 km, 52 min)
Insee code56180
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Guer

Nearest cities & towns

Monteneuf5.2 km (7 min)
Augan6.9 km (7 min)
Guer7.1 km (8 min)
Réminiac7.9 km (11 min)
Beignon9 km (14 min)
Saint-Malo-de-Beignon9.3 km (15 min)
Tréal10.8 km (17 min)
Campénéac11.4 km (13 min)
Comblessac11.8 km (13 min)
Loutehel12.1 km (16 min)
Ruffiac14.6 km (18 min)
Les Brulais15.4 km (16 min)
Caro16.3 km (21 min)

Things to see and do

In a picturesque setting, learn the pond area and picnic of Priaudais, the head of Gore, a real tower overlooking the valley Oyon, the tomb of Rochettes, mound of the Bronze Age The small Marian shrine, a copy of the grotto of Lourdes.

Riding: Guided walks in the saddle or in harness, to the rhythm of the horse Breton.

Events and festivities

At the initiative of Abbot Prévoteau, Porcaro is since 1979 a rallying place for pilgrimage and thousands of motorcyclists who are 14 and August 15 to venerate the Madonna of the motorcyclists. You can stop all year at the Oratory of the Madonna of the motorcyclists in the village.


Valley Oyon (© Brigitte Wacquez)
Valley Oyon (© Brigitte Wacquez)
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Horseback Riding (© Daniel Huet)
Horseback Riding (© Daniel Huet)
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Pilgrimage of Our Lady of bikers (© D. Huet)
Pilgrimage of Our Lady of bikers (© D. Huet)
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Thursday 26 march
Min. 4°C - Max. 12°C
Friday 27 march
Min. 3°C - Max. 11°C
Saturday 28 march
Min. 6°C - Max. 12°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Farm horses: just find a horse farm with shows and demonstrations of farm work, a breeding traits and postmen Breton?

Green Lane: Ploërmel - Porcaro-Guer-Guipry/Messac: 48 km.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Horseback riding, forest Broceliande
Nature and the great outdoors39 € to 70 € Tréhorenteuc (12.9 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Lindeul Trail molac
HikeIntermediate3h50Molac (27 km)
Ardoisières Trail malansac
HikeIntermediate6h10Malansac (27 km)
Grand Val Trail-caden
HikeAthletic5h00Caden (32 km)
Popinettes Trail, Questembert
HikeIntermediate4h25Questembert (34 km)
Langroëz Trail la vraie-croix
HikeEasy3h00La Vraie-Croix (36 km)


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Vacation rentals