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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Morbihan

Theix - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Morbihan

Crossed by the expressway, the town of Theix is 5 km from Vannes, Lorient 50 km and 100 km from Nantes. Its easy access, in line with commercial space east of Vannes, is attractive to businesses. Nearly 300 traders, artisans and businesses are divided between the town center and business zones of Atlantheix, Saint-Léonard and Landy. Agriculture is an industry still very important, 36 farms have approximately 2300 hectares of farmland. Near the Morbihan Gulf and the peninsula of Rhuys, Theix is as a city "at a crossroads."

A little history ...

It was not until the 12th century that is beginning to appear in official documents the name of Theix. This, also with different spellings: Theys, Teis and Theix. It is generally accepted as the origin give the Celtic word "Tess" meaning weaver. This is probably due to the reputation acquired early on by the weavers theixois for the quality of their product, this is probably because of the opportunities offered by retting streams sinuant the territory of the municipality.

Geographical information

Latitude47.6293600 (N 47° 37’ 46”)
Longitude-2.6497440 (W 2° 38’ 59”)
AltitudeFrom 2m to 107m
Surface area47.13 km²
Population7068 inhabitants
Density149 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureVannes (13.9 km, 14 min)
Insee code56251
IntercommunalityCA Vannes Agglo

Nearest cities & towns

Noyalo4 km (7 min)
La Trinité-Surzur5.8 km (7 min)
Treffléan7.6 km (10 min)
Surzur8.2 km (10 min)
Le Hézo9.1 km (13 min)
Sulniac9.7 km (13 min)
Séné10.2 km (15 min)
Berric10.4 km (13 min)
Saint-Armel11 km (14 min)
Saint-Avé11.6 km (13 min)
La Vraie-Croix12.3 km (17 min)
Vannes12.8 km (13 min)
Lauzach13.1 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest


Events and festivities


Manoir du Plessis Josso
Manoir du Plessis Josso
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Notre Dame la Blanche
Notre Dame la Blanche
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The Loustics, music festival (© Mairie de Theix)
The Loustics, music festival (© Mairie de Theix)
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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 (14.5 km)
Taste oysters and clams
Local flavours7 € Île-aux-Moines (14.6 km)
Cruise on a tall ship in the Gulf
Nature and the great outdoors25 € to 48 € Arzon (20 km)
Sunset boat ride to the salt marshes, taste local products
Local flavours45 € La Baule-Escoublac (43 km)
Visit the Guérande salt marshes
45 € La Baule-Escoublac (43 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Langroëz Trail la vraie-croix
HikeEasy3h00La Vraie-Croix (10.3 km)
Popinettes Trail, Questembert
HikeIntermediate4h25Questembert (15.2 km)
Lindeul Trail molac
HikeIntermediate3h50Molac (19.6 km)
Old Bono bridge - Port of Saint-Goustan
HikeEasy3h00Bono (21 km)
Rochefort-en-terre trail
HikeEasy2h40Rochefort-en-Terre (25 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals