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Ambon - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Morbihan

Located at the entrance of the peninsula of Rhuys, in Morbihan, Ambon is a Breton municipality. It takes place about twenty kilometers from Vannes and is part of the intercommunion Arc Sud Bretagne.

The small seaside resort was born around the 9th century, with the appearance of its parish. Extensive in the Middle Ages, it reached its peak between the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Its port of Pénerf is at the time considered the fourth of Brittany. At this time, Ambon is mainly focused on agriculture, fishing, but also the activities of weaver and draper. The arrival of the railway in the early twentieth century allows the town to experience a new boom.

Today, Ambon is an important tourist site of the department, revealing an interesting architectural heritage, and seducing lovers of gastronomy through its specialties of cakes, apple juice or mussels.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude47.5549930 (N 47° 33’ 18”)
Longitude-2.5597850 (W 2° 33’ 35”)
Surface area38.04 km²
Population1871 inhabitants
Density49 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureVannes (14.2 mi, 24 min)
Insee code56002
IntercommunalityCC Arc Sud Bretagne

Nearest cities & towns

Damgan3 mi (7 min)
Surzur3.7 mi (6 min)
Muzillac3.9 mi (8 min)
Lauzach4.8 mi (8 min)
La Trinité-Surzur4.9 mi (8 min)
Billiers5.7 mi (13 min)
Berric6.1 mi (10 min)
Noyal-Muzillac7.1 mi (15 min)
Theix-Noyalo8.4 mi (10 min)
Saint-Armel8.8 mi (14 min)
Le Guerno8.9 mi (17 min)
Le Tour-du-Parc8.9 mi (15 min)
Le Hézo10.2 mi (16 min)

Things to see and do

Listed as a historic monument, the Saint-Cyr-et-Sainte-Julitte church dates back to the 10th century. Recent archaeological excavations have even put forward elements of the third and fourth centuries, as well as the foundations of the church of the twelfth century. You can admire a beautiful stained glass window representing Saint Julitte. The site can be visited every day in July and August, except Sundays.

Other religious buildings take place in the town of Ambon, like the chapel Notre-Dame de Bon Secours eighteenth century and its ossarium serving as baptismal font. The chapel Notre-Dame de Mille Secours is also worth a visit. Built on a hill overlooking the old salt marshes in the sixteenth century, it was partly modified at the end of the eighteenth century. You will also appreciate the Saint-Mamers and Sainte-Julitte chapels, or the Saint-Mamers cross of the 18th century. The latter is a 2.25 meter high granite monument that was once known to cure colic and preserve pregnant women.

Built in the 16th century, the Billion mill operated until the mid-1970s and is now listed as a Historic Monument.

Do not miss the Sainte-Julitte fountain, listed as an historic monument.

Several beaches take place near Ambon, and allow you to enjoy sunny days and to learn about water sports like those of Betathon, Cromenac'h, or Tréhervé.

Marked hiking trails allow you to appreciate the fauna and flora on foot or mountain bike, and to travel the wild coast of Brittany.

Places of interest

Leisure centres

Events and festivities


Family beach of Tréhervé in spring
Family beach of Tréhervé in spring
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The beach of Tréhervé in spring
The beach of Tréhervé in spring
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Street in the village
Street in the village
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Beach of Bétahon
Beach of Bétahon
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Church of Ambon
Church of Ambon
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Friday 14 december
Min. -1°C - Max. 4°C
Saturday 15 december
Min. 4°C - Max. 14°C
Sunday 16 december
Min. 9°C - Max. 11°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Cruise in the Gulf of Morbihan
Nature and the great outdoors17 € Vannes (11 mi)
Sea trip in the Morbihan Gulf and islands
Nature and the great outdoors29 € to 50 € Arradon (13.9 mi)
Golf lesson at La Bretesche Academy
Sports sensations18 € to 350 € Missillac (18.8 mi)
Wellness massage at the Eric Fordos centre
Well-being70 € Auray (22 mi)
Surfing lessons or course
Sports sensations42 € to 180 € Saint-Brevin-les-Pins (29 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Popinettes Trail, Questembert
HikeIntermediate3h20Questembert (8.8 mi)
Langroëz Trail la vraie-croix
HikeEasy2h20La Vraie-Croix (9.2 mi)
Grand Val Trail-caden
HikeAthletic5h00Caden (13.7 mi)
Old Bono bridge - Port of Saint-Goustan
HikeEasy3h00Bono (18.2 mi)
Vélocéan - Cycling in Loire-Atlantique
Cycling itineraryEasy4h30Saint-Brevin-les-Pins (28 mi)


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