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Bangor

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Morbihan

Located in Belle-Île-en-Mer, Bangor is the largest town on the island. Set on a plateau inland, the village has a steep coastline facing the "wild sea". It is in a landscape highly appreciated by painters and photographers that the town draws its white houses and blue slate disseminated in the campaign in about thirty villages. Some deep valleys dot the territory, but it is especially the spectacular form of its coastal rocks that make it a special place. In some places, the steep coast is interrupted to leave room for pretty sandy beaches.

Built around the 6th century by monks from across the Channel, the town has thrived through agriculture until recently. But now, it's tourism that keeps her alive. And its wild and striking setting attracts as much as it seduces.

Geographical information

MunicipalityBangor
Postcode56360
Tourism label
Latitude47.3155780 (N 47° 18’ 56”)
Longitude-3.1891830 (W 3° 11’ 21”)
Surface area25.54 km²
Population1005 inhabitants
Density39 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureVannes (42 mi, 1h43)
Insee code56009
IntercommunalityCC de Belle-Ile-en-Mer
DepartmentMorbihan
RegionBrittany

Nearest cities & towns

Belle-Île-en-Mer1.7 mi (5 min)
Le Palais2.9 mi (7 min)
Sauzon5.6 mi (13 min)
Locmaria5.7 mi (11 min)
Quiberon12.7 mi (1h11)
Saint-Pierre-Quiberon15.7 mi (1h18)
Plouharnel22 mi (1h31)
Île-d'Houat23 mi (2h26)
Carnac25 mi (1h38)
Erdeven25 mi (1h37)
Ploemel27 mi (1h39)
Belz28 mi (1h43)
Étel28 mi (1h44)

Things to see and do

The municipality has several remarkable sites, mainly on the natural level, but also by the architectural heritage. Thus, the one you can not miss rises above the waves at 92 meters high. This is the Great Lighthouse. Built between 1826 and 1833, it officiates since 1836 to guide the boats through the reefs. It is visited in season and houses an exhibition on lighthouses and natural spaces. The church of Bangor, inscribed in the Historical Monuments, dates from the 11th century. It has undergone improvements throughout history and remains today, a strong witness, of the first monks having tamed the place.

Painted by Monet, the needles of Port-Coton are really impressive. These reefs emerging from the water, struck by the foam of the waves, rise majestically towards the sky. It seems they are really beautiful at sunset. Hiking is on the program of your activities. And if there is a site to discover, it is the valley of Stang Per. You can walk in a typical wooded countryside. You can also go mountain biking on the marked trails. Unless you prefer an equestrian ride along the coast or further inland. Finally, a moment of relaxation awaits you on the beaches of Kerel and Herlin. You can enjoy the joys of swimming and relaxation. These beaches are monitored in summer. And of course, all the nautical activities are on the program of your stay like the sail, the paddle and many others. You will also be able to leave by plane of tourism to discover the island from the sky. And the bravest will also be able to try the parachute jump!

Places of interest

Leisure centres
Monuments
Natural sites
Transport

Events and festivities

Bangor welcomes you for its festivals in summer. Note in your diaries imperatively:

In July, the Music Beach festival in Bangor opens its doors. Classical and contemporary music blend in a harmonious waltz to offer concerts outside the traditional rooms. It is therefore in a typical setting that these unique shows take place.

The festival of Bangor is held in the second part of August. You will be able to attend numerous concerts taking up the repertoire of the big names of the French song. Classical music will also be a celebration. The originality of these concerts lies in the unusual and historical places in which they are given. A unique show not to be missed!

In July and August, it is also Bangor which hosts the Lyrique festival of Belle-Île-en-Mer. On the program, sacred music and opera are played throughout the summer.

Weather

Wednesday 19 july
Min. 17°C - Max. 21°C
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Thursday 20 july
Min. 19°C - Max. 21°C
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Friday 21 july
Min. 17°C - Max. 21°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Surfing, paddleboarding or sea wading lessons
Sports sensations40 € to 105 € Saint-Pierre-Quiberon (14.5 mi)
Little tourist train, with guided tour
Culture and education7 € Carnac (19.7 mi)
Tasting at a Breton biscuit factory
Local flavoursFreeBelz (25 mi)
Sea trip in the Morbihan Gulf and islands
Nature and the great outdoors29 € to 50 € Arradon (26 mi)
Cruise on a 16 m yacht with skipper
Nature and the great outdoors294 € to 708 € Lorient (30 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Island Hoëdic - Tour of the island
HikeEasy2h50Hoedic (14.7 mi)
Gr Rhuys-Vilaine (Official): step 19 Arzon from Port navalo to Pen castel
HikeIntermediate3h05Arzon (21 mi)
Gr Rhuys-Vilaine (Official): step 18 Arzon from Tumiac to Port Navalo
HikeIntermediate2h35Arzon (21 mi)
Gr Rhuys-Vilaine (Official): stage 17 Sarzeau (St Jacques) in Arzon (Tumiac)
HikeIntermediate3h25Sarzeau (22 mi)
The Great Megalithic Arc
HikeEasy2h30Erdeven (22 mi)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels

Your holidays
A hotel
A vacation rental
A bed & breakfast
A campsite
A leisure activity
A restaurant
A rental car
A plane ticket
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