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Locmariaquer

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Morbihan

Locmariaquer - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Morbihan
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The small commune of Locmariaquer takes place in Brittany, in the heart of the Morbihan department. It is located at the mouth of the Gulf of Morbihan, not far from Auray, in the arrondissement of Lorient. It also has access to the Gulf of Quiberon and has an important coastline on the Atlantic Ocean.

Populated since Gallo-Roman times, the city of Locmariaquer had an important rise in the late nineteenth century through oyster farming. Even today, the exploitation of oysters is one of the main sources of income of this city that smells traditional Brittany.

From now on, tourism has also been added to these breeding activities, notably for the beautiful beaches that surround Locmariaquer, as well as the historical and architectural heritage of the municipality. The tranquility of the place and the quality of the setting make it a popular tourist site in the region.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLocmariaquer
Postcode56740
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Latitude47.5697040 (N 47° 34’ 11”)
Longitude-2.9451890 (W 2° 56’ 43”)
Surface area10.99 km²
Population1611 inhabitants
Density146 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureVannes (19.6 mi, 31 min)
Insee code56116
IntercommunalityCC Auray Quiberon Terre Atlantique
DepartmentMorbihan
RegionBrittany

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Philibert4.5 mi (11 min)
Crach4.8 mi (12 min)
La Trinité-sur-Mer6 mi (14 min)
Carnac8.1 mi (18 min)
Auray8.8 mi (20 min)
Plouharnel10.1 mi (25 min)
Pluneret10.4 mi (21 min)
Ploemel10.9 mi (23 min)
Bono13 mi (26 min)
Sainte-Anne-d'Auray13.2 mi (24 min)
Plougoumelen13.7 mi (24 min)
Brech14.2 mi (26 min)
Ploeren14.9 mi (26 min)

Things to see and do

In Romanesque style, the Church of Our Lady of Kerdro was built between the 11th and 12th centuries. Classified as a Historic Monument, it was rebuilt between the 17th and 18th centuries, and its bell tower was built at the beginning of the 19th century. Inside, it is possible to admire contemporary stained-glass windows, dating from 1960, and representing for some the great activities of the municipality such as fishing, fish, oyster culture, or dolmens and menhirs. The giant clam has been classified as a Historic Monument, as are the paintings and altarpieces, while the transept and apse have been inscribed. The city hosts other chapels on its territory, such as those of Moustoir, Saint-Pierre or Saint-Michel.

Installed in 1946 by Jules-Charles Le Bozec to replace that of 1883 destroyed by the Germans during the Second World War, the statue of Our Lady of Kerdro stands proudly on the point of Kerpenhir. In granite and high of 2.70 meters, it represents a Virgin and Child, evoking the legend of the Virgin having saved the life of all the crew of a ship by beckoning to him to avoid a storm.

On the territory of Locmariaquer, there are several dolmens and other menhirs testifying to a very ancient human occupation. In particular, you can admire Er Grah's large broken menhir. With its 20 meters, it is the largest in the world and today is broken into four pieces. Do not miss the flat stones, a 25-meter dolmen engraved partly, the cairn of the Table des Marchands, or the tumulus of Mané-Lud.

Formerly a coastal fishing port, the port of Locmariaquer was built at the beginning of the 20th century. It faces the seaside resort of Port-Navalo and now serves as a marina. Between April and September, cruises are proposed to discover the charms of the Gulf of Morbihan.

Locmariaquer also offers several beaches for bathing or practicing various nautical activities, such as Grande Plage, Rolay beach or Saint-Pierre beach. Various hiking trails are also accessible, with coastal paths or paths leading into the countryside.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Natural sites

Events and festivities

The market is held every Tuesday and Saturday morning.

In August, the oyster festival celebrates this much-loved shellfish in the region.

Also in August, the Mor Braz photo festival offers outdoor and large format exhibitions.

Exhibition "Carnac ca Claque, Locmariaquer ca Manère! "
Golf Raid
Pardon du Moustoir - Locmariaquer
Oyster Festival - Locmariaquer

Photos

Locmariaquer (© Frantz)
Locmariaquer (© Frantz)
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Locmariaquer (© Frantz)
Locmariaquer (© Frantz)
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Dolmen of the Merchant Table (© J.E)
Dolmen of the Merchant Table (© J.E)
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Locmariaquer marina in the evening
Locmariaquer marina in the evening
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Marina of Locmariaquer
Marina of Locmariaquer
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Locmariaquer (© Frantz)
Locmariaquer (© Frantz)
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Locmariaquer (© Frantz)
Locmariaquer (© Frantz)
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Locmariaquer (© Frantz)
Locmariaquer (© Frantz)
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Dolmen of the Merchant Table (© J.E)
Dolmen of the Merchant Table (© J.E)
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Merchant Table (© J.E)
Merchant Table (© J.E)
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Base of the great broken menhir (© J.E)
Base of the great broken menhir (© J.E)
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Entry to the Merchant Table (© J.E)
Entry to the Merchant Table (© J.E)
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Engraving under the Merchant Table (© J.E)
Engraving under the Merchant Table (© J.E)
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Merchant Table (© J.E)
Merchant Table (© J.E)
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Large broken menhir - 18.5 meters (© J.E)
Large broken menhir - 18.5 meters (© J.E)
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Great broken menhir (© J.E)
Great broken menhir (© J.E)
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Great broken menhir (© J.E)
Great broken menhir (© J.E)
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Large broken menhir - 280 tons (© J.E)
Large broken menhir - 280 tons (© J.E)
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Flat Stones Dolmen (© J.E)
Flat Stones Dolmen (© J.E)
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Engraving under the table of the Flat Stones (© J.E)
Engraving under the table of the Flat Stones (© J.E)
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Dolmen of Mané-Lud (© J.E)
Dolmen of Mané-Lud (© J.E)
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Dolmen of Mané-Lud (© J.E)
Dolmen of Mané-Lud (© J.E)
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Interior of Mané-Lud (© J.E)
Interior of Mané-Lud (© J.E)
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Interior of Mané-Lud (© J.E)
Interior of Mané-Lud (© J.E)
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Engravings inside the Mané-Lud (© J.E)
Engravings inside the Mané-Lud (© J.E)
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Engravings inside the Mané-Lud (© J.E)
Engravings inside the Mané-Lud (© J.E)
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View of the campsite between the bay of Quiberon and the Gulf of Morbihan
View of the campsite between the bay of Quiberon and the Gulf of Morbihan
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Weather

Friday 16 june
Min. 14°C - Max. 20°C
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Saturday 17 june
Min. 13°C - Max. 22°C
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Sunday 18 june
Min. 17°C - Max. 25°C
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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 (5.8 mi)
Little tourist train, with guided tour
Culture and education7 € Carnac (6.6 mi)
Cruise in the Gulf of Morbihan
Nature and the great outdoors17 € Vannes (9.8 mi)
Surfing, paddleboarding or sea wading lessons
Sports sensations40 € to 105 € Saint-Pierre-Quiberon (10 mi)
Tasting at a Breton biscuit factory
Local flavoursFreeBelz (12.2 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Gr Rhuys-Vilaine (Official): step 19 Arzon from Port navalo to Pen castel
HikeIntermediate3h05Arzon (2.2 mi)
Gr Rhuys-Vilaine (Official): stage 20 Arzon Moulin Pen Castel in Sarzeau Brillac
HikeIntermediate3h05Arzon (3.7 mi)
Gr Rhuys-Vilaine (Official): step 18 Arzon from Tumiac to Port Navalo
HikeIntermediate2h35Arzon (4.1 mi)
Old Bono bridge - Port of Saint-Goustan
HikeEasy3h00Bono (4.4 mi)
Gr Rhuys-Vilaine (Official): stage 22 Sarzeau Truscat in Saint Armel The Pusmen
HikeIntermediate4h00Sarzeau (8.5 mi)

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