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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Morbihan

Village of Morbihan, Sauzon is located on the island of Belle-Ile-en-Mer off the mainland Britain. Located on the western part of it, it is about seven kilometers from the Palace, and spans over twenty square kilometers.

This charming little fishing port and marina, located on the estuary of the River Sauzon, is popular for its breathtaking scenery and idyllic calm. Former base Saxons pirates Tuck, who gave their name to the town, Sauzon received money from Louis Philippe in the nineteenth century to develop.

This is especially for nature and landscapes that the village is appreciated, but nevertheless discovered some beautiful vestiges constructed in the territory.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude47.3711290 (N 47° 22’ 16”)
Longitude-3.2218350 (W 3° 13’ 19”)
Surface area22.11 km²
Population984 inhabitants
Density44 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureVannes (43 mi, 1h46)
Insee code56241
IntercommunalityCC de Belle-Ile-en-Mer

Nearest cities & towns

Le Palais4.1 mi (11 min)
Belle-Île-en-Mer5.5 mi (14 min)
Bangor5.6 mi (13 min)
Locmaria9.9 mi (21 min)
Quiberon14 mi (1h15)
Saint-Pierre-Quiberon17.1 mi (1h22)
Plouharnel23 mi (1h36)
Île-d'Houat25 mi (2h30)
Carnac26 mi (1h42)
Erdeven26 mi (1h41)
Ploemel28 mi (1h43)
Belz29 mi (1h47)
Étel30 mi (1h48)

Things to see and do

Town of Belle Île, Sauzon unveils its visitors a beautiful fishing port and marina, and a lovely harbor. Formerly, you could discover Penhoët Castle, which was home to the famous actress Sarah Bernhardt. The building was unfortunately destroyed during the Second World War.

Romanesque Revival style, the Saint-Nicolas church replaced an earlier building destroyed during the nineteenth century. It is fully made of granite and limestone, like all religious buildings of the island, and it reveals in its interior a model of one of the five ships found on Belle-Ile-en-Mer.

Two menhirs stood still in the territory of Sauzon, and are nicknamed by locals, John and Jane.

Overlooking the beach is one of the most beautiful of the whole island. Popular with surfers for its strong waves, it has a lifeguard in July and August. A coastal path also passes through Sauzon, to admire the unique view of the sea and the local fauna and flora.

The Eden Garden Voyageur offers to discover the history of plants from the seafront.

Located on Sauzon, the bird sanctuary Koh Kastell is a peninsula that still shows some vestiges of habitat to the Iron Age.

The cross of Logonnet is one of the oldest of the island.

Places of interest

Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

From June to September, Sauzon offers a summer market Friday evening with musical and artistic events, and exhibitors.

In early August, up to the harbor festival and its many manifestations.

In September, Sauzon hosts several performances of the festival Belle Île Jazz.


Friday 21 july
Min. 18°C - Max. 21°C
Saturday 22 july
Min. 18°C - Max. 24°C
Sunday 23 july
Min. 21°C - Max. 24°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Surfing, paddleboarding or sea wading lessons
Sports sensations40 € to 105 € Saint-Pierre-Quiberon (11 mi)
Little tourist train, with guided tour
Culture and education7 € Carnac (16.5 mi)
Tasting at a Breton biscuit factory
Local flavoursFreeBelz (21 mi)
Sea trip in the Morbihan Gulf and islands
Nature and the great outdoors29 € to 50 € Arradon (25 mi)
Cruise on a 16 m yacht with skipper
Nature and the great outdoors294 € to 708 € Lorient (26 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Island Hoëdic - Tour of the island
HikeEasy2h50Hoedic (16.3 mi)
The Great Megalithic Arc
HikeEasy2h30Erdeven (18.4 mi)
Gr Rhuys-Vilaine (Official): step 19 Arzon from Port navalo to Pen castel
HikeIntermediate3h05Arzon (19.2 mi)
Gr Rhuys-Vilaine (Official): step 18 Arzon from Tumiac to Port Navalo
HikeIntermediate2h35Arzon (19.8 mi)
Gr Rhuys-Vilaine (Official): stage 20 Arzon Moulin Pen Castel in Sarzeau Brillac
HikeIntermediate3h05Arzon (21 mi)


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