A genuine inland sea 5 kilometres wide and 21 long, the Gulf of Morbihan is a listed Regional Nature Park and a member of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club. It has some forty islands, each with its own particularities.
Open to the ocean via a corridor between Port-Navalo and Locmariaquer, enclosed by the Rhuys Peninsula, this magnificent, wild territory of coves, rocks and islets is a paradise for around 150,000 birds (stilts, red-breasted mergansers, little egrets, seagulls and other gulls), and lovers of marine landscapes.
Its mild and sunny climate helps to make the Gulf of Morbihan an ideal holiday destination, popular with holidaymakers for its beauty spots, water sports including sailing, boating between the islands, hikes, picturesque fishing ports and tide mills…
Boat trips are possible there all year round, with activity peaking in the summer season.
From Vannes, Baden, Locmariaquer or Port-Navalo, you can set off to explore the bay and a few of its islands, starting with the largest: Arz, which offers a beautiful view of the islands and will take you to the Berno headland tide mill; and the Moines Island, covered in woodland.
Everywhere, you come face to face with the sea, nature and wildlife, and experience the sea air and the feeling of freedom. Tip for walkers: there is a path you can take to explore the whole of the gulf.
Seafood fans, you will be delighted: the Gulf of Morbihan produces 10% of France's oysters! Don't hesitate to visit a farm to learn more about oyster production, or visit one of the gulf's many restaurants to sample them.
Also worth trying are the Breton sea water beer, honey, cider, pancakes, kouign amann and shortbread (all butter!). These jewels in Brittany's gastronomic crown will fit easily into your luggage.
Another curiosity: the old Lasné salt marsh in Saint-Armel, renovated in 2003, which produces 8 tonnes of salt a year.
Last but not least, you can't see the Gulf of Morbihan without stopping by Vannes, the two-thousand-year-old town of the Dukes of Brittany!