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Morbihan

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Morbihan is in the Brittany region of France.

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Other destinations[edit]

Understand[edit]

Morbihan is a region of Brittany rich in history and culture. The name mor bihan comes from the Breton "little sea" which is a reference to the inland sea of the Golfe du Morbihan, where an abundance of wildlife thrives, together with yachts and small boats meandering between its lovely islands. Just outside the gulf is the Atlantic Ocean, "mor braz" (big sea or ocean), where sailors once started their long voyages to the Orient.

Talk[edit]

People involved with the tourism industry will usually speak at least some English.

Get in[edit]

Ferry, St Malo or Roscoff: [1]

By plane[edit]

Lorient Airport is the most accessible, and has connections to Paris and Porto.

Dinard Airport has direct connections to the UK with Ryanair.

Brest Airport has a wider variety of destinations in France and Europe.

Get around[edit]

Josselin - The chateau des Rohan

Pontivy - Napoleonic heritage trail

Vannes and Le Golfe du Morbihan

See[edit]

Calvary of Saint-Cado
  • Menhirs and Dolmens- ancient standing stones and stone tables.
  • Religious buildings - Lot of churches, chapels, calvaries.

Itineraries[edit]

Chateaux

Museums

Nantes-Brest Canal

Brittany Beaches

Do[edit]

  • Walk
  • Cycle
  • Swim

Eat[edit]

  • Seafood, oysters, mussels.
  • Buckwheat pancakes, crepes and desserts.
  • Ham and pork products.
  • Buttermilk
  • Artichokes and cauliflowers.

Drink[edit]

  • Breton cider
  • Wine

Stay safe[edit]

Swim at the safe beaches of Morbihan.

Beware of dangerous undercurrents in the Golfe du Morbihan.

Go next[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Morbihan lies in the middle of the four departments that form the region of Brittany and can offer accommodation beside the sea, or deep in the Breton countryside. This department has a wide variety of hotels, pensions, bed and breakfast establishments, gites or holiday cottages, and campsites to offer the "vacancier".

  • Holiday Cottage in Morbihan: [2]




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