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A day on the Quiberon peninsula

Discover Quiberon

If there is something that can be said about the Quiberon peninsula, is that it plunges into the Atlantic Ocean.
On the one hand its jagged west coast deserves its name : Côte Sauvage (Wild Coast), onthe other hand, the rest of the seashore is bordered by beautiful sandy beaches around which the tourist resort of Quiberon is developed.

An important town for Breton and Morbihan tourism, it is famous for its cultural activities, its thalassotherapy center and for its fishing port which celebrates every summer the "sardine festival" on its quayside.

Things to see : two jewels of Quiberon gastronomy: the Conserverie La Belle-Îloise which perpetuates the tradition of canned fish as well as La Maison d'Armorine, the only artisanal confectionery of Brittany, where the famous "Niniche" toffee lolly was created in 1946.

Quiberon is also the gateway to the islands of Houat, Hoëdic and of course Belle-Île.

 

Off to the islands !

Daily connections are provided between Quiberon and the islands of Houat, Hoëdic and Belle-Île.
During the summer, the service is more regular, and you can easily make the round trip on the same day and explore one of these islands at your own pace.
At the entrance of Quiberon at the semaphore, a secured car-park allows you to park your vehicle safely and from there, a free shuttle service takes you to the port.
The ferry takes 45 minutes to Belle-Île, 40 minutes to Houat and one hour to Hoedic.
For departures from Quiberon, you can book your tickets with Compagnie Océane. Contact and reservations : (0033) 820 056 156.

 

Quiberon by bike

In summer, it is wise to explore the Quiberon peninsula after leaving your vehicle at your rental accomodation on the campsite.

Cycling is a good way to go there as you will take cycle paths or roads with little traffic (except perhaps the crossing of the town of Plouharnel, after Carnac and the passage of the Penthièvre isthmus) .

Good to know: You can take your bike on the train that connects Auray and Quiberon (called the Tire-Bouchon) ! You can catch it in Plouharnel.

 

 

We offer you the following route that will allow you to discover the resort by bike starting at the southern tip of Quiberon, the Pointe du Conguel. Let's go !

 

(1) Take the coastal path along Porigo beach, the old port and the square in Port Haliguen.

(2) Take the Sinagots wharf. Before the pier, take the stairs to the left on rue Surcouf untill you reach rue du Mané. Turn right towards the summer camp, continue on rue de Bellevue.

(3) Turn right rue des Galets then left rue Er-Vadjuner. Cross the boulevard du Castéro, take the path opposite, join the Avenue des Druides and continue right towards the Rue des Goélettes.

(4) Turn right towards the chapel of Saint-Julien, follow the rue de la Petite-Côte towards the sea. Follow the coast.

(5) After Camping Beauséjour, turn left chemin de La Vierge. Join rue de La Vierge, follow the D768, cross the level crossing, turn right on chemin du Manio to Kerniscob. At the top of allée de la Pompe, turn left then, after 100 m, again left.

(6) Take allée du Sémaphore, turn right on the Kerné road. Turn right towards Kerné, then cross the village towards camping de Kerné.

(7) On the left, from the campsite entrance, follow the path and continue until you reach Manémeur.

(8) Before entering the village, turn right. Join the Beg-er-Lan roundabout.

(9) Follow the coastline through the harbor and pier. Reach Place Hoche by the beach promenade.

 

  • Quiberon's Côte Sauvage (© Marc Schaffner)
  • All aboard for the islands of Houat, Hoedic and Belle-Île from Quiberon
  • The Quiberon peninsula advances 14 kilometres out into the ocean
  • The hiking trail follows Quiberon's Côte Sauvage
  • Quiberon : many sports for surfing enthusiasts

Don't miss :

  • The Chouannerie Museum in Plouharnel for history of Morbihan enthusiasts.
  • The large beaches between Plouharnel and Penthièvre, on the ocean side of the peninsula, that stretch for miles ...
  • The fort of Penthièvre and the Isthmus, where the ocean and Quiberon bay are only a few meters apart ...

 

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  • The Côte Sauvage: along a several mile-long hiking trail, you will discover breathtaking landscapes: popular surfing spots, cliffs, natural stone arches and caves ...
  • Portivy and its small fishing port sheltered from the wrath of the ocean, the only port on the Côte sauvage.
  • The "Grande Plage de Quiberon" and its promenade, lined with bars, restaurants and ice cream parlors.
  • The Pointe du Conguel : a protected natural area, it is the most southern point of the peninsula. Beautiful walks with views of the offshore islands and the lighthouse of La Teignouse which marks the exit of Quiberon Bay.
  • Port-Haliguen, Quiberon's marina located on the bay side of the peniinsula. A very nice place to appreciate for its typical "fishing village" side and its tranquility.
  • The port of Saint-Pierre de Quiberon, also on the bay side, and its megaliths. 

 

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© Le Gal yannick

 

The beaches

With thirty kilometres of coastline, the Quiberon peninsula is bordered on both sides by many beaches.

During your day on the peninsula, they await you in Quiberon, Saint-Pierre de Quiberon and Penthièvre for a small bathing break ...

 

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© Le Gal yannick

 

Useful address : tourist office in Quiberon                           

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