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Morbihan

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Morbihan is in the Brittany region of France.

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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]

Fly, Dinard, Brest or Lorient: [2] [3] [4]

Get around[edit]

Josselin - The chateau des Rohan

Pontivy - Napoleonic heritage trail

Vannes and Le Golfe du Morbihan

See[edit][add listing]

  • Menhirs and Dolmens- ancient standing stones and stone tables that date from the same time period as Stonehenge (some report that these dolmens and menhirs are older than Stonehenge). Some of the best can be seen around the city of Carnac. There are several fields of menhirs that number in the thousands (access to the actual field is restricted, but you can walk around the field). There are also Dolmens (ancient burial chambers) that are scattered around the area of Carnac. You will also find Dolmens as you drive down the road (they are usually signed) all throughout Morbihan. Entrance is free to most of the dolmens and free to view the fields of menhirs.


Itineraries[edit]

Chateaux

Museums

Nantes-Brest Canal

Brittany Beaches

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Walk
  • Cycle
  • Swim


Eat[edit][add listing]

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

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Breton cider
  • Wine


Stay safe[edit]

Swim at the safe beaches of Morbihan.

Beware of dangerous undercurrents in the Golf du Morbihan.

Get out[edit]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Morbihan lies in the middle of the five 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: [5]



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