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July 7, 2012

Bretagne, Morbihan some transports bits and pieces….

ok so one of the most difficult situation in Brittany, Bretagne, Breizh is the minimum public transport service. The idea of moving about freely as in the ile de France (Paris,Versailles) region is unheard of, nothing like 10 minutes of intervals on buses,etc, here you get one every two hours; the summer a bit better as it is tourist season for the region, the winter is dead.

Trying to figure it out is tough, luckily I depend on my car, my boys a bit less, we try to connect whereever they are as to from where I am coming from or a simple outing to city center Vannes for example can take all day to maximize the traject and shopping. So ,therefore, here are some bits and pieces of public transports in my new department of the Morbihan, dept 56 of Brittany, France. Listing by towns,

Starting from Auray, you have the connections with TIM or transports interurbain du Morbihan on lines 1,1bis,5,6,and 16. the site for all is at   , 2€ , pay on the bus, then you have the city of Auray Auraybus, all year from monday to saturday, tickets sold on the buses as well, the city or region agglomeration site is at

In summer you can take the train ride Tire Bouchon from Auray to Quiberon, a popular destination and already noted as my favorite spot. TER Bretagne you can buy tickets in all area train stations. cost is 2,90€ from Auray to Quiberon, navette service to passenger terminals and city center for 2€ FRom June 30th to Sept 2 and then weekend of Sept 15-16 2012. webpage in French but if help needed let me know,

You have car rentals at the gare from Avis,Europcar, and the grocery chain Super U (which is ,also ,a national program same site) , there are good parking at Athéna (by the municipal pool) rue Henri Dunant, Chapelle Saint -Esprit, rue des Féves, place hulot,Place de Kériolet (my favorite just at city center side), place du loch,place notre dame,place raoul Dautry, rue du jeu de paume, Le verger. Taxis are AAD taxi Kerneur, TEl +33 (0) 6 62 32 00 23 or Allo Alta Taxi tel +33 (0) 6 62 18 56 78.

The city of Beltz, TIM buses line 16,18, rent bicycles at les vélos de la ria, 19 rue des sports (behind the Super U grocery store)

Belle_île-en-Mer, bus Taol Mor everyday from april to november 7th, four regular lines, main station embarcadere espace Charles de Gaulle, A quai de l’Yser;  bicycke rentals at A loca scoot & Vélos 4 quai Bonnelle, Au Cheval de FEr Quai Gambetta, www. Cycles Reversade, 14 rue de l’église,, Location 2 roues, Quai de l’Acadie, ; Roue libre, 6 quai Jacques Leblanc and rue du Pont Orgo,   .You have taxis Jose Guégan aat or tel +33 (0) 6 71 64 28 71. rental cars Avis, LMT car bike, and Locatourisle, front of embarcadere or passenger marina port ,

Locmaria, bikes at locmaria cycle, rue des Acadiens,

Sauzon, bikes at cyclo loisirs, route du port, Pen Prad, tel +33 (0) 6 32 43 45 84

Brech, TIM bus line 5, info at as in Auray , and taxi Allô Brec’h taxi tel +33 (0) 6 72 82 37 13

Carnac, TIM lines 1 and 18, site as in Auray. bus Carnavette, from center to beaches in summer july and august 7 days a week, free main at mayor’s office or Mairie, Place de la chapelle, or Carnac bourg, tel +33 (0) 2 97 52 06 86. Rent bicycles at A bicyclette, 93bis avenue des Druides, carnac plage, Cycles Lorcy, 6 rue de Courdiec, tel +33 (0) 2 97 52 09 73, and Le Randonneur, 20 avenue des Druides, Carnac plage (beach) at tel +33 (0) 2 97 52 02 55. Parking for your car available by Impasse des Korrigans, chemin du Tumulus, rue Paul Person, rue de Courdiec, Square Illertissen, Place Saint Fiacre, avenue du Rahic, La Poste, Port en Dro,Carnac plage (my spot). parking is free. Taxio Guimard Yann, tel +33 (0) 2 97 52 05 06.

Crac’h, TIM bus line 1 and 1bis see Auray for site. and local bus CC3R, goes to city center and beaches of Crac’h,locmariaquer,and Saint Philibert from monday to saturdays in july and august. Free. bike rentals at intermarché supermarket tel +33 (0) 2 97 59 15 90. Taxi Daniéle Jardin , 18 rue du stade, tel +33 (0) 2 97 55 11 34  and movil +33 (0) 6 08 48 38 21.

Erdeven, TIM bus lines 16 and 18 ,see Auray. bike rentals at Cyclo loisirs, blvd de l’Atlantique tel +33 (0) 2 97 55 91 07 and Marie-Claire Moizan,kerhat ,tel +33 (0) 6 70 89 86 46. Taxi, Allez-y TAxi, Kerouriec, tel +33 (0) 2 97 55 65 51.

Etel, TIM bus lines 16 and 18, see Auray. bike rentals at L’Abri du Pêcheur, 11 ruelle des quais, tel +33 (0) 2 97 55 31 34.

Houat, island, bike rental Houat vélos, on the port (harbor) tel +33 (0) 2 97 30 66 64. You can have your luggage and you transported to the house or port harbor by calling the mayor’s office or mairie at tel +33 (0) 2 97 30 68 04.

Locmariaquer, TIM bus 1bis, see Auray. Bus local, CC3R, goes from city center to campings and beaches of Locmariaquer, Crac’h, Saint Philibert, its free. tourist office contact tel +33 (0) 2 97 57 33 05. bike rentals, camping domaine résidentiel de Kerpenhir, 2 rue Henri Erzan, ,Camping Lann-Brick at, and Garage Lorin ,route d’Auray at ; taxi at ABL taxi 20 rue Clémenceau, tel +33 (0) 6 10 02 72 18 or taxilocmariaquer, Sébastien Mousset 9ter rue Saint-Jean, Crac’h tel +33(0) 2 97 57 31 31.

Plouharnel, TIM bus 1 and 18,see Auray. bike rentals, tourist office in summer at rond-point de l’océan, and train station or gare de Plouharnel in summer months. tel +33 (0) 2 97 58 39 16. Taxis ,taxi du dolmen, tel +33 (0) 2 97 52 40 40 and taxi de Plouharnel Kristof, tel +33 (0) 6 27 42 57 87. car parking by the train station and place de Gaulle;free.

Quiberon, TIM bus 1 ,see Auray, also see the train Tire Bouchon from Auray in summer months. The local Quib’bus goes in city center, gare train station,and port Haliguen in summer for one euro fare. info at Maury transport, or mayor’s office, mairie tel +33 (0) 2 97 30 24 00.  bike rentals at Cycle loisirs rue Victor Golvan, Http://  or cyclomar at 47 place Hoche,  You can rent cars there at the Super U grocery store by 116 rue du port de Pêche, tel +33 (0) 2 97 30 42 09. parking is at Le Sémaphore,route de Kernavest, info or Kerné, by the passenger boat terminal, route de Kerniscob, info at or ,also at Sizorn, 36 rue de Port maria (april to september), Hotel de la Mer, 8 quai de Houat, and Hotel de l’Océan,  ,however my favorite is by the gare or train station and then its 5 min walk to the beach and its free. Taxi, a babig taksi, tel +33 (0) 2 97 50 41 41. Abaca taxis Quiberonnais et Saint Pierrois, 24 rue des Tritons, webpge  ,and René Hochard, or tel +33 (0) 6 64 71 69 86.

Saint Philibert, TIM bus lines 1 and 1bis, see Auray. and local bus ti’Bus CC3R see Locmariaquer. rent bikes at le pen-duick, 11 rue Abbé Joseph Martin tel +33 (0) 2 97 55 12 66

Saint-Pierre Quiberon, TIM 1 (except summers) see Auray. bike rentals at Cat Cycles, Evolution 2-Pôle Nautique 1 avenue de Saint malo, Penthiévre, and train station or gare at Rue Georges Clémenceau,  ;taxi at Taxi Nevo, 22 avenue de Bretagne or

Sainte-Anne d’Auray, TIM lines 5 and 6, see Auray. taxi Guernevé, tel +33 (0) 2 97 57 56 56 .

La Trinité-sur-Mer, TIM bus lines 1 and 18,see Auray.  local bus Trinibus, city center to beaches, harbor, villages in summer every day only .Free. contact Maury Transport at or mayor’s office /mairie ,  ;parking along the port or behind the creperie la Goeland. others are at Place du Voulien, le Grand Pavois, La Vigie,Kervourden, Le Poulbert, Cours des Quais, Place de la Mairie (fees), parking du terre-plein des américains, last two in zone bleau , parking limited by time. Otherwise the rest are free. TAxi, tête de station, cours des quais facing the fishmarket, allo taxi trinitain at

The sea connection to outlaying islands are diverse, to the Belle-île, Houat,and Hoedic, see the Compagnie Océane,  leaving from Quiberon, and also Navix,  departing from Quiberon, Vannes, Locmariaquer, Port Navalo, la Turballe, Le Croisic from april to september.

Leaving from Locmariaquer towards the Golfe du Morbihan or Gulf of Morbihan is also CML Latitude 56, april to september to Port navalo,Ile aux Moines, ile d’Arz, buy ticket at harbor, 1 rue Clémenceau or  you ,have the passeur des îles to port Navalo and iLe d’Arz from april to september, at  and the L’Angélus to Houat from locmariaquer at 9h30 on

connection at Etel (harbor) to Plouhinec (Le Magouen) le passeur, from june 1 to September 30th, and departing from St Goustan in Auray the l’etoile du Golfe toward le Bono,  and Navix, compagnie des Iles to the island in the gulf of morbihan from april 1 to September 18, at 4 quai de Belle-île, facing the passenger marina at Quiberon,

And this is leaving out the major towns of Vannes,and Lorient.etc. the overall site for all transport in Brittany is at

Hope its made a little easier to all visitors. Cheers.





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