A paradise found, La Trinité sur Mer

Wondering where to go as next week will be busy with my moving out of Versailles, I decided to go back to La Trinité sur Mer. This is heavens for boaters, but a great leisure day can be spend here, more if you decide to partake the wonderful beaches especially those reaching neighbor Carnac.

I have written about LTM before in my posts of July 5, and August 21, 2011. So this is a recap with some common information. To start ,I always look up the tourist office ,the office is just before reaching the Casino on the quais, webpage http://www.ot-trinite-sur-mer.fr/  ,then for bit more on transports I take a look at the city mayor’s site ,and there under decouvrir or discover,you find more info even if in French, http://www.la-trinite-sur-mer.fr/rubrique_decouvrir_trinite.html

The highlights for me here other than seeing the boats, and walking the upper city hilly street all with beautiful views of the bay below is to eat or beach activities.  There is a great bridge over the harbor, pont de Kerister, and a nice resto A l’etage just by the end of the marina with good food and great views; upper floor with a cold one lazy outlook you can spend several hours there lol!!!  This site in French but nice picture tells you of the bridge of Kerister the new one from 1956 but was initially conceptualise by Gustave Eiffel (you know him!). http://locmariaquer.info/f221_%20le%20pont%20de%20Kerisper.htm  ,to go to this resto one of my favorite there ,no site but for contacts in advance, Tél. +33 (0) 2 97 59 56 12,and email  letage-latrinite@wanadoo.fr

Oh yes the beaches, well give the names, port biren, port, Men Allen,Kerbihan,Grazu, Ty Guard, Kervillen (the best), Le Poulbert, and Le Men Du. As mentioned the best sands are at Kervillen; the tourist office tells you more about them,http://www.ot-trinite-sur-mer.fr/en/les-plages.aspx

All this litoral form part of the Golfe du Morbihan, (UNESCO world heritage site) and its included in a study as one of the most beautiful bays n the world, here http://www.world-bays.com/gulf-of-morbihan-/-bay-of-quiberon-47-33.html

The whole area is also one of the worlds’ best site for nautical sports, and sailing is a must, this site tells you all about it, http://www.nautisme-baiedequiberon.com/annuaire

There is a nice grocery store right in town such as Carrefour City, and other specialise food stores. Carrefour is a chain, and there you will find the best prices for your in house food,sundry items. It is on your way from the center towards the Casino, on your left hand side, webpage http://www.carrefour.fr/magasin/city-la-trinite-sur-mer

Then, of course, you have the Casino for the night owls in town, with good views over the harbor, I long ago stop visiting this places, but I know from travel forums that they are still a popular destination for some, so here it is the local one, http://www.casinolatrinite.com/ ; In my opinion for better food and cheaper lodging you can still visit the Casino across the street but on the beach/harbor side there is the Hotel Ostréa, and the Le Bistro du Marin, nice places to eat and drink plus of course the gentle cool waters of the bay is idylic for sleeping lol!  Both on this site, http://en.hotel-ostrea.com/

Another place I do frequent and buy when I visit really early is the fish market, all fressssh off the boats and very nicely and cleanly done, they can even cook it for you on the spot!!! Yummy seafood from Brittany, the best in France for sure. They are the Halle aux poissons,open every mornings,and another foody ,veggie, clothings type flea market that is on in summers only ,Foodies on Tuesdays and all types on Fridays mornings from 8h to 13h by the Place du Voulien continuing towards the rue du Douet.

There is a funny petit train or little train ride that takes you into the hilly parts of La Trinité sur Mer and the harbor front up to nearby Carnac. A nice quick way to see the main points,and giving you time to come back to see more in depth later on. You get on it at La Trinité Sur Mer by the cours des quais along the marina; weppage http://www.petittrain-carnac.com/circuit.php

For lunch, this time we try the Créperie Le Goeland, just in front of harbor marina on main street, men du, and it is on a second floor, you entered to a stair in beton  up to the upper level by the parking La Vergie and turn left, its just about 25 meters ,and the entrance its there. Very good food, although the portions a bit small, sausages and cheese galettes, ham and cheese galette, with poire hélene and banana split desserts and half a bottle of sauvignon white wine from Touraine(Loire); expresso coffee for two ,37€. http://www.ot-trinite-sur-mer.fr/fr/creperie-le-goeland.aspx

One final note, I did went out scuba, my nose is not as fine tune as years back, but  the dives are not that deep usually in the 20-30 meter range, and did took the plunge once here a  weeks back, with Made in Blue, very good folks, have trips ,instructions,and supplies store. Another fun thing to do in la Trinité sur Mer, webpage http://www.madeinblue.com/

Enjoy the photos and the weekend, me out tomorrow for the move with a 20 M3 truck lol!


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