Revisiting the Côte Sauvage, the wild coast of Quiberon

This wonderful peninsula of Quiberon and its wild coast or côte sauvage is just about 40 minutes by car south from my house; and we love it. Even if with so much to see, we should come here more often. The last time wrote on the wild coast in my blog was in 2014 shamefully admitted.

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This Sunday is special day in France as it is the first round of legislative elections to elect our congress and of course , I voted in my district 6 by 11h30 this morning.  The second round and definite one will be held next Sunday June 18, which is ,also, Father’s Day in France ! More on the elections here: http://www.pluvigner.fr/elections-3/

Afterward, we headed for the Quiberon peninsula along the D768. There was a block on Portivy the entrance to the wild coast with some kind of bicycle race so we move on to Saint Pierre de Quiberon and cut off into the wild coast there. Signs are well posted as côte sauvage or wild coast.

The views here of the ocean and the force of the waves hitting the rock is impressive and the fresh sea air wonderful. It started out as a bit rainy and cloudy and finish very warm and sunny with all kinds of ocean activities going on from kites to surfing ,boating and rock climbing.

For a general view the designation wild coast or côte sauvage is for tourist purposes given by the French government to areas in the regions  Bretagne (mine), Pays de la Loire, and Poitou-Charentes. Some of the other specifics are the  peninsula (or presqu’île ) of Croisic ;including the towns of Croisic, Batz-sur-Mer, and Pouliguen in the Loire Atlantique dept 44 Pays de la Loire region.

Others are the island or Île d’Yeu on the south coast of the Vendée island. The island or Île d’Oléron on the west coast of the Charentes island opposite the pertuis d’Antioche. In the coast of the Pays Royannais on the Spanish point or pointe Espagnole in the north of the peninsula or presqu’île d’Arvert until the point or pointe de la Coubre in the limits of the towns of Mathes and La Tremblade. All this bordered by the forest of the Coubre.

And coming into my area; in the Finistére dept 29 we have the  island or Île d’Ouessant out in the Atlantic ocean on the west of the continental part of Brittany (Bretagne).  the island is included geographically in the natural park of the Armorique  or Parc Naturel Régional d’Armorique,  More here in French: http://www.pnr-armorique.fr/

and the marine natural park or parc Naturel Marin d’Iroise; more here in English too: http://www.parc-marin-iroise.com/

The Belle-Île-sur-Mer just out from the gulf of Morbihan in my dept 56; including the littoral south west of the island from the pointe des Poulains to the pointe de Skeul.  The biggest island in the Morbihan and very nice as well as historically rich. More in English at tourist office here: http://www.belleileenmer.co.uk/

And we come ,back again to the Presqu’île de Quiberon peninsula just south of me.  This peninsula extends from the west part of the peninsula after the village of Portivy to Saint Pierre Quiberon to Port Maria in Quiberon. You have pictures and a great map of the wild coast in French here: http://www.conservatoire-du-littoral.fr/siteLittoral/220/28-cote-sauvage-56_morbihan.htm

All along the peninsula you will find beaches on both sides bay and ocean, wonderful beaches nice sizes to small creeks very private romantic and wild. The cliffs along the wild coast are impressive and nice, beautiful natural front holding on to the master sea of the Atlantic ocean. Hotels, vacation homes, restos;bars are here to please and choose, tourism of course is big and many have seasonal opening times.

The tourist office of Brittany has more on the wild coast in English here: http://www.brittanytourism.com/discover-our-destinations/southern-brittany-morbihan-gulf/unmissable-sites/quiberon

We just ride and stop in every creek , every turn of the wild coast and marvel of our ocean majestic wild and powerful in front of us, it is heavens on earth and we are lucky to be very close to it.

On the way back,we had our meal in between lunch and dinner, at Le Vivier in the  Côte Sauvage tel +33 (0) 1 97 50 12 60. this is a full seafood restaurant open from February to November right off the cliffs of the wild coast. Terrace is gorgeous natural and we love it. We had what the ocean has best oysters and mussels with chips and plenty of brut cider Brocéliande; two bottles to boot !!! delicious.  The ciders were 8,50€ each and the mussels for 8,90, fries for 2,50, and oysters dozen for 17€, all reasonable and good. The views of course are tops and well recommended to all; more from the tourist office page in French here: http://www.quiberon.com/se-restaurer/fruits-de-mer/135142-le-vivier

And now home, enjoying some juices from the Caribbean of guava and pineapple lol!!! or goyave et ananas !!! cruising to start another week of work and reports lol!!! Enjoy it while you can, life is beautiful or la vie est belle!  Enjoy the photos and the views !!!!! Cheers.

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2 Comments to “Revisiting the Côte Sauvage, the wild coast of Quiberon”

  1. We love that area of Brittany, so much like Cornwall and Galicia. And I particularly love the sea foam that falls like snow: simply spectacular!

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