Port Haliguen in Quiberon peninsula!

I am back , just another wonderful day this morning into my best backyard and it was packed, fortunately know my way around here very well ::) found street free parking behind a hotel lol!!

What I am talking about, well it’s Quiberon, the peninsula south of me, my backyard. And more specifically Port Haliguen; which not written much about yet….

There is a nice lighthouse done in 1856 and the marina was done from 1968; it is now on its way to be improve and enlarge from it’s current 1200 moorings. The governing body is on a plan right now and you can read more on it here in English as well : http://www.quiberon-port-haliguen.com/en/

There are beaches in between very nice, the wild and secluded plage de Castéro  and Kermorvan to the left facing the harbor and plage de Porigo to the right all the way to the plage du Fort Neuf.  Several fishing, boating, beach shops have opened up here as well as créperies, restos and bistro à vins. You can, also, see the expositions in the Maison du Phare a sort of events place for the area.

More info on the above on my favorite beach website here:




Current and next expos on the Maison du Phare here in French: http://www.quiberon.com/evenements/499284-expositions-dart-a-la-maison-du-phare

You find all kinds of boats here from cruisers to dingy zodiac types , from motor to sails ,combine, and catamarans. It is really a gorgeous spot to be in . We parked behind the Port Haliguen hotel right facing the harbor on a side street for free! Plenty of this type of parking if you come early.

The lighthouses are always a pretty sight, and the bigger one from 1856 or phare de Port Haliguen can be seen for 10 miles with a height of 12 meters and no more in operation. Two smaller red phares or lighthouses are on the causeway out to see; the one on the left has 11 miles vision at 8 meters high; the one on the right has 8 miles vision of a high of 7 meters. On the north dam, there is another lighthouse,this one green with a vision of 6 miles and  9 meters high.

Then, there is the Maison du Port or house of the harbor where the Yacht Club de Quiberon is house with a full program and plenty of boats in its yard. If interested, more info here in French: http://www.ycquiberon.com/contacter-le-ycq.html

Then ,you have the Capitainerie or harbormaster in Port Haliguen, VHF Chanel 9. Contact on right hand column of this webpage: https://www.passeportescales.com/en/port-haliguen-quiberon

Oh yes if you are looking to stay close to the action than by all means consider the Port Haliguen Hotel right across from the harbor! More here: http://www.hotel-port-haliguen.com/fr/accb5/

And if you are looking for a nice hotel and thalassa spa for relaxation and not far from the beaches than take a look at Sofitel Thalassa Hotel  more here: http://www.sofitel.com/gb/hotel-0557-sofitel-quiberon-thalassa-sea-spa/index.shtml

There is always time for a Casino de Quiberon (over 18 yrs needed), not too long thus ::) but its right by the beach and very near the Grande Plage or big beach center of it all here. More on the Casino; http://www.casinodequiberon.com/

You have a nice train station where you can walk to the Grande Plage and all the rest is not far, we parked and walk all over… the train station only in summers a special service from Auray on the Tire-Bouchon service or screwpull train. More on it here: http://cdn.ter.sncf.com/medias/PDF/bretagne/Tirebouchon90X1260mm_tcm55-12725_tcm55-76999.pdf

There is plenty of shopping in town and of course a supermarket for groceries and sundries items, we have visited the Casino supermarket lately and it is very good for a tourist beach town. The hours are : Mondays to Fridays from 8h45 -12h30 and 14h30-19h15, Saturdays 8h45 to 19h15 continuous and Sundays mornings from april to September. In Summer, it is open continuously from 8h45 to 20h Mondays to Saturdays,  and open full day on Sundays. More and for updates here: https://magasins.supercasino.fr/supermarche/quiberon/CS282

Driving out of town it is great to do so on rue du Port Haliguen where the Casino is on, and you past just in front of the Church of Notre Dame de Locmaria in city center. I have written on it several times before. You ,also, drive on the causeway in and out, one road two lanes in and out, and past the historic fort of Penthievre, still a military installation but a site of firing squads assassination during the Nazi occupation.

All the above on photos posted here. Enjoy Quiberon, we came out alright, the crowds were coming in, just need to know the swing ::) Enjoy your Sunday and until next blogtime; Cheers.

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