Presqu’île de Rhuys and the star Port du Crouesty!

Oh well another rainy day in the Morbihan, but no need to stay home with the place pack with tourists and the beaches restos loaded and of course traffic is well heavy black rating. We cut across the coastal roads and avoid the traffic so again we went out to one of our favorite places.

We like the peninsula because they have a laidback beach/ocean ambiance, nice natural settings, historical sometimes, and nice seafood restos/bars to just relax and see the world. This is the case for the Presqu’île de Rhuys and it’s star spot the Port du Crouesty.

I have written before and you can find those posts in search space. The tourist office for the area is http://www.rhuys.com/accueil/decouvrir/une-destination-5-communes

We went out on our fast motorway/expressway the N165 direction Nantes and got off the exit for Sarzeau following the signs always for it until past it you see Port du Crouesty. First thing you see is the nice Casino JOA of Arzon, the town of which the port is part of.  Great for sporting events on TV, nice drinks and relax ambiance without careful not to spend your mortgage…more info here: http://www.joa-casino.com/Casinos-Loisirs/CASINO-JOA-D-ARZON

Arzon is a small nice town with a quaint city center/downtown and Church that you can see the belltower from the harbor marina of Crouesty. ON the tourism webpage bit more on Arzon here: http://www.rhuys.com/accueil/decouvrir/la-presquile-de-rhuys/arzon

We passed this time by Sarzeau, a medium size town for our area with a quaint city center:downtown and some interesting market we stop by on our merry go around ways in our area. You are well worth the stop at Le Comptoir Breton for all kinds of locally made goodies from food items to souvenirs. Open every day you can stop by the store or order online. More on it here: http://www.lecomptoirbreton.fr/PBCPPlayer.asp?ID=1701037

And the tourist office take on the town here: http://www.rhuys.com/accueil/decouvrir/la-presquile-de-rhuys/sarzeau

The next town you should visit is Saint Gildas de Rhuys , this is a bit bigger town , and you have nice quaint local markets to buy goodies such as the Spar Supermarket.  Spar is a general grocery market very much in coastal areas which we have tried in several spots all over France; their local webpage is here:  http://www.rhuys.com/accueil/decouvrir/la-presquile-de-rhuys/arzon

We went around St Gildas one of the oldest town in the area, and it has full of nice beaches and a great abbey. More on it on the tourist office here: http://www.rhuys.com/accueil/decouvrir/la-presquile-de-rhuys/sarzeau

The best beach at St Gildas for the wild look at it and nice dunes is  plage du Goh Vélin beach , this a vast beachfront wild with nice rocks and the impressive Pointe du Grand Mont rocky overlook nice above it.  For the beach here is more in English: http://www.rhuys.com/st-gildas-de-rhuys/plage-du-goh-velin/tabid/4488/offreid/f458f379-0ecc-492c-8f55-5f14119573d8

For the rocky mount Grand Mont is a medium effort walkers route all bordering the beaches and also a bit inland into the marshes; more here in English. I put this for info; as we are not really into walking around ::) http://www.rhuys.com/accueil/a-faire/randonnee-pedestre/rando-du-grand-mont

See the photo map for the location of the Grand Mont ,and the beach of Gov Vélin.

Saint Gildas du Rhuys

Another better beach we like around this area is the Kerver beach or plage du Kerver.  This beach goes into the city limits of Arzon and Port du Crousty as well. It is very expansive white sand beach with plenty of water sports available and snacks beach hut across it. Simply a great family beach and safe waters too; highly recommended. More in English here: http://www.rhuys.com/st-gildas-de-rhuys/plage-du-kerver/tabid/4488/offreid/d1f6c448-d1e6-4f4e-8109-b35bc3b7b534

Another nice family beach we like for the amenities, friendly services and great white sandy beach is Fogeo beach or Plage du Fogeo; more here: http://www.rhuys.com/arzon/plage-du-fogeo/tabid/4488/offreid/fa64ae37-07b1-439b-8022-74bd6ef78b5c

There are beautiful views from the beach of Goh Vélin  into the outlaying’s islands of Houat and Hoedic and the Quiberon peninsula to the right. You can see the photo map with location of these islands.

Saint Gildas de Rhuys

We finally arrive at our final destination in Port du Crouesty harbor marina, gorgeous area we have been here several times since arriving in the region and my boys enjoyed the tandem bicycle rides on the beaches!  More on the tourist office here: http://www.rhuys.com/accueil/decouvrir/la-presquile-de-rhuys/port-du-crouesty

This is a huge marina with several sections, a wonderful lighthouse, great harbormaster and resto Le Cargo, carrousel rides for the kiddies, bike rentals (Abbis), boating rides, cruises, you name it On the water. It is surrounded by a long line of restaurants and shops all wonderful ::) we love to shop here and especially eat!!!

There is a nice Notre Dame du Croisty Chapel at the tip (it was here in 565AD they found the intact body of Saint Gildas) , and from the marina promenade you can walk to the wonderful Miramar La Cigale thalassa spa.

We have eaten on several restaurants here ,all good. The last one this lunch was at the Crous’ty Pains bakery,at the place d’Artimon, one of the newest addition to the harbor marina area. The experience was great, big tuna sandwich, nice gourmet caramel filled and glaze cake, big bottle(50 cl) of orangina and a large coffee for 9,40€, good deal, excellent service, good well done for others had all kinds of sandwiches and cakes and it was all good. no webpage yet but not far from main square at wharf marker M on the marina.

You will see the nice Maison du Port or harbor house done for all kinds of events and activities with a nice seafaring architecture, and the Capitainerie or harbormaster building with the Le Cargo resto next to it and on top. More on the harbormaster here: https://www.passeportescales.com/fr/port-du-crouesty/318-port-du-crouesty

You will see plenty of seafaring facades of homes and apartment building that gives it a nice quaint old look and pleasant for walks at any time.  Again the rain was on and off but another nice outing in the Morbihan Breton, here water is not for discussion; we go out. Another wonderful spot in my Breton lands and you area all welcome to try it.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend wherever you are, and happy travels. Cheers!

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3 Comments to “Presqu’île de Rhuys and the star Port du Crouesty!”

  1. It is hard to avoid the holiday makers in France this time of year due to its geographical position as it seems to be in the middle of everything: just about every European car passes through this country either to stop or on their way somewhere else. Brittany in particular is a magnet for British people. Port du Crouesty looks very nice and tranquil, though. We try to stay off the beaten track, but even then, the traffic is hard to avoid. We are off to the hills north of Béziers on Monday hoping for cooler weather and less people.

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    • oh yes they are all over and indeed Brittany is the second home of the British, seen them everywhere even in my town lol! We know the C roads to get around traffic. Yes that is a very nice area and less crowded a bit as it is south of Vannes. Keep up with the hills and enjoy your trip;mine does not start for another 10 days ::)

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