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May 19, 2018

The big beach ambiance at Carnac, Grande Plage!

Ok rather than make a long post I split in two, the latest on Carnac. As in reality there are two in one with Carnac bourg and Carnac plage.

And here we are on another Saturday already with sunny nice weather temps around 20C or about 70F no rain, just perfect for the beach. We need to move on so with the boys we came back to our family nice beats in our corner of the world. We used to come here a lot with mom as it is only 24 km or about 15 miles from our house.

Proving this love for the area ,I counted 7 posts in my blog on the beach town. Of course, I am talking about Carnac, in the Morbihan Breton.

The town is a must to come with the alignment megaliths stone that are Unesco World Heritage site There is guided visits duration about one hour from the tourist office, where you can go right next to the stones This is the largest megaliths space in Europe! There are about 3000 stones or menhirs here

However, the beach is superb. Great family place in a small compact shopping and eating area all parallel to the beaches. There is a little train or petit train that takes you in one sweep around the megaliths and the beach area with 39 sites narrated  Best to take at Carnac Plage port En Drö for 7,50€ adults and 4,50€ child under 12 It goes from 10h to 17h30 at this time but in summer, July/August it goes from 9h30 to 18h30. More info here: http://www.petittrain-carnac.com/carnac?language=en

The beaches are plenty starting looking at Carnac from the right to left you have:: St Colomban on an wall promenade road, and the lookout point of Pointe St Colomban; then comes the Ty Bihan beach, a dent on the continent but nice and smallist, follow by Légenéses beach or plage de Légenéses smallist taken you to the yacht club of Carnac and the Port En Drô harbor to the marshes. Then comes,the Grande Plage or big beach, this is absolutely wonderful and our favorite for hangouts and swimming; follow by a smaller beach of Beaumer ,and then the unique Men-Du beach on a big harbor dent with the possibility in low tides to walk to the island of Stuhan or île de Stuhan on your way to La Trinité-sur-Mer beaches.

The Grande Plage is here on the tourist office of Carnac: http://www.carnactourism.co.uk/node/454

The tourist office of the region Brittany on the Grande Plage: http://www.brittanytourism.com/to-see-to-do/beaches-and-seaside-activities/beaches/la-grande-plage6

The Morbihan dept 56 tourist office on Carnac: http://www.morbihan-tourism.co.uk/home/discover/morbihan/the-main-destinations/carnac

This is a beach site Plages.tv , I follow for several years now and very reliable with good info. http://en.plages.tv/detail/grande-plage-carnac-56340

The Yacht Club of Carnac has a webcam on the beaches that is very nice video type showing and I have it on the Grande  Plage:  http://www.yccarnac.com/webcam.html

The Grande Plage is 2 km of fine and beach with a south exposition, with beach cabins is a must for all families ,in season, the beach is with lifeguards protection.  There are two children clubs in season.  The beach is rated A for water safety in France. You won’t go wrong here, and I tell my family this one can match any and I grew up in beach areas in the Caribbean! Parking is available even right along the beach on the boulevard de la plage!

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Grande Plage central area

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Grande Plage left toward la trinite sur mer

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Grande Plage right towards the yacht club

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Grande Plage to ave Miln crossing before the blvd de la plage

Here we remember in family coming for our snacks on the boulangerie Mercier on ave des Druides, and the nice cold beers and food at the old Memestra, today another change of owner and name call Lulu à la plage; the shops and restos at le Passage de la Fontaine, and the Club Fisher on the Grande plage itself for drinks and snacks while enjoying the sea , superb. Also, at Quiberon. More here: https://www.lefisher.fr/carnac/

Lulu à la plage is here: http://www.carnactourism.co.uk/detail/72ba6b4efef7e28593cbd026abd57ec7/549864

We remember the movies at the Rex Cinema, a nice small two screen cinema that is so cool. And of course, the Le Marigny tabac to get our euro million lotto and a café ,just great, my father always ask me to buy here his ticket when around.  Here is the cinema on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CinemaRexCarnac/?fref=ts

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boulangerie Mercier on ave des druides

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early for le Fisher club on the Grande Plage

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Le Marigny tabac on ave de miln and druids corner

Of course the beach side is a lot more a nice walk on its quaint streets will make you realize this is easy living at its best. Oh the sea is wonderful indeed.

This is  a lovely town ,again I insist a must to see with the family. We love it ,and now many memories for us coming here with my Martine . I hope you enjoy it too as we do. Again, happy travels, good health ,and many cheers! Enjoy the weekend

 

May 19, 2018

Big beach and nice laid back ambiance , this is Carnac!

And here we are on another Saturday already with sunny nice weather temps around 20C or about 70F no rain,just perfect for the beach. We need to move on so with the boys we came back to our family nice beats in our corner of the world. We used to come here a lot with mom as it is only 24 km or about 15 miles from our house. Proving this love for the area ,I counted 7 posts in my blog on the beach town. Of course, I am talking about Carnac, in the Morbihan Breton.

But wait, these are really two towns in one. First, we have Carnac bourg or the inland city with the main Church and city hall; and then we have Carnac plage or beachside with the big beach, shops, restos and just laid back ambiance. See next post on the beach side

With seven posts here will not give you the history of it, just that the alignments here are Unesco World Heritage Site. Let me tell you it is just down from my house on the D768 and then a quick turn into the D119 to Carnac bourg , really easy and as we got early by 10h30 we found easy parking at the place de la Chapelle next to the Pre History museum and right by the tourist office. This weekend as it was a Pentecost holiday  we had free parking too here. We took a quick tour of the tourist office as I think it is always essential no matter how many times you come to a place. There are always changes and we notice. Forgot to tell you about the official megalith alignment page in English here: The Menhirs alignment of Carnac

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entrance to pre history museum

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place de la Chapelle back of tourist office

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Chapelle de la congregation place de la Chapelle

Place de la Chapelle with hotel marine and afar Church St Cornély

place de la chapelle tourist office

The town is very nice and small on the bourg side and then a short ride to the beach side for more walks. Other than the Pre History museum , webpage here; http://www.museedecarnac.com/en/accueil.html

The other must to see here is the Church Saint Cornély, a jewel itself and one of the best renaissance Churches in France! It is from the 17C. Tourist office in English here: http://www.carnactourism.co.uk/detail/fbff08068c24da45a957692628c4e564/549825

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Saint Cornely Church back side

There is a huge choice of shops and restos here. One of our favorite shopping for souvenirs and gifts is Korrigans on rue Saint Cornély just off the Church. They have no webpage but easy to find just go around the Church on your right hand side facing it. The other is an old timer used to be called Cozy restaurant , it was the first place I ate here back in 2011. Well , as we can’t keep up with the choices and changes around here lol! They have new owners and new name not tested yet call Les Caprices d’Anaïs. Here is their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Les-caprices-dAna%C3%AFs-1017058998335526/

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Korrigans gift store off rue Saint Cornely my boys outside

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les caprices d’Anais front old cozy

Again, so much to see here on the bourg , city center. Thinking about, will do a second post on the beachside, so can show you more photos. This is one to come with the whole family if ever in this corner of the world and of course let me know ok.

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the Kermario megalith stone Unesco world heritage site

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plenty of gifts off rue Saint Cornely by the Church

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rue Saint Cornely further from the square of same name

This is  a lovely town again I insist a must to see with the family. We love it and now many memories for us coming here with my Martine . I hope you enjoy it too as we do. Again, happy travels, good health ,and many cheers! Enjoy the weekend

 

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