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September 3, 2018

A revisit to La Trinité sur Mer!

So as Summer is beginning to fade away, and Fall is upon us as well as the return to work, let me bring you up to date on a beautiful harbor town in my beloved Morbihan Breton. This is boater’s heaven indeed!

I have already been several times to La Trinité sur Mer or the Trinity on the sea, this is an idyllic setting for an afternoon or morning beach time. It is just south of me a few km easy.

La Trinité-sur-Mer was created in 1864, in the Department 56 of Morbihan in the region of Bretagne. The city stretches over 800 meters along the Crac’h River, where the large, well-sheltered estuary hosts the many oyster parks destined for the spat harvest. A small fishing port, a busy marina and shipyards bring a great animation to the seaside city which has beautiful beaches along the peninsula of Kerbihan.

A bit of history I like

It was from the 13C that traces of the village and its port were found. Saline activity is very important for several centuries. The village developed around the maritime trade and the small community prospered. But in 1931, the government took a protectionist measure to promote the collieries of France. Maritime trade stopped in La Trinité-sur-Mer. The village then turned to fishing. The old auction, demolished in 1923, was rebuilt, and the schooners left the place for the fishing boats. Today, the fishing port has turned into a marina with the rise of nautical tourism. The oyster is also well-present at La Trinité-sur-Mer.

la trinite sur mer

la trinite sur mer

Things to see

The Kerisper Bridge joins Saint-Philibert by crossing the river Crac’h. Originally, it was a steel bridge, designed by Gustave Eiffel and inaugurated in 1901. It was destroyed in 1944 by the Nazis and rebuilt between 1956 and 1958, in the form of an arc bridge of 203 meters long. Several Megalithic sites such as the alignment of Petit-Ménec; covered driveway of Er-Roh; Dolmen of Kermarker;Dolmen of Mané Rohr; Dolmens of Mané-Kervilor, and tumulus of Er-Velenc-Losquet. Also, Saint Joseph’s Church.

la trinite sur mer

The two large beaches exposed to the south on the bay, the Kervillen guarded by a SNSM and the Men-Du emergency station in front of the island of Stuhan to which it is connected at low tide by a tombolo, welcome the swimmers and lovers of fishing on foot in low tide; With their leisure clubs, and equipped with public toilets and showers, they are accessible to people with reduced mobility and lined with car parks. Smaller beaches exposed to the East open on the channel of the Crac’h, crossed by the numerous pleasure boats that join the port: They also allow the fishing on foot in the mudflat of the Vaneresse, discovered at low tide and stretching all the long the channel to the port, but also swimming at high tide in reserved spaces forbidden to navigation.

La Trinite sur mer

La trinite sur mer

For eating the Aux Terraces de la Plage is a great creperie (the local food delicacies) done in many shapes and colors ::) this one with a great view of the harbor at the beach of Kervillen.

Some webpages to help you plan your trip here in addition to my blog posts are

City of La Trinité sur Mer:

Tourist office La Trinité sur Mer :

Tourist office of Dept 56 Morbihan :

A lovely port marina and full of restaurants, even one overlooking the harbor. See it in my previous posts.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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