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April 25, 2019

Rhuys peninsula at its best!

Ok so I am bringing you back to another of our fame peninsulas south of me or presqu’îles , I have 3 near me and the Rhuys peninsula is very good indeed. I come here often even recently …as in my posts are many on it. However, there is always something to add for a complete picture of its beauty.

Yes , beaches you will find some of the best in the Atlantic ocean in Summer months here and a plethora of historical stone monuments. I like to tell you about some monuments too. Well , the Presqu’île de Rhuys is large and many things to see, I will just pick for this post the town of Arzon and its adminstrative jurisdiction of Port Navalo and Port du Crouesty. Of course, all this is in the Morbihan dept 56 of Brittany!!

Well as better weather is coming and summer planning is a must will tell you the beaches here with hightlight black my favorites. These are the plage de Port-Blanc aka as  Grande plage at Port-Navalo, plage du Fogeo-Kerjouanno,  plage du Kerver,  plage de Port-Sable , plage de Port-Lenn, Plage des 3 Fontaines, and plage du Tréno.

As promise, the Kerver beach info in English: Tourist office of the Gulf of Morbihan on Kerver beach

And the one at Port Navalo , Port Blanc or Grande PlageTourist office of the Gulf of Morbihan on grande plage big beach

Port Navalo

Arzon located at the end of the peninsula of Rhuys, it is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Morbihan, to the south by the Bay of Quiberon, western part of Mor Braz (Atlantic ocean), and to the east by the commune of Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys. The town has two seaside resorts of very different character: Port-Navalo dating from the beginning of the 20C; the Crouesty, modern seaside resort, in constant development since 1973 and until today, built around the largest marina of the Breton coast.   Right at the end of the peninsula Rhuys it has several points or ending cliffs to the ocean, with great views some of the best are Pointe du Béché; Pointe de Benin; Pointe de Bilgroix: Point of Kerners; Pointe du Monteno; Pointe de Penbert; and Pointe de Saint-Nicolas. Other sites worth a detour are the Notre Dame de l’Assomption Church. The cairn of the Petit Mont ;It houses a monumental ensemble composed of two adjoining Cairns, built in several phases during the Neolithic era, and two dolmens whose rooms are richly decorated with engravings. it faces the island of Houat. The view from its top allows to embrace almost the entire Bay of Quiberon. Official Cairn de Petit Mont

Arzon

Arzon

arzon

The Port-Navalo is a former coastal fishing port dating from the early 20C his coastal resort offers a panorama of Quiberon and Locmariaquer as well as the interior of the Gulf. The lighthouse of the pointe of Port Navalo; since 1840, a lighthouse indicates the entrance to the Gulf of Morbihan. The current lighthouse dates from 1891. Port-Navalo is an excellent refuge in bad weather from south Strait the port is connected by sea links to Belle-Ile, Houat and Hoëdic islands .

Tourist office of the Gulf of Morbihan on Port Navalo

Port Navalo

port navalo

The port of Crouesty is a marina created in 1973 on the site of a marshy area located at the entrance to the Gulf of Morbihan on the territory of the town of Arzon. Today the marina, which has recently been enlarged, can house more than 1 500 pleasure boats on pontoons making it the largest marina in Brittany. A thalassotherapy center is located near the port. This is very nice and my former boss owns a boat here so very nice!

Official Port du Crouesty harbor

Port du Crouesty

Port du Crouesty

This is heavens and very nice can’t say more if you like the boating, beaches, harbors, sea life my place. Hope you have enjoy the brief introduction to the Rhuys peninsula or Presqu’île de Rhuys

Additional webpages to help you plan your trip here

Official Gulf of Morbihan on Arzon

Tourist office of Morbihan dept 56 on Arzon and Rhuys

Tourist office of Brittany on Rhuys peninsula

You will be wise to visit this area, life is always better near the sea I am told and can confirm!!!

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

 

April 25, 2019

Church of Notre Dame de Locmaria at Quiberon!

Well if you have read my blog well, you know this is my favorite area to spent my time in my area. The peninsula of Quiberon is gorgeous and full of interesting spots. I have written widely on it in different posts before, but feel obligated to tell you a bit more on some of our interests that might be of yours too.

Quiberon, been a peninsula has beautiful beaches very much sought out by other Europeans as well (that are already buzzing around here especially the British and Germans). However, it has some interesting monuments located in quant nice city center full of shops, restos,and bars in the bourg or as well call here city center of the administration part of a town.

Therefore, let me tell you a bit more of the Church of Notre Dame de Locmaria in the bourg of Quiberon! The  Église Notre-Dame-de-Locmaria is at the entrance to the old section towards the beaches in city center Quiberon, we were just there for the first time several years back just before a wedding was to take place, very nice, no photos.  It is our walks now when we go in the main road into the town and parked for free by the train station or gare de  Quiberon, and then walk into the beach area minutes away. It is located in city center bourg at Place du Repos.

quiberon

Quiberon

The Church of Notre Dame de Locmaria was built in the 15C when the parish seat was transferred from the prieural Chapel of St Clement to the town, entirely redone in 1654, it will be wearing a Lantern Tower only in the 19C. Ransacked by the English of Admiral Lestock’s army in 1746, it would even serve as a hospital for the chouans and the emigrants in 1795. But it was in 1900 that a storm damaged the Bell Tower destroying much of the roof. The Church in its present form dates from 1906.

quiberon

quiberon

All in beige granite, sober, it occupies the highest point of the town. To see, when open, the Altar of the emigrants Breton in granite and bronze of the 20C ,and a painting of Pierre Roux of 1884, the baptism of Christ. The bells date from 1871 and come from the old church and carry inscriptions to identify them and to know their donors. The first Bell is called “Louise-Marie” and the second Bell is called “Joséphine-Félicité “. There is an ex-voto , a model of the Melpomène, a frigate dated from the 19C . In 1992, new work became necessary after the wall crack.

Quiberon

Some webpages as usual by me to help you plan your trip here and is a must to Quiberon and why not stop by the Church of Our Lady of the Assomption.

City of Quiberon on Religious heritage

Tourist office of Quiberon on heritage

There you go another nice gem to see in beautiful Quiberon peninsula. And to add around the Church you have the city center admin area with plenty of shops to spent your day shopping away as well!

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

 

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