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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




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!!!


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