Moëlan Sur Mer revisited!

I went out today to see some of the coastal towns of my lovely Brittany , both in Finistére dept 29 and Morbihan my dept 56. And of course , more gems and more beauty to behold and the weather was perfect at 22C sunny glorious by the coast.

I have been around here of course, but time told me to come back. Sometimes no matter how many times you come to a place there are always some things missed. So if we like a place, we come back for more bits of it slowly nicely the right way. Of course, I am lucky to be living nearby ! So let me tell you a bit more on Moëlan Sur Mer in the Finistére dept 29.

Moëlan-sur-Mer  is a town on the shores of the Atlantic coastline. The town is very cut off to the west, the Belon river is a ria that penetrates deep inland and separates Moëlan-sur-Mer from the town of Riec-sur-Bélon (more of it later), and to the east the rias of Brigneau and Merrien, which house two small ports; the remainder of the coastline is formed mostly of low rocky cliffs of between 10 and 20 meters in height generally, looking south-westerly and a general orientation fairly rectilinear for its west half, from the tip of Kerhern to the west to that from Beg Moc’h to the east; the eastern half of the Atlantic coastline of the town is more carved and sinuous due to the presence, in addition to the two aforementioned rias of Brigneau and Merrien, of several small apses such as the anse du Poulguen, porz Bali, Porz Chinec, Porz Teg, Porz Lamal, which, as their name implies, had to serve in the past as natural hasps, of stranding ports. There are two large beaches, Kerfany-les-Pins, between the pointe de Minbriz and the pointe de Kerhern, facing port Manec’h, and Trénez, as well as three ports, the port of Belon, on the river of the same name, the port of Brigneau and the port of Merrien. Near Trénez, the Île Percée island, accessible by a sand road at low tide, is also part of Moëlan-sur-Mer.

The entrance dike of the port of Brigneau was built in 1890. The small port of Merrien is topped by a stone construction called the House of Customs Officers. Its Marina has a capacity to host 160 boats on pontoons and six places for visitors. The writer Jean Merrien chose this pen name by attachment to this little port.

The oyster aquaculture activity begins in the Belon estuary (I am indeed in heaven) in the mid-19C, then, the Sieur du Balay installs its first oyster park in 1857, the Solminihac family began this activity in 1864, the Cadoret family in 1872. In about twenty years, the ria du Bélon metamorphosed with the creation of many oyster parks in place of the previous mudflats. Around 1900, the reputation of the Belon, a flat oyster, is already great. Two establishments ostréicoles located on its shores: the establishments Kermagoret, since 1960, and the establishments Morvan, since 1973.

Kerfany-les-Pins is a beach exposed to the west, framed by two wooded cliffs of pine umbrellas. This seaside resort faces port Manec-h, located on the right bank of the estuary common to the rias of Aven and Belon.

The parish Church of Saint-Melaine, built in 1876-1878 on the site of a former oratory destroyed in the 9C, and of an ancient churches restored in 1599. See my previous post on the Church in my blog here: https://paris1972-versailles2003.com/2019/04/07/moelan-sur-mer-and-st-melaine/

More photos of today on the inside here

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Some further webpages to help you plan your trip here are

City of Moelan sur Mer on heritage

Tourist office of Quimperle Terre Oceane on Moelan sur Mer

All along you need a car but its worth it. Beautiful coastal towns full of sea life and the bounties from it are endless here. Just love it: again indeed lucky to be here, and you are welcome to come and let me know ok. Moëlan Sur Mer is another dandy in the Finistére.

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

 

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