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December 18, 2019

Quiberon is worth coming back!

Ok ok if you read my blog , you know have written plenty of posts on this beautiful peninsula and main city especially. I will be doing some update photos on the Presqu’ïle de Quiberon and especially here on its main city of Quiberon. All of this of course in my lovely Morbihan dept 56 of the beautiful region of Bretagne.

Winter is coming and humid dark nights , the tourists are gone and the whole is for us! Of course, less crowded and businesses adjust their hours in tourist needed laden Quiberon. It is about 40 km from home at the tip and one road the D768 takes you all the way with a bit of incursion into the expressway N165 or voie express, and then continue on the D768. The time varies according to the season and the crowds but always less than an hour from home. It is our beach area town central since coming to live in this part of the world in 2011.

Let me update with some new photos the things we pick up on our last visit this week.

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Oh yes there is a Gare or train station in Quiberon use only in Summers and a bus line 1 from the train station in Auray , the rest is by car.

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Oh yes the nice Church of Notre Dame de Locmaria in old town city center is always imposing upon arriving in Quiberon. WE did as what we like best, park for free at the train station and walk all the way in seeing all these wonderful places of forever!

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Well , don’t you know it, there is cinema in Quiberon. Le Paradis or paradise indeed on Rue du Phare or lighthouse street. And four screens to boot! Lovely near Place Hoche and the big beach or Grande Plage. The best combination after a movie is to walk on the beach or vice versa!

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Above is place Hoche looking towards Place Varquez and the spot of the market or marché!  And

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The view on a winter day from place Hoche towards the Grande Plage or Big Beach!

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Of course, even our favorite hangout is closed before Christmas at Place Hoche, the wonderful L‘Esplanade Café of our friend who did lived in New York City once !

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And once you are around the big beach, why not walk a bit further and see the Gare Maritime or marine terminal for our wonderful cruises to the outlaying islands in the Gulf of Morbihan and even the Atlantic Ocean!

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And just of course by the marine terminal see thru the building of Port Maria and seee the green lighthouse! Just up from the cinema Le Paradis at 11 Rue du Phare.

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And on a round tour of the city center we came back to the train station passing by the downtown or city center or centre ville at place de la Duchesse Anne . Another nice day in nice Quiberon. Hope you enjoy it and maybe one day visit this wonderful town, and why not stop by for drink !

Oh yes as usual from me here are two important webpages for Quiberon.

City of Quiberon tourist office

Tourist office of Bay of Quiberon on Quiberon

Tourist office of dept 56 Morbihan on Quiberon

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

 

December 18, 2019

The markets of Quiberon

And now going down on the peninsula of Quiberon and all the way to the tip at the town of Quiberon our favorite spot here and we love it. This is of course a peninsula with beaches on both sides and marinas. However, the best are the markets.

This is another favorite with least photos lol! We come here often even if not in the market we stay across the street. The market day in Quiberon is huge in Summers with visitors abound, then it reduces to just a trickle of locals in the coming months and in some spots it is completely stop. Very seasonal but nice in high season Summer months.

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Anyway low or high season we come here for the ambiance and have a pint leisurely with locals and the merchants we know. It’s a escape from the house too!

Every Saturday morning from 8h to 13h on a large area that starts in the Place du Varquez parking and spills over the Esplanade Hoche just facing the Grande Plage or big beach!

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There is a Bio market on Mondays from 16h3O to 20h30 at Place Duchesse Anne until end of summer . The Wednesdays from 8h to 13h there is food market at Place de Port Haliguen. 

However, the big one and nicest is at the Varquez/Hoche as above. Hope you enjoy a day at the beach and some open market stalls in wonderful Quiberon.

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City of Quiberon on the markets

Tourist office of the Bay of Quiberon on the town

There you go some introduction to the market at Quiberon, hope you plan to be there when in season and take advantage of a great event; there is always activities around it and plenty of restos and bars too!

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

 

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