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June 9, 2020

Men Dû beach at La Trinité sur Mer!

Well now we are off the confinement and into traveling again, after a long hiatus beach time is back. And my Bretagne is on tops, beautiful beaches of white sand to enjoy by the whole family. We love it here for the last 9 years!!!

I have many posts on the beaches here in my blog and also on the La Trinité sur Mer or the Trinity on the sea not far from me about 30 minutes if the visitors dont block us lol!! Many come from Europe in the past UK was the top visitor group we will see how the brexit affects this, second are the Germans, and then we see a lot of Irish, Dutch, Spanish, and Italians.

la trinite sur mer

By the Bay of Quiberon, just south of me we have marvels of everything you can come to see in my belle France. From castles , monasteries ,museums, and especially beaches!! Now I grew back patio the Gulf of Mexico so I know a bit about beaches and these ones can compete with any , of course in shorter period.

As time for summer is near let me give some glimpses of beaches we saw again on this long weekend. One of the favorite is the beach at Men Dû in La Trinité sur Mer.

la trinite sur mer

Following the bay road on the D186 on Avenue des Druides and Rue du Men Dù you come to the pine shaded beach of Men Dù (Breton for where is black) a wonderful corner of my world in La Trinité sur Mer, of course the Morbihan 56 of my lovely Bretagne in my belle France. This D186 borders the water from Carnac passing by La Trinité sur Mer and onwards, all gorgeous ride whether by car or bike. Of course, like always once in town or parked by a beach parking, walking is the best.

la trinite sur mer

The Plage du Men-dû is a sandy beach and is shallow. It is the joy of bathers at high tide, and the joy of waders and fishermen on foot at low tide. In the center, overlooks the Ïle de Stuhan or island of. At low water, this islet is connected to the earth by a strip of sand, called a tombolo. You can a local pastime in fishing on foot! A car park with direct access allows you to get to the beach by car with ease. In July and August, a free mini-bus, circulating in the town, serves this beach. During this same period, it has a beach club, which also provides surveillance. It is equipped with public toilets. Pets are not allowed. Finally, a bar-restaurant is located near the beach.

la trinite sur mer

My favorite webpage on beaches in France Plages tv on Men Dû in English: Plages tv on beach at Men Dû La Trinité sur Mer

The city of La Trinité sur Mer on remarkable sites to see including Men DûCity of La Trinite sur Mer on Men Du

General tourist interest from the Bay of Quiberon on La Trinité sur MerTourist office of the Bay of Quiberon on La Trinite sur Mer

And there you go folks another beach heaven in my heavenly Morbihan, with its Gulf name as one of the most beautiful bays in the world!! A select club, here it is for you! World Bays on Morbihan Quiberon

Hope you enjoy the ride and do come and see it for yourselves; La Trinité sur Mer is nice.

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

June 9, 2020

Beaches of Carnac!!!

And we are off folks, season is open just in time for Summer weather. And we came back to check out one of our favorite hangouts here, Carnac. Oh yes plenty written on it and Unesco heritage site on its megaliths stones, but for us the beach ambiance is it. And Carnac, has plenty of good beach ambiance , in fact 5 beaches!

Let me tell you a bit more on my latest haunt in the town of Carnac. Bear in mind, there is Carnac bourg or city center inland and there is Carnac plage or beach,along the ocean where the beaches are of course. Oh yes this is south of me about 30 minutes in my beloved Morbihan dept 56 of my lovely Bretagne and in my belle France!

Ok so the world knows this town of Carnac due to Unesco. However, we come here literally for the beaches and the ambiance in good weather. Sometimes even in bad weather for the ambiance in the restos/bars. The town is great and well known in France and Europe especially UK who in summer months are all over. It’s a splendid beach area just 32 km or so (about 19 miles) from my home.

You follow the signs for Les Plages, and you reach the area of beaches known as Carnac plage.  Here is  one beach after the other, my favorites are Ty Bihan, Légenèse, and the Grande Plage (main central beach). There is also, St Colomban, Beaumer , Pô, and Men Du. It is not for nothing that the city is certified for the quality of its bathing water, and classified in zone A as good quality water. Exceptional natural heritage, the Carnac coastline is preserved. Namely, Carnac also holds the Tourism and Handicap label.

Let me give you a brief introduction to each beach of Carnac ok

The beach of Saint Colomban is the most west of Carnac. all year round, the windsurfing spot in St Colomban is the recognized meeting place for the best windsurfers. Possibility of parking by the beach. No dogs allowed. The plages tv webpage take on it is here in English: Plages TV on St Colomban beach Carnac


Well sheltered from the wind and shaded, Beaumer beach extends east of the Grande Plage after Pointe Churchill. It is the ideal place for shore fishing. Note that the annual shore fishing trips are organized on the foreshore at Beaumer. Dogs not allowed. Parking lot behind the beach. The plages tv webpage take on it is here in English: Plages TV on Beaumer beach Carnac

Légenèse Beach is located west of the Grande Plage and the Carnac Yacht Club. This small format beach is very pleasant. In summer, the beach comes alive with the Marsouins beach club. The plages tv webpage take on it is here in English: Plages TV on Legenese beach Carnac


To the west of the Grande Plage, Ty bihan beach is the place to relax for all ages with a breathtaking view of the bay of Quiberon. Each summer, the Dolphins Club sets up there and offers children many activities: gym, swimming pool, group games etc. Possibility of parking along the beach. Beach prohibited for dogs. The plages tv webpage take on it is here in English: Plages TV Ty Bihan beach Carnac

And I must admit, our favorite . Clear water, fine sand and 2 km long, the Grande Plage de Carnac is a treat for bathers and sunbathers. The Grande Plage is the largest of the five beaches in the city. In summer, swimming is supervised and water sports can be practiced safely. Two beach clubs set up there each summer. To the west of the beach, the Yacht Club welcomes you all year round to experience all kinds of snow sports intensely. A few steps away, you will find many restaurants and shops. La Grande Plage is also accessible to people with motor disabilities thanks to adapted equipment, all this with the presence of qualified staff with bathing assistance, cloakroom, adapted shower and wc. The reception point is open from the 1st weekend in July to the last weekend in August inclusive, every day from 13h to 19h. The Grande Plage site has been certified tourism and disabled since 2007.Possibility of parking along the Grande Plage. No dogs allowed. The plages tv webpage take on it is here in English: Plages TV on the Grande Plage Carnac



And here at the Grande Plage is our favorite beach bar, a bit off the beach a few meters, and a repeat from the other Grande Plage in my Morbihan.  A beach bar installed in Carnac, feet in the sand facing the sea and boulevard de la mer.  Le Fisher club like its twin previously opened in Quiberon, dressed in wood and white, the Fisher is a refreshing bath that comes alive all day long… You can peacefully have your coffee there in the morning, have lunch on the go and then comes the sacred hour of aperitif! Fresh rosé and tapas are timely! More info here in French: Le Fisher club in Carnac

Of course plenty more and you can see my previous posts on beaches of Carnac for more details. This is just down the house from us, very nice indeed and a nice walk in town too. Carnac is Unesco heritage site for its megaliths stones but it has a lot more I say. Hope you enjoy it.

Some webpages to help you plan  your trip here for the beaches are

The city of Carnac on its ocean litoral and beaches in French: City of Carnac on beaches

The tourist office of Carnac on its beaches: Tourist office of Carnac on the beaches

The tourist office of Carnac in English on Children activities on the beaches: Tourist office of Carnac on Children activities on the beaches

Viewsurf webcam on the Grande Plage of CarnacViewsurf webcam on the Grande Plage in Carnac

And there you go folks, you are all set for a wonderful beach summer in Carnac, the very best and close to all of Europe. Airports at Nantes , Rennes and Lorient as well as Dinard. Train stations at Vannes, Lorient, and Auray, even direct from Paris Montparnasse on the TGV. Bus lines even going to Paris from Vannes on OuiBus/bla bla blas etc; and of course the direct toll road A13 autoroute de Normandie direction Rouen/Caen, and then Lorient/Vannes.

Enjoy it as I said, lovely beaches to rival with any. And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!

June 9, 2020

St Colomban Chapel, Carnac!

Well there you know that we are allowed to go out again in force! We of course, hit the beaches, but not just the water. Driving my wonderful road warrior way thru villages of my Morbihan and even in well known and posted in my blog such as Carnac,,,well there is always something wonderful in my beloved Morbihan of my lovely Bretagne and my belle France. 

I like to tell you a bit on a chapel but not just any chapel, according to the locals, this is the Saint Colomban Chapel and it has also a wonderful beach by the same name too!

The Chapelle de Saint-Colomban Chapel is located in the hamlet of the same name, in Carnac. The chapel was built at the end of the 16C; however, the dating is not absolute. This chapel is dedicated to the Irish monk Colomban de Luxeuil (my town had one since 506!) who would have landed in the Carnac region around 610. His ministry made him a patron saint of the weak spirit, which explains the customs still present in the early 20C.


The Saint Colomban Chapel is built in the flamboyant Gothic style and is in the form of a nave about twenty meters long, to which is added, a transept separated from the nave by an ogival arch, this houses an altar dedicated to the Virgin. The north door is dated 1621, but it is after construction, possibly dating from the first restoration of the chapel. Under a brace is a coat of arms carrying a cross loaded with nine twins; coat of arms of the Larlan family, and on a wall a coat of arms with three greyhounds, carried by two angels; coat of arms of the Champion family, the two families who built the Chapel. The western facade is surmounted by a bell tower, pierced with bays and decorated with four pinnacles, and an octagonal turret, in which is housed a spiral staircase. The walls of the nave are decorated with graffiti representing ships. It is the representation of two English carracks from the 16C which would make them the oldest in the Morbihan. This could refer to a British incursion which took place in Locmariaquer in 1548.

A pardon is organized on the first Sunday of August. In addition, entry is free every day in July and August and on request the rest of the year. We will surely be back for the interior. At the same time as the construction of the chapel, was built at around 330 meters, the Saint-Colomban Fountain being part of the same religious complex.

The tourist office of Carnac on its chapels including Saint ColombanTourist office of Carnac on St Colomban Chapel

The tourist office of Carnac on St Colomban Chapel in English: Tourist office of Carnac on St Colomban Chapel

Another gem right smack in a village, of very narrow streets just enough for my car lol! The real driving spirit, and be able to easily and effortless see this marvels is a priviledge I feel lucky. Hope you enjoy the post on the St Colomban Chapel of Carnac

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

June 9, 2020

Musée Archéologique at Carnac!

Hello, well doing my rounds and picking holes in my blog on places dear and close to me. I was looking at this museum and wow do not have a single post on it just words in posts on Carnac. It is about time I give them credit in this post. I stopped by once the restrictions on travel were lifted within 100  km and I am only about 30 from here.

Let me tell you a bit more on the Musée Archéologique James Miln, Zacharie Le Rouzic just south of me in Unesco town of Carnac, Morbihan dept 56 of my Bretagne.

The James Miln Prehistory Museum or Archaeological Museum, Zacharie Le Rouzic, created in 1881 following the legacy of James Miln, is a monothematic museum in the town of Carnac. It also bears the name of the archaeologist Zacharie Le Rouzic. Located in the town center , it has been installed since 1978 in the old presbytery dating from 1877. It was inaugurated as a museum in 1985.  It is considered the first museum in the world for the knowledge of megaliths.


The Association Paysages de mégalithes de Carnac et du sud Morbihan, responsible for preparing and submitting the application for inscription on the site’s Unesco World Heritage List, has its headquarters at the museum.

Following a chronological itinerary, you will discover a rich collection of pottery, ceramics, flint tools or ornaments, which allows you to touch the finger the daily life of the former inhabitants of Carnac! Through plans, models and objects found during the excavations, you also will understand the evolution of funerary architecture. In all, more than 6,600 objects are on display, with a particular predilection for the Neolithic period, which saw the birth of the first megaliths. In summer, activities are offered by the museum, including the discovery of prehistoric musical instruments or the demonstration of engraving on granite.


The Neolithic period is particularly developed: it corresponds to the period of construction of the megaliths, real stone architectures made by men to bury their dead (dolmen, tumulus …) or more symbolic (alignments …). The evolution of funerary architecture is traced, from corridor dolmens to covered alleys. Daily life is told using objects found on archaeological sites (ceramics, flint tools, polished axes, ornaments …). The works, a real working museum of knowledge of our early worlds.Fun for the whole family.


We always find easy parking at the place de la Chapelle next to the museum, and right by the tourist office. The best way to come here as train or bus is limited and mostly in Summers.

Some webpages to help you plan your trip here are

Official webpage of the museum in French: Museum of Carnac on pre history

Tourist office of Carnac on the pre history museum in English: Tourist office of Carnac on the museum

The city of Carnac on the pre history museum in French: City of Carnac on the pre history museum

And there you go another dandy in my beloved Morbihan right by the beaches and around Unesco world heritage sites of Carnac. The museum of pre history is the icing on the cake or day! Hope you enjoy it as we did

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

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