Locmariaquer, the port!

So moving right along in my gorgeous Morbihan breton dept 56 of my lovely Bretagne in my belle France, I come to a familiar place so close yet not been in a while. Time for renewing the ties with Locmariaquer only 28 mins from my house!

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Gallo-Roman remains were discovered to the east and south of Locmariaquer during the 18C. Since then, new research indicates thermal baths, a wall, other walls and burials. The locality was probably an important city of Antiquity. It has been advance the hypothesis that Locmariaquer could have been a place of residence of the Breton king Waroch.

This is an old town with many menhir or megaliths stones around ,done several posts on the monument here and will come back for more. However, for today let me tell you about the port or harbor area of Locmariaquer!

It is a cruise harbor, fishing village, with good beaches and megaliths ancient stones all in one. The port of Locmariaquer is an old coastal fishing port dating from the beginning of the 20C. Located at the entrance to the Gulf of Morbihan, opposite Port-Navalo on the Rhuys peninsula, the port of Locmariaquer offers a panorama of the Gulf of Morbihan and the Auray river.

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If the Romans of antiquity already knew the natural deposits of the flat oyster, it was not until the end of the 19C to see oyster farming appear. The town of Locmariaquer was then considered the cradle of the flat oyster. The first concessions in the Auray river were issued in 1882. But in 1973-1974, the flat oyster of the Gulf of Morbihan was decimated, even wiped out by two parasites. It was then that the culture of the Japanese oyster was introduced. Today, the oyster farmer has become a cupped oyster farmer in the Gulf and Saint-Philibert river or ria. The flat oyster is harvested and farmed mainly in the bay of Quiberon.

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The town of Locmariaquer is located at the western mouth of the Gulf of Morbihan and has many beaches overlooking the bay of Quiberon, the western part of Mor Braz which opens access to the Atlantic Ocean.

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The port of Locmariaquer is a vibrant spot with great views and pretty marina with plenty of stores and restos going from the inland square to the port area square or Place Dariorigum 

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Further info on the port can be found here in French: http://www.locmariaquer.fr/le-port-page-56-rub-7.html

There are many cruises departing from this port by the Vedette angelus and Navix companies, we had enjoy more the Navix. And plenty of times having lunch at the Créperie Les ïles or the resto brasserie hotel L’Escale!

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In all is a pleasant trip away from home yet close and enjoy some beach time while enjoying the views of the port boats. Fun for the whole family. Hope you enjoy the run on Locmaraquer and read next posts.

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

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