Bénodet , The Riviera Bretonne!!

And my updates continue, great initiative I took in these different days of ours. I have written before but really need to bring to date the text and links. The photos are from 2017.

Let me tell you a bit about Bénodet, the Riviera Bretonne indeed. As the coasts around here all wonderful.

The main reason of me coming Sunday was to visit this beach town. We made the best of the day and visited other towns.  However, Bénodet was it. It is part of the new  Riviera Bretonne and a five stars beach area. More on the Riviera Bretonne:

The town is located in the pays Fouesnantais,and extends from the cove of Penfoul (extension of the Odet river) to the small harbor of Sainte-Marine (Combrit) located across in the pays Bigouden, until the cove of petit Moulin and the cove of Groasguen that opens to the white sea ( a lagoon that creates a small interior sea between the towns of Fouesnant and Bénodet).

Bénodet is easily reach from my house; a little more than an hour along the N165 to exit just by Quimper that tells you Bénodet, here take the road D44 and just follow the signs!

Entering town you can stop to the Biscuiterie de Bénodet for some goodies from the area and Brittany in general. This is on the D44 road coming into town, or out. Webpage: https://www.biscuiteriedebenodet.com/


This is really a beach, sea town with connections to the gorgeous Glénan islands on the Vedette de l’Odet , as well as the river. This trips are taken from the harbor area, and there is a wonderful marina too.

You have several choices of beaches but I will tell you two. Coq plage has a nice Coq lighthouse and a bigger Pyramide lighthouse inland; with beautiful mansions and a nice beach for the entire family. Then, you come to Trez plage ,the main circular one with all the actions,and amenities even changing stalls and many with direct access to the mansions behind them. city of Bénodet on the lighthouses: https://www.benodet.fr/notre-destination/lieux-a-decouvrir/patrimoine-histoire-musee-du-bord-de-mer/les-phares/




I took a picture of a great mansion, and behold it is a Moorish minaret and indeed a wonderful nice restaurant L’Alhambra,  that should be hit next time by yours truly. City of Bénodet on the Moorish minaret:  https://www.benodet.fr/notre-destination/lieux-a-decouvrir/patrimoine-histoire-musee-du-bord-de-mer/le-minaret/


Of course ,there is a nice seaside museum and casino Barriére that I should be back too; this was just a sample and the place looks marvelous. There is ,also, a Escale Spa! and a Carousel for kids on a hill overlooking the harbor and beaches.

It is very much a Riviera by a river and many upscale amenities with a clean , chic , quaint outlook; we drove by the residential areas and all looks wonderful.  See the wonderful Chapelle de Perguet as this was the name of the town until 1878! and the Church!


See the beach bordering nice Corniche de la Mer and Corniche de l’Estuaire along the set up concert structure for the summer; and the great pasarelle with more changing rooms and the Children playground on the beach.


You will see the Petit  Train passing along the beach area, quant always nice for a ride with the family , and the wonderful beach sights. City of Bénodet info webpage: https://www.benodet.fr/equipement-loisir/celtictrain-benodet/


The French riviera on Bénodethttps://www.rivierabretonne.com/la-riviera-bretonne/les-incontournables/10-sites-incontournables-sur-la-riviera-bretonne/

The tourist office of Bénodethttps://www.benodet-tourism.co.uk/

The city of Bénodet on things to see/do: https://www.benodet.fr/notre-destination/lieux-a-decouvrir/

In all, it was a good trip, really enjoyed the town, and sure will be back for more in detail look at Bénodet. In Summer is tops from any point of view me think, and I know about beaches having been born in one and al….

Hope you enjoy the ride, and remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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