Presqu’île de Rhuys and Port du Crouesty!

Ok this is another of my glorious updates/revisions in my blog. Just having a blast going back to these wonderful memories of always, especially in 2017, the last year we had the entire family. It is nice happy and sad as I know now my dear late wife Martine is not with us physically anymore. This was one of her favorite areas of our Morbihan. It was a rainy day in the Presqu’île de Rhuys peninsula, but no need to stay home with the place pack with tourists and the beaches restos loaded and of course traffic is well heavy with top black colored rating. We cut across the coastal roads and avoided the traffic so again we went out to one of our favorite places.

We like the peninsula because they have a laidback beach/ocean ambiance, nice natural settings, historical sometimes, and nice seafood restos/bars to just relax and see the world. This is the case for the Presqu’île de Rhuys and it’s star spot the Port du Crouesty.  We went out on our fast motorway/expressway the N165 direction Nantes and got off the exit for Sarzeau following the signs always for it until past it you see Port du Crouesty. First thing you see is the nice Casino JOA of Arzon, the town of which the port is part of.  Great for sporting events on TV, nice drinks and relax ambiance without careful not to spend your mortgage…!

Arzon is a small nice town with a quaint city center/downtown and Church that you can see the belltower from the harbor marina of Crouesty.

We passed this time by Sarzeau, a medium size town for our area with a quant city center/downtown and some interesting market we stop by on our merry go around ways in our area. You are well worth the stop at Le Comptoir Breton for all kinds of locally made goodies from food items to souvenirs. Open every day you can stop by the store or order online.

The next town you should visit is Saint Gildas de Rhuys , this is a bit bigger town , and you have nice quant local markets to buy goodies such as the Spar Supermarket.  Spar is a general grocery market very much in coastal areas which we have tried in several spots all over France. We went around St Gildas one of the oldest town in the area, and it has full of nice beaches and a great abbey (see post).

The best beach at St Gildas for the wild look at it and nice dunes is  plage du Goh Vélin beach , this a vast beachfront wild with nice rocks and the impressive Pointe du Grand Mont rocky overlook nice above it. For the rocky mount Grand Mont is a medium effort walkers route all bordering the beaches and also a bit inland into the marshes.

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Another better beach we like around this area is the Kerver beach or plage du Kerver.  This beach goes into the city limits of Arzon and Port du Crousty as well. It is very expansive white sand beach with plenty of water sports available and snacks beach hut across it. Simply a great family beach and safe waters too; highly recommended. Another nice family beach we like for the amenities, friendly services and great white sandy beach is Fogeo beach or Plage du Fogeo. There are beautiful views from the plage de Goh Vélin  into the outlaying’s islands of Houat and Hoedic and the Quiberon peninsula to the right.

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We finally arrive at our final destination in Port du Crouesty harbor marina, gorgeous area we have been here several times since arriving in the region and my boys enjoyed the tandem bicycle rides on the beaches! This is a huge marina with several sections, a wonderful lighthouse, great harbormaster and restaurant Le Cargo, carrousel rides for the kiddies, bike rentals (Abbis), boating rides, cruises, you name it On the water. It is surrounded by a long line of restaurants and shops all wonderful ::) we love to shop here and especially eat!!! There is a nice Notre Dame du Crouesty Chapel at the tip (it was here in 565 that it was found the intact body of Saint Gildas) , and from the marina promenade you can walk to the wonderful Miramar La Cigale thalassa spa.

We have eaten on several restaurants here ,all good. The last one this lunch was at the Crous’ty Pains bakery,at the place d’Artimon, one of the newest addition to the harbor marina area. The experience was great, big tuna sandwich, nice gourmet caramel filled and glaze cake, big bottle(50 cl) of orangina and a large coffee for 9,40€, good deal, excellent service, good well done for others had all kinds of sandwiches and cakes and it was all good. The merchant’s union has info on the resto here: http://www.ucaarzon.fr/crousty-pain.html

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You will see the nice Maison du Port or harbor house done for all kinds of events and activities with a nice seafaring architecture, and the Capitainerie or harbormaster building with the Le Cargo resto next to it and on top. You will see plenty of seafaring facades of homes and apartment building that gives it a nice quant old look and pleasant for walks at any time.  Again the rain was on and off but another nice outing in the Morbihan Breton, here water is not for discussion; we go out. Another wonderful spot in my Breton lands and you are all welcome to try it.

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The Gulf of Morbihan tourist board on Arzon in French: https://www.golfedumorbihan.bzh/explorer-vannes/decouvrir-vannes/golfe-morbihan/presquile-rhuys/arzon/

The Gulf of Morbihan tourist board on Sarzeau in French: https://www.golfedumorbihan.bzh/explorer-vannes/decouvrir-vannes/golfe-morbihan/presquile-rhuys/sarzeau/

The Gulf of Morbihan tourist board on St Gildas de Rhuys in French: https://www.golfedumorbihan.bzh/explorer-vannes/decouvrir-vannes/golfe-morbihan/presquile-rhuys/saint-gildas/

Enjoy the rest of your weekend wherever you are, and do visit the Presqu’île de Rhuys and its star the Port du Crouesty! And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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