Carnac, the Grande Plage!!!

And here I bring you and me back to our wonderful closest beach in my beautiful Morbihan, in my lovely Bretagne, and my belle France. This is Carnac, an Unesco world heritage site but with beach ambiance to boot in good weather of course. We love it at the Grande Plage or big beach of Carnac! Let me tell you a bit more as many posts in my blog already.

The town has two section separated by about 2 km, there is  Carnac bourg or the main adminstrative city , and Carnac Plage or beachside. We need to move on so with the boys we came back to our family corner of the world. We used to come here a lot with my dear late wife Martine as it  is only 24 km or about 15 miles from our house. Proving this love for the area ,I have done several posts in my blog on the beach town.  

The town of Carnac is a must to come with the alignment megaliths stone that are Unesco World Heritage site There is guided visits duration about one hour from the tourist office, where you can go right next to the stones This is the largest megaliths space in Europe! There are about 3000 stones or menhirs here!!

However, the beach is superb. Great family place in a small compact shopping and eating area all parallel to the beaches. There is a little train or petit train that takes you in one sweep around the megaliths and the beach area with 39 sites narrated  Best to take at Carnac Plage port En Drö. More on the little train here:


The beaches are plenty starting looking at Carnac from the right to left you have:: St Colomban on an wall promenade road, and the lookout point of Pointe St Colomban; then comes the Ty Bihan beach, a dent on the continent but nice and smallist, follow by Légenéses beach or plage de Légenéses smallist taken you to the yacht club of Carnac and the Port En Drô harbor to the marshes. Then comes,the Grande Plage or big beach, this is absolutely wonderful and our favorite for hangouts and swimming; follow by a smaller beach of Beaumer ,and then the unique Men-Du beach on a big harbor dent with the possibility in low tides to walk to the island of Stuhan or île de Stuhan on your way to La Trinité-sur-Mer beaches (see post).


The Grande Plage is 2 km of fine and beach with a south exposition, with beach cabins is a must for all families ,in season, the beach is with lifeguards protection.  There are two children clubs in season.  The beach is rated A for water safety in France. You won’t go wrong here, and I tell my family this one can match any and I grew up in beach areas in the Caribbean! Parking is available even right along the beach on the boulevard de la plage!


Here we remember in family coming for our snacks on the boulangerie Mercier on ave des Druides, and the nice cold beers and food at the old Memestra, today another change of owner and name call Lulu à la plage; the shops and restos at le Passage de la Fontaine, and the Club Fisher on the Grande plage itself for drinks and snacks while enjoying the sea , superb. Also, at Quiberon.



We remember the movies at the Rex Cinema, a nice small two screen cinema that is so cool. And of course, the Le Marigny tabac to get our euro million lotto and a café ,just great, my father always ask me to buy here his lotto ticket when around.


The Carnac tourist office on the Grande Plage

This is a beach site , I follow for several years now and very reliable with good info on the Grande Plage:

The Morbihan dept 56 tourist board on Carnac:

The Brittany region tourist board on Carnac Grande Plage

Of course the beach side is a lot more a nice walk on its quant streets will make you realize this is easy living at its best. Oh the sea is wonderful indeed. This is  a lovely town ,again I insist a must to see with the family. We love it ,and now many memories for us coming here. I hope you enjoy it too as we do.

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

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