A paradise found, La Trinité sur Mer!!!

Indeed , this is a paradise just south of me and we love it. One of our hangouts and with nice weather even more. I am updating again in these times of our world and bringing back many memorable moments of our trips as a family together. Let me bring you back to you and me the paradise found of La Trinité sur Mer!!!

It never cease to amaze me of the gems we have in my beautiful Bretagne just needs to be seen more. I am always wondering where to go as always a difficult decision to make. However, going to La Trinité sur Mer is sublime. This is heavens for boaters, but a great leisure day can be spend here, more if you decide to partake the wonderful beaches..

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I have written about La Trinité sur Mer  before in my posts. So this is a recap with some common information. To start ,I always look up the tourist office ,often overlook but can be a friendly introduction to the place you are visiting; the tourist office in La Trinité sur Mer is nice.  Then for bit more on transports I take a look at the city mayor’s site , let me tell you by bus line 1  Auray-Carnac-Quiberon ,you can connect from Paris Montparnasse to Auray and there take this bus to LTM. Of course, we come by car , off the N165 expressway exit on D28  dir St Philbert, and find easy free parking at Place du Voulien (except market days), Stade de la Vigie, Le Poulbert by rue du Men Du,dir Carnac, and Le Men Du by the beach.   There is a small parking above the main street Kermogat.

The highlights for me here other than seeing the boats, and walking the upper city hilly street all with beautiful views of the bay below is to eat or beach activities.  There is a great bridge over the harbor, pont de Kerister, and a nice resto A l’etage just by the end of the marina with good food and great views; upper floor with a cold one lazy outlook you can spend several hours there lol!!!  The bridge of Kerister the new one from 1956 but was initially conceptualise by Gustave Eiffel (you know him?). 

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Oh yes the beaches, well give the names, Port Men Allen,Kerbihan, Kervillen (the best), and Le Men Du. Some further info on the beaches here:

Plage du Port, is a small sandy beach exposed to the East, located along the side trail with green surroundings. It is the closest to the city center, and the view stretches from the Kerisper bridge to the channel’s exit. It is accessible only from the coastal path sentier des douaniers.

The beach of Plage du Men-Dû  is a fine sandy beach facing South. It’s shallow. It makes the joy of bathers at high tide, and the joy of wading and fishing by foot on shallow waters at low tide. In the center, dominates the island of Stuhan (l’île de Stuhan). At low seas, this islet is connected to landside by a strip of sand, called tombolo. Parking with direct access allows you to reach the beach by car with ease. In July and August, a free mini bus, circulating on the town, serves this beach. At the same time, it has a Beach Club, which also provides surveillance. It is equipped with public toilets. Pets are not allowed. A bar-restaurant is located close to the beach.

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The beach of Kervillen or plage de Kervillen (best me think) is a fine sandy beach facing South. A parking nearby with direct access to the beach makes it possible to get there by car with convenience. In July and August, a free mini-bus circulating on the town serves this beach. It is ideal for swimming at any time of the tide, and safely. In July and August, it has a rescue station (SNSM very good folks) open from 13h30 to 19h. A seahorse armchair for people with reduced mobility is available. It is equipped with a slipstream for small navigation gear (light sail). On site, public toilets. Family-run, it hosts a Beach Club in July and August. Pedalos (pedal boats) ,and kayaks rentals are also possible at this time. Dogs are not allowed. A restaurant and bar with direct access overlooks it and offers food and beverages at any time.

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There is a funny petit train or little train ride that takes you into the hilly parts of La Trinité sur Mer and the harbor front up to nearby Carnac. A nice quick way to see the main points,and giving you time to come back to see more in depth later on. You get on it by the cours des quais along the marina. webpage: https://www.petittrain-carnac.com/carnac?language=en

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You to go to this resto A l’Etage , you can start here for an apéro drink before meal or the whole thing, one of my favorite there, great views and great company. Their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Etagelatrinite/

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For lunch, you can try another favorite ,the Créperie Le Goeland, just in front of harbor marina on main street, men du, and it is on a second floor, you entered to a stair in beton  up to the upper level by the parking La Vergie and turn left, its just about 25 meters ,and the entrance its there. Very good food, although the portions a bit small, sausages and cheese galettes, ham and cheese galette, with poire hélene and banana split desserts and half a bottle of sauvignon white wine from Touraine (Loire); expresso coffee, just wonderful. The Bay of Quiberon tourist office on the créperie: https://www.baiedequiberon.bzh/preparer-son-sejour-en-baie-de-quiberon/savourer/restaurants-en-baie-de-quiberon/creperie-le-goeland

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Another place I do frequent and buy when I visit really early is the fish market, all fressssh off the boats and very nicely and cleanly done, they can even cook it for you on the spot!!! Yummy seafood from Brittany, the best in France for sure. They are the Halle aux Poissons,open every mornings, from 8h30 to 12h30 and then reopen at 16h30, and another foody ,veggie, clothings type flea market that is on in summers only ,Foodies on Tuesdays and all types on Fridays mornings from 8h to 13h by the Place du Voulien continuing towards the rue du Douet. Right there is the Cruise terminal to outlying islands. City of La Trinité sur Mer on markets: https://www.la-trinite-sur-mer.fr/vie-quotidienne/marches/marches-de-la-trinite-sur-mer-et-de-sa-region/

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The Bay of Quiberon tourist office for La Trinité sur Mer: https://www.baiedequiberon.co.uk/la-trinite-sur-mer

This is a webpage that I always look when looking for beaches to go here Plages TV, have it on La Trinité sur Mer: https://en.plages.tv/seaside-resorts/la-trinite-sur-mer-56470

There you go folks, another gem in my background.  I am only 26 km or about 16 mi from it, and it is a delight at any time. La Trinité sur Mer is really a Trinity!! Enjoy this introduction and my other posts in my blog on this paradise found.

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

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