Arradon by the coast of Morbihan!!!

I will do a mix here, this is an older post on Arradon that I was going to update the text/links. However, I stopped by the town yesterday mid day with the boys and took new pictures of its main monument and port. Therefore, I will put a revise text update the links and the pictures will be new from 2021! How about that to tell you about Arradon by the coast of my beautiful Morbihan!!!

Of course, I have several posts on Arradon in my blog as it is near me about 20 minutes by car; you take the expressway free N165 and get off at exit Plescop/Arradon and get on road D127 to Arradon There is no train station,and the bus no 4 takes you here from the gare de Vannes to the mairie d’Arradon. The town is literally next to Vannes.

See the bus schedule on the city of Arradon webpage: http://www.arradon.com/Pratique/Transports

They do have nice beaches , such as plage de Kerbilhouet, plage de Penboch, and plage la Carrière (best). It has a nice marina harbor, the Pointe d’Arradon is a small peninsula of 700 meters long by 200 meters wide at its widest point and it serves as a boarding terminal for passenger boats visiting  for the nearby island of l‘Ile-aux-Moines (Monks island but there are no monks now), and great seafood!! Also, next to the Carriére beach as above.

arradon plage la carriere by pointe d'Arradon sep20

 

 

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My fav plages tv on the plage la Carriére beach in French: https://www.plages.tv/detail/plage-de-la-carriere-arradon-56610

There is a beautiful Church of St Pierre at the city center, a Chapelle du bourg (for cultural events , expo etc) , and we had lunch. 

The Church of Saint Pierre (see post) at city center is at 2 rue Louis Quilleré.   It is of gothic style begun in 1885 and finished in 1888.  It has inside a painting representing the holy cross or “Sacré-Coeur de Jésus entouré d’angelots”  from the 18C in the south transept, another the deploration of Christ dead or  “La Déploration du Christ mort”,dating from  1847  and located in the ambulatory, yet another the virgin taking care of her sons in crucifixion or “la Vierge tendant son fils aux enfants et une Crucifixion”, located in the baptismal room. The church, also, houses a statue in wood from the 17C of Saint Vincent Ferrier (that visited Arradon in 1419 while evangelizing the area coming from Valencia Spain, his body lies in the Cathedral Saint Pierre at Vannes) , also the statues of Saint Pierre and Saint Roch. The clock in the south nave dates from 1895. The church is in granite rubble, tower and steeple in freestone and the vaults in Saint-Savinien stone.

The Diocese of Saint Pierre in Arradon webpage: http://www.doyenne-arradon.fr/autour-de-nos-paroisses/lieu/5/eglise-saint-pierre-d-arradon

Chapelle du Bourg, at pl de l’église (see post) in city center, now exhibits contemporary art, sculptures, artists arts, concerts, photo expos, themes and history in an educational manner. It was the previous Church of St Pierre from the 15C, and until the 17C it carries weddings and baptismal ceremonies there . It became what it is today from 1889; however, it is still a sacred building!!!

We had our lunch at the Créperie Les Logoden, (breton for laughs)  20, rue Albert Danet  tel +33  02 97 46 79 03. Where the food was great with galette arradonaise with local breton sausages, cafe gourmand with expresso coffee and small pots of creme brulée,far breton, and apple crêpes, a 50cl house red wine(2/3 bottle), and similar faires for the gang all for 18,40€ per person!!! the service was a bit slow but this is a small town, once we got going the lady started talking more lol! To emphasize the food was fantastic, the welcome a bit cold. No web but a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/creperieleslogoden/?fref=mentions

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Some webpages to help you plan your trip here and nice by the coast/beaches are

The city of Arradon on its heritage: http://www.arradon.com/Pratique/Transports

The Gulf of Morbihan tourist office on Arradon: https://www.golfedumorbihan.bzh/explorer-vannes/decouvrir-vannes/golfe-morbihan/autour-golfe/arradon/

The Bretagne tourist board on the plage la Carriére in Arradon: https://www.brittanytourism.com/offers/plage-la-carriere-la-pointe-arradon-en-1994142/

There you go folks, another dandy in my beautiful coastal Morbihan. Enjoy the trip its another gem off the beaten path ,Arradon of my Morbihan Breton and you are all degemer mat or Welcome!!!

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

2 Comments to “Arradon by the coast of Morbihan!!!”

  1. So beautiful! Would love to visit this area one day…Will bookmark as your blog is such a great source of advice!

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