Pointe de Bilgroix and Kerpenhir!

Ok dismal creative person to name titles but this is it, looking at older posts found out many pictures were left out of many wonderful places me think. Therefore, I look up one on the statues so representative of my beautiful Morbihan and lovely Bretagne. This is one touch base briefly in previous posts but no pictures, therefore new text and pictures to show you a bit of the Pointe de Bilgroix in Arzon and the Pointe de Kerpenhir in Locmariaquer! Hope you enjoy it as I

There is a nice walk to get here and we have done it! Leave from the town of Arzon (see post) by the Chemin des Saules,in the direction of the Port-Navalo (see post). The sea had receded which is time to give way to the fishermen on foot who scraped the sand or harvested a few wild oysters from the rocks. As I walked along Port-Lenn beach, my gaze went straight ahead, towards Locmariaquer and its wilder coast. Little by little, the view was different, to be in the end oriented on the Bay of Quiberon with the island of Méaban, the peninsula of Quiberon, Belle-Ile and the island of Houat in the distance ,just wonderful! To end up on a coastal path to Pointe de Bilgroix. This tip or point exposed to the winds, offers a 180 degree view of the Gulf of Morbihan. On one side the entrance and on the other the islands and currents of the Gulf of Morbihan.

At this point, there is a granite statue representing Saint Anne (patron saint of Brittany), erected on July 26, 1988. It faces Notre-Dame de Kerdro located at the Pointe de Kerpenhir in Locmariaquer.Unique spot ! This one in Kerdro was done in 1946 to replace the 1883 one destroyed by the Nazis during WWII, the statue of Our Lady of Kerdro stands proudly at the Pointe de Kerpenhir. Made of granite and 2.70 meters high, it represents a Madonna and Child, evoking the legend of the Virgin who once saved the lives of the entire crew of a ship, signaling them to avoid a storm.



At the end of Pointe de Bilgroix, you will see a sort of white rock. It is Le Faucheur or Reaper.., a bitter named so because it cuts off the current. It is a real landmark for sailors sailing in the Gulf where being trapped can happen quickly … I continued my trip down to Tréno beach, the tide being low, it allowed it. Otherwise turn back to Rue du Dolmen where the marked path continues. You will pass in front of the Dolmen de la Pointe de Bilgroix, a covered alley under a cairn.

The Gulf of Morbihan tourist office on the Rhuys peninsula in French: https://www.golfedumorbihan.bzh/explorer-vannes/decouvrir-vannes/golfe-morbihan/#presquilederhuys

The Morbihan dept 56 tourist board on the village of Monteno nearer the statue of Sainte Anne in Arzon in French : https://www.morbihan.com/arzon/le-village-du-monteno/tabid/12565/offreid/169e776d-5962-409d-9f2b-2e8a92d42ac6

The Morbihan dept 56 tourist board on the pointe de Kerpenhir in French: https://www.morbihan.com/locmariaquer/la-pointe-de-kerpenhir-a-locmariaquer/tabid/12565/offreid/b2db6bdc-e78f-4217-a9b4-96178d0765c3

There you go folks; now I feel better to have in my blog another nice spot of my beautiful Morbihan. The tips or points or Pointe (Fr) of Bilgroix and Kerpenhir in Arzon and Locmariaquer both awesome with the sea all around you. Hope you enjoy the post and come for a visit to my neck of the woods when possible.

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

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