Le Bono of Morbihan!!!

A typical day here is to get on the car and ride the beautiful spots around the Morbihan. The choices are endless with many creeks, bays ,harbors, beaches you name it as far as architecture and history the area is loaded. The Morbihan is a very popular destination for the French and many Europeans, already the region is the 3rd most visited in the most visited country in the world according to official UN-WTO figures.

I like to update this older post on a nice town by the coast (see posts) ,this is Le Bono or in Breton language it is Ar Bonoù. We went there of course by car as Le Bono is only 19 km or about 12 miles from my house, and just wonderful. You can come off the fastway N165 to get off exit for the D101/Le Bono, I first heard of the town by collegues who lives there! The town is also 4 km from Auray and 15 km from the capital Vannes.

Le Bono is a small, peaceful village of around 2,300 inhabitants which has preserved its authenticity. This magnificent port, located near Auray, is a real pleasure for those who love the picturesque. The Le Bono once enjoyed significant activity with around four hundred sailors and over one hundred boats. Do enjoy it fully !


The modern  Pont Joseph le Brix (bridge name after an aviator born in nearby Baden) has 320 meters long done to connect the towns in a circle of Auray to Vannes   However, the beauty is beneath it!!!! Just a lovely ria or inland bay river of Ria du Bono, with green phospherus waters and lovely sailboats. It takes you out into the Gulf of Morbihan.


You come into the Port area, lovely quant, fisherman paradise, more lovely sailboats,and a nice city center bar Le Petit Mousse (see post)  to have a light lunch while gulping some Grimbergens  beers!

Here you get to see boating par excellence including the beautiful black boat taken out on special occassions and historical,call the Forban du Bono Notre Dame de Béquerel, a replica of a chaloupe type boat from 1910 ,and rebuilt to identical in 1991.  The boat has an association for its preservation and can contact them; city of Le Bono webpage:  https://www.lebono.fr/decouvrir-le-bono/tourisme/activites/


There is an older bridge from 1835 that was approved for construction by king Louis Philippe I, in 1837, to cover the ria du Bono, its stil there for pedestrian use.  For those who enjoy long walks there is a circuit of 7,4 kms.  It has a map and the trip begins from the harbor or Port area, The city of Le Bono on coastal walks in pdf and French : https://www.lebono.fr/decouvrir-le-bono/sentiers-cotiers-de-randonnees/


For those looking to come in with their boat or go boating info on the harbor or ask me on the city of Le Bono in French :   https://www.lebono.fr/cote-mer/port-et-mouillages/


Oh yes plenty more to see here, other than above are : The tumulus and tombs of Kernours Chapel of Notre Dame de Bequerel, the oysters beds cultivation,sale , the parish Church of Stella Maris, Moulin à marée de Kervilio (tide mill) and the Croix de Lavarion (Cross of ).

The city of Le Bono on its heritage : https://www.lebono.fr/decouvrir-le-bono/patrimoine/

There you go folks another dandy in my beautiful Morbihan. Le Bono is a wonderful place to visit, and I am sure you will like it if into the sea/boats and just plain la vie en rose ! Le Bono is nice.

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

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