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May 21, 2022

La Trinitaine of Saint Philibert!!

This is another forgotten piece of memory of my road warrior trips around my beautiful Morbihan dept 56 of my lovely Bretagne. I have done several posts on St Philibert but hardly mentioned this wonderful La Trinitaine factory outlet store, This post is all new text using older pictures ; hope you enjoy it as I.

St philibert la trinitaine store front jun17

In our criss crossing of my beautiful Morbihan, we not only seen but taste the bounties of the Breton lands. One store we felled in love with and ever since was/is La Trinitaine. If you want local real, then come here. The main one is the factory outlet in Saint Philibert just on the road D28 coming from the expressway N165 take the D28 direction Crac’h, just passing it, you enter on St Philibert and will see the factory outlet store on your right hand side. Superbe spot for all Breton goodies!! We love it!!

La Trinitaine biscuit factory has been around since 1955, 3 generations of the Lucien Petit family, one after the other, have been making cookies and cakes in the Breton tradition.  The biscuit factory specializes in the manufacture of 2 kinds of products: dry biscuits (galettes, palets and cigarettes) and yellow pasta (madeleines, stars, pound cake…). The packaging being so diverse that 200 references are available. Each year, the family business manufactures with passion 11,500 tons of pure butter biscuits, guaranteed without preservatives or GMOs.

Since inventing a nugget of gluttony ; a fine rolled biscuit call the Cigarette! The success was immediate and marked the starting point of the La Trinitaine biscuit factory in 1972, Bernard Petit, son of Lucien, creates the Saint-Philibert manufacturing workshop with his wife Marie-Annick. La Trinitaine then becomes a family affair. The network is now 48 stores and they are one of the last French biscuit-makers of this size to have retained its independence !

There is no doubt about the crowds in the parking lot, we know the address! Dry biscuits and yellow pasta are offered in various packaging and according to different recipes. Decorated metal boxes are available in many models. In addition, trade products are on sale (sweets, drinks, seafood and local products) and others (decorative items, tableware, cosmetics ).

Right next to the La Trinitaine factory outlet there is a shopping center with a nice salon de thé which has suffer more from the covid. We have gone there when it was call the Vieux Fournil as time will have it needed breads and sweets. Feel for the memories to have the picture in this post. You might enjoy the new Salon de Thé now there.

st philibert au vieux fournil arriving jun17

Just to add another store we go often as well is in Carnac, Kergroix village that we passed often on the D768 road straight down from my house. Same La Trinitaine goodness but here only a store.

Carnac la Trinitaine store front kergroix dec19

The official La Trinitaine on factory outlet in St Philibert

The Bay of Quiberon tourist office on La Trinitaine St Philibert

There you go folks, a dandy goodie very close to home and recommended to the world. La Trinitaine is goodness, local, all made in France, the best gastronomy in the world! You will be delighted you stop by and plenty to shop on souvenir gifts as well. Hope you enjoy the post as I

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

May 21, 2022

Boating at La Trinité sur Mer !!

This is a wonderful heavens and boater’s paradise about 33 Kms ( 20 miles) from my house. Weekends specially in good weather is glorious to have it as your backyard, even in winter . Not to mention the whole of the coastal department 56 of my beautiful Morbihan in my lovely Bretagne. I will expanding on a previous post and with new pictures in my blog on the boating at La Trinité sur Mer!!

la trinite sur mer arriving bay marina jun20

La Trinité-sur-Mer is the third port in Bretagne and the fifth on the Atlantic coast. And one of my former bosses is bringing his boat over here during summer to stay on the marina, This is a 30 meters cabin boat, which already visit at Port du Crouesty (see post).


 Immerse yourself in La Trinité sur Mer for a weekend or more, and let yourself be told the thousand and one stories of all the lovers of the sea that the famous marina shelters. Renowned skippers, passionate oyster farmers, occasional boaters or seasoned fishermen, each plays with a pencil to offer the visitor a rich and colorful picture. La Trinité-sur-Mer, a colorful seaside resort!

la trinite sur mer marina center town to fish house jun20

La Trinité sur Mer has developed its port afloat, which is today one of the main marinas in Brittany, The port of La Trinité-sur-Mer can be admired from the top of the Pont de Kerisper which crosses the Crac’h river on more of 200 meters. A real open-air museum where sailboats, speedboats and yachts of all origins and of all sizes rub shoulders. The dreamy would be happy to cast off, heading… to the open sea! And if some initiations are necessary, the many sailing schools of La Trinité-sur-Mer will know how to put your foot in the stirrup, or let’s say your hand at the driving seat.


The city of La Trinité sur Mer on nautical activities

The official port of La Trinité sur Mer

The Bay of Quiberon Tourist Office on La Trinité sur Mer

If you love the sea and I do, and boating and I do and all related to the sea including scuba diving, then you must come to La Trinité sur Mer. A must for the nautical incline.

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

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May 21, 2022

L’Étage in La Trinité sur Mer!!

Well this is a memorable restaurant in a beautiful marina harbor beach town of my beautiful Morbihan and my lovely Bretagne. I have short lines in previous posts but for the memories’s sake decided to do a post on its own. Therefore, here is a bit more on the L’Étage restaurant of La Trinité sur Mer!!

la trinite sur mer a l etage resto on harbor jul12

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. The ambiance is sailors galore with lots of stories on the sea rides and fishing which I love.

la trinite sur mer a l'etage resto bar mar21

As said, this place is ideal for having an aperitif in the evening in a friendly setting and a festive atmosphere, L’Etage offers you a charming welcome by the owners themselves. Superb terrace at altitude from which you can contemplate the arrival of the boats or admire the sunset. On weekends, L’Etage regularly organizes concerts and events.  Beyond the atmosphere, it is the location that is fantastic. Like the bridge post of a boat ready to leave, the opening of the estuary offers itself in front of you as an invitation to travel, or quite simply to contemplate the nautical comings and goings, the hulls, the sails.


L’Etage is located above the building of the Société Nautique de La Trinité sur Mer. Nautical atmosphere guaranteed but a great view of the entrance to the port.  Upstairs right by the harbor and overlooking it with a top floor terrace for drinks only. You come down to second level to drink more and eat some big burgers and fries, fish harengs, and Serrano ham, grimbergen and corona beers and espresso coffee etc etc with great views of the beautiful harbor.


The building of the SNLTM or Societé Nautique de La Trinité sur Mer has an impeccable geometry, with its two intricate pyramids head to tail, A play of fluid volumes, with facades all in curves, covered with the slate essence which constitutes the mark of the architect. In its original layout, the club house building housed on the ground floor a hall, the port attendant’s office, men’s and women’s locker rooms, a cellar; upstairs, an office, a bar, a living room, a pantry and a reserve. The vast terrace on the east facade is an addition from the end of the 20C.

la trinite sur mer a l etage look harbor jul12

You get your coordinates here: L’Étage : cours des Quais, môle Éric-Tabarly, La Trinité sur Mer. Get on the express way or voie express here the N165 direction Lorient/Brest and get off at exit /sortie 32, get on the D28 direction Crac’h, and continue on the D781 direction La Trinité sur Mer, the easiest way for visitors.

The official Facebook page:

The reviews of Restaurantguru on L’Etage:

There you go folks, a nice resto bar with magnificent views of the beautiful marina harbor of La Trinité sur Mer. If you are in the area, then, L’Etage should be a stop. Hope you enjoy the post as I

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

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