Things to do when camping in Morbihan
With such stunning land and seascapes, it’s no big surprise that outdoor escapes and Morbihan are a perfect marriage. The terrain is a rich verdant green, the beaches golden yellow and the sea a deep blue. Pleasant Breton villages give colour to the history and heritage of the department.
Perhaps the most renowned tourist attraction in Morbihan, the prehistoric standing stones of Carnac wow visitors year after year. Dating from 4000BC, these megalithic marvels emerge from fields nearby the Maison des Mégalithes, and are a fantastic attraction to see along with the Museum of Prehistory. Spend the morning learning about these ancient stones before enjoying a sunny afternoon on the soft sands of Carnac Plage.
You’ll take away many memorable moments from your
camping holiday in Morbihan
, especially if you spend time on the gorgeous Quiberon Peninsula. Adorned with untamed cliffs, long arcing beaches and charming fishing ports, you can enjoy bracing walking trips along areas of marvellous coastline. The beaches on the peninsula are excellent for water sports as well as horse riding excursions.
Picturesque hikes and walks are the mark of a good day spent in Sarzeau, in the confines of the Rhuys Peninsula and Suscinio. The bay area is simply beautiful, where lovely islands emerge from calm turquoise waters. Linked by the paths along the shores of the bay, nice villages and towns are worth exploring in between the sprawls of nature. With a selection of Neolithic attractions, the island of Gavrinis would be our recommendation if you fancy visiting one of the isles in the bay.
Accessible by ferry from the port city of Lorient, the island of Île de Groix features impossibly beautiful beaches and scenic cycling routes. Traverse the island on two wheels, stopping by the ancient sites before relaxing on the soft white sands of the beach.
Away from the coast, the moorlands of Lanvaux place you deep in the heart of Morbihan, where numerous outdoor activities await. It’s a favourite place of local walkers and hikers, due to an abundance of flora and fauna.
While the department has no shortage of traditional Breton villages and towns, special mention should go to Vannes. With nostalgic half-timbered houses and medieval streets, you’ll be instantly transported back in time. Enjoy the history, heritage and cuisine of Brittany all in one place, as well as notable attractions such as Vannes Ramparts, Vannes Aquarium and Château de l'Hermine.