© Alexandre Lamoureux
© Alexandre Lamoureux
© Alexandre Lamoureux

Etel and its port

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At the mouth of the Ria, discover the Barre d'Etel, a sandbank in perpetual movement at the mouth of the Etel river.

Although, a source of fascination to walkers, the Barre d’Etel represents an obstacle for sailors as the currents make it difficult to cross the river. The Semaphore helps the boats to cross the channel. A show for passers-by!

Cross the river with the ferryman in summer and reach the tip of the Mât Fenoux from where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the bar, the entrance to the Ria and the port of Étel.

Opposite the port of Étel, set on a beach near the charming little village of Magouër in Plouhinec, the boat cemetery bears witness to the past era of sailing fishing. Photographers, beautiful poetic landscapes await you!


On the trail of Etel's tuna past

Once the Barre d'Etel crossed, time seems to stop before the colourful landscapes.

Nowadays, Etel is a popular pleasure-sailing marina, However, it is a city with a rich tuna fishing history.

In the past, there were up to 250 dundees, these famous tuna sailboats supplied the many canneries of the region. The Musée des thoniers recounts this adventure. Every summer, the city reminisces about its past at the Tuna Festival, where you can enjoy it in all its forms.

During your stay at Etel, you can also enjoy fishing with professionals who will readily share their know-how with you.


A soothing nature around Etel

Embark from the port for a cruise on the Etel River with the Navix company and discover this labyrinth strewn with islands and little points. A time of absolute disconnection that you can enjoy with friends or family!

Nature lovers? You can also admire multiple species of birds.

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