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Discover the seaside resort of Quiberon.
On the agenda: relaxation, wild nature, fine sandy beaches and heritage!
Quiberon and the pleasures of the beach
On the east side, Quiberon has magnificent beaches sheltered from the wind, little corners of Breton paradise.
The Quiberon peninsula is also a magnificent playground for water sports: surfing, sailing, kite-surfing, sand yachting... Take your pick!
Once a small dry harbour where commercial and fishing activities were developed, Port Haliguen is now a marina provided with 1200 berths for yachts, fishing boats and passenger ships.
Ideally located at the entrance of Quiberon Bay and at a stone's throw from the islands, the port has kept all its charm. Its emblematic lighthouse, built in 1856, as well as its caretaker's house which today host art exhibitions, will enchant you.
On foot, the centre of Quiberon and all its shops are a ten-minute walk away.
La pointe du Conguel
The beautiful little pointe du Conguel (1 km long by 200 meters wide) is located at the far south of the peninsula. As you take the path to have a look round, you get submerged by the feeling that it’s the "end of the world". There is an orientation table and large stone slabs, remnants of the kelp ovens where seaweed was burned for the soda factories.
Opposite, the lighthouse of Teignouse marks the separation between the Bay of Quiberon and the Ocean. Here you can enjoy an extensive view of the offshore islands. For early risers, it is an idyllic place to watch the sunrise.
This point is protected by the Conservatoire du littoral. Pedestrian access only. Dogs and bicycles are not allowed.
Quiberon, a seaside resort and a thalassotherapy centre
At the southern end of the peninsula, Quiberon, a renowned seaside resort, enjoys an exceptional location facing the Atlantic Ocean.
Make the most of the Grande plage, and enjoy ice cream with your feet in the sand, then end your day with a shopping spree to the many shops in Quiberon.
And for a moment of pure relaxation, treat yourself to a treatment or a stay at Sofitel Thalassa thalassotherapy.
Un patrimoine à découvrir
Quiberon recèle aussi de trésors mégalithiques, notamment le menhir de Goalennec surplombant la côte sauvage et de jolis villages pittoresques, comme Kermorvan ou Saint-Julien. Des circuits de randonnée vous invitent à les découvrir à pied.
Découvrez aussi le château Turpault, propriété privée, située sur la pointe de Beg er Lann ou pointe de la Lande. Le château marque l'entrée de la côte sauvage. Ce manoir de style anglo-médiéval fut construit en 1904 par un filateur de Cholet, Georges Turpault qui le baptisa le château de la mer. Ce sont ensuite les Quiberonnais qui le renommeront Château Turpault Etant toujours une propriété privée, ce château ne se visite pas.
Le Tire-Bouchon: a summer train, at the waterfront!
To get to and from the Quiberon peninsula, take the "Tire-Bouchon", a summer train that links Auray to Quiberon. Take the opportunity to spend a day on one of the peninsula's fine sandy beaches.
A heritage to discover
Quiberon also holds megalithic treasures, including the Goalennec menhir overlooking the wild coast and beautiful picturesque villages such as Kermorvan or Saint-Julien. Hiking trails are provided so you can discover them by foot.
Explore the privately owned Château Turpault, located on the pointe Beg er Lann or pointe de Lande. The castle marks the entrance to the wild coast. This Anglo-Medieval style manor house was built in 1904 by Georges Turpault, a spinner from Cholet who originally named it the Château de la Mer (Castle of the Sea). It was then renamed Château Turpault by the inhabitants of Quiberon. This castle cannot be visited as it is still private property.