Day Trips: Morbihan (56)
La Tour Davis, Base des Sous-Marins de Keroman
The guides at this submariners museum are specialists in diving. Theres a simulator built in 1942 that was used to train the divers. Open every Sunday September to June from 14:00-18:00; July and August every day 13:30 - 18:30.
Les Oiseaux de la Mandine a Bouguenais
This wetland area on the banks of the Loire is home to many types of birds which can be viewed from the observation hides summer and winter. Spot Herons, Kingfishers, waders and more.
Musee du Cidre du Pays Vannetais
Situated south-east of Vannes, Hezo. A museum of cider and its production. Open April - June, September - October on Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10:00 - 12:00 and 14:30 - 18:30, Sundays 14:30 - 18:30; July and August every day from 10:00 - 19:00.
Coetarlann Aventures, Trevineuc
Situated south-west of Vannes, off the N165 at junction 16. An adventure forest with aerial runways, rope ladders (safety equipment supplied), pony rides, animals and paths in the forest. Minimum age 7. Open Tuesdays to Sunday from 09:00 - 18:00.
Megalithes de Monteneuf
This sight houses one of the largest sets of standing stones in inland Brittany. Tours and family workshops are available to learn about daily life in prehistoric times - lighting fires, making pottery etc. Based at 1 rue des Menhirs (56).
Musee de la resistance Bretonne a Saint - Marcel
Saint-Marcel on the Lanvaux moors, is where a well-known maquis group played a major role in the liberation of Brittany. Open 15th June - 15th September from 10:00-19:00, 16th September - 14th June from 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-18:00.
Aquarium de Vannes
This aquarium is concerned with conservation and includes species from cold, tropical and warm waters - sharks, eel, crocodiles, turtles and horseshoe crabs.
Saint-Degan, Ecomusee du Pays
Set in the heart of Saint-Degan village, this museum evokes three centuries of rural life. Visit traditional thatched cottages. Activities are available all year round according to the season.
Parc de Prehistorie de Bretagne
Set in 20 hectares you will find 30 life-size scenes of people and animals starting with dinosaurs - stegosaurus, tyranosaurus. Then human evolution from our most distant ancestor Homo erectus to present. Based at Malansac (56)
Odyssaum, Moulin des Princes
Discover everything to do with the life cycle of wild salmon. September to June, Tuesday to Friday from 09:00 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 18:00, Saturdays to Mondays 14:00 - 18:00 (Monday mornings in school holidays); July and August every day 09:00 -19:00.
Centre Haliotis Plongee
Cruising situated at Promenade de Teviec, St Pierre Quiberon.
Les Petits Trains du Morbihan
Regular tourist trains with guided visits in English through the historically significant parts of Vannes, Quiberon, Carnac and La Trinite sur Mer. Duration: 30 to 50 minutes; buy your ticket onboard. Deatils from Tourist Offices.
Auray et Ses Cicuits du Patrimoine
There are 3 circular trails to choose from to discover the history of the local heritage - 33 information panels dotted around the town. Alternatively, follow the ermine trail - a trail of golden nails on the ground bearing the Auray coat-of-arm.
La Ferme du Monde
The World Farm situated at Le Bois Brassu, Carentoir (56). Take a journey by foot or by train into a world of animal breeding and rearing. Here, animals from the 5 different continents all live in 25 hectares of meadows and woodland. Disabled access.
Tour of Arradon
The viewing table in Kerglas and 14 themed information points spread throughout the town provide information or interpretations of the architectural, historical, legendary, natural and economic heritage of Arradon. Map at information point in Arradon.
Musee des Chateaux en allumettes
Castle Museum of matches located at 12 rue du Calvaire Bizole, Trefleon (56). Includes castles and chapels made out of matches. Open May to late October: Monday, Tuesday: 14:00 - 19:00, Wednesday and Sunday 09:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 19:00. Free entry.
La Thalassa - Decouverte de lOceanologie
Learn about the ships scientific missions, research oceanography and fishing techniques. The visit an exhibition of Lorient fishing and various temporary stands. "Treasure hunt" especially designed for children. Based at Quai de Rohan (56).
La Maison dArmorine "des niniches"
Learn about the creation of sweets eg salted butter caramel and niniche lollipops. Watch a film about the confectioners and enjoy sampling the sweets. Open all year Monday to Saturday from 09:30 - 12:30; 14:00 - 18:00. Based ZA Plein Ouest, Quiberon
Maison de la Mytiliculture a Penestin
In the little harbour of Trehiguier, the lighthouse features an exhibition about mussel farming and the trade of the mussel farmer through photos, models, tools and videos. Stunning view of the Vilaine estuary from the balcony.
Situated at Laugarel, Saint Jacut les Pins (56). Discover one of Europes largest exotic parks where amongst animals, plants and exotic birds you will plunge into a complete change of scenery. Open from 1 April - 22 October from 09:00 -19:00.
Le Tour du Golfe
Cruise around the Gulf of Morbihan, almost 5,000 acres of inland sea, you also have the chance to stop off at the ile aux Moines, in the heart of the Gulf, whilst enjoying either lunch or dinner. Depart from Vannes (56) at 12:30, returning at 17:30.
Mountain biking weekend - La Gacilly
Open to all, setting off from the tourist office in La Gacilly, come and discover this area on a mountain bike, amongst nature and accompanied by professionals who will guide you along different circuits; green, red or black according to their difficulty
La Tisserie:Weaving exhibition and workshop
Learn about the weaving trade across the world. This exhibition ranges from archaeology to the techniques of the Dogon people from Mali. The fabrics being woven in the workshop illustrate the fine tradition of weaving. Based at Rue Vincent Renaud(56).
River launches can be rented by the hour, half-day or day. No permit required. At the Port de Plaisance, rue Aff La Gacilly, near Vannes and 14 rue Terriaux, St Jean la Poterie (56).
The Green Way Questembert-Mauron
Disused railway line has 53 KM suitable for walkers, cyclists, skaters. Discover a rich and varied heritage (eg historical towns, Nantes to Brest canal ), start from Questembert racecourse “Hippodrome du Resto”. Map from tourist office.
Breton beer, tastings, shop and tour of brewery. Located at BP 30446, Lorient (56).
The Island of Groix and Francois Le Bail Nature reserve
Discover the geological reserve on the island of Groix. Learn about various topics linked to costal wildlife, flora and ornithology.
Belle-lle-en-Mer and the Koh Kastell Nature Reserve
The Koh Kastell Nature Reserve on the untamed Coast of Bell - lle allows you to spot its local residence - lesser black-backed gulls, black legged Kittiwakes and Northern Fulmars.
Musee de la Compagnie des Indes/Ville de Lorient
Displayed here are historical documents and different items such as models, fabrics and pieces of porcelain and furniture recalling how Lorient was linked with the French East India company in the 17th and 18th centuries. Based at La Citadelle.