Day Trips: Morbihan (56)

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
Bike rentals based at 36 avenue de la gare, Questembert (56).
Galerie Compagnie dArtistes
Based at 55 rue de Liege (56). This gallery displays creative contemporary art in the form of paintings, engravings, sculptures and ceramics. Open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10:00 - 12:00 and 14:30 - 19:30.
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.
Karting de Ploemel
Based at RD22, ZA la Madeleine. 800m floodlit track, karts for adults and children. Open term time Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 13:00 - 19:00, weekends 10:30-20:00;during school holidays every day 10:00-20:00.
Chez Dame Nature
Located at Pencleux, Meslan. Animal park with rare animals, miniature animals, goats, deer, pony riding, picnic area and amble parking. Access for disabled people.
Cervoiserie Lancelot
Breton beer, tastings, shop and tour of brewery. Located at Site de la Mine dOr, Le Roc-Saint-Andre (56).
Brasserie Celtik
Breton beer, tastings, shop and tour of brewery. Located at Zone de Belle Vue, rue Belle Etoile, Cleguerec (56).
Le Tour du Golfe
Cruise around the Gulf of Morbihan, almost 5,000 acres of inland sea have the chance to stop off at the ile aux Moines, in the heart of the Gulf, whilst enjoying either lunch or dinner.
Musee de Prehistoire de Carnac
Open all year at 10 Place de la Chapelle (56) see over 6,000 archaeological exhibits from 450,000 B.C. to the Gallo-Roman era. It houses a collection on European megalithic culture. Based at 10 Place de la Chapelle (56).
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.
Parc Animalier : Animal Park
Close to Meslan (56) stroll around 7 hectares and discover the animals such as deer, wallabys, goats, pigs, highland cows and ponys. Children can also enjoy the play parks.
Le Loup Bar
Based at Centre de Peche de la Ria dEtel, professional fishing instructor and guide. Permits are available from nearby Tabacs, fishing shops and at the Mairie.
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.
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.
Les Oiseaux des Marais du Golfe du Morbihan
Discover the bird life in the marshes and water meadows in the heart of the Sene marsh and Pen en Toul nature reserves bordering the Gulf of Morbihan.
Exploring the Gulf on a Traditional Boat
See the Gulf, or enjoy a little fishing, from the decks of a traditional sailing ship located at Damgan (56).
Tropical Park
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.
Days Boat - La Gacilly
From the moorings in the small village of La Gacilly (56), you may board an electric pleasure boat for an hour or the whole day, and embark on a trip through the Aff Valley, or as far as the River Oust and the " Ile aux Pies ".
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).
Centre Haliotis Plongee (Saint Pierre Quiberon)
Diving school based at Promenade de Teviec, Saint Pierre Quiberon. Introduction, exploration. groups or individuals. From April to October.
Guided Visits of Pont Scorff
Organised by The office of Tourism of Pont Scorff. Discover the trades of the the city and its art. Open all year. Contact Office de Tourisme, rue de Lorient, Pont Scorff.
Ecomusee de lile de Groix
This museum features a 700m2 permanent exhibition about the heritage and history of the island which was once Frances leading tuna-fishing harbour, also discovery trails, seamans events and a visit to a fisherman/farmers house. Based at Port
Ecomusee des Vieux Metiers
Located at Bob Huet, Lizio. Museum showing traditional Breton tools and products. Open every day and facilities for the disabled. Free parking and picnic area.
Moulin de Pen-Mur Mill
The Moulin de Pen-Mur mill is on the banks of the lake, on the Gree des Chouans site. This is the only paper mill still operating in Brittany, continuing the paper production tradition dating from the 12th century.
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.
Parc de Branfere
Botanical, animal and bird park in 35 hectares of land. Educational programmes for children during the holidays. Terrace snack-bar/restaurant and ch√Ęteau visits. At Le Guerno, directions on the Web site.
Musee du Velo
Situated at veloparc domaine de Manehouarn, Plouay (56). Bicycle museum with bar and picnic area.
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).
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.
Bike hire at the Arzal dam
Located at Au Gre du Vent, Port de plaisance de Arzal-Camoel, Arzal (56). Possible long term bicycle hire and picnic hamper on request. We supply a map indicating local curiosities to take along with you on your ride.
Societe Morbihannaise de Navigation
Ferries and boat tours from Quiberon and Lorient to Belle-Ile-en-Mer. Online booking possible.
Musee National de la Marine - Port Louis
The naval rooms are devoted to the extraordinary world of sea rescue, both past and present. Another room shows the fascinating world of under water archaelogy.
Day Boats
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).
Univers du Poete Ferrailleur
Located at La Ville Stephant, Lizio. Museum of toys for both adults and children. Open all year.
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.
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.
Galerie Le Lieu
Photograph gallery with six to seven exhibitions a year. Open Tuesdays to Fridays from 11:00 - 18:00, Saturdays and Sundays 15:00 - 18:00. Free admission. Based at Maison de la Mer, quai de Rohan.
Galerie 18
Art gallery at 18 rue Emile Burgault, Vannes.
Le Clos du Tay
Rent a donkey and discover severals paths in the surroundings of the Tay village in La Gacilly. Renting is possible for half a day, a day, a week end or a week. Open all year on reservation at Le Tay, La Gacilly (56).
Loisirs Temps Libre
Located in La Roche Bernard, a "Petite Cite de Caractere" and maritime port on the River Vilaine. Whole day, half day or hourly rental. Each boat is equipped for 6 passengers. There are canoes and also a sailing school .
Le Master : Carnac
Bowling, billiards and snooker. At Keriaval, Carnac (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.
Breton traditions weekend
Spend a weekend discovering Brittanys traditions, at a guest house in Thehillac, near the river Vilaine where you will become acquainted with many regional traditions.
Insectarium de Lizio: Insect World
Discover a world of insects, food, colours and habitat. Open from April through to September 30th every day and by reservation for the rest of the year. Dept 56.
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.
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.
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)
Chateau du Plessis-Josso
This 14th century fortified manor house with its 15th century central building still features its fortified wall. Guided visits from 1st July to 31st August and by appointment the rest of the year.
Moulin de Lancay
This watermill dates from the 14th and 15th centuries and has preserved its inner machinery. It was restored in 2005-2006 and guided tours are available to visitors. Located at Lancay, Questembert (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.
Bieres Porzh
Breton beer, tastings, shop and tour of brewery. Located at BP 30446, Lorient (56).
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.
Le Jardin Aux Papillons
Enjoy the captive grace and beauty of exotic butterflies. Open every day from April 3 to September 30. Situated at Parc du Golfe, Vannes (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.
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).
Ecomusee des Vieux Metiers: Old Crafts Folk Museum
A reconstruction of old-fashioned shops, farm houses, buildings, craftmens workshops and a 1900 schoolroom. Over 70,000 tools, old furniture, objects and clothing. Based in 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.
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
Aerodrome Bretagne Atlantique
Based at Pont Person (west of Le Faouet). Sight-seeing flights. Helicopters and charter planes available.
Galerie Doyen, Vannes
Located in the centre of the mediaeval town, this specialised gallery presents post-impressionist, interwar and contemptory artists. During the summer, the gallery exhibits works from painters who haveworked in Brittany
Hotel Le Vieux Moulin
Hotel bar restaurant terrace situated on the Blavet river in St Nicolas des Eaux (56). Fish and chips every Friday, local quiz every other Monday, range of beers and wines.
Quelvehin Alpagas
Discover the world of Alpacas on Wednesday afternoons. Open by arrangement for groups, school visits or special occasions. Picnic area. Own wool available to buy on farm. Babies due during the months of June and July.
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.
R Game Aventure Park
Open every day at 2 rue du Houx, Quelneuc have a go at paint-balling or the adventure Park.
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.
Compagnie des Iles
Boat tours through the islands in the Gulf of Morbihan. Boats depart from Port Navalo and Locmariaquer. Offices at Parc du Golfe, Vannes.
Au Gre du Vent
Discover the "Vilaine" river, with our no licence boats, possibility to go around La Roche Bernard in half a day and Folleux in a day. You can hire a boat for several days. Based at Barrage dArzal (56).
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.
Visit to three Megalithic sights in Carnac
Visit these three megalithic sites and take a voyage into the heart of the Neolithic world where you can explore monuments set up 6000 years ago. Unaccompanied or guided tours.(56)
Centre Haliotis Plongee
Cruising situated at Promenade de Teviec, St Pierre Quiberon.
Ecomusee Industriel des Forges
Founded in 1860 to supply the Breton canning factories with tin plate, Hennebont foundry closed one century later. 18 rooms featuring films, models etc. Based at Mail Francois Giovannelli (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.