Homecamping is an excellent way to discover Morbihan, a region located in southern Brittany, known for its beautiful landscapes, rich culture, and outdoor activities!
By choosing homecamping, you can enjoy all the benefits of camping while having the comforts of a usual accommodation. You can explore the many tourist sites, beaches, forests, rivers, lakes, and natural parks that the region has to offer, all while having the comfort of a home on wheels.
Morbihan is a region rich in cultural and natural heritage, with many sites to visit.
First, there are the historical sites of Morbihan, such as the Château de Suscinio, located in Sarzeau, which is a medieval castle built in the 13th century. The Château de l'Hermine, located in Josselin, is another historical site to visit to discover the history of the region. There is also the Château de Keriolet, located in Ploërmel, a Renaissance castle built in the 16th century. There are also many museums to visit such as the Musée de la Préhistoire, located in Carnac, which presents a collection of objects from the Stone Age. The Musée de la Compagnie des Indes, located in Lorient, is another place to visit to discover the history and culture of the region. The Musée de la Cohue, located in Vannes, is another place to visit to discover the history of the region. For culture enthusiasts, there are many festivals and cultural events that take place throughout the year such as the Festival Interceltique de Lorient, the Festival des Vieilles Charrues, the Vannes Jazz Festival, the Saint-Barthélemy Music Festival, etc.
For outdoor enthusiasts, there are also many possibilities for activities such as hiking, cycling, water activities (sailing, kayaking, sea fishing), animal parks, theme parks, amusement parks, golf courses, etc. It offers a wide variety of possibilities for nature and outdoor sports enthusiasts. Hiking is a flagship activity in Morbihan. Coastal trails allow for the discovery of beautiful sandy beaches and steep cliffs, while inland trails allow for the discovery of forests, lakes, and mountains. They can also explore the many long-distance hiking trails that cross the department. Sailing is also very popular in Morbihan, due to its numerous ports and calm waters. Sailing enthusiasts can rent boats or take classes to learn the basics of this activity. It is also possible to rent kayaks or canoes to explore the many lakes and rivers in the department. Bicycling is also a very popular activity in Morbihan, thanks to its numerous bike paths and varied landscapes. It is possible to rent bikes to explore the many bike routes or to participate in organized outings. Finally, Morbihan is also renowned for its more extreme outdoor activities such as paragliding, hang gliding, rock climbing, or bungee jumping. These activities are generally supervised by professionals and are reserved for the most experienced enthusiasts. Morbihan therefore offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for all tastes and levels, whether for hikers, sailors, cyclists or extreme sports enthusiasts.
It's hard to say when the best time to visit Morbihan is, as it depends on what you're looking for. If you're into beaches and water activities, the summer months (June to August) are most suitable. Temperatures are warm and beaches are crowded. It's also the period where there are the most events and sea-side parties, such as music festivals, fireworks, concerts, fairs, etc. If you prefer to avoid crowds, the spring months (April to June) and autumn months (September to November) are good options. Temperatures are cooler, but beaches are less crowded and you can enjoy a more peaceful view of the sea. It's also a period where you can do hiking or biking, as temperatures are milder. Culture enthusiasts, spring (April to June) and summer (June to August) are the best times to visit, as there are many festivals and cultural events taking place during these periods of the year.
Here are some additional places to visit when travelling to the Morbihan department:
- Visiting the megalithic sites: The Morbihan department is home to many megalithic sites, such as the alignments of Carnac, which are a collection of standing stones dating back to the Neolithic period. These sites offer a glimpse into the history and ancient culture of the region.
- Exploring the regional nature parks: The department has several regional nature parks that are perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking, birdwatching, and picnics. One such park is the Regional Nature Park of Armorique, which is known for its rugged coastline, sandy beaches, and diverse wildlife.
- Visiting the small towns and villages: The Morbihan department is home to many charming small towns and villages that are worth exploring. One such town is Malestroit, which is known for its well-preserved medieval architecture and picturesque streets.
- Tasting the local produce: The region is known for its delicious local produce, such as seafood, cider, and traditional Breton pastries. Visitors can try these delicacies at local markets, restaurants, and cider houses.
- Canoeing or Kayaking on the rivers: The department boasts several beautiful rivers such as the Blavet and the Oust, which are perfect for canoeing or kayaking. These rivers offer a peaceful and scenic way to explore the natural beauty of the region.
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