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Ancient medieval towns of Morbihan

Live the history of Brittany ...

The ancient medieval towns of Morbihan are discovered from the seas side with Vannes or Auray but also land side with small cities of character with historical and architectural heritage preserved.
Castles, old houses and half-timbered houses, narrow alleys and flowers, wash houses, churches and chapels ... That's what characterises them and makes their charm.
It is a pleasure to stroll today in their pedestrian streets where often many shops of craftsmen and artists' studios have opened their doors.

Why not schedule a tourist discovery day during your vacation at Camping de la Baie ?

Need ideas? Follow the guide !


La Gacilly

© Loïc Kersuzan - La Gacilly

Every year, from the month of June, the town of La Gacilly hosts the largest outdoor photo festival in France. Clichés in giant format are exhibited in the pedestrian streets and on the facades of old houses.

From july 1st to october 31st 2021

Many artisans and creators have settled in this city of crafts: glassblowers, potters, sculptors, jewelery designers, woodturners, bookbinders ...

Their workshops are discovered along the old streets and are open to the public.

Cradle of the company Yves Rocher known for its cosmetic products herbal, La Gacilly is located along the river Aff and enjoys a beautiful natural environment.

To visit also in free access: the botanical garden Yves Rocher with more than 1000 vegetal species.


© Emmanuel Berthier - Josselin

City of the 11th century, Josselin is crossed by the river of Oust, along which beautiful walks on foot or by bike on the towpath.

During the summer, its historic and very touristic district plunges back into the medieval era with many activities and festivities.

After strolling through the medieval Sainte-Croix suburb, do not miss the basilica Notre Dame du Roncier, a pilgrimage site in Brittany.

Dominating the river and considered one of the most beautiful castles in Brittany, the Château des Ducs de Rohan is a must visit: beautifully restored in its interiors as in its exteriors, it still belongs to the family Rohan.

A French garden, a rose garden and an English park have been rearranged and are open to the public.


Rochefort en terre © Maxence Gross

Located in the heart of Morbihan, the city of Rochefort-en-Terre is considered one of the most beautiful villages in France and is renowned for its flowering.

Its medieval city center is completely pedestrian in summer, which allows to admire at leisure 16th century and 17th century wooden houses, squares and lanes full of flowers and numerous craft shops and art galleries .

In December, the flowers give way to the illuminations and the whole village plunges into the magic of Christmas. A renowned event throughout Morbihan.


Malestroit © Berthier Emmanuel

Malestroit was once an important stage of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela and one of the 9 baronies of Brittany at the end of the Medieval times.

Millennial city, that which one nicknamed the pearl of the Oust still preserves many vestiges of its history: the place of the Bouffay with its statuettes hung on the facades of the paved streets, the church Saint Gilles, the half-timbered houses and their gargoyles, the old stalls ...

Bordered by the river Oust, it became the canal from Nantes to Brest, it offers beautiful walks along the flowered locks.

La Roche-Bernard

La Roche-Bernard © Loïc Kersuzan

Old port city, The town of La Roche-Bernard offers from its rocky promontory, magnificent views of the river La Vilaine.

After crossing the historic district and its old buildings that welcome art craftsmen, head to the marina.

From there, take the time of a cruise on the river to the dam of Arzal or go for a walk following the circuit bridges to discover magnificent views of La Vilaine.

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