The Golfe Du Morbihan is situated on the south coast of Brittany and protects the region from the strong currents of the Atlantic Ocean. It is a fascinating coastal landscape with huge castles and extensive sand dunes.
Influential and wealthy ship owners once settled here. They ran the East India Trading Company that earned high taxes for the French monarchy. The present day harbor makes it difficult to believe that it was once a busy centre of trade with the distant Orient. The town's well preserved buildings indicate its former wealth and ferryboats travel to the village on the opposite side of the Lorient, which still boasts a splendid array of huge warehouses.
The megaliths of Carnac are stone relics that are 1,000 years old and date back to the middle of the Neolithic Period. Although they have been analysed by scientists, they are nonetheless full of mystique as four long avenues of mighty stone known as 'alignments' extend across 8 kilometres of scenic terrain.
The enchanting medieval city of Auray is situated on a bend of the Rivière d'Auray that flows into the Golfe Du Morbihan. The city has earned its place in the history books of Brittany. Here, two families once fought to rule this land and a battle decided which one!
The attractive charm of the Brittany landscape owes much of its allure to its picturesque old stone houses and idyllic bays. The Golfe Du Morbihan, with its numerous islands both large and small, is a French paradise set along the rugged Atlantic coast.