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   Office de Tourisme
   30 cours des Quais
   56470 La Trinité-sur-Mer
   Tél + 33 (0)2 97 55 72 21
   tourisme@ot-trinite-sur-mer.fr

 

 

 

  The Tourist Office welcomes you 
  all year round.
 

 From April to June and September 
  From Monday to Saturday
  from 9.00 am to 13.00 pm 
  and 2.30 to 6.00 pm
  (closed at 5.30 pm on Saturday)
  
  July/August :
  Every day from 09.00 am to 1.00 pm

  and 2.00 to 7.00 pm

  From October to March
  From Monday to Saturday
  From 9.00 am  to 1.00 pm 
  and  2.30 to 5.30 pm

 

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The renowned marina and family seaside resort, La Trinité-sur-mer, wishes you a warm welcome.

 


THE HARBOUR

 Whether you arrive by land or sea, the majestic arch of the Kérisper Bridge is sure to capture your attention. The construction of the first bridge (in metal, designed by Eiffel) was completed in 1901. At the time, there was only a single traffic lane connecting the banks of the Crac’h estuary. The current bridge was inaugurated in 1956. It replaced the old bridge that was destroyed in 1944.

 

 

From the bridge, you will enjoy a unique view that constantly changes with the tide. The characteristic oyster farming barges are moored upriver, towards the small island of Cuhan; they go out to work on the oyster beds on a regular basis. The region is the birthplace of the European flat oyster. Downstream, your eye will be attracted by the glistening of the ocean and the bright colours of the marina. 

 

 

On the quays, your will see technicians busy with the very delicate manoeuvres of hoisting boats from the water for maintenance and then relaunching them. To assist them in their work, there is a 35-ton hoist and a 30-ton mobile crane, enabling them to complete up to twenty manoeuvres per day.

 

Then take the time for a leisurely stroll along the harbour promenade to admire the some 1,500 yachts, motor launches and sailing boats moored along the fifteen pontoons-docks.

 

 

From October to March, 150 sailing boats practice manoeuvres ever other weekend in Quiberon Bay to prepare for competitions in the spring and summer. The season gets underway each year at Easter with the Spi Ouest-France/Intermarché, a regatta that attracts some 500 boats.

 

You will then come to the harbour master’s office, at the head of the large Loïc Caradec Pier which can accommodate ocean racing multihulls. 

 

Nostalgia fans will take their time at the old port where a dozen or so fishing boats can still be seen. The boats now put out to sea and unload on Quiberon Bay. But the fish market, open all year round, is sure to whet your appetite with its stalls piled high with sparkling fresh fish.

 

 

The port was an important centre of commercial activity until 1935, specializing in the export of wood posts from Camors to the mines of Cardiff in Wales, in exchange for the importation of coal. This activity died out little by little due to an increase in customs duties.

 

 

THE TOWN

After an enjoyable lunch of seafood or the region’s traditional crêpes at the harbour, you can continue your stroll landward. Located on the heights, the town dominates and protects the harbour. You will be captivated by la Trinité’s charm: each typical fisherman’s house merits your attention in this maze of narrow lanes with dry-stone walls. 

 

Since we are in the heart of Brittany, life is naturally organized around the church. Ten metres were added to the church tower in 1891 so that it could serve as a landmark (known as an “amer”) for sailors. And in fact tower can be seen from the last part of the channel. 

 

The church’s reredos dates from 1682 and is in the Lavallois style like those of the church in Carnac. It was classified as a Historic Monument in 1981 and was restored in 1995. 

 

As you leave the church, you will see the unique war memorial which is topped with a menhir. You will then discover the rue de la Caserne with its many gardens, a maze of lanes whose houses are always decorated with flowers, a magnificently restored pigeon house, and much more: you are in the heart of an authentic Breton village.

 

 

If you go back down to the harbour, you can continue your stroll along the seaside path (known as the sentier des douaniers, or customs officers’ patrol path).

 

 

THE SEASIDE PATH – THE BEACHES – LE POULBERT



 

At the entrance to the seaside path, take a moment to enjoy the panoramic view of the bridge, the harbour and the channel with its many coloured sails. You can see all the way to the entrance of Quiberon Bay.

 

 

The Vaneresse is a tidal reservoir or mud flats that can only be seen at low tide; it causes the channel to fork towards St-Philibert. Up until the 1970s, oyster beds were found on this site.

 

 

A little further along the seaside path, you will overlook the harbour beach before reaching the gently rounded Men-Allen beach. In this idyllic setting, the ocean currents have deposited fine sand on one side – perfect for relaxation – and have exposed the rocks on the other side. You will be enchanted by the many flowers, ranging from camellias to mimosas, and then you will savour the shade of the pines, reminding you of La Trinité’s mild climate. Next, you will cross through the “Bois d’Amour” (Wood of Love) with its beautiful residences dating from the beginning of the twentieth century, and you will come across a succession of little beaches scattered along the path.

 

You will then arrive at Kerbihan Point where you will come across two new beaches: a sheltered beach oriented towards the channel and another oriented towards Quiberon Bay. The beaches surround “Ty Guard”, a house which, although private today, in the past served as a shelter for the customs officers that policed the Bay. The building is constructed entirely of stone, including the stepped roof. The massive chimney served as a guard tower, with access via an outside staircase.

 

The entire point is a protected site where building is prohibited.

 

 

Beyond Kerbihan Point, you will discover the large beach of Kervillen. Oriented full south, well sheltered, with a gentle slope and very fine sand, it is one of the region’s most remarkable beaches. You can then continue your stroll along the path that winds between the old salt-marshes, which were still operational up until the 1960s. A salt storehouse survives from this era, whose stature attests to the magnitude of the harvests. It has now been renovated and is used in the summer for evening musical or spoken word performances.

 

 

Be sure to visit Le Poulbert pine wood with its shaded picnic grounds and its vast esplanade, used in the summer for a variety of sporting events and festivals. Next, go past the Kerdual dyke to the Men-Dû beach, divided by its “tombolo” – a narrow strip of sand that you can cross to the small island of Stuhan during low tide without getting your feet wet.

 

 

For your return, it is just as pleasant to take the lanes through the Bois d’Amour and Vaneresse.

 


THE COUNTRYSIDE – THE MEGALITHS

Set out from the village of Le Quéric (on the Carnac-ville road) to discover the natural charm and diversity of the countryside. Head for the dolmen du Roc’h where you will have a panoramic view of the “Brahen” which continues on from the marshes of Kerdual. Depending on the time of day, you will be enchanted by the lights or flights of seabirds in an environment where wild vegetation has taken over the landscape. Then continue on to the village of Kervinio; the old sunken lane of “Carnac à Locmariaquer” will take you across the moor behind the cottage industry zone of Kermarquer. On the road to Kerdeneven, make a stop at the Kermarquer dolmen, notable for its lateral cell measuring 1m30 by 1m70.


 
Alongside the main road, you can see the 101 menhirs of Petit-Menec, all lined up facing East. From the Chemin de la Métairie looking towards the Crac’h river, you will see the Château du Latz (which is privately owned). The road will take you to the river near Keriolet and the Pierre Jaune (Yellow Stone), where you will discover a magnificent view over the ria (or estuary), which is highly protected and very wild in this area. To return to La Trinité, just retrace your path.