Brittany

Quiberon Peninsula

This strip of land is a wonderful corner, the right place for fans of the sea, waves, sun and hiking to admire incredible views
Search Hotels, B&Bs and Villas
Search

The Quiberon Pen insula is one of the main destinations in Morbihan, a narrow strip of land 14 kilometres long: it is sandy and touristy in the eastern part, wild and rocky in the western part, called the Côte Sauvage.

This peninsula is the ideal place for hiking enthusiasts: a strip of land perfect for sea, wave and sun lovers.

Things to do on the Quiberon Peninsula

This tongue of land jutting out into the sea is a favourite destination for seaside tourism in Brittany. Located in the Gulf of Morbihan, the Quiberon Peninsula is the ideal place to spend a holiday: there is no shortage of sporting activities to indulge in and the landscapes of the wild coastline are evocative.

Between the ocean horizon admired from the steep cliffs and the inland country landscape with its blue and white houses, this small peninsula offers an experience-packed stay.

Port-Haliguen

1Port-Haliguen, 56170, Francia

To begin your exploration of the Quiberon peninsula, we recommend you head for its historic port, Port-Haliguen. Although today it is reserved almost exclusively for pleasure boating, the port offers fascinating views and an exquisitely maritime atmosphere.

Its lighthouse, the markets in the centre and the seafront invite you to stroll along, admiring its pretty holiday homes: this was once a popular seaside resort.

An afternoon of thalassotherapy at the Spa

2Bd Louison Bobet, 56170 Quiberon, Francia

The Quiberon peninsula is a perfect destination to devote a few hours to relaxation and thalassotherapy treatments . In fact, there is a fabulous spa here: although now run by a hotel giant, it has lost none of its original philosophy and vocation for well-being.

The setting is fabulous, located right on the oceanfront, and you can try the many treatments based on seawater, renowned for its many virtues: not to mention the seawater pools, whirlpool, sauna or massages.

The Customs Trail GR34

356510 Saint-Pierre-Quiberon, Francia

A piece of the famous customs path, the GR34 trail, also passes through here. You can only walk one section of it, the one that goes around the Quiberon peninsula: the starting point is normally at Fort Penthièvre.

The route offers magnificent views, winding between charming villages such as Kerhostin, prehistoric remains, villas overlooking the sea and corners of wild nature. We recommend ending at the fishing port of Portivy to enjoy a magnificent sunset over the ocean.

Kerbourgnec Menhir

4Kerbourgnec, 56510 Saint-Pierre-Quiberon, Francia

The Carnac alignments are located a few kilometres from the Quiberon peninsula, so it is not surprising that there are numerous megaliths here as well. The most impressive are those of Kerbourgnec in Saint-Pierre Quiberon. In this case, it is a cromlech, i.e. a set of stones erected in a circle. The particularity of this site is that it is located in the midst of houses built in the 20th century.

The second megalith can be found at la Pointe du Vivier: the Goalennec menhir is curious for its bizarre shape reminiscent of a bishop’s cap, from which it takes its name.

Finally, there are two stones nicknamed Jean and Jeannette, at Manémeur: legend has it that they are two lovers frozen for eternity by a jealous deity.

Pointe du Conguel

5Pointe du Conguel, 56170 Quiberon, Francia

This is the southernmost point of the peninsula: an entirely protected nature reserve, a hiker’s paradise.

From here, you can enjoy a beautiful view as far as the Teignouse lighthouse. In addition to the biodiversity and wild landscape, there are also historical remains: old ovens in which the inhabitants used to burn seaweed to extract iodine from the ashes.

Kermorvan

6Kermorvan, 56170 Quiberon, Francia

The Quiberon peninsula also contains characteristic villages, fishing villages where time seems to have stood still.

The most enchanting are Kermorvan, Saint-Julien or even Kerhostin: picture-postcard alleys with white houses with blue shutters and hydrangeas in their gardens.

Don’t forget to take the back roads, which cross quiet fields, ancient stone walls, sheltered from the crowds of tourists.

Pointe du Percho

7Pointe du Percho, 56510 Saint-Pierre-Quiberon, Francia

This is the most famous and popular area of the Quiberon peninsula. We are in the wild side, where the landscape consists of cliffs and rocks, on which the waves crash in swirls of foam. Get your cameras ready to capture breathtaking views of the Isthmus of Penthièvre, Belle-Île and Groix.

The most spectacular views lie beyond the fine sandy beaches of Port Rhu: the stone arch of Port-Blanc, also called Roche Percée, is simply fabulous. A visit to the Port Bara dunes is also not to be missed.

We recommend you follow the path along this stretch of coastline to end up in front of the famous Château de Turpault, standing alone facing the ocean.

Plage de Penthièvre

8Bd de l'Océan, 56510 Saint-Pierre-Quiberon, Francia

Plage de Penthièvre is one of the best places in Brittany for windsurfing and other water sports and on windy days the spectacle of the waves is truly impressive. Also for surfers, we recommend the bays of Port-Blanc and Port-Bara, which are not recommended for beginners.

If you decide to tackle the raging waves in the waters in front of the Côte Sauvage, you must be extremely cautious and respect safety rules, especially if you are a beginner: the currents are deadly and the waters are studded with dangerous reefs.

In contrast, Saint-Pierre-Quiberon is a typically Breton beach, with fine sand alternating with rocks and reefs, secluded and ideal for families with children.

Seafood cuisine at Aquaculture Chez Jaouen

9Kernivilit près du, Pont de Kerisper, 56470 Saint-Philibert, Francia

For the most fabulous seafood meal, with the best of the day’s catch served in a former boathouse, you must go to l’Aquaculture Jaouen.

Dessert lovers, on the other hand, cannot miss a taste of salidous, the typical local sweets with salted butter caramel, on sale at Maison Armonine.

Map

In the following map you can see the location of the main places of interest mentioned in this article

How to get to the Quiberon Peninsula

This corner of Brittany is not easily accessible. Getting around with your own transport is definitely the best, most comfortable and fastest way to get around.

By car

If you are travelling by car from Paris, you will need to take the A11 to Rennes, then the RN 24 and 166 national roads in the direction of Quiberon. Allow approximately 5 hours. From Nantes, you must take a regional road, the RN 165.

This area is literally stormed by tourists in the summer: be prepared for gruelling queues to get there and, above all, to find parking. We advise you to use the paid ones, which will guarantee you a free shuttle bus to the peninsula. In this case, however, be careful not to leave anything of value inside the vehicle.

By train

The nearest TGV stop is at Auray, in the Bay of Quiberon. Depending on your travel itinerary, you can also arrive at the Rennes or Brest train stations and then continue by regional trains.

However, the most practical route is to arrive at Auray: from here we recommend taking the Tire-Buchon train, which will save you a lot of inconvenience. The line connects Auray to Quiberon, every day during the high season. You will be able to admire the landscapes of the bay as the train runs along the coast.

Where to stay on the Quiberon Peninsula

In summer, the Quiberon Peninsula is very touristy, crowded and in demand, so it has all the possible infrastructure to accommodate visitors. You can choose from hotels and establishments often equipped with in-house spas.

Search
We offer best rates If you find it cheaper we refund the price difference.
Free cancellation Most properties allow cancellation without penalty.
We're available 24 hours a day For any problem call Booking.com.

Recommended hotels in the area Quiberon Peninsula

Hotel
La Petite Sirène
Quiberon - 15, Boulevard René Cassin
8.8Fabulous 1.877 reviews
Book now
Hotel
Best Western Hotel Le Bellevue
Quiberon - 4 Rue De TiviecExtra sanitary measures
8.7Fabulous 1.431 reviews
Book now
Hotel
Hôtel des Druides
Quiberon - 6, Rue De Port-maria.Extra sanitary measures
8.1Very good 1.338 reviews
Book now
See all the accommodations

Quiberon Peninsula Weather

What's the weather at Quiberon Peninsula? Below are the temperatures and the weather forecast at Quiberon Peninsula for the next few days.

Monday 24
17°
20°
Tuesday 25
18°
20°
Wednesday 26
17°
18°
Thursday 27
16°
17°
Friday 28
17°
18°
Saturday 29
16°
17°

Where is located Quiberon Peninsula

The Quiberon peninsula is located on the Gulf of Morbihan a few kilometres from Vannes.

Location around