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Holidays in Morbihan, Brittany
Located in the south of Brittany, Morbihan boasts attractions that are centuries old. The entire region has one most impressive megalithic sites in the world, with the sheer numbers of menhirs and dolmen making it a living monument to Neolithic times.

In particular, the areas of Carnac and Locmariaquer feature hundreds of these structures that are said to rival Stonehenge for their historical significance. Like Stonehenge however, the sheer number of visitors that want to literally touch the past, mean that access to these prehistoric stones is limited, especially during the height of the tourist season, but they are still viewable from tourist paths, which does nothing to diminish their wonder.

However if the idea of looking at "old rocks" doesn't fill you with excitement, then rest assured there is more to Morbihan than menhirs and dolmen.

Coastal sites

Like most of Brittany, Morbihan is located on the coast but boasts two ports, Port de Crouesty and Port Navalo, which is often the point of landing for those travelling to the area by boat, as is the picturesque point of Trinite-sur-Mer.

Due to its location, Morbihan also has numerous beaches that are popular with tourists and locals alike. However, as you'd expect with a popular tourist site, during the summer months it can be very overpopulated and expensive.

The Morbihan coastline also has a large number of small islands, which can be visited by boat. Excursions to these sites are quite popular and as such, the islands of Belle Ile, Ile aux Moines, Ile de Groix, Ile Houat, and Ile d'Arz are beloved destinations for tourists visiting the Morbihan Gulf. While these may be the main ones visited, legend says that are 365 islands, though in actuality, there are between 30 and 40.

Nature resorts

Further inland, there is the popular resort fo Quiberon, which is just south of Carnac and attracts large numbers of visitors each year. Also around the area, there are a plethora of towns, such as Vannes, Auray and the riverside town of Saint-Goustan but for those with a more historical interest in the region, there is the old pilgrimage site at Sainte-Anne d'Auray further to the north.

Another attraction inland, just south of Josselin is Josselin Castle, whose architectural beauty is a great draw for visitors to the area. Close to the site is also the town of Rochefort-en-Terre, the town of La Roche-Bernard and the church at Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys, which enhances the area's historical standing.
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The Author writes for Holiday Home Rentals who have a selection of Gites in Morbihan and Villas in France which can be rented direct from their owners.
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