Le Morbihan takes its name from the Breton “Mor bihan” or “little sea” and rejoices in the incredible beauty of its bay which forms a true inner sea. It has become a paradise for enjoying water sports and sea crossings, especially since the creation of the port of Crouesty.
It also looks out onto the ocean where the Rhuys and Quiberon peninsulas stretch out towards some magnificent islands: Houat, Hoëdic, Groix, and Belle-Île.
Le Morbihan is also the place to explore the bird reservations of the Rhuys and Séné peninsulas – the restored salt marshes of Saint Armel – a place of sacred heritage in Sainte Anne d'Auray, Saint Gildas de Rhuys, Vannes, Josselin and many other religious sites – a place to take walks along the coastal paths, on the Lanvaux moors, where the Korrigans sought refuge, in the Brocéliande forest among the legends of the knights of the Round Table and the sorcerer Merlin – it is a place where you experience harmony with nature.
Le Morbihan also has numerous places of botanical interest and animal parks such as those at Branféré and Pont-Scorff – a prehistoric park at Malensac – megalithic sites such as Carnac with its menhirs, the island of Gravinis with its stone circles, and Locmariaquer with its “ merchants’ table” .
Le Morbihan is also blessed with a great number of towns full of character, such as Rochefort en Terre, Malestroit, Lizio…, and castles such as those at Suscinio en Sarzeau, Josselin, Bignan …
Le Morbihan is just as much a place to enjoy good food, still prepared in the traditional way. Thanks to these traditions, shellfish, fish, pastries and pancakes are a delight for gourmets.
Finally, Le Morbihan is a place of festivals, musical and dance festivals: the celtic festivals explore the music of its countryside and the Lorient festival is well renowned. Vannes has become a major Jazz venue in the summer months. Each town organises their own events which are widely advertised in the press, not counting the many other activities which take place during the summer season.