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Follow the guide in Morbihan for a breath of fresh air and a guaranteed change of scene: welcome to the Quiberon Peninsula, which was an island until the 11th century and now covers 14 kilometres.
An emblematic site on the Quiberon Peninsula, Turpault Castle, an Anglo-medieval manor, marks the start of the wild coastline that runs all the way to the Percho headland. This is the western face of the peninsula, and is more exposed to the wind, with its impressive jagged cliffs, a clear view of Belle-Île, and the superb spectacle of the waves and the sea. Please note, swimming is not allowed.
Further back are the typical villages with their blue-shuttered houses and blooming hydrangeas, and some megalithic sites, the most important being Kerbourgnec, in Saint-Pierre-Quiberon.
Le Conguel headland, at the south-east end of the peninsula, is the property of the French Coastal Protection Agency. Feel free to explore this wild area by bike to make the most of its superb landscapes, or on foot via the GR 34.
The tip of the peninsula and the east coast are the realm of sandy beaches, water sports, surfing spots and sea water therapy: the thalassotherapy centre opened by Louison Bobet is a great place to recharge your batteries in a haven of peace and well-being!
La Grande Plage beach in the seaside resort of Quiberon is well worth the detour for its 900 metres of fine sand.
A sunny climate contributes to the island's popularity during the year, and especially in the summer, when large numbers of holidaymakers arrive.
France's leading sardine-fishing port in the 19th century, Quiberon still has two canneries, which are open to visitors and where you can buy canned seafood. One of them is located at the fishing harbour of Port Maria, where the boats set off for the neighbouring islands.