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On the banks of thehttps://www.brittanytourism.com/matching-what-i-want/nature-walks/the-most-beautiful-areas-to-explore/the-gulf-of-morbihan/ Gulf of Morbihan (We are located less than 1.5 km from the GR 34).
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Towards Auray, le Bono, Baden, Port Blanc (l’Île aux Moines jetty) and Larmor Baden.
St Goustan in Auray
Leaving the small village of Crac’h, direction Auray, you will fall under the spell of the small port of Saint Goustan (patron saint of fishermen), a former fishing and trading port, located at the foot of the centre of Auray.
You will find its centuries-old cobbled streets, the ramps of the Loch, its old 18th-century bridge, not to mention the 2 small chapels, next to each other on the top of the port, left bank.
Along the quays, right and left bank, walk alongside the boats at anchor, up to the large bridge.
Replica of an old working boat ‘the Forban’, at the foot of the old bridge in Le Bono.
Coming out of Saint-Goustan by road, stop halfway in Le Bono, in the small village of Saint Avoye in the commune of Pluneret. A small, magical and extraordinary 16th-century chapel awaits you with its remarkable rood screen. Its steeple, which before the vegetation masked it, served as a navigation beacon for sailors.
3 km of coastal paths starting from Saint Goustan along the left bank, it will take around three hours walking to reach the port of Bono 8 km away. You will come to an old wooden and steel suspension bridge built in 1840 under Louis Philippe I.
The port of Le Bono, a former fishing village, whose heyday in the cultivation of oysters, was around the beginning of the 20th century, until two successive bacterial contaminations (1974/1980), put an end to its financial future. Many remains are still visible on site (terraces, basins, cabins, tiles).
A short visit is required to the Le Bono cemetery, to salute a legendary sailor, Bernard Moitessier, who inspired so many generations of budding sailors, with his book (La grande route), recounting his nonstop solo trip around the world in 1968.
On theright bank at Le Bono, coming from Auray, in an exceptional setting, is a site unique in France, “Les Jardins de Mémoire” (Memorial Gardens). A private space for cremated remains, trees are planted by families in memory of their loved ones. This peaceful green park extends to the banks of the Le Bono river. A haven of peace, close to nature is conducive to contemplation and meditation.
A coastal footpath crosses it for a few meters along the river.
Larmor Baden and Port Blanc
Heading towards Baden, visit the municipal museum about one of the pioneers of aviation, Joseph Le Brix. This small village boasts an 18-hole golf course, close to the Gulf of Morbihan and the Auray river that you will surely discover by the coastal path.
From Port Blanc, you will be able to cross to the ‘Ile aux Moines”, one of the favourite in the Gulf of Morbihan, which has as many islands as there are days in the year. Without forgetting a small gastronomic visit to the ‘San Francisco’, hotel-restaurant, which looks out over the port and its pier: a breathtaking view awaits you!
Back on the continent, leave Port Blanc and head towards Larmor-Baden and its port overlooking the entrance to the gulf and Port Navalo.