Plouharnel

As a real “bridge” between the continent and the QUIBERON peninsula, the commune’s Western coastal facade spreads on Brittany’s largest dune massif, formed around 2000 ago thanks to a light retrogression of the sea level.

The combined action of the swell and dominant winds erected the dune along the shore linking Quiberon’s Island to the continent through a tombolo.

In the South, a vast bay develops, which is transformed at low tide in a over 350-hectare large mud flat, inhabited by numerous sea birds.

Cormorants, herring gulls , grey herons, little egrets and more live there during their migratory period.

The culminating point is located northward in the named place “Mané er Mor”, it is 33 metre high and unveils a multiple-facet landscape.

Enclosure, heath, pine forests coexist and present a mix of unsuspecting range of Breton colours and identities.

The old town authenticity with houses that date from the 16th and 17th centuries, its narrow streets, calmness and serenity of the two benedictine abbeys come and complete a remarkable and colourful picture that lies between the ocean and antique mysteries.

For further information visit the local website at www.plouharnel.fr