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The Gulf Hotel.

Franck Schmitt

Our addresses deco and pleasure for your escapade on the peninsula of Rhuys in spring or next summer.

A thousand million thousand ports! Everyone comes to Rhuys to enjoy the sea and its benefits.

The salt of history

Since the time the ocean whipped the peninsula of Rhuys, it has given birth to so many stories, landscapes and vocations that no one here can be indifferent to the sea and its effects. It is said that it was from the top of the cairn of Petit-Mont that Julius Caesar witnessed the defeat of the Veneti against the Roman galleys (Pointe du Petit-Mont, Port Crouesty, 56640 Arzon, phone 06 03 95 90 78, small mont.info). The viewpoint is unique on the Bay of Quiberon, the islands of Houat, Hoëdic and Belle-Ile, now become one of the most beautiful "spots" of boating.

Saint Gildas, hermit on the island of Houat in 536, preferred to settle right in front of the continent to found an abbey that gave the entire peninsula a great development (place Monseigneur Ropert, 56370 Saint-Gildas-de -Rhuys, phone 02 97 45 23 10, abbey-de-rhuys.fr). As for the dukes of Brittany, their agricultural estate of Suscinio (tel 0297419191, suscinio.info), between sea and marsh, gives an idea of ​​the art of living in this fabulous peninsula in the Middle Ages.

Between Saint-Gildas, PortNavalo and Sarzeau, the territory may seem small. However, how many trips and returns on small dead end roads butting on the shore or detours to circumvent the marshes, must be done to discover these landscapes and the multitude of beautiful hamlets that constitute these three communes end of the peninsula? To better appreciate the charms, nothing beats a boat trip! Gulf side, we will opt for kayaking or paddle (Kerners Kayak, phone 06 80 32 34 93), just to interfere closer to the coast, unless we prefer an exit to the engine, to flirt with currents safely. On the sea side, sailing and wind give breath at the exit from the port of Crouesty or the beach of Goh Velin (Club nautique du Rohu, Goh Velin beach, Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys, tel 02 97 45 37 05).

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Houses on the peninsula of Rhuys.

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Sardines in Arzon Fumage

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A medieval fortress: Suscinio Castle.

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The nourishing sea

It is also from the sea that men draw their food! Thanks to fishing, of course, but also to salt marshes and tidal mills that used the ebb and flow to reduce the grain into flour. Today, the mill of Pen-Castel reconverted into an exhibition room reveals the principle of this tidal force (tel: 02 97 53 88 06), while one can follow the oyster road that links the oyster farms that succeed one another along the shore. And, to discover all the gastronomic possibilities offered by the seafood, it is necessary to pass to the fishponds of Banestère (Bridge of Banestère, Sarzeau 56370, tel 02 97 67 40 79). Here, everyone can find their favorite shellfish or crustacean, and even enjoy it immediately, in a restaurant.

Others will wait for the sunset to dine at the Grand Largue in Port Navalo and enjoy a lobster or oysters (1, rue du Phare, 56640 Arzon, phone 02 97 53 71 58, grandlargue.fr) or P ' tit Zeph (same address and same website, phone 02 97 49 40 34). At the charming "Petit Port" of the Logéo (56370 Sarzeau, phone 02 97 26 89 87), we enjoy seafood under a hut ... heated in winter! We can also, when returning from the market on the place of the church in Saint-Gildas, stop at the cafe of the Place (place Monseigneur Ropert, 56370 St.Gildas-de-Rhuys, phone 02 97 45 24 68); "briocheconfiture" at noon as at tea time, or even late at night!

And as we do not sail at sea without biscuits ... we will not forget to make a stop at the biscuit factory of Saint Gildas where officiates Laurent Guérin, talented pastry cook native of the peninsula neighbor, that of Guérande (29, road Sarzeau, 56370 Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys, phone 02 97 45 35 23, lapetite biscuiterie.com). Even in the making of cheese, the sea does not count for butter, since the farm of Suscinio, which realizes the delicious volume of Rhuys, accommodates some cheeses with seaweed! (Duchesse-Ysabeaud-Ecosse road, 56370 Sarzeau, phone 06 60 73 59 12, tome derhuys.fr).

Another seaweed enthusiast, Christian Bourhis, chef of the gastronomic restaurant of the Crouesty thalassotherapy center, Le Ruban Bleu (Crouesty harbor, Arzon, Morbihan, 56640, tel: 02 97 53 49 00, miramarcrouesty.com) cooks at all sauces for the greatest pleasure of gourmets concerned about their line! And do not forget to stock up on smoked or smoked fish in Arzon (23, rue Centrale, 56640 Arzon, phone 02 97 53 80 81, fumagearzon.fr). It's canned sea air!

The choice is immense at Viviers de Banestère

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A smuggler of the islands.

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Careful waters

The sea is also a source of well-being that can be used without moderation. When the water is too cold to swim in the open air ... you can enjoy the thalassotherapy of Miramar, this amazing liner that seems to have docked at the port of Crouesty, Ocean side (Crouesty port, 56640 Arzon, tel 02 97 53 49 13, miramarcrouesty.com). In stay or in parenthesis by the day, all formulas are possible. However, as the spa treatment is a special time to take time for yourself, the panel of associated activities is very varied! You can combine your stay with a few golf courses in the heart of a bird sanctuary, overlooking the ocean, Belle-Ile and its little sisters Houat and Hoëdic (56730 SaintGildas-de-Rhuys, phone 0297453009, rhuys-kerver .bluegreen.com).

You can also take the promenade of the little moss to walk to Port Navalo by the coastal path and stop at L'Escarpolette, this pretty gallery that shares its exhibitions between the Miramar and this family home where Michèle Dutreux and Jean Collet gather their finds and the works of their painter and traveler friends. Jean is the former captain of the sailboat Tara, specialized in scientific expeditions. Michèle has also opened a coffee, tea, chocolate and home-made pastry salon with a warm atmosphere (13, avenue du General-de-Gaulle, Port-Navalo, 56640 Arzon, phone 02 97 53 76 25, escarpo.com ).

Shoppers will go to the church square in Sarzeau, in the former grocery store of the young ladies Le Corre where so many generations have bought their sweets. Trinity, a fashion and home concept store, is a hit (1, rue du Général-de-Gaulle, phone 0297489026, trinity-conceptstore.com). Finally, the hotel du Golfe which, continuing its metamorphosis, is becoming the fashionable place to stop for a meal or a night (3, place Richemont, 56370 Sarzeau, tel. 02 97 41 85 48, hoteldugolfe-sarzeau.fr).

The large hall of the spa.

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A café in the square

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Like a ship that would have anchored at Crouesty, the forms of the Miramar recall the energetic presence of the ocean.

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Life in the sand of the waves

And it is always the sea that creates the dynamics that animate the economic life of the peninsula! In the artisanal area of ​​Sarzeau, next to the artisanal smoking laboratory, an intriguing building houses Aerec's nautical tack (SNA, rue de Govéan, ZA Kerollaire Nord, 56370 Sarzeau, tel: 02 97 46 11 87, sellerienautique.fr). Thierry and Laurence Plagué dress the seats of the boats, make cushions, covers for the sails but also for the wintering of the ships, the hoods ... But their competences go far beyond the borders of the nautisme.

Aerec, the other company of Thierry Plagué, is specialized this time in the plumbing, the electricity and the heating of the isolated sites, like the islands of the Gulf of Morbihan. It is around the port of Crouesty that are nevertheless concentrated boating professionals. Created from scratch in front of Belle-Ile in 1973, this marina, with its 1,400 seats in deep water, is the largest in Morbihan. In the strategic center of the Bay of Quiberon, at the entrance of the Gulf, he has set up a passport that allows to stop for free in the surrounding ports. A practical service for boaters who are nonetheless attached to the Crouesty where they can, in the spring, participate in a festival of sea trials new nautical and, especially, attend every year, to All Saints, the most big european boat show of the used boat ...

To blow its 30 candles, the association of the Mille Sabords concocted many animations: chips of sea, conferences of professionals, meetings with travelers browsers adventurers ... lemillesabords.com.

A plate of the Miramar's restaurant.

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The milk of the black magpie gives the taste of the peninsula to the volumes of Rhuys.

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The Gulf Hotel.

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The Trinity Shop.

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Laurent Guérin's biscuit factory.

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Windsurfing.

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The Escarpolette gallery.

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Michèle Dutreux.

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A traditional canoe.

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The nautical upholstery of Thierry and Laurence Plagué.

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View on the peninsula Rhuys.

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