Discovery activities

The location of the hotel is perfect for lovers of nature, history and tradition.
Erdeven, whose Breton name 'AR DEVEN' means next to the dune, has 300 hectares of wild and protected dunes.
The fine sandy beaches of Kerhilio and Kerouriec are supervised in July and August.
The beach of Kerminihy is open to naturism.
During your walks, you will discover dolmens, menhirs, old chapels, the park of the castle of Keravéon, the manor of Kercadio and the mill of Narbon.
In the surroundings, a wide range of escapades and day trips are offered to you ...

The megaliths of Erdeven

The alignments of Erdeven are part of the great megalithic arch, the second most important megalithic site in Morbihan after Carnac.
The site is accessible free of charge all year round. In summer, guided tours are organized by the tourist office of Erdeven.
Take advantage of a walk or a bike ride through the moor and the woods to discover the numerous megalithic vestiges scattered in the countryside of Erdeven:
The alignments of Kerzerho,
The site of the Giants of Kerzerho,
The dolmens of Mané Bras,
The alignments of Coët er Blei and the chair of Caesar.
The dolmen of Mané Croc'h...

The great dune massif and the beaches of Erdeven

The coastal village of Erdeven, located between the Ria d'ÉTEL and the QUIBERON peninsula, is renowned for the beauty of its preserved beaches and its wild and protected dunes, classified NATURA 2000.
Several beaches line the 8 km stretch of white sand, bordered by wild dunes.
Whether you are looking for a naturist beach, a family beach supervised in July and August, a spot for kitesurfing, board sports, sand yachting, everyone will find the beach that suits them.

The Ria of Etel

The Ria d'Etel, a small inland sea dotted with small islands, is fed by several rivers. Its shoreline is cut into the earth in multiple ramifications.
The preserved nature shelters oyster farms, deserted white sand beaches, marshes where many species of birds nest.
The Etel bar forms a natural barrier between the ocean and the Ria, an underwater sandbank located at its mouth, which is in perpetual movement under the influence of the tides, storms, wind and swell.
You can discover the Ria by boat from the port of Etel.
By the sea, you can also explore it by kayak or paddle.
On the land side, come and discover it along the numerous hiking trails.


Saint-Cado is located in the Ria d'Etel.
The island, linked to the land by a stone bridge, is home to a fishing village.
Saint-Cado conceals treasures of Breton religious architecture.
A pedestrian pathway runs along the edge of the island, from where you can admire the beauty of the place as you walk.
Opposite St. Cado is the islet Nichtarguer where this fishermen's house with blue shutters, bordered by a white sandy beach, became the symbol of the Ria and made famous in postcards.

The Alignments of Carnac

The megaliths of Carnac were erected between the 5th and 2nd millennium BC and include 2800 stones erected over 4 km on the main sites of Menec and Kermario.
They can be seen very well along the footpath.
Carnac also has several secondary megalithic sites with dolmens, menhirs, cairns and tumuli, scattered in the moor around.
The Carnac prehistory museum will help you discover the life of the communities that lived on this site and perhaps help you to unravel the mystery of the megaliths.

The peninsula of Quiberon

The isthmus of Penthièvre links the Quiberon peninsula to the mainland.
To the west, the spectacular wild coastline unfolds its 8km of cliffs sculpted by the power of the ocean.
The east coast contrasts with its superb fine sandy beaches sheltered from the wind and waves.
At the end of the peninsula, 14 km further south, surrounded by the ocean, the famous seaside resort of Quiberon faces the islands.
From Port Maria you can embark for Belle-Île, Houat and Hoëdic.

The Gulf of Morbihan

The Gulf of Morbihan, Mor-Bihan in Breton, which means "small sea" belongs to the very closed club of the "most beautiful bays in the world".
This small inland sea has 42 islands including the island of monks, the island of Arz, Gavrinis, Berder ... and countless islets.
The gulf also shelters the ornithological natural reserve of Séné.
The Gulf of Morbihan is a popular destination for sailing. Whether by sail, boat, kayak or paddle, it is by sea that you should discover the Gulf to make the most of this postcard setting.
Several shipping companies offer various cruise packages with the possibility of excursions to the islands.

Auray and its port Saint-Goustan

Auray is a small city of character located on the banks of the river Loch which flows into the Gulf of Morbihan.
Its port, Saint-Goustan, can be discovered by going down the ramps of the Loch to appreciate the panoramic view of the city.
After the stone bridge, the Saint-Sauveur square, the Franklin quay, the sloping streets that lead to the upper town are paved and lined with half-timbered facades.
You can appreciate the place even more in the evening when the terraces of the cafés and restaurants come alive and at nightfall when the port lights up.

La Trinité sur Mer

La Trinité sur mer is famous for its marina. Its pontoons shelter famous Formula 1 boats when they are not sailing around the world.
City of the sailing amateurs, La Trinité sur mer is also the starting point of numerous regattas like the Spi Ouest France.
When visiting La Trinité sur mer, do not miss the GR34 path along the channel of the river Crach, the beautiful white sand beaches of Men du and Kervillen, the salt marshes and the alignments of the small Menec in the extension of the alignments of Carnac.


Vannes was the first capital of the Dukes of Brittany.
Some of the walls, towers, gates and bastions as well as the washhouses have remarkably resisted the test of time.
Within the city walls, there are more than 150 half-timbered and corbelled houses, concentrated around the gothic cathedral of Saint-Pierre and the Saint-Patern district.
Vannes also has some very beautiful private mansions around the Place des Lices and in the port area where you can take a break on one of the sunny terraces of the Place Gambetta.

Monk's Island

Departing from Port Blanc, you embark for the island of the monks.
The change of scenery is guaranteed, in a paradise for cyclists and pedestrians, under an almost Mediterranean microclimate. Take the time to stroll through the flowered streets lined with small white fishermen's houses with their charming gardens.
The hiking trail around the island is 17 km long and takes 4 to 5 hours to complete. You can enjoy superb panoramas on the Gulf of Morbihan while taking the time to swim in an almost deserted cove. The water temperature is warmer than in the ocean.

Arz Island

From Vannes Conleau leave for a stopover on the island of Arz.
Here the bicycle is king. On foot or by bike, discover the 18 km of hiking trails around the island by taking the dike of the remarkably restored Berno tide mill.
The island of Arz is bordered by many beaches where you can quietly take a break. Arz offers breathtaking views of the other islands.
Before leaving, take the time to discover the fishermen's villages with their small flowered houses.

Belle Ile

After three quarters of an hour of crossing from Quiberon Port Maria, you will dock at Belle-Ile.
20 km long and 9 km wide, Belle Ile is the largest of the Breton islands.
The island offers a wide range of spectacular landscapes. The wild coast will reveal you a furious sea which shreds the cliffs and sculpts the rocks. You will find the most beautiful panoramas at the big lighthouse of Kervilahouen, at the cave of the Apothicairerie, at the needles of Port-Coton, at Port-Goulphar, at the point of Taillefer and the point of Poulains.
As for the beach, you will have to choose between the large sandy beaches like the sublime beach of Donnant and the creeks in the hollow of the cliffs.
Stop at Sauzon, a charming and lively little fishing port, and at Locmaria.
Before getting back on the boat, discover the old town of Le Palais up to the Vauban citadel which dominates the town, from where you will have a remarkable view on the port.


After a 40-minute crossing from Quiberon, you will dock at the port of Saint-Gildas
where shellfish traps are piled up on the quays.
The island of Houat, 4 km long and 2 km wide, can be discovered on foot or by bike. In the village, the fishermen's houses with blue shutters have slate roofs cemented to better withstand the gusts of wind.
Houat has kept all its authenticity and a wild and preserved nature. On the dunes, take the time to observe the oyats and the wild sea lilies, a rare botanical species.
The coastal path will lead you to a succession of cliffs and heavenly coves with turquoise waters. To the east of the island, the superb beach of Treac'h er Goured, 2km long, borders the point of Tal er Hah with a white sandy beach.
The Eclosarium museum of Daniel Jouvance on the island of Houat offers you a microscopic dive in a drop of sea water.


After a one-hour crossing from Quiberon and a stopover in Houat, you will dock at Port Argol.
The small port welcomes a few fishing and pleasure boats anchored in the shelter of a jetty.
The island of Hoëdic, 2.5 km long and 1 km wide, can be discovered on foot. This small island is ideal for those looking for peace and quiet. The island has only 120 inhabitants and invites you to stroll and enjoy privileged moments of solitude, surrounded by the sea, like Robinson.
Along the 8 km of coastal path bordering the island in the shape of a butterfly, you can admire the sublime small deserted beaches where sailboats anchor and enjoy the luxury of a beach just for you. On the dune, take time to observe the oyats, the dune carnations and the wild sea lilies, a rare botanical variety.
At the western end of the island, you can contemplate the view of the islands of Houat and Belle-Ile and
in the center of the island explore the remains of a fort dating from the English occupation.


The citadel of Port-Louis guards the entrance to the harbor of Lorient that you can admire from the top of the ramparts.
The fortifications, completed by Louis XIII, are remarkably well preserved.
When the Compagnie des Indes settled in Lorient, Port-Louis experienced a period of prosperity. In the citadel, the museum of the Compagnie des Indes will make you discover the history of the great trading companies with Africa and the Orient.
The museum of the Navy, also located inside the citadel, offers two themes: one on "Ocean Treasures" dedicated to underwater excavations, the other on "Sea Rescue".


After three quarters of an hour of crossing you will dock at Port Tudy.
Groix is 8 km long and 3 km wide and can be visited on foot (3 trails from 10 to 14 km) or by bike (40 km of trails).
Groix has charming little ports and, on the land side, small typical villages.
The wild coast of the island, covered with coastal moors and cut by steep cliffs,
is home to colonies of nesting birds.
The Groix reserve is the only geological nature reserve of mineralogical interest in France: in the rock, several varieties of minerals and colors are intermingled. The garnet, a mineral found in large quantities, gives its color to the red sand beach.
Les Grands Sables is one of the few convex beaches in Europe.


Country of Lorient