Sea trips, leisure and water activities
Cruises and crossings are available in the Gulf of Morbihan and its surroundings: Tour of the Gulf, crossings to Ile aux Moines, Ile d’Arz and Ile de Gavrinis; crossings to Belle-Ile-en-Mer, Ile de Houat, Ile de Hoëdic and Ile de Groix.
You may also prefer a more private navigation by embarking on old typical Morbihan rigging, or by opting for a boat rental.
Sea kayaking, paddling, scuba diving, and fishing are other possible activities in this exceptional environment.
A few kilometers away, head to the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean to discover the region’s popular surf spots: Ste Barbe in Plouharnel, and Kerhillio in Erdeven, in particular.
Hiking in Morbihan on the GR34
If you prefer the mainland, you can also discover the region on foot along the GR34, which passes one kilometer from the Villa du Guern and offers exceptional views of the Gulf of Morbihan.
Cycling can also be a pleasant choice, as can horse riding in the nearby horse clubs.
Golf courses by the sea
And if you like golf, you will enjoy 2 km from La Villa du Guern the 18-hole Bluegreen Golf course in Baden, located by the water. The 27-hole Bluegreen Saint-Laurent Golf Course, located in a forest of oaks and pines not far from the ria d’Etel, will also offer you a beautiful course.
Whatever your wishes are, we will be at your side to help you if you wish.
Outings & events in the Gulf of Morbihan
Sailing occupies an important place in the annual calendar of events in the Gulf of Morbihan: Gulf Week, Spi Ouest France in La Trinité, Eurocat in Carnac, Catagolfe in Arradon.
Gulf Week is also a major event that takes place every two years and brings together a diverse fleet of more than a thousand boats.
Other sports :
- Running: Ultra-marine Raid Golfe Morbihan, Duo de l’Hermine Marathon in Vannes,
- Stand Up Paddle: Morbihan Paddle Trophy
- Music (Fest Noz, concerts, festivals): Festival Jazz En Ville in Vannes, Festival Interceltique de Lorient, Fêtes Historiques et Fêtes d’Arvor in Vannes, Festival de Rock in Malestroit
- Art: Vannes Photo Festival, La Gacilly Photo Festival
- Religious festivals: Forgiveness of Sainte-Anne-d’Auray, Pardon Marin de Quelven
Gastronomy and Breton specialities
As for gastronomy, Brittany has its specialities: first of all, crepes made from buckwheat or wheat; pastries such as Breton shortbread, Far Breton, Kouign Amann; salted butter and caramel with salted butter.
In addition, there are Breton delicatessens, such as the andouille de Guémené-sur-Scorff, local cheeses.
And of course, all the seafood products: oysters farmed in the Gulf of Morbihan, fish and shellfish of all kinds.
For drinking, cider comes in many varieties, ideal with crepes!
To help you discover these specialities, we can direct you to local producers, shops, and restaurants.
Restaurants in Morbihan
The Gulf of Morbihan offers many crepe restaurants, allowing you to taste this internationally renowned Breton speciality; as well as a wide range of restaurants offering fish and other seafood products.
We can give you some good addresses near La Villa du Guern.
Morbihan also has a dozen starred chefs who invite you to discover their cuisine in gourmet restaurants.
Among the closest to our guest house: the restaurants Le Roscanvec and La Gourmandière in Vannes, the restaurant Le Pressoir in Saint-Avé and the restaurant Terre Mer in Auray.