From Broceliande to Carnac

This 290 km (5.5 hours) tour will take you to the magnificent Gulf of Morbihan via the legendary Broceliande forest. If the coast is remarkable for its tourist sites, you will also appreciate the small quiet roads inland!

There are 4 tourist stops on this route. You are free to stay for a few minutes or a few hours.

  1. Forest of Broceliande
  2. Rochefort en Terre
  3. Alignments of Carnac (*)
  4. Josselin Castle (*)

(*) Please check the opening hours and booking possibilities.

1. Forest of Broceliande : The municipal forest of Paimpont could be just a vast expanse of pines, oaks, coppices and moors. But its other name, Broceliande, gives it a completely different aura, and seventy kilometres of paths lead to the legendary lairs of Merlin and Viviane, in the footsteps of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table.

2. Rochefort en Terre : Located 35 km east of Vannes, on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Gueuzon valley, the Breton town of Rochefort-en-Terre gives an impression of homogeneity despite the diversity of architectural styles that have been expressed here: timber-framed houses, Gothic buildings, Renaissance residences, classical hotels, 19th century architecture... It is the stone, which is omnipresent here, that links these different testimonies of history.

3. Alignments of Carnac : The 7000 year old site of the Carnac Alignments, the most famous in the region, remains a major site of European prehistory. It has been listed as a Historic Monument since 1889. Nestled in the southern Morbihan, the rocks of Carnac are distinguished by their incredible alignment. Built between the 5th and 3rd millennia BC, the two main sites (Ménec and Kermario) alone contain nearly 3000 rocks. These alignments extend over nearly 4 kilometres!

4. Josselin castle : Overlooking the Nantes-Brest canal, the Château de Josselin is one of the most famous castles in Morbihan. Home to the Rohan family for several centuries, it offers visitors a real journey back in time with its three medieval towers, its sculpted granite facade in the flamboyant gothic style and its interiors restored in the 19th century.

GPS track