The walks, the randonnés along the coast, are certainly highlights of Brittany. In particular the walks along the old paths customs officers used to trail to control the coast and deter smugglers. Nowadays leisurely hikers are using them to get in touch with nature. While the coast in the north is rather rough the coast in the south is often more mellow, in particular in Morbihan.
Locmariaquer is located at the western tip of the gulf of Morbihan and is guarding the inflow of water into the gulf. The landmark to visit is pointe de Kerpenhir with Port Navalo on the other side of the entrance to the gulf de Morbihan. On the way to this tip in the south one come across a lonely menhir standing close to the sea.
Frm here it is not far to the southern tip.
Here the statue of the Virgin Notre-Dame de Kerdro is greeting the sea.
This plate guides the visitors what they are seeing on the horizon.
Some visitors indeed begin with their travel – at least in their dreams – and they anticipate where they will go.
And from here let’s continue to walk along the southern coast of Locmariaquer. In the woods along the coast there are still remnants of the German fortifications of WWII.
The walk under the trees is quite enjoyable. The path feels like walking on a carpet.
and obviously also the dogs had fun.
Along the beaches the path becomes more sandy and very soft.
and flowers add color to the otherwise nuances of beige and blue.
The last highlight is the dolmen des Pierres-Plates, a quite long prehistoric tomb where the clouds seem to cover it.
On its top grass has found its way to grow and it was swinging in the breeze from the sea.
And when you are tired or feel hot from the walk, the next beach is not far. Just follow the path.