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Houat, France


About Houat

The islands of Houat and Hoëdic are the perfect places to get away from it all. Houat, the larger island, has sweeping sandy beaches and a network of footpaths while its smaller sister, Hoëdic, boasts a network of coves, a fort, and some Neolithic sites. The island is mostly granite cliffs except for a long beach lined with dunes on the eastern coast.

Attractions near Houat

Hoëdic8.55km from Houat

A beautiful island that was quite frail and fragile out in the Atlantic Ocean. It has a beautiful beach which was decorated with fine white sands and also it is a natural habitat for marine animals. There are also remains of the old fortifications and you can find out so many examples of the historical architecture from here. It is one of the ideal places to spend a vacation by enjoying the beach and these serene surroundings.

Pointe des Poulains21.24km from Houat

Pointe des Poulains is a peninsula located in the municipality of Sauzon at the end northwest of Belle Île. At this place, the landscape surrenders to the magic of the ocean. There is also a harbor named harbor of the Palais, with the permanent agitation of the ocean in this site, which gives this place of violent currents that fascinate and frighten during storms. You can also enjoy the beach and can spend some beautiful time there.

Gavrinis21.26km from Houat

A beautiful, small and impressive island which was home to Brittany’s most impressive Neolithic site. It is about 5500 years old, it is 60 metres in diameter and covers a passage and chamber which is lined with elaborately engraved stones. The island can be accessed from the nearby Larmor-Baden by boat. In order to protect the monument and avoid scratching the stones, cameras are not allowing inside the cairn.

Château de Suscinio22.54km from Houat

A beautiful castle which lies in the village of SArzeau. The castle has started as a Seigneurial manor which was managing an agricultural estate, later it has enlarged. It was located in the middle of a natural park of richness and diversity of rare activities. This majestic area now consists of the moated castle, a ruined chapel, a dovecote, and a few ruined outbuildings.  One of the nice locations to visit and it is quite interesting too.

Alignements de Carnac24.29km from Houat

The megalithic site of Carnac, the most famous in the region, remains a high place of European prehistory. It has been classified as a historic monument since 1889.  Built between the 5th and the 3rd millennium BC, the two main sites Ménec and Kermario alone group together nearly 3000 menhirs. These alignments extend over nearly 4 kilometers.

Gulf of Morbihan24.39km from Houat

A natural harbour on the coast of  the Département of Morbihan. you can discover megalithic secrets and half-timbered houses and take a walk along the banks of the Blavet and Scorff rivers. It is a listed Regional Nature Park and a member of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club. It has some forty islands, each with its own particularities.

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Brittany is the farthest west of the regions of Metropolitan France. It is named after the historic and geographic region of Brittany