5 good reasons to stay in a campsite in Morbihan during Gulf Week.
Every two years during Ascension week and weekend, the Gulf of Morbihan is buzzing with festivities. Over a thousand boats from all over France and Europe offer an extraordinary spectacle every day which you can admire from the shore. If you have booked to stay in a campsite in Morbihan between 27 May and 2 June 2019, here are 5 good reasons to head to the Gulf.
1. Admire a thousand traditional and classic boats
Spectators are invited to head for the coast to watch the parade of over a thousand traditional boats and ships which navigate a different route around the Gulf every day : classic yachts, old fishing vessels, replicates of 18th century frigates, classic sailing dinghys, rowing boats, skiffs, Breton lug sail boats, Dundee tuna fishing boats, three masted English yachts, drifters from the Baltic, viking ships, etc… All of the flotillas converge on Saturday for the grand finale : the « Grande Parade ».
2. Wander from harbour to harbour where there is always something new to discover
Arzon, Larmor Baden, Vannes and Ile aux Moines are just four of the 17 ports which take part in this festival, welcoming the flotillas and their crews and organising a rich programme of events to the delight of all those who are charmed by the sea, boats and Brittany. Whichever campsite you have chosen, you’ll always find something to do !
3. Celebrate and have fun in Morbihan
Gulf week is not just about classic and traditional boats. Throughout the week you can take part in the free daytime and evening shows and entertainment organised by the host towns. Would you like to try your hand at traditional sailing, take part in a ropework class or learn Breton dancing ? Enjoy some oyster tasting or a country dinner ? A hike along the coast or a skulling competition ? An aperitif to music on the harbour, a concert or fest-noz ? Anything’s possible !
4. Discover European maritime and cultural heritage
On the harbour in Vannes, the « village of european maritime heritage » puts the spotlight on water sports and the natural, cultural and historic attractions of the countries and regions taking part. You can discover exhibitions on crafts, art and gastronomy and take part in numerous cultural and musical festivities.
5. Enjoy a break in Morbihan before it gets too busy
At the end of May/beginning of June, the sun is already shining in southern Brittany and the climate is mild. So it’s a great time to enjoy a few days in a campsite in Morbihan before the crowds arrive ! Gulf week is one good reason to head this way for some fresh sea air but that’s not all. You can also visit the wild coast of Quiberon, Trinité sur Mer, Saint Goustan’s pretty harbour or enjoy a day out in Belle-Ile-en Mer, Brittany’s largest island.
In the meantime, discover the next edition of Gulf Week !