cant go but sitting at the point of the reef overlooking the ocean current, it s a nice walk, and beautiful beach architecture.
The story says, it is at the pointe de la Lande, the château Turpault (Beg-er-Lann) marks the entrance to the wild coast or Côte Sauvage. It is done in the anglo-medieval style and built in 1904. It was rebaptise as Chateau de Quiberon. It is still a private property.
market day or marchés every saturdays from 8am to 15h or 3pm all the things you need in one long street, around place Varquez and on down to pl Hoche.
Every day you can find fish and seafood here in the mornings.
the place is pack with food and clothing stands and those in between, very lively specially in summer.
This is an active French military outpost guarding the channels around the peninsula of Quiberon and it is old, resembling an old fortress indeed.
However, the main thing here for the visitor is to stop by car, go up by the stone cross on a trail behind the fortress and see a cave in the boulder with a cross at the end, marking the spot where 54 Breton resistance fighters were shot to death by nazi troops in WWII A simple moving rememberance of those few and brave who gave it all for freedom.
a bit of history,the fort was abandon then reinforce from 1800, under the name of Fort Penthiévre on orders of Napoleon I. In 1917 it served as prison for German soldiers,and force to do road work while prisioners. IN 1933 it was given to the Marines and clean up. DUring WWII it was occupied by Nazi troops putting into their plans for the wall of the atlantic. It had some guns but mostly infantry. It is then in July 1944 that the resistance fighters were captured, torture and buried alive. A stone cross mark this site witht he symbol of cross of Lorraine.
I recommend you stop and read the story. see the webpage from the ministry of Defense of France,of course in French, but nice photos
Musée des guerres de l'Ouest, Chouannerie-Vendée, history of Brittany at its best.
It is located in the peninsula of Quiberon,just coming out of the town of Plouharnel direction Quiberon,13 kms away. The museum is installed in the blockhouse of nazi infanterie built in 1941, by twist of the history, it is exactly on the line of defense of the Republican army (French gov) of Gen Hoche, in the battle of Quiberon in July 1795 against the Chouans and immigrants of Hervilly (insurgents vs the French revolution)/
The museum was created in 1985 ,and open symbolically on July 14, the only museum in France dedicated to the Chouannerie and the Vendée in the wars of the west. It has over 400 objects from maps, documents, arms, coustumes,and other items from the times retracing the events of the wars of the west from 1793 to 1832,from informative window cabinets with commentaries.
The visits are from April 1 to June 14 14h to 18h. and from JUne 15 to September 30 10h to 12h,and 14h to 18h. admission general is 5 euros and visits last about an hour.
ahh voilà for the gamers, the casino aficionados will be in heaven here, nice casino right on the edge of the ocean, great views, good resto inside, and plenty of chips tables, and of course Poker too.
For those not into the games, you can eat inside and have magnificent views over the ocean across and beach to the right.
If you want fresh fish and seafood this is it, the fisherman comes every morning and then the bounty is distributed to wholesalers but also open to individuals, or the fishing markets just across it.
the sublime living by the sea, just wonderful to smell the bounty, my favorite hangout ::)
The port de peche de Quiberon,at Port Maria, was the first sardines fishing port of France. Today, it is the principal port of fishing in Quiberon.