Brittany - France
Sat 15th - Fri 21st July 2023
(7 Full Days Sailing)


Southern Brittany sits on the Atlantic shores of France. This week long trip takes us around The Gulf of Morbihan and the northern islands of the Bay of Biscay. This is a small area with shorter passages but gives us ample opportunities to explore interesting and beautiful places.

Enjoy the gentle pace of life on the Gulf’s islands, discover megalithic secrets and half-timbered houses, experience the beautiful scenery while picnicking on the Isle of Groix, and take a stroll along the banks of the Blavet and Scorff rivers. Southern Brittany and the Gulf of Morbihan offers experiences you’ll never forget!


The Quiberon Peninsula

With a spectacular rugged coast to the west and beautiful sandy beaches to the east, the Quiberon Peninsula offers 14 km of varied landscapes. One of the most popular seaside resorts in Brittany, it is also our departure point for Belle-île, Houat and Hoëdic.

Immerse yourself in the charm of Breton villages of days gone by. The hamlets on the peninsula offer views worthy of postcards. In the narrow streets lined with white houses with blue shutters and blooming hydrangeas, time seems to stand still. The beautiful boutiques in Quiberon are very tempting too. Food lovers will be spoilt for choice with numerous good seafood and fish restaurants, crêpe restaurants and, of course, specialities like: Quiberon biscuits, smoked fish and the famous tinned sardines.


Carnac town has three sites in one! There are the famous fields of 3000 megaliths to admire in the low-light of the morning or at the end of the day. These were placed between 4000 and 5000 years BC. There is the town, where everyone comes on market days. And Carnac beach, with maritime pines and fine sand to enjoy.


There is so much to do in Vannes, the capital of Morbihan. It’s a marina, a fortified town, a medieval town, a Town of Art and History, and so on. With tree-lined quays and 15th-century houses, the vibe is cheerful and positive. Time to  soak up the atmosphere!

Reduit de Beniguet - Houat Island

Houat Island

You arrive in Houat, a 5-km long island, via a lively port where shiny boats are moored in herringbone fashion. Fishermen have the best spots here. Modest, authentic and discreet describe the island. Crates pile up on the docks. Shellfish, sea bass and conger eels arrive still wriggling.

Beyond the village, escape from it all. There are no roads or walls, and the colourful moor is streaked with sandy paths. A path goes around the island. The cliffs on the south-west coast are notched with idyllic coves. To the west, the strange Beg er Vachif rock supports an abandoned battery.

July Weather
Average Temperatures
High Temperature
Low Temperature
33mm in month
Les Aiguilles de Port Coton - Belle-Ile

Important Trip Information

Embarkation: 0900 onwards on Sat 15 July 2023

Set sail: 1000 on Sat 15 July 2023

Arrival Back in Port Crouesty: 1600 on Fri 21 July 2023

Disembark: 1700 on Fri 21 July 2023

The Sundowners member price of the trip for the yacht charter is £470 which includes the following:

Basic Yacht Charter

Not included in the sailing event price are:  flights, transfers, outboards, personal insurance, victualling, meals ashore, diesel, bed linen, end cleaning, water, mooring fees and any personal expenditure.

Yacht Deposit Indemnity Insurance should we take it. 

The Club’s standard terms and conditions apply.  In summary:

  • Paying your deposit commits you to the trip and to paying all payments as and when required.
  • If you withdraw from an event you are still liable for the full cost unless a replacement participant is found.
  • If a replacement is found there will be an admin charge made for the change of participant.
  • You agree to bear the shared cost of any security deposit loss levied by the charter company for damages.

Additionally you should be aware of the Club’s Covid Policy and the requirements for participation in the event.

The full cost of the deposit is 4000€ per boat.


There are several ways to get to Port Crouesty with a full range of trains, planes and automobiles. 

Option 1 Flights: Flights are available via Paris to Nantes (transfer is by bus) or Rennes (transfer is by bus or train)

Option 2 Trains: Eurostar to Paris and the TGV to Vannes with a bus ride at the end.  

Option 3 Automobiles: Drive via Dover/Calais or Portsmouth/Ouistreham. Port Crouesty is 209 miles from Ouistreham and Calais is 410 miles. We will facilitate car sharing.

Do not book flights/ferries/trains  until advised to do so by the event organiser.

Payment Schedule

Payment Due Date Amount
Mid Payment
1st March 2023
Final Payment
1 June 2023
Total Cost


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