Heritage, art and nature walks

Auray and Saint Goustan

To get there, depending on the route: 10 to 15 km/about 20mn

Dihan-Saint Goustan to Auray: 9.7km/17mn

Dihan -Ste Avoye to Pluneret: 12.4km/16mn

Dihan-Le Bono :15,8km/21mn

To get to Saint Goustan, turn left out of Dihan and follow the signs for Auray. In the center of Auray, park at Place de la Mairie. You can pick up a kouign Amamn/Breton cake/macaroons from JAu régal breton (17 rue Belzic 56400 Auray - Tel.: 02 97 24 24 22 75.http://www.chocolaterie-regal-breton.fr/patisserie-auray) and stroll through the pretty little stores along the street. Out of curiosity, push on to Place aux Roues where you'll find at N°7 the beautiful store of a Breton dressmaker/costumier: one of the only ones in Morbihan (Eurvad 02 56 54 13 69 https://www.facebook.com/pages/EurvaD-Couture-Paysanne/143306802466368).

Then walk down the Place de la Mairie to the little Rue du Château. The artists' galleries start here (and there's a good bookshop too! and a sobritish tearoom: 02 97 29 07 34.). It's very steep, so if you go down to Saint Goustan for lunch, the climb back up will be a digestive one!

On the harbor, with its half-timbered houses, more galleries, restaurants, cafés... Get lost in the little streets that wind up behind the harbor... We particularly like the restaurant le Rive Gauche (9 place Sauveur 02 97 56 37 30) where you'll be offered a little something if you say you've come from Dihan; and the Crêperie Saint Sauveur, set back in its little alley (6 rue Saint Sauveur 02 97 56 35 53).

From Saint Goustan you can discover the two rivers of Auray and Le Bono on a beautiful walk that takes you to the suspension bridge, the boat cemetery and the superb Ste Avoye chapel. Click on the links below to find out more about the local walks and hikes.


Le Bono: access via the expressway before entering Auray (4 lanes towards Vannes), exit at Le Bono, or from inside Auray.

A picturesque little port, where the famous little boat Le Forban was born, Le Bono is also the starting point for beautiful walks along the coastal paths. The tumulus and tombs of Kernours are one of the remarkable sites of this village at the entrance to the Gulf of Morbihan (see tour N°7 http://www.morbihan.fr/UserFile/file/A_votre_service/Decouvrir/Randonnees/TourduGolfe/17_ENS_new_2012.pdf).

For these outings, the return journey to Dihan and your B&B or spa takes the same route as the outward journey.