Ambon and its surroundings

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Nestled in the regional natural park of the Gulf of Morbihan between the Rhuys peninsula and the Vilaine valley, Les Chaumières de Fleuriac in AMBON are ideally located in an environment inviting you to escape … Its geographical position allows you to shine easily on different sectors, towards the coast, the Rhuys peninsula, the Gulf of Morbihan, as well as towards the heart of the country. Thus, discover the multiple facets and landscapes of this region: Marais de Séné nature reserve, Port-Anna, Ile d´arz, Ile aux Moines, La Roche-Bernard, Damgan, Billiers, megaliths circuit…

Ambon and its surroundings

Located at the entrance of the Rhuys  peninsula, Ambon is a very old land of history where we find the first traces of habitation dating from 800,000 BC Its privileged position has also made it the land of all the conquests, Celtic, Druidic, Roman, Saxon, Viking, Chouane… of which we can still follow the tracks.

If its apogee took place during the Renaissance when the town had some 5,000 inhabitants and an important port, the Pénerf, the fourth in Brittany, that the Compagnie des Indes for a time wanted to acquire. Today, this pretty little village typical of Morbihan, framed by the magnificent landscapes drawn by the Pénerf, the ocean and the hand of man, is the starting point for beautiful hikes in the moors, the salt meadows and steppes, deciduous forests, salt marshes … to the coast and its 4 km beach where you can go fishing on foot (clams, mussels, shrimps and oysters) and cliffs that bathe in the Atlantic.
But, before setting off to explore its surroundings, take the time to visit the Saint-Cyr-Sainte-Julitte church which contains a magnificent stained-glass window and its different architectural layers bear witness to the long history of its city. Then follow the route of the old railway line which overlooks the poetic landscape of the salt marshes, the salt being extracted in these places since Antiquity. Its operation has been completely stopped since 1930, but the Lasné marsh, in Saint-Armel, rehabilitated in 2003, allows the family to discover this activity. When you arrive in Brouël, do not miss the charming chapel lost in the greenery, especially its Gothic-style gable whose remarkable decorations testify to the wealth of the town in the 16th century, when boats came to load goods including precious salt.

Coming back to Ambon, go in the other direction, following the coast, or by taking the road, we discover Damgan, then the adorable village of Larmor whose 18th century fishermen’s houses keep traces on their granite walls. superstitions linked to the sea, with a traditional bread oven in its center. The road ends at the port of Pénerf, whose quay proudly displays an 18th century cannon from the Le Juste ship, sunk during the Battle of the Cardinals in 1759. A path leads to Lenn Point, the Tour des Anglais , a fire tower (ancestor of the lighthouse), measures the ocean from its 15 meters high.

In summer, cross the estuary and the surroundings of Ambon which are full of mansions, mills, belvederes … In the meantime, you have to gain strength, so taste the famous Pénerfines, the oysters of the peninsula, so good that ‘they will make you want to meet these gardeners of the sea, who organize exciting visits to oyster farms. And, to end on a sweet note, head to the Sunday market (in July and August) in Ambon to eat a bilig, these fine and crunchy pancakes, to be enjoyed with a glass of local cider from the Nicol cider house, which can be visited. -also, in Surzur (02 97 42 15 41).

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