With Lorient as the departure point, set sail aboard L’Austral for an exceptional cruise along the coast of Brittany.
The Ponant Islands, the common theme of this brand-new cruise, are scattered off the Breton coastline. Washed either by the English Channel or by the Atlantic, they owe their name to their Western geographical situation: Ponant meaning literally where the sun sets.
Belle-Île-en-Mer, to the south of Brittany, will be one of the key ports of call. The Impressionist painter Claude Monet lived here for a while and painted the island’s most remarkable site: the jagged rocks known as Les Aiguilles de Port-Coton.
During the voyage, L’Austral will sail along the Houat, Hoëdic, Groix, Sein, Molène, Ouessant, Bréhat Islands… these many islands with wild and preserved coastlines.
You will also call at Concarneau. Originating on the former fortified island and attached to the mainline by a bridge, the ‘ville close’ walled town is one of the most popular places in Brittany. But Concarneau is also a fishing port with enduring folklore and very beautiful beaches.
During your stop in Saint-Malo, a town famous for the legendary Route du Rhum yacht race, lose yourself in the diversity of its heritage, stroll along its rampart walks, and fall under the charm of the city of privateers.