Morbihan is part of the region of Brittany; it is surrounded by the departments of Finistère, Côtes-d’Armor, Ille-et-Vilaine, and Loire-Atlantique, and the Atlantic Ocean on the southwest. The Gulf of Morbihan has many islands: 365 according to legend. There are actually between 30 and 40, depending on how they are counted. There are also many islets that are too small for any development.
The EarthSky friend who recommended this spot to us speaks of The Blavet Valley, in particular. It has “very little, if any , light pollution. I have cycled the tow path ( Chemin de haulage) between Pontivy and Pont Augan at night, when there is a clear sky, it is breathtakingly beautiful. Or you could try our back garden, free tea and biscuits!”
Chelynne Campion is a Production/ Sales Assistant for EarthSky. Her family just purchased a telescope, and she's now learning to be a stargazer!