Arzal is a commune of Morbihan, in Brittany, located on the banks of the river Vilaine. Bathed by the Gulf of Morbihan, Arzal is also a very popular place for water sports.
The marina of Arzal in Morbihan.
The marina of Arzal is in full expansion. It is located on the southern shore of the Gulf of Morbihan and offers a breathtaking view of the sea and the surrounding countryside. A popular destination for yachtsmen, it offers easy access to the islands of the Gulf of Morbihan, as well as to the wild coastline of Brittany. The harbour is equipped with mooring pontoons, bollards and public services for boaters. The harbour also offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy water sports such as sailing, kitesurfing and canoeing. There are also beaches nearby for those who want to cool off and enjoy the sun.
And if you're looking for a rental or a pitch when you stop off at the port or to service your boat, our family campsite Les Rives de la Vilaine is only 2.5km away by bike.
The Arzal dam on the Vilaine
The Arzal dam is a hydraulic structure located on the Vilaine in Morbihan in Brittany, 2 km downstream from the mouth of the Tide. It is managed by the Syndicat Mixte des Barrages de la Vilaine, which is responsible for the development and management of the 3 dams (Arzal, Malestroit and Questembert).
Built between 1964 and 1967 to produce hydroelectric power and to regulate the water level of the Vilaine, it consists of a high-crown concrete dam, a central gate and a water discharge system. It is 596 metres long and 17 metres high, and can hold up to 200 million cubic metres of water.
The Arzal dam is used to optimise the flow of the Vilaine for fishing, navigation and irrigation. It also produces hydroelectric power, with a maximum production capacity of 34 megawatts, which supplies about 60,000 homes.
It therefore plays an essential role in the management of the waters of the Vilaine and in the production of hydroelectric power in the Morbihan.
The region of Arzal, its history and culture
Arzal is famous for its exceptional gastronomy, especially its seafood. The commune is famous for its mussels, seafood, fish and shellfish. In the area you will also find many restaurants serving typical local dishes such as the famous Breton crêpe.
It is an ideal destination for a family holiday. The region offers many activities for young and old, such as the beach, golf, hiking and cycling. There are also many parks and gardens, as well as entertainment venues, museums and cultural centres.
In terms of accommodation, you can book a pitch for a tent, caravan or camper van at our campsite, or rent a mobile home, a converted tent or a camping tent.