LA POINTE DE MERQUEL
Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the little promenade to the newly restored anchorage. Then go to the Orientation tables at the end of the point, the best site to discover the landscapes and to see the sea birds.
In the XIXth century, thanks to the production of salt, as many as 150 to 200 ships could transit trough the port of Kercabellec.
The “Bureau du Port” (the small house in the centre of the place where salt taxes where paied) is a reminder of the importance of the salt trade at that time.
The village of Quimiac is organized around its main street and its large marketplace.
The older houses of Quimiac are concetrated in the main street
BEACHES AND COVES
In summer, lifeguards are ont the beaches of Sorlock and Lanséria. With the “Tiralo” (beach wheelchairs) disabled people have the opportunity to enjoy swimming in the sea.
THE SALT MARSHES
Today, there are 11 salt workers harvesting in 370 salt pans (the pool where salt is formed).
How to harvest salt
In winter and spring, the salt marshes are prepared for harvesting the salt in summer.
In summer, salt workers harvest crude salt daily (on sunny days) and “fleur de sel” from the surface of salt pans (when the harvest is very sunny and hot).