Beaussais-sur-Mer

Lying at the crossroads between several beaches of the Emerald Coast, Beaussais-sur-Mer was recently born of the union between Ploubalay, Trégon and Plessix Balisson, and is ideally located near to the sea, lakes and woods.

Small typical villages can be discovered as you walk through the wooded hinterland, webbed with quaint paths and old stone houses.

The Ploubalay polders, set in the bay of Lancieux, are classified as a natural area of ecological, faunistic and floral intent, and were created by the Benedictine monks of the Saint-Jacut Abbey.

At the time, salt cultivation was also extremely present in the Lancieux-Ploubalay area. In the 18th century, there were no fewer than 13 salt production plants in the bay.

The polders are also a migratory stop-over point, set halfway between the Northern and Southern countries. Shorebird species can be observed, as can certain kinds of warblers.

During your hike through Trégon, you may notice the 12th-century Roman gate – registered within the Supplementary Historic Monument List. The megaliths vouch for human occupation from the Neolothic era: not far from the ‘Menhir de la Ville Goudier’ and “Dolmen de la Ville-Tinguy” is the covered alley of La Hautière (classified as a Historical Monument), known as “the tomb” and measuring 32 ft high.

The Saint-Pierre church, set in the heart of Plessix-Balisson, managed to preserve its baptismal fonts and a statue of the Madonna with Child classified as a Historical Monument. Its Parish close is unique along the Emerald Coast. When visiting it, do not miss out on the little Saint-Cadreuc chapel, as well as the Manor of La Coudraie, a former seigneurial residence.

Stop off in the Art Workshops of Plessix-Balisson. These workshops – used for artistic creation – are made available to artists and craftsmen to create and exhibit their work.