Sailing on a Beautiful Vintage Boat from Saint Goustan in Brittany

Sailing Brittany Saint Goustan - IndomptableWith its bright blue hull and its tall orange sails, l’Indomptable is one of the most photogenic boats you’ll ever see. When my father offered to sail it during our visit in Brittany, I thought it was a joke.

 

Sailing one of the most beautiful regions on one of the most beautiful boats…

Was I dreaming?

 

L’Indomptable is moored in Saint Goustan, a lovely port on the Auray river in the South of Brittany. I love the authenticity of Saint Goustan. A short stroll along the quays feels like traveling back in time, with the cobbled lanes, the stone bridge, and the old looking half-timbered houses. I could easily picture my father childhood souvenirs. So boarding a vintage ship was a perfect addition to the picture.

 

Sailing Brittany Saint Goustan - Indomptable - eloiseThe historic vessel was built in 1947 in Britanny to fish scallops. It was totally restored a few years ago and can now be hired to sail from Saint Goustan around the Gulf of Morbihan and Quiberon. With tons of islands around, it’s a splendid area where to navigate.

We all had a chance to maneuver the ship and raise the sails. It was a fantastic experience. If you’re a beginner, that’s not a problem. The skipper is on board to give you instructions and advice.

We were lucky with the wind: we could sail all the way to the ocean and back and never needed the motor. The cruise was delightful.

 

 

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Up to 12 people can be on board and a day tour costs 600 euros. Visit indomptable.eu for more information.

 

Planning a trip to Brittany? If you want to explore the lovely Morbihan region, I recommend staying in Vannes City Centre. It’s a beautiful town to explore and there is a good choice of accommodation and dining options.

View hotels in Vannes*

 

Where is Saint Goustan (Auray)?

 

Saint Goustan is the port of Auray, located in the south of Brittany – the most western region of France. It’s easily accessible from Lorient and Vannes, which can both be reached by direct trains from Paris.

 

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I am a part-time traveler: I combine a full-time job with a passion for traveling. I love to share my trips and tips to inspire others to explore what's around them. Before moving to Australia, I lived in France, England and Turkey. I've finally found my balance in Brisbane.

4 thoughts on “Sailing on a Beautiful Vintage Boat from Saint Goustan in Brittany

  1. I never tried a sailing trip, but I’ve always found the idea of it super-romantic! If you had a group of 12 friends that’s super cheap to rent out the boat for the day! The boat really is super beautiful and I would absolutely love to take a vintage sail boat out!

  2. Such a beautiful boat! That looks like a lovely way to spend the day. They did a great job of restoring it, too — can’t believe it’s already 70 years old! How cool that they even gave you the chance to maneuver it yourselves, must have been a memorable experience.

  3. Some people just find it hard to deny the call of the sea! I’ve never gone sailing like this before but it must be a really relaxing experience, looking at all the scenic spots. P.S. I love that photo of the boat with the water mirroring the sky.

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