Lauzach & Berric

and the Regional Natural Park of the Gulf of Morbihan

The Gulf of Morbihan Regional Nature Park is located on the southern coast of Brittany, in the department of Morbihan. It is the 50th Regional Nature Park created in France (out of 58). They are created to preserve and enhance inhabited areas exceptional for the richness of their natural, landscape and cultural heritage.

Lauzach is part of the 33 classified municipalities of the Regional Natural Park, as for the municipality of Berric, after approving the park’s charter, is currently in the process of integration into the classified territory of the Regional Natural Park of the Gulf of Morbihan.

©Yannick Le Gal
What is a

Regional Natural Park?

Qu'est-ce qu'un Parc naturel régional ?
Qu'est-ce qu'un Parc naturel régional ?
Qu'est-ce qu'un Parc naturel régional ?

RNPs are organized around a territorial project that seeks a balance between economic and social development, and the preservation of natural heritages. In this sense, NRPs differ from Nature Reserves and National Parks, which focus on the protection of nature.

The NRP has different missions:

  • The protection of natural, cultural and landscape heritage.
  • The development of the territory by respecting nature and the beings that live there.
  • The awareness of preservation among all.
  • The experimentation and innovation.
The emblem of the Morbihan NRP

The Seahorse

The emblem of the Parc du Golfe du Morbihan is a spotted seahorse, which frequents the waters of the Gulf of Morbihan. Once common in our waters, it is now becoming more rare. It symbolizes the important need to preserve the environment, so that it can remain living there.

To date, 2 species of seahorses have been found in the Gulf of Morbihan: Short-snouted seahorse (Hippocampus hippocampus) and the Spotted or hairy seahorse (Hippocampus guttulatus).

More info on NRP

A territory


Some key figures

The area of the labeled communes covers 74,600 hectares, with which is associated an area of maritime interest of approximately 17,000 hectares. There are approximately 186,965 inhabitants on the 33 communes (of which Lauzach is part) in 2020.

It is also:

  • About 517 kilometers of coastal line for the labeled territory.
  • A city “heart” Vannes, prefecture of the Department, whose natural and agricultural areas are included in the labeled territory of the Park.

NRP Morbihan brochure


The Extraordinary Nature

The commune of Lauzach located between “land and sea” 10km from the Atlantic beaches, is part of the Regional Natural Park of the Gulf of Morbihan.

After 3 years of work on the Atlas of Communal Biodiversity (an inventory of the territory’s biodiversity), the Park published, at the end of 2021, with the help of the municipality of Lauzach a very beautiful book entitled “Lauzach l’Extraordinaire Nature”.

This scientific but also fun and educational book, allows you to discover thetreasures of the biodiversity of Lauzach. It is on sale at the media library and the town hall of Lauzach for 10€.