The Municipality of Sainte-Hélène-Sur-Mer, 1,285 inhabitants, is located 17 km east of Lorient, in the heart of the Ria d’Etel, which gives it an exceptional natural and landscaped environment. The town covers 800 hectares and 13 km of coastline dotted with small sandy coves and rocky points. These form the historical cradle of a century of oyster farming in the Ria, the main activity of the Municipality.
Rural and coastal town, its identity is strongly marked by its “land-sea” link, and by its natural and wild territory. It is also associated with the notion of “living well together” and the presence of:
✓ rich in biodiversity (La Ria is known to be a bird watcher’s paradise, it is the place of stay and nesting for a multitude of sedentary or passing birds: herons, egrets, terns, shelducks, ducks, geese, cormorants, gulls, etc.).
✓ strong shellfish farming activity,
✓ cultural and tourist activities and events,
✓ a well-represented associative world.
✓ Renowned tourist attraction (point of the Old Chapel, hiking trails, fishing, kayaking …).