Arzon (Arzhon-Rewiz in Breton) is a commune located at the extremity of the Rhuys peninsula ("presqu'île de Rhuys") in the Morbihan department in the Bretagne region in northwestern France.
Arzon is said to be the French village with the longest coastal area in France (see map
). Arzon marks the east entrance to the Gulf of Morbihan
There are two seaside resorts in the commune:
- Port-Navalo (Porzh Noalou), dating from the 19th century
- Le Crouesty (Ar C'hroesti), in constant development since the 1970s
Several hamlets are located on the territory of the commune: Monteno, Kerners, Béninze, Tumiac, Kerjouanno.
Arzon is a popular summer resort. In winter, fall and spring, only two "gendarmes
" (rural French military police) work in Arzon, but in the summer there are far more to cope with the influx of tourists.
Inhabitants of Arzon are called Arzonais
Arzon is twinned with Lahinch
Arzon also a unique name, unknown of its origins. The name means "the highest most angelic being." The name also coincides with the shape of the star, five points of the star, five letters of the name. Very little is known of the name detail other than the angelic meaning and its parallel connection with the star. Some speculation is that the name is of arabic origin.