Belle-Île, the largest of the Breton islands, is an idyllic place off Quiberon, alternating jagged cliffs and some 50 tranquil beaches, including Bordardoué and Les Grands Sables. Its main ports, Le Palais and Sauzon, with their lively patios and market, are especially charming. This island pearl leaves no one indifferent, including Claude Monet, who painted here, and Sarah Bernhardt, whose property, set on the edge the Pointe des Poulains, is open to the public.
In the Gulf of Morbihan, the Île-aux-Moines is the gateway to 42 islands scattered over an inland sea. Its authentic fishermen's houses, pretty Bois d'Amour, and valleys covered in heather benefit from a mild climate all year. You can rent bikes at the dock in Port-Blanc, which connects Île-aux-Moines year-round to the mainland. This is by far the best way to discover its picturesque nooks and crannies at your own pace, wind in your hair and in complete freedom.
Belle-île-en-Mer tourist office
56360 Le Palais
+33 (0)2 97 31 81 93
Île-aux-Moines tourist office
Rue Benoni Praud
+33 (0)2 97 26 32 45