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The Morbihan islands

Visit the Morbihan islands with a number of boat companies making the crossing every day. Whichever company you choose, you'll love the exceptional scenic beauty and wilderness of the islands. The tranquility of the natural environment will charm you.

  • Belle Ile en Mer

20 km long and 9 km wide, Bele Ile is the largest of the Isles of Ponant. Belle-Ile owes its reputation to its scenery, the cliffs, some magnificent views, moorland and pristine dunes. There are lots of things not to be missed on the island the military fort, the Aiguilles de Port Coton rocks, the Pointe des Poulins headland, the port of Sauzon and the Grand Goulphar Lighthouse.

  • Houat

Houat is 3.3 km long and just 1.5 km wide. Home to fishermen, its fine sand, its clear sea and unforgettable beaches are a constant delight for visitors. Bordered by a footpath, the jagged coast is of a beauty to take your breath away. You can walk around the island in around four hours on foot and admire the sumptuous panoramic scenery.

  • Hoëdic

Less than one km wide and 2.5 km long, the only way to get around on Hoëdic is shanks's pony! The island is full of different colours and scents – a very natural environment. Enjoy hiking along the coastal trails and see hundreds of species of birds. You can visit the fort Hoëdic and stroll around the port of Argol de la Croix. Bring back a Hoëdic sheep's wool pompom as a lucky souvenir!

  • Groix

Situated to the northwest of Belle Ile en Mer, accessible by boat from Lorient or Port Louis, the island of Groix features lovely scenery and spectacular cliffs. Don't miss the port of Tudy, the church and its bell tower, the streets of the villages of Méné and Locmaria, the fish cannery, the museum, standing stones, and nature reserves... the many treasures of the island! Bicycles are the best way to get about with 40 km cycle paths (bike hire on the island).

  • Ile aux Moines

The Isle-aux-Moines is located in the Gulf of Morbihan. It is 7 km long and 3.5 km wide, and it is shaped like a cross. The "Pearl of the Gulf" as it is called, casts its spell ove ryou as soon as you disembark. Stroll along 14 km of coastal paths and admire the natural beauty of the island. See more megalithic remains, including Cromlec'h Kergonan, and the Dolmen Penhap.

  • Ile d’Arz

Calm and green, the island of Arz, (pronounced “Ah”) belongs to the "Most Beautiful Bays in the World" list. Nestled in the Morbihan Gulf, the island is ideal for water sports and swimming. It has a mild climate, unspoilt nature and sheltered beaches. Discover the megalithic monuments of Pen Raz, Gréavo, Cape de Brouel Pennéro and the dolmens of Pen-Louis. Also: the Berno tide mill, the Church of Our Lady of the Nativity and Kernoel manor house.

 

A number of different companies offer crossings and cruises to the islands

— see Crusies and sea-crossings.

A number of different companies offer crossings and cruises to the islands — see "Cruises and sea crossings."

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