Île d’Arz

L'île d'Arz dans le Golfe du Morbihan copyright Simon BOURCIER-Morbihan Tourisme

Nestled in the Morbihan Gulf, the island of Arz has a mild climate, unspoilt nature and sheltered beaches.

Calm and green, the island of Arz, (pronounced “Ah”) belongs to the “Most Beautiful Bays in the World” list. It is ideal for water sports and swimming.

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.

You can discover Île d’Arz on foot, on the trails, or by bike – you can rent one on the island. There are 18 km of coastal footpaths to explore (with two routes to follow).


Departing from Vannes or Séné, crossings are made to Île d’Arz throughout the year. Allow 25 minutes for the journey. In season, you can embark from the port of Locmariaquer, La Trinité sur Mer, Baden, Auray, Le Bono or Port Navalo.

Note: It’s possible to make a stopover on both Ile d’Arz and Ile-aux-Moines on the same day! Boat tours of the Gulf of Morbihan with commentary are also available.

Practical info: Tickets and information available at the Carnac Tourist Office