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Belle ile en mer

Immediate boarding for the Breton island

A must-see destination in the Gulf of Morbihan, Belle Ile en Mer lives up to its name. This island, located 15 kilometers off the Quiberon peninsula, is teeming with magnificent natural sites and unspoiled heritage. Take advantage of your stay at the Le Celtique hotel in the heart of Carnac to discover this unique destination.

Remarkable historical monuments and landscapes of incredible beauty make Belle Ile en Mer a real gem to visit from your hotel in Carnac. 20 kilometers long and 9 kilometers wide, the island is home to a fishing and trading port, Le Palais, but also Sauzon, a small picturesque port which is its capital. Inland, Bangor offers extraordinary panoramas, with its immense cliffs battered by winds and waves. In the far east of the island, Locmaria is the southernmost village in Brittany.

Preserved landscapes in the Gulf of Morbihan

From our hotel, you can also go to two other islands in the Gulf of Morbihan, Houat and Hœdic.

4 kilometers long, the island of Houat, classified Natura 2000, charms with its small fishing port with colorful boats, its typically Breton town and its exceptional nature. Along the coastal path, admire magnificent landscapes as far as the large beach of Trearc'h Er Goured.

Hœdic, more secret, can be explored exclusively on foot. It is home to paradisiacal beaches and a historical heritage to discover during a guided tour in summer.

Belle Ile en Mer, between nature and culture

After having docked at the port of the Palais, it is time to explore Belle Ile en Mer. If there are possibilities to stay on the island, it is also possible to visit it in a day before returning to the island. 'hotel. If you rent a car there you can drive around it in less than half a day.

Nature lovers will be delighted by the fauna and flora of the island, but above all by its grandiose landscapes, between jagged rocks, moors, valleys and coves of fine sand, punctuated by colorful fishermen's houses and flowered villages.

For a cultural trip, be sure to visit the Belle-Ile Museum of Art and History, located in the Vauban citadel of the Port du Palais.

Finally, try your hand at surfing, sailing, stand-up paddle boarding or diving on the must-see Donner Beach.

Getting to Belle Ile en Mer from the hotel

To discover Belle Ile en Mer, you will have to go to Quiberon (all year) or to Vannes, Port Navalo, or Locmariaquer (in season) from the hotel and embark for a crossing of 45 minutes or more depending on your port. starting point. In summer, up to 20 return trips per day are organized from Quiberon and the offer is supplemented by water taxis which offer private, tailor-made crossings. Plan to rent a car, scooter or bicycles to then move around the island at your own pace. The largest of the Breton islands is full of treasures!

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