Belle Île en Mer

Belle-Ile-en-Mer, an unmissable gem in southern Brittany


During your stay in southern Morbihan, embark on a day of escape to Belle-Ile en Mer.



15 kilometers from Quiberon, in the south of Brittany, Belle-Île-en-Mer, the largest of the Breton islands is revealed through its exceptional nature! The cliffs of the wild coast, the beaches and coves of fine sand bathed in turquoise water, the moors and valleys offer breathtaking landscapes. From the lively port of Le Palais dominated by the Vauban citadel, you will discover the famous Pointe des Poulains , the Port of Sauzonand its fishermen's houses with colorful facades, the Donnant beach nestled in the hollow of the wild coast, the charming flower-decked villages like Locmaria , the Aiguilles de Port-Coton near Bangor, the Goulphar lighthouse...

From Quiberon, after a 45-minute crossing, enjoy a day trip to Belle-Île, the largest of the Ponant islands . 20 km long and 9 km wide, Belle-Ile-en-Mer offers natural beauty and surprising landscapes that change with the tides and the seasons.

Book your boat ticket at the Tourist Office.


In Belle-Ile-en-Mer, enjoy the countless beaches!


The island has 58 beaches combining rocky coves with turquoise waters and large sandy beaches . Want to let go? South of Bangor, relax on Donnant beach, renowned for its surfing and bodyboarding spot. The island also gives pride of place to nautical activities. Sailing, surfing, stand up paddle, diving, kayaking, sea fishing... all your desires will be satisfied.


Donnant Beach - Belle Ile en Mer


What to visit in Belle-Ile-en-Mer?


After docking at the Port du Palais, visit the Belle-Ile art and history museum located in the heart of the Vauban citadel . To the north of the island, discover the typical port of Sauzon with its pastel-coloured houses. Don't miss the Pointe des Poulains and the Sarah Bernhardt museum .

In the South of the Island, the Port Coton siteoffers a landscape of jagged rocks of the most exceptional. This wild coast has inspired many artists like Claude Monet and Matisse , charmed by the beauty of the site. Not far from there, take to the skies by climbing the 213 steps of the large Goulphar Lighthouse , and discover Belle-Ile-en-Mer in a different way.


Beautiful Island in the Sea


How to visit Belle-Ile-en-Mer?


With its 82 km of coastline , Belle-Ile-en-Mer is appreciated by hikers for its often grandiose landscapes. Count about 4 days to go around the island on foot , and discover stunning landscapes. You can also criss-cross the island by bike following the organized cycle routes… but be aware that the trails are far from flat!

If you want to take full advantage of your single day on site, many means of transport allow you to get around: regular bus service, car rental companies and other motorized vehicles.

Good plan: for more tranquility, let yourself be guided as part of a coach excursion. You will then be able to appreciate the main historical sites, and the emblematic landscapes of Belle-Ile-en-Mer.

In summer, Belle-Ile-en-Mer attracts many vacationers. Remember to book your boat crossing in advance as well as a vehicle if you want to move easily on site.

From Quiberon to Belle-Île, there is only one step. Don't wait any longer and escape for an exceptional stay in Morbihan!

Port Cotton Needles