When you’re on vacation on the Pink Granite Coast, a little visit to Ile de Bréhat is essential. You have to go for the day and take the boat early to enjoy it.
You can even, to immerse yourself in the atmosphere, go around the island by boat before disembarking. The archipelago of Bréhat consists of the main island and 86 neighboring islets and reefs; the show of shredded pink granite is magnificent. However, plan to order your tickets online to avoid waiting on the spot.
The place is magical and well protected. It is also called the island of flowers because its very mild climate is particularly favorable to them. The charm of Bréhat lies partly in its small roads only frequented by bicycles and pedestrians. (And some tractors).
Take the time to go around the island on foot or by bike. (About 10km). The island of Bréhat is made up of two islets, one to the north and the other to the south, that connects a small bridge called chaussée Vauban. Covering an area of 309 hectares, it stretches for 3.5 km, and its widest width is 1.5 km.
The boat landed at Port-Clos. On the right, a small road will take you to the village. From there, take the road opposite to join the “chaussée” Vauban which connects the North Island. La Corderie was the island’s main port from the 16th to the 19th century. This part of the island is particularly wild. The coast, carved, presents many chaos of pink granite. Guaranteed wonder. Discover the chapel of Keranroux, then the mill of the North, before pushing to the end of the island and the lighthouse of Paon (1947-1949). The viewpoint is ideal to admire the coastline of the island but also the “sillon du Talbert” and the Héaux lighthouse. Continue your walk to reach the Rosedo lighthouse and the semaphore before returning to the south island. On a hillock is perched the small chapel Saint-Michel (1852). It is necessary to go up there for the beauty of the point of view. At his feet, you will see among other things a tide mill (1632) and further Beniguet Island.
Finish your walk with a break at the citadel (1860-1862). It now houses a glassware, it is an opportunity to admire the work of glassblowers. http://www.verreriesdebrehat.com
Accès : au départ de la pointe de l’Arcouest près de Paimpol.
The cottage Pont-Losquet is 27 km from Pointe de l’Arcouest, a boarding point for Bréhat, near Paimpol.
For more information on access to the island : http://www.vedettesdebrehat.com/
Good visit !