Off the Côte de Granit Rose, the archipelago “Les Sept-Iles” (in Breton: ar Jentilez) is one of the essential of a stay in Brittany.
Rouzic, Malban, Les Costans, Bono, Île-aux-Moines, l’Ile Plate and Le Cerf make up this beautiful set of rocky islets. It is the oldest and most important ornithological reserve in France. It was created in 1912 following the massacre of puffins. It covers 4000 hectares and is managed by the LPO.
To get close, the ideal is to borrow one of the boats who provide guided tours. The archipelago lists 27 species of breeding birds including 12 species of seabirds, more than 24,500 pairs. It is to say if the island is inhabited! Exceptional: Île Rouzic, is the opportunity to discover the only French colony of gannets (21,545 pairs).
Do not forget your binoculars to better observe gannets, cormorants, puffins, tailed penguins, guillemots of Troil, puffins of English …
Thirty gray seals have also taken up residence on the reserve. You may have the chance to see lounging on rocks.
It is also an opportunity to contemplate the Pink Granite Coast from the sea. Always a beautiful show with the game of lights on the rocks.
Departures are from Perros-Guirec, Ploumanac’h or Trégastel. Some packages offer a stop on the l’Ile aux Moines. The ride can be done in motorboat but also in old rig if you want to go downwind.
This reserve makes the happiness of the lovers of the Nature.
The boarding points are 25 minutes from the Gîte de Pont-Losquet