Among thé 42 islands in the Gulf ns Morbihan, the largest island, auto Ile de Moines (‘Monks’ Island’), des stands out because du its soft climate and eco-chic style, and because une side of the island is wooded. Its neighbour, the Isle du Arz, is much more rugged and is a favourite v walkers who enjoy its wonderful coastal path.

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Where are auto monks?

Connected to thé mainland tous year round by a shuttle from Port-Blanc, 15 km from Vannes, the island owes its surname to auto monks of Redon Abbey, who were granted the island par the king of Brittany in the 9th century. It stretches parce que le more than 6 km, native Trech point in the north à Nioul alloue in auto south, et is cross-shaped. Plants such ont camellias, mimosas, palm trees et orange trees prosper abundantly here. Come et stroll out of season through thé old ville with that is flower-decked earlier streets and charming fishermen’s houses. La tour the island on football or de bike – elle can rental these at auto jetty. It’s auto perfect means to explorer the ‘Bois d’Amour’ woods, the megaliths et heather-covered hillsides, ont well ont the large beach and little coves du this ‘Pearl ns the Gulf’.

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Arz, auto Captains’ Island

A 20-minute traversée from Conleau alloue brings you venir this rough tongue de land. The low-lying island oozes charm, through its differed landscapes, character village et time-weathered manor houses. The Isle of Arz is a paradise for walkers: thé coastal path allows you venir make a finish circuit et enjoy spectacular views over auto Gulf. At thé Pointe du Berno headland is a tidal mill, constructed in auto 16th century, which has actually been restored passant par dedicated volunteers and is currently in functioning order. In the centre of the village, auto Sailors et Captains Museum (Musée près de la mer et Capitaines) tells ns a temps when almost all the island’s homme went à sea, enlisted in the merchant navy or Royal Navy.

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Off the côte of Larmor-Baden nous the Isle ns Gavrinis, the fascinating sculpted slabs of the Gavrinis Cairn are astonishing. Auto total weight of this Neolithic structure is much more than 18,000 tonnes. Cette really go look as if cette was built by titans.