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Hiking :

With its 82 km of trail along the Atlantic coast GR 340, hikers have the pleasure of contemplating diverse and authentic landscapes and marine perspectives. The colors, the light, the scents and the wild beauty of the island are a source of regenerative reunions with unspoiled nature.

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The urban wall of Palais:

A unique and intact testimony to the military architecture of the 19th century, it therefore benefits from an entry in the supplementary inventory of historic monuments.

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The beaches :

Belle-Île has 58 equally beautiful and wild beaches: large fine sandy beaches and small coves spread out all around the island.

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The Pointe des Poulains:

In 1894, at the age of 50, the great tragedian, returning from an international tour, discovered the island in the company of her friend the painter Clairin and acquired a former military fort at Pointe des Poulains.

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The menhirs

The many vestiges of the Neolithic era were victims of "Celtomania" in the 19th century. In Belle-Île, we only find schist, a very friable stone. The granite stones, destroyed, were therefore used for construction.

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Belle-île-en-Mer is located in southern Brittany, 15 km off the Quiberon peninsula and the entrance to the Gulf of Morbihan, in one of the "Most Beautiful Bays in the World". All year round, the island is served by boat from Quiberon, a 45-minute crossing.

From April to September, shipping companies serve the island departing from the ports of Vannes, Port Navalo, Le Croisic and La Turballe.


Honey :

No rapeseed or sunflower, but chestnut, acacia and flowers. Belle-île benefits from a wild and diversified flora which allows a unique honey production. Also each honey is a piece of the island, the reflection of a territory and a season .

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The barnacle:

Clinging to the rock of the wild coast of Belle-Ile-en-Mer, the barnacle is an atypical crustacean. Edible, it has long been a source of food for coastal inhabitants. You can buy barnacles from local fish stores or direct from fishermen.

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The offshore lamb:

The lamb from Belle-Île-en-Mer, if it cannot bear the designation of “pre-salted”, reserved for the sheep herd of Mont-Saint-Michel only, is marketed under the local label “agneau du large ". Omnipresent on the island, it benefits from the oceanic climate, laden with spray, which associated with grass and aromatic flowers have comparable effects on the quality of its flesh.



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