Belle-île

Quiberon
Brittany
Attractions and places of interest
Great Outdoors

Discover Brittany's largest island, Belle-île with its Mediterranean climate, spectacular beaches and dramatic scenery. Walk or cycle around the 100km of coastal path to experience the extraordinary beauty of this island which inspired Monet.

There are plenty of places to visit from the picturesque  towns of La Palais, where you can take a stroll around the Vauban citadel, and whitewashed Locmaria, to the beautiful Plage des Grandes Sables, or the unusual Grotte de l'Apothicaire (Apothecary's Cave) which is actually a tunnel cut through the tip of the peninsula.

 

Nearby attractions

A large sandy beach, the Grande Plage at Quiberon is, of course, a popular place to sit out in the sun. Supervised by lifeguards it also has a beach club for kids of different ages and is great for a family day out.

Rebuilt multiple times, the Eglise Notre Dame de Locmaria has a tumultuous history. First built in the 15th century, it was rebuilt in the 17th century and sacked by English invaders before being rebuilt again in the 1900s...

The town museum, La Maison du Patrimoine, covers local Quiberon history from prehistory to the 20th century. On the ground floor you'll find out all about the ancient history of the area from Neolithic times through the Gallic...

Accessible from Belle-île, these small islands are full of gorgeous coves and beaches with fantastic views of the sea and the mainland. Why not go hiking around the islands' coastal walks or take a guided tour of Hoëdic's...

Places to visit nearby

Quiberon in Brittany is a pretty fishing port at the tip of the slim Quiberon Peninsula.

Carnac in Brittany is a small town on the River Crac'h that is most famous for its wealth of pre-historic megalithic monuments, the Carnac Stones.

Located in Morbihan, on the Southern coast of Brittany, the fascinating city of Vannes is an intriguing mix of antiquity and urbanisation