Iles de Houat et Hoëdic

Great Outdoors

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 prehistoric sites?

The island of Hoëdic has several menhirs and dolmens that provide evidence of the prehistoric inhabitants of the island thousands of years ago. Over on the larger island of Houat, the main beach, Treac'h ar Goured, covers most of the island's eastern coast whilst the other side of the island is more rugged and rocky. A perfect place to get away from it all.

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

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.

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...

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...