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Ile de Brehat, France

The ÎlE de Brehat is located two kilometers off the coast at Pointe de l'Arcouest, 6km northwest of Paimpol. Bréhat is actually an archipelago composed of two main islands, separated only at high tide, and many smaller ones. It is famous for its pink granite rocks, very mild micro-climate and Mediterranean vegetation. It is also considered to be one of the most beautiful places in Brittany, renowned as a sanctuary for rare species of wild flowers and birds of all kinds. Meticulously groomed private gardens are also a tourist attraction in summer.

Brehat’s village, Le Bourg boasts a handful of hotels, restaurants and bars. It also holds a limited array of shops, a post office, bank, and hosts a small market most days. A short distance north of Le Bourg, is the slender Pont ar Prat bridge to the northern island. Though the coastal footpath around this northern half offers the most attractive walking on the island, the best beaches line the southern shores, with the Grève du Guerzido at its southeastern corner, being the best.

Things to See & Do

* Rosedo Lighthouse
* Chapelle Saint Michel
* Paon Lighthouse
* Chapelle Keranroux
* Verrerie of Brehat

General information

Cruise Season – Feb - Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language - French
Land Area – 3.09 km’s²
Population – 500
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code + 33

Port Location – All boats to Bréhat arrive at the small harbour of Port Clos; from here it is a five hundred metre walk to the village.

Transport Links – All boats to Bréhat arrive at the small harbour of Port Clos, though depending on the tide passengers may have to walk several hundred metres before setting foot on terra firma. No cars are permitted on the island, so many visitors rent bikes at the port. However, it's easy enough to explore the whole place on foot; walking from one end to the other takes less than an hour.

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