The Glorious Glenan Islands Brittany

Written by on November 8, 2016 in Brittany


If you’re in the area of Finistere, Brittany then a visit to the gorgeous Glenan Islands is a day trip must-do.

The Îles de Glénan Brittany


Trips to the Glenan Islands are by ferry from towns on the coast of Finistere, Loctudy, Concarneau, Beg-Mei and Bénodet.  From Benodet it takes just 20 minutes. Dock at the main island in this archipelago, Saint Nicolas, and you’ll find a wealth of natural beauty. There are a few cafes and a couple of restaurants and B&Bs but not much more. In fact, on Saint Nicolas is France’s smallest nature reserve, created to protect the Glénan Narcissus, a beautiful white flower that covers the island in April.


If you go for a day trip, you’ll spend an hour here before the boat collects you for a trip around the other islands. Or if luck is on your side and the tide’s out, you can walk to the island of Bananec, famous for its sailing school:


Looking more like the Caribbean with crystal clear turquoise waters and dazzling white sands, this is a wow factor, get off the beaten track Brittany visit you’ll love.

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