"Wild and beautiful Belle Ile en mer" Belle-Île-en-Mer by vinc_bilb

Belle-Île-en-Mer Travel Guide: 40 reviews and 107 photos

FRANCE SUMMER VACATIONS - LAST STEP

We closed our France farwest tour, after the Le Puy du Fou with one week of camping in Belle Île en mer (Beautiful offshore island), in south of the Britain, famous for its sharp cliff edges, ports ... and a lot of things to discover.
So, it was the end of our cultural/historical tour. What was the program? No real program in fact, just some wishes and the happiness of being there, surrounded by great landscapes ... and with a good weather (which could be challenging in Britain)

Sea, rocks, wind: the natural beauty

>>> Personal rating: 5/5

I like this place, slightly outside of the time, wild, rough and soft at the same time. A place To discover in walking tour, caressed or ... ill-treated by the wind.

OK, don't come here for the traditional nightlife. May be you can imagine a karaoke session with the melody of the wind, the stabbing song of gulls and the nature's orchestra. Let's play!

Heritage: it's a Monet

French Impressionist painter Claude Monet painted the rock formations at Belle-Île. Most notable are the "Storm, Coast at Belle-Ile" and "Cliffs at Belle-Ile" both rendered in 1886. The first time Auguste Rodin saw the ocean of the Brittany coast he exclaimed, “It’s a Monet!" (and not "It's my money", as said by some people) :)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Landscapes, sharp black cliffs, the sea, harbours
  • Cons:Weather could be ... so so
  • In a nutshell:This island inspired numerous artists: I understand why
  • Last visit to Belle-Île-en-Mer: Aug 2009
  • Intro Updated Sep 24, 2009
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2010 at 12:55 AM

    Nice virtual tour I've had, love the wild & woolly ocean and the high cliffs, and the view of the harbour from the citadel is so pretty, thanks!

  • marvelous_girl's Profile Photo
    Nov 25, 2009 at 12:25 AM

    This site looks really beautiful

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2009 at 3:04 AM

    Great photo of rock beach - hope you post more here. Ciao, <(•¿•)>

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Sep 16, 2009 at 2:46 AM

    Ah...another lovely spot. Guess it may sound like we're climbing MUCH higher with your pb with feet to meter conversion. hehehehe

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