"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
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)
>>> 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!
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:Landscapes, sharp black cliffs, the sea, harbours
- Cons:Weather could be ... so so
- In a nutshell:This island inspired numerous artists: I understand why
Contrasting with the rough beauty of the wild coast, the towns of Belle Île are pleasant to discover, with a specific... more travel advice
The best way to discover the island is on foot, in hike. You could: - prepare you hike with the map (available in the... more travel advice
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