One of the Îles du Ponant, Belle-Île really is one of the jewels of Brittany. Surrounded by clear blue seas and dotted with charming villages, it has something to offer everyone, nature lovers, walkers and sightseers alike, whatever their age. Set amongst the scented pine trees, just a short walk from a fine sandy beach, the comfortable wooden chalets blend perfectly into this protected natural environment.
The + points
The island’s clear waters and fine sandy beaches.
The bustling life of the island including the many festivals organised throughout the summer.
The heated pool.
“Le Caméléon” in Bangor.
Prices range: €15 approximately.
“Chez René” Crêperie in Bangor.
Price range: €15 to €30.
“La Rumeur” in Sauzon.
Bar with atmosphere.
Experience the unique atmosphere of the “Fest Noz”, festivals of traditional Breton singing and dancing, at the Fête de la Mer in Palais and the Fête du Port in Sauzon. Take advantage of “Pedestrian Wednesdays” and explore Palais on foot.
Visit of the urban wall arond Palais (Vauban military architecture).
The Pointe des Poulains headland offers exceptional views and its own little lighthouse. Vauban’s impressive citadel overlooking the port of Palais.
Discover the main sites of the island and its historic treasures: Les Aiguilles de Port Coton, Apothicairerie, Pointe des Poulains, and more.
Coastal path surrouning the island (90 km, in stages). Botanical path of Bangor in Kerel.
Theme-based hike around a bird reserve.
Fest Noz, (traditional Breton songs and dances), Festival of the Land and Festival of the
Port in Sauzon, Palais “on foot” every Wednesday evening in July and August.
Festivals in July and August
"Lyrique en Mer", "Plage musicale en Bangor" (chamber music concerts), "Belle Ile on Air" (modern music), Theatre Festival. Gathering of old boats Tour of Belle Ile by boat, Belle Ile by Trail.
In July and August.
56360 Belle-Ile en Mer
Quiberon, 35 km
Auray, 25 km
Lorient, 30 km
Bus, Taxi, other...
How to get there and itinerary
Access to the Le Kernest campsite: Exit from Le Palais, follow signs for Bangor (D190 – avenue Carnot), continue along the D190A. Arrival in Bourg de Bangor, follow signs for Kernest (rue Monet).
Access to Belle Ile: By boat from Quiberon: 40-minute crossing For information and bookings with Compagnie Océane, contact: 00 33 (0)820.056.156 www.compagnie-oceane.fr By plane: Lorient Bretagne Sud (South Brittany) Airport
Access to Quiberon: Route: on the RN 165 from Nantes to Brest, exit at Auray, follow signs for Quiberon (25 km).
"One of our comfortable wooden chalets makes a perfect base for exploring this beautiful island."
Michel Le Bartz
Manager Camping Le Kernest