Bréhat Island

Bréhat, the paradise island

Black Beautés Magazine has discovered for you the archipelago of Bréhat located in the region of Brittany (France). Bréhat has a rich history to share with you with its magnificent landscapes which are open to everyone and hide many secrets that we will share with you in this article.

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To discover this beautiful island, we opted for a 45-minute commented boat trip and then disembark on the island for a free visit. The island is accessible only by sea.

A world without a car

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After 45 minutes of crossing with comments on the island of Bréhat, we disembarked at Port Clos on the south island. It is on this part of Bréhat that you will see the most houses and the most paths. No vehicle circulates except tractors, vehicle of doctor and firefighters. For me it was just magic! A place that has banned cars and leaves room for nature to express itself, it's just beautiful!

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From the Pointe de l'Arcouest, a shuttle service exists. Île de Bréhat is made up of two main islands (the north island and the south island) linked by a bridge.

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Before continuing our walk, we took a lunch break at the restaurant
"Crec'h Kerio" a restaurant located a few hundred meters from the Port Clos.

Here is an excellent restaurant of traditional cuisine located in an old rustic stone house. The food we were served was excellent. For my part, I chose the roast pork in cider with the potatoes of the island and an excellent cottage cheese for dessert. The welcome is friendly. I recommend this restaurant. We feasted, satiated and were in a good mood to set off again for a walk on the many paths of the island.

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We continued the discovery of Bréhat on the south island which is very flowery (hence the nickname of Bréhat: the island of flowers)

I was amazed by the beauty of this "flower island" which undoubtedly remains one of the most beautiful islands in France. It has an authentic and unique charm with many varieties of flowers that color the island: exotic plants such as agave or echium; flowers like hydrangea, mimosa, mulberry, eucalyptus, aloe or camelia ...

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But the flower that most symbolizes Bréhat is the agapanthus, which blooms from April to September and brightens the paths with its soft shade of blue-mauve.

It is also on this part of the south island "flower island" that we find the inhabitants of Bréhat but also what to rent a bike to walk, restaurants, creperies, shops ...

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The houses of Bréhat are magnificent and practically all sublimated by the flowers of Bréhat.
They have a name on their gate, above the door or the wall that surrounds the house. And very often this name is in Breton.

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Farther away, we found the St Michel chapel built on a hill that offers a very clear view on the island south; then an old "tidal mill" (the Birlot), which used the energy of the tides to operate its millstone; as well as a former fort and prison, now housing world famous art glassworks, which you can visit.

We then headed little by little to the north of Bréhat where we discovered a wild island with moors and rocks. There is a fairly significant contrast between the 2 islands (the north island and the south island) the south nicknamed Bréhat: the flower island) with its palm trees, mimosas and others. The north island is wilder covered with moor. To access the North Island, you must cross the South Island.

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Welcome to the party 'savage' Brehat! Here there are fewer roads, large expanses. It is on the North Island that we discover the Lighthouse of Rosedo and the Semaphore, or at the end of the island the Lighthouse of the Peacock. The North Island is borrowed by the Vauban Bridge (a bridge that connects the two islands). We discovered the port of La Corderie but also took advantage of the discreet paths on the north-west side, the moors with a few cows which replace the many flowers on the south island.

Report by: Daffirma Ibamu
Photos: François Ravé