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Ile aux Moines

Treat yourself to a crossing to lle aux Moines

In the heart of the Morbihan Gulf, Ile aux Moines is only a 5-minute boat ride from the mainland. Let yourself be guided by the gentle and serene atmosphere of the place. Along the paths, revealing here and there admirable views of the gulf, discover small beaches and woods with enchanting names: Bois d’Amour, Bois des Soupirs, Bois des Regrets,… Fountains, chapels, old mills in ruins and megaliths bear witness to the island’s distant past. Change of scenery guaranteed!

 Never here, the Gulf is more than 500m from the eyes.

Its slender cross shape marries its name wonderfully, which recalls the gift made by King Erispoë to the monks of Redon (who did not care). Just a short hop from the mainland, just five minutes from Port-Blanc, Île aux Moines cultivates its reputation as the Garden of Eden. Here, the scent of seaweed is similar to that of pines and broom. The very mild microclimate gives birth to camellias and giant figs; mimosas, palm trees and fuchsias, brought back from their voyages by the long captains, grow in profusion, and the wisteria conquer portals and walls. Largest of the islands of the Gulf of Morbihan (3.2km²), stretched over 7 km long and 3km wide at most, Ile aux Moines is, it is true, the most spoiled by nature. Never here is the gulf more than 500m from the eyes. To the Bois d’Amour covering the harbor is the Bois des Regrets and the Bois des Soupirs … The “Pearl of the Gulf”, more than any other, has come to embody a fantasy of the island where time stands still . We ride a bike to breathe in the light air and browse from peak to cove, from dolmen to an old fountain. And whatever the few ribs, not so nasty …
(extract from the Guide du Routard du Golfe du Morbihan)

Discover also the hiking trail around Île aux Moines.

How to get to the Ile aux Moines?

Boat crossing to Île aux Moines:

All year:

Compagny: Izenah
Port of embarkation: From the Port-Blanc pier located in the municipality of Baden
Frequency: every half hour, every day, all year.
Crossing time: 5 minutes
In season: from September to June, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. / From July 1 to August 31: from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. / All year round, Sundays and public holidays: 1st boat at 8 a.m., New Year’s Day at 9 a.m.

(Hiker friends: a municipal decree dated 17/02/2012 prohibits the use of metal-tipped walking sticks on the island. Thank you for your understanding).