Top things to do in Belle Île

Top Choice Natural Feature in Belle Île

Aiguilles de Port Coton

Just off the western side of the island, these magnificent rock stacks – depicted in a series of celebrated canvases by Claude Monet in 1886 – resemble aiguilles (needles) and are a must-see for panorama-lovers and …
Natural Feature in Belle Île

Pointe des Poulains

The island's northernmost point juts out dramatically at Pointe des Poulains. Flanked by craggy cliffs and affording sublime views, this windswept headland is Belle Île's loftiest lookout, and was once the home of F…
Crêpes in Belle Île

Les Embruns

In business for over 30 years, this tempting crêperie is one of the best on the harbourfront. It prepares perfectly buttered Breton crêpes and galettes, as well as scrumptious fillings such as oranges confites de ma…
Fort in Belle Île

Citadelle Vauban & Musée d'Art et d'Histoire

The dramatic citadel, strengthened by the architect Vauban in 1682, dominates little Le Palais port. Inside, the informative museum's displays concentrate on the history of the island's defensive system, though ther…
Brasserie in Belle Île

Le Café de la Cale

This snazzy brasserie with a lovely terrace overlooking Sauzon's harbour offers a relaxed mood and a creative take on seasonal produce. Seafood features prominently; tuck into an expertly prepared lieu (pollack) or …
Bistro in Belle Île

Le Verre à Pied

This convivial bistro in central Le Palais is blessed with a lovely courtyard that's a perfect spot for a relaxed feed or tipple in summer. The food isn't starry, but it's fine for a heaping kettle of mussels or tar…
Cave in Belle Île

Grotte de l'Apothicairerie

The huge Grotte de l'Apothicairerie is formed from two caves where waves roll in from both sides.
Beach in Belle Île

Plage des Grands Sables

This rather epic 2km-long stretch of sand spans the calm waters of the island's eastern flank.
Beach in Belle Île

Plage de Donnant

This lovely beach on the west side of the island is secluded, but swimming is very dangerous due to riptides.
Beach in Belle Île

Plage d'Herlin

This small, sheltered beach on the south coast of the island is a good choice for young kids.