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Located opposite Fouesnant in Cornouaille, the Glénan islands has about fifteen islands and many islets. WIth its fine sandy beaches and its crystal blue water, it definitely looks like paradise! The main islands are located about 10 kilometres from the tip of Trevignon.

A unique experience in the heart of the Glénan Islands!

Turquoise water and white sandy beaches, the Glénan Islands are a small piece of paradise off the Breton coast, located just opposite Bénodet and your Sunêlia l’Escale St-Gilles campsite. Divers will love to board on one of the boats from the port of Bénodet to admire the beauty of the seabed while hikers will be able to see the Glénan Narcissus, a unique specie in the world!

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Holidays in Glénan Islands

How about a nice walk in the heart of nature on the Glénan islands? Take advantage of your holidays in South Finistère to discover new places, full of surprises. Explore the paradisiacal landscapes and exceptional biodiversity of the Glénan and its 7 islands, the most famous of which is the Island of Saint Nicolas, located only 1 hour away from the port ofBenodet. A unique experience, ideal to « recharge »with bird songs.

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DISCOVERING THE GLENAN ISLANDS

The Glénan islands are famous for their crystal blue waters and their peaceful atmosphere. They are made up of a group of islands and islets; the most important islands surround an inland sea called « La Chambre ».

  • Saint Nicolas Island is the main island of the archipelago. It houses a 19th century fishpond, two restaurants and the prestigious Glénan International Diving Centre. A large part of the island is classified as a National Nature Reserve, in order to protect the Glénan narcissus, an endemic plant specific to the archipelago.
  • Penfret Island: it houses a lighthouse and the semaphore of the archipelago, built on a 19th century military fort. The Glénans Sailing School, which owns a large part of the island, now occupies the fort.
  • Guéotec Island: a former grazing site for the herds of Penfret breeders, houses only one tower
  • L’île du Loc’h: the largest island in the archipelago houses an old farm and a former seaweed burning factory. In the middle of the island lies a brackish water pond with marshy banks.
  • Drénec: it is owned by the « Conservatoire du Littoral ». An old farm has been restored and is occupied by the Glénans sailing school.
  • L’île Cigogne: its name actually means « the island of the seven corners ». It houses Fort Cigogne, built in the 18th century to prevent English privateers from anchoring their ships. It is now also rented from Les Glénans Sailing School.
  • L’île aux Moutons: located halfway between the main island of Saint-Nicolas and the coastal village of Beg Meil, it is located off the archipelago. The human presence in the Neolithic period is attested. A lighthouse was built there in the 19th century.

Crossings to the Glénan Islands

Les Vedettes de l’Odet compagny proposes crossings to the Glénan islands and has several packages to allow you to discover the archipelago: a guided cruise around the islands and a free stopover on Saint-Nicolas, a very complete package with underwater exploration, a crossing on the traditional sailboat Corentin, a kayak trip that allows you to dock on each island of the archipelago, or a simple round-trip shuttle service to visit Saint-Nicolas Island. Departures are from Bénodet and Concarneau from April to September. In July and August, departures are also organised in Beg Meil, Port-La-Forêt and Loctudy.

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