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Ile Ouessant

Set sail for the westernmost of the Breton islands! Ouessant is the largest of Finistère’s islands and to make the most of it, it’s best to stay for a couple of days or more. This authentic island will reveal its majestic landscapes to you as you explore the coastal path (32km to do a complete circuit of the island). From here, you can also spot the local wildlife, particularly the seabirds that have made their home here in this Iroise Marine Park. There are five lighthouses, two on land and three at sea, with the most powerful being the Phare du Creac'h that stands watch over the impressive waters of this passage, the busiest in the Atlantic. The lighthouses lend the island an almost magical feel at night. The Museum of lighthouses and beacons, the only one of its kind, can tell you more about these guardians of the sea. There are rock formations in surprising shapes, sheep shelters, beautiful wild beaches, and of course the island is a paradise for birds. The moving Ecomuseum ‘Le Niou’ invites you to come and discover all about the habitat and way of life here on the island. As for food-lovers, you’ll certainly need to try the lamb ragout slow-baked under clumps of turf. Truly delicious!

29242 Ouessant

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02 98 48 85 83

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