Belle ile en Mer est composée de 4 communes

Locmaria

This is where the Kerdavid’île houses are located. Locmaria was founded in 1070. Essentially devoted to farming, it also offers spectacular coastal landscapes, with the highest cliffs of the island.
Its church dates back from the origins of the town.
In Locmaria you can find several shops: bakery, mini-market, bar/newsagent/tobacconist, bike rental, creperie and restaurant. Market on Wednesdays.

Plage de SamzunPlage Port Andro LocmariaEglise de Locmaria à Belle Ile en Mer

Le Palais

Le Palais is the "Capital" of the island, as well as the main port of arrival from mainland.
Must-see: the impressive Citadel by Vauban, that welcomes you right from the port with its fortified walls. It houses numerous restaurants, cafés and shops!
Market on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, every day in July and August.

Le PalaisLe Palais vu de la CitadelleLa plage de BordardouéPlage de Ramonette

Sauzon

Sauzon is famous for its port with colourful houses, a favourite for painters and photographers!
The port still harbours a few fishing boats and is progressively expanding as a marina.
Here you can enjoy a pleasant stroll and a good meal in one of its many restaurants.
Do not miss the Pointe des Poulains and Sarah Bernard’s Fort.
And why not have a go at the 18-hole golf course with its fabulous view?

Port de Sauzon, à Belle Ile en MerFort de Sarah BenardtPointe des Poulains, à Sauzon

Bangor

Bangor is the wildest part of Belle Ile, on the West coast. It is famous for its craggy coasts with jagged cliffs such as the Aiguilles of Port Coton.
Also renowned is Donnant beach, a great surf spot.
The big lighthouse of Goulphar, with its 50-meter reach, is considered one of the most powerful in Europe. It is open to the public during the summer season

You can find small shops in the centre, and enjoy a meal at the "Kervi" restaurant or at the "Café coton" creperie by the lighthouse.
Thalassotherapy treatments are available at the Castel Clara hotel.

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