By bike, starting from Le Palais
Cap on Claude Monet’s Wild Coast
The painter Claude Monet revealed, in a few famous paintings, the fascinating beauty of the jagged rocks of the Needles of Port Coton. Their name comes from the whipped foam, which in heavy weather forms large, foamy cotton-like flakes.
On a 75-day stopover on Belle-île, from September to November 1886, Monet experienced precisely the heavy weather! The wild coastline offers in winter breathtaking landscapes, with lights of multiple variations…Subjected to changing weather conditions, the painter adapted his method leading him to work in famous “series”…
With this circuit of about 30 km, starting from The Palace, go, you too, to the assault of Port Coton! Along the way, you will also discover Bangor, one of the 4 communes of the island, founded in the 6th century by monks from across the Channel, and the Grand Phare, built according to Fresnel’s plans and entered service in 1836.
Loop tour of 30 km, count about 1/2 day. Food and refreshments: in Le Palais, Bangor and in the village of Kervilahouen (a stone’s throw from Grand Phare and the Aiguilles de Port Coton).