Changer de rythme - déplacement doux, déconnexion, tranquilité, Nature - île photogénique, Océan - Profiter de l'Océan, Plages - Partir à la plage, Belle île en mer, île de Bretagne, Bretagne sud, au large du Golfe du MorbihanLa plage de Donnant est la plus grande étendue de sable sur la côte sauvage. C'est un site spectaculaire où vous pourrez notamment observer les dunes de Donnant qui sont parmi les plus hautes de Bretagne
©La plage de Donnant est la plus grande étendue de sable sur la côte sauvage. C'est un site spectaculaire où vous pourrez notamment observer les dunes de Donnant qui sont parmi les plus hautes de Bretagne|Fabien Giordano, Bellimages

Belle-Ile in autumn

Autumn or rather Indian summer in Belle-île-en-Mer!
The favorite season of many inhabitants and visitors with a certain calm restored and the pleasure of still long days in a still very soft atmosphere of the achievements of the summer.
On the wild coast, as towards Port Kerlédan, at the Needles of Port Coton, at Baluden, at the Pointe du Skeul, the clumps of foliage of the oval-leafed Statices take on red tones waking up the gray of the rocky plateau. Often mixed with Statica, its umbels turning red, the Sea Fennel also takes on its autumn colors…
The largest of the Breton islands unveils its assets in autumn, the landscapes and smells are again admirable!

Autumn or the other

Indian summer in Belle-île !

When the moor puts on its autumn coat, the landscape invites a soft reverie in which the sounds and colors of summer still resonate…

Sounds, scents, colors

When Nature awakens our senses

Until October one can observe flora on large areas of the Donnant Dune and a little on that of Vazen, including the Aster linosyris, an Armorican subspecies. This late-blooming plant offers its small yellow flowers in balls from late August to late October or even early November. Micro-endemic to Morbihan, it is regionally protected. It can also be found on the Rhuys peninsula.

The moors of Belle-île still form sets with varied colors, especially in Er Hastellig where the yellow of the Gorse of Le Gall contrasts with the pink of the Wandering Heaths and the rusty tones of the withered Ashy and Hairy Heaths.

And, we don’t forget to breathe in the subtle scent of the moor!

Fauna and Flora

You have an appointment!

On the wild coast, such as towards Port Kerlédan, at the Needles of Port Coton, at Baluden, at the Point of Skeul, the clumps of foliage of the oval-leafed Statica take on red tones waking up the gray of the rocky plateau. Often mixed with Statica, its umbels turning red, Sea Fennel also takes on its fall colors.

On the cliffs, the humidity of the nights accentuates the orange of the lichens Xanthoria parietina.

As for the fauna, the return to the calm of autumn allows us to observe birds that seem to be more numerous on the coastal lawns or cliffs: Herring Gulls, Red-billed Caws, Great Ravens, Jackdaws. On the other hand, migratory birds such as Brown Gulls and Clumped Wheatears have left us. Wild rabbits and pheasants can be surprised at the bend of a path!

In pictures

The best of autumn in Belle-île

3 good reasons

to love autumn in Belle-île !

Reason n°1

Enjoy the sweetest offers under the Indian summer lights

Reason n°2

The ideal season to realize the dream of walking around the island

Reason n°3

Escape to the sea and discover the creeks and beaches in complete serenity

Land & Sea side

Fill up on outdoor activities!

In autumn

Our must-see walk!

Looking for some peace and quiet? Here’s our walking tip, one of our favorite ones in the light of the Indian summer: a walk in the south of the island around Locmaria…This walk takes you to the extreme southeast of the island from the Pointe du Skeul to the Pointe de Kerdonis. You will see, this hike is full of magnificent views.

To discover in autumn

The local (product) of the stage!

To the table!

Discover not one but all the local products

Belle-île-en-Mer is a land of flavors. From the lamb of the sea, to the meat of the Embruns, from the barnacles, to the Morgat (local cuttlefish), nature is generous for the gourmands! The restaurant owners, of which there are less than sixty on the island, compete in ingenuity to highlight local flavors. With autumn, the desire for good food becomes more and more pressing…So, to go to table: follow the guide!

Restaurants for all tastes!

There is always something going on in Belle-île!

Autumn's agenda

Discover Belle-Île all year round

An island, 4 seasons

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