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5 Island sensations: Spring in Belle-île-en-Mer

In springtime on Belle-Ile, Mother Nature can be moody, gentle or rebellious, but whether you’re a fan of water sports, iodine flavors, art or adventure, you’ll always find the best of the island through unique experiences.

Experience your 5 senses as you caress the sand, taste 100% Breton flavors, listen to the sound of the ocean, be awed by the explosion of nature’s colors and smell the distinctive coconut scent of the flowering gorse.

It’s guaranteed: a multitude of sensations await you!

Sensation #1

Stride the coastal path in the heart of a preserved nature. Explosion of colors and smells on the coastal path, elected in the National Competition the “Favorite GR® of the French 2022”

The island is made to be explored on foot…so whether it’s for an hour or 5 days, walking or running, strap on your backpack and come admire the magnificent panoramas and landscapes that are offered to you. You’ll be amazed at the view, the lungs, the ears…and the calves. Breathtaking effect guaranteed, because it is indeed a relief of average mountain in full ocean which awaits you!


Organize your walking tour of the island


Hike and walk ideas on the GR©340


Simple gestures…our eco-tips!

On the pedestrian-only coastal path, respect the fragile flora, stay on the path. There’s nothing like being in the heart of nature to appreciate it to the fullest!


Sensation #2

Strap on a bike and treat yourself to some great escapes to get around in “soft” mode.

Are you feeling the tingling in your legs after this long winter?


You want to take a breath of fresh air with 0% CO2 emissions and fill your lungs with 100% pure iodized air? Then don’t waste a minute! Get back in the saddle by riding a little queen and take the hilly side roads to criss-cross the island at your own pace. You will contemplate varied landscapes made of horizons interspersed with mills, peaceful hamlets and military remains. Mainly inland, you are never far from the coastline.


Our ideas for bike rides to discover Belle-île differently


Simple gestures…our eco-tips!

Belle-Ile is big and can’t be improvised. Choose your dates of stay carefully, avoid school vacations and bridges, to live as close to island life as possible in complete peace of mind!


When to come to Belle-île?

Sensation #3

The gardens of Belle-Ile: enter their secret universe.



There’s nothing like a stroll through the gardens when spring arrives. It is the ideal time to witness a true rebirth of nature. 4 gardens in Bellil with different atmospheres, from land art to exoticism, are authentic green spaces in the heart of the island.

Plant lovers in search of wonder, let themselves be guided by the natural charm of these gardens and by the passion of the owners for their landscaping, poetic and above all botanical creation. See you in the gardens!


Discover the island’s gardens


Simple gestures…our eco-tips!

Coming to Belle Isle just for the day? We advise you to bring a small bag to take the waste back to the mainland and to book your services well in advance. Arrive as early as 9am to make the most of your day as the island is big!



Sensation #4

Flavors: taste the local gastronomy.



Easter means egg hunts, bunnies and chocolate casseroles. Well, on Belle-Ile, we also think of Easter lamb when spring announces itself and with it the joy of reunions around a nice table. This is the opportunity to taste the local lamb marketed under the local label “L’agneau du Large” which is one of our favorite tastes.

It is also the time to go out on the terrace with family or friends to taste our gourmet specialties…Discover our Top 3 Feel Good terraces!


Our top 3 “Feel Good” terraces


Simple gestures…our eco-tips!

Our businesses and producers are talented. Here as elsewhere, let’s taste and offer local and support our island economy and short circuit.



Sensation #5

Wellness: relax with a treatment for a parenthesis of softness on the largest island in Brittany.



Need to disconnect, to break with the daily routine? Going to Belle-Ile is truly an opportunity to cast off all your ties, all your constraints, to give yourself a time just for you. Come and enjoy a stay of well-being and relaxation to take care of your body and mind.

Relax with a yoga or sophrology session or with a thalasso treatment to live the present moment in complete serenity. Tap into the island’s energy to find your own!


Relaxation and well-being: our best addresses


Simple gestures…our eco-tricks!

Small challenge with friends or family! Let’s get to the “picnic” 0 waste!Homemade small dishes in reusable containers, non-disposable glasses and cutlery, insulated bottles, cloth napkins…who says better?

Let’s take the time to slow down the pace with a lighter program during your stay. Leaving room for wandering, allows you to relax and enjoy good times with family and friends, chat with locals, savor…


There is always something going on in Belle-île

The spring agenda !

All our friends' eco-advice

for a green Spring !