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To live a great experienceWhen is the ideal moment to come to Belle-Ile-en-mer ?

Choose the perfect moment to come to Belle-île

A trip to the largest island in Brittany cannot be improvised,
it is prepared, anticipated, matured, to live the most beautiful experience.

Choosing to come and visit or live on Belle-île is also a respectful commitment to this beautiful nature and its inhabitants.
Because if Belle-île is the largest, it does not have inexhaustible resources, especially in water! Discover our friends’ eco-advice!

To help you anticipate your trip, we’ve concocted a calendar of the island’s frequentations in order to choose the period best suited to your expectations.

In some cases, perhaps it is better to postpone your stay to another date to live the most beautiful experience insular?
To help you make your choice: discover the quiet periods and the middle and heavy traffic periods.


Green: quiet period remember to book your services before you arrive
Yellow: Compagnie Oceane’s “WE Offers” rates.
Orange: medium crowds – reservations strongly recommended
Red: High attendance – long-standing reservation essential
Black: Belle-Île is nearly full! We advice you to change your plans for a great experience !

May: A 2 nights minimum stay. Book your activities. Pont de l’ascension, if you have not booked your accommodation, “Goéland futé” advises you to change your travel plans.

June:  A 2 nights minimum stay. Book your activities.

July: school vacations starting Thursday, July 7. On some dates, a 2 nights minimum stay.

August: A 2 nights minimum stay. Book your activities.

September: Back to school on Thursday, September 1.Trail de Belle-île (pedestrian race) on September 17 and 18, if you have not already booked your accommodation, “Goéland futé” advises you to change your travel plans.

October: school vacations from October 22 to November 6. Find Indian Summer offers on www.belle-ile.com

November: bus transportation ends Sunday, November 6. Book your services as there are few offers.

December: no bus transportation. Book your services as there are few offers. Remember to book for 2023!

Exhilarating, invigorating, lively, authentic

The 4 seasons of the island

It's spring

Blue, white, pink, spring on Belle-île

An impression of transparency, a sudden softness of the air, the polyphony of birds, the cliffs coming to life: it is spring. Suddenly, the desire is great to see again, at the end of the winter, the known places. We would like to be everywhere at once to savor this emotion, this wonder of the awakening nature of Belliloise…

It's summertime

Finally summer in Belle-île-en-Mer

From mid-June onwards, you can feel the rise of an effervescence: everyone is busy. In the villages, people put the finishing touches to the organization of the shop windows, they hurry up for the final works, the markets become denser, the harbors and the creeks fill up with pleasure boats, numerous also in the harbor of Palais…

It's autumn

Fall or Indian summer in Belle-île-en-Mer

On the wild coast, as towards Port Kerlédan, at the Aiguilles de Port Coton, at Baluden, at the Pointe du Skeul, the clumps of foliage of the oval-leafed Statices take on red tones awakening the gray of the rocky plateau. Often mixed with the Statices, its umbels becoming red, the Sea Fennel also takes its autumn colors…

It's winter

Belle-Île en Hiver……jours tranquil

Some people prefer to discover it in winter. They are not wrong in wanting to appreciate the island in its true appearance, stripped of all artifice. This is the best season to share the reality of island life with serenity, taking time. The beaches, coasts and almost deserted paths form larger landscapes and are all the more impressive that, on certain days, storms come to transform them into black and white…