Pleasure boating in Le Palais

Are you planning to set sail for the magnificent port of the Cité Vauban? Rates, investments, equipment, you will find in this article the essential information to prepare your visit to the Port of Le Palais. You will also find the essential addresses to spend a nice stopover in the biggest harbor of Belle-île: shops, means of transport, and restaurants.

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Equipment, placement, regulations

Essential information for your arrival at the Port of Le Palais

Presentation of the Port of Le Palais

The Port of Le Plais consists of 4 basins:


  • The outer harbor constantly in the water, well sheltered from winds, except from east to southeast. Mooring on couple buoys, north breakwater (30 berths) draft up to 3m or breakwater (35 berths), draft up to 2 m, on modular pontoon with access to land. Fuel self-service at the hold Bonnelle, docking after agreement of the harbor master (VHF 9)


  • The beaching inner harbor, after the channel of the Yser, at the foot of the citadel. A few possible places along the docks on the starboard side. Access to the small pontoon is forbidden. Drinking water terminal at the lock.


  • The wet dock, entrance regulated by a tidal gate, schedules available on the website of the town hall of Le Palais. 3 hours of opening on average (tides between 6:00 and 22:00). Pedestrian bridge lifted on demand. 90 places afloat, in pairs along the quays on pontoons (water and electricity). Regular traffic of priority coasters on starboard quay. Draft up to 2.50 m.


  • The basin of the salt, marina with pontoons (water and electricity) reduced numbers of places, no reservations, contact the harbor master’s office 24 h before. Please note: regular coaster traffic priority on starboard dock

To report your arrival, or for any other questions, please contact the Port of Le Palais: VHF channel 9 or 02 97 31 42 90.

Marine and tourist information

Boater information and welcome

At the Le Palais Port Office

On the right side of the Bonnelle Quay, where passengers and goods disembark, the Le Palais harbor office provides all the essential services for the smooth running of your stopover: placement, port payment and marine weather. Showers, toilets, washing machine, dryer and wifi access are also available.

The tourist office

From Le Palais

Adjacent to the harbor master’s office, the Belle-île-En Mer tourist office is open all year round. You will find there, free of charge, all the useful documentation for your stay: tourist map, bus schedules, tide schedules and advice given by a team at your disposal!

Eat or drink

In Le Palais

Restaurants, bars, tea rooms or even mini-markets and grocery stores: all the addresses to eat or buy food in Le Palais!

Explore Le Palais and its surroundings

Visits, activities and walks

The Citadel, the urban enclosure or the Belle Fontaine, Le Palais is home to some of the most impressive monuments in Brittany. Discover the heritage of the Vauban city with lively walks and visits.



Heading north ! Discover the small picturesque port of Sauzon. Do you want to enjoy wide open spaces? On the wild coast, or facing the Golf du Morbihan, discover the best places for anchoring in Belle-île.

Extend your experience in Belle-Île