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Updated for 2017

Morbihan Islands Walk

A dreamy mélange of sea, sky and islands in South Brittany

Updated for 2017

Morbihan Islands Walk

The Gulf of Morbihan features a scattering of islands waiting to be discovered, the two largest being the Ile aux Moines and Ile d’Arz. The cross-shaped Ile aux Moines offers scenic walks around its 4-mile coastline, while Arz has lovely creeks and coves to explore.

This holiday includes ferry crossings and day trips that can't be shown on the map below. Consequently the outline is approximate and for a rough indication only. Please call for more details.

Holiday Highlights

  • Two of the prettiest South Brittany Islands
  • Vannes: city of art and history
  • Creeks and coves to be discovered
  • Small yacht and fishing ports
  • Coastal paths
  • Flat and easy walking
  • Ideal for families

What's Included

  • 6 days gentle walking
  • All hotels half board
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Comprehensive route notes
  • Ferry hopping tickets

Starting Days

You can choose to begin this holiday on any day from 30 March to 28 September.

Itinerary & Hotels

  • 1

    Arrival Vannesday 1

    Summary

    Arrive early evening at the lovely walled town of Vannes. Take a walk around the narrow cobbled streets and enjoy the sunset from the attractive marina before returning to the comfortable 3-star Golfe Hôtel.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior
    • Terrace
    • Bedroom

    Golfe Hotel Vannes

    A spacious, modern yet charming hotel which has been recently renovated, situated by the port and convenient for exploring the delightful town of Vannes.

    Friendly and welcoming, all bedrooms have air-conditioning and there is a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. There is a lovely rooftop terrace and the multilingual staff offer good services. This is a non-smoking hotel.

    Facilities

    • Comfortable en suite bedrooms with a contemporary design
    • Brasserie style restaurant
    • Shaded terrace
    • WiFi

    Board

    Cuisine

    The restaurant Brasserie Bleue has an interesting menu which includes a good selection of local seafood.

    Menu

    First courses 

    tarte fine de rougets et fondue de poireaux
    or Bisque de la mer
    or Foie gras de canard maison et toast de pain d’épices
    or 6 huitres de la baie 
     

    Main courses

    Choucroute de la mer
    or Entrecôte grillée, sauce bearnaise ou aux poivres
    or Tournedos de Canard sauce poires et poivres
    or Blanquette de Lotte
    or Pavé de Bar et parmentier à l'andouille de Guémené, sauce au cidre
     

    Deserts

    Tarte citron et sorbet aux fruits rouge
    or Craquant de fruits du moment à la crème fouettée vanillée
    or Parfait glacé au chocolat et Grand marnier
    or au choix 1 dessert dans le menu du chef
    or Fondant au chocolat
    or Bavarois de fruits servis avec crème anglaise et coulis de fruits rouges
     

  • 2

    Presqu’île de Moustérainday 2

    Summary

    Starting from the hotel, you will discover the Presqu’île de Moustérain before crossing to the Presqu’île de Conleau. Return to your hotel along the pretty coastal path.

    8.07 mi
    (13km)

  • 3

    Vannes to Port Navaloday 3

    Summary

    Take the ferry to Port Navalo and discover the two faces of the Presqu’île: the ocean and the gulf. A walk along the Atlantic coast on a rocky promontory open to the elements will lead you to the archaeological site of the Petit Mont. Stay 3 nights at the Hôtel le Crouesty.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior
    • Sun loungers

    Hôtel le Crouesty Arzon

    A pleasant 3 star modern hotel overlooking the marina, the Atlantic ocean and the Morbihan islands just yards away. Here you will find a seawater therapy center, beaches, shops and restaurants. And close by, beyond the Arzon bell tower, the quiet gulf waters. Look, listen and breathe - the sea is everywhere!

    The 26 bedrooms of the hotel are equipped with modern bathrooms, a television and phone. All the rooms have a view of the marina or of the park. In the morning, you can have a copious breakfast in your room, or on the terrace, among the trees of a park that surrounds hotel. In the evening enjoy relaxing in the lounge or on the terrace.

    Facilities

    • En suite rooms
    • Modern hotel
    • Overlooking the sea
    • Terrace
    • Friendly staff

    Board

    Cuisine

    5 mi
    (8km)

  • 4

    Circuit walk of the Pointes du Golfeday 4

    Summary

    Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the Gulf and its islands on this coastal circuit walk, which takes you to the Pointe de Bilgroix, Kerners and Penbert.

    9 mi
    (14km)

  • 5

    Ile-aux Moinesday 5

    Summary

    Board a ferry to the Ile-aux-Moines, the largest of the islands and nicknamed ‘La Perle du Golfe’. Follow the rural tracks and coastal paths lines with camelias and mimosa, stopping for a picnic on one of the white sandy beaches. Last night at Hotel le Crouesty

    10 mi
    (16km)

  • 6

    Ile d'Arzday 6

    Summary

    At the start of a free day, take a ferry to the Ile d’Arz, the second largest island in the Gulf. It’s small enough to be explored on foot: the total combined distance around the island on the coastal path is about 10 miles. Stay the night at l’Escale en Arz and enjoy a stunning view of the sea from the restaurant.

    Hotel
    • Arial view
    • From the port
    • Restaurant
    • Terrace

    Hôtel l’Escale Ile d'Arz

    Ideally set just 50 metres away from the wharf, the hotel restaurant l’Escale d’en Arz welcomes you for an exceptional stay amidst the Gulf of Morbihan.

    This accommodation boasts unique views over the glittering waters of this sumptuous area and invites you to discover the refinement and beauty of a well preserved island, the coast and fisherman’s houses from your functional guest room.

    Boasting a seaside scenic restaurant, the hotel l’Escale d’en Arz will spoil you with local specialities. Thanks to its conference rooms, this accommodation is also the ideal solution for groups visiting the Brittany’s area.

    Facilities

    • Garden and terrace
    • Free WiFi
    • A la carte restaurant
    • Room service
    • Shuttle service
    • Bar
    • Packed lunches available

    Board

    Cuisine

    10 mi
    (16km)

  • 7

    Return ferry to mainland and Vannesday 7

    Summary

    Take a midday ferry back to Vannes and enjoy your visit of the beautifully preserved city: the ramparts and its French gardens, the Cathédrale Saint- Pierre or the stunning medieval quarters.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior
    • Terrace
    • Bedroom

    Golfe Hotel Vannes

    A spacious, modern yet charming hotel which has been recently renovated, situated by the port and convenient for exploring the delightful town of Vannes.

    Friendly and welcoming, all bedrooms have air-conditioning and there is a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. There is a lovely rooftop terrace and the multilingual staff offer good services. This is a non-smoking hotel.

    Facilities

    • Comfortable en suite bedrooms with a contemporary design
    • Brasserie style restaurant
    • Shaded terrace
    • WiFi

    Board

    Cuisine

    The restaurant Brasserie Bleue has an interesting menu which includes a good selection of local seafood.

    Menu

    First courses 

    tarte fine de rougets et fondue de poireaux
    or Bisque de la mer
    or Foie gras de canard maison et toast de pain d’épices
    or 6 huitres de la baie 
     

    Main courses

    Choucroute de la mer
    or Entrecôte grillée, sauce bearnaise ou aux poivres
    or Tournedos de Canard sauce poires et poivres
    or Blanquette de Lotte
    or Pavé de Bar et parmentier à l'andouille de Guémené, sauce au cidre
     

    Deserts

    Tarte citron et sorbet aux fruits rouge
    or Craquant de fruits du moment à la crème fouettée vanillée
    or Parfait glacé au chocolat et Grand marnier
    or au choix 1 dessert dans le menu du chef
    or Fondant au chocolat
    or Bavarois de fruits servis avec crème anglaise et coulis de fruits rouges
     

Route & Location

Customise Your Holiday

  • EXTRA NIGHT

    ​Vannes HB: £70 per person.

Customer Reviews

50% rating based on 2 reviews

Recent reviews

  • Service rating : The service was very good. A hitch due to changes in the boat time-table was sorted out well.Product : We had a very enjoyable time. We enjoyed the walks and the hotels. Fir the hotel without its own restaurant, the allowance at local restaurants towards half-board allowed us to enjoy a variety of meals.

    4 out of 5

    Belle France Response: {feed:FURTHERCOMMENTSTHREAD/POST/VENDORCOMMENT}

  • Service rating : Staff tried to be helpful but did not succeed.Product : Most walks were fairly bland but once again it was the quality of written instruction which most let the holiday down. Poorly translated French to English with much misleading information - particularly regarding ferry services. Fairly shoddy all round. Some of the hotels were passable.

    2 out of 5

    Belle France Response: We are so sorry that you felt this holiday was not to our usual standard, especially regarding the walking notes. We take our customer comments very seriously and as a result we have temporarily removed this holiday form our website until a time when we can send a Belle France team member to re-walk and re-write the notes, and generally improve this holiday to the high standard that our customers can normally expect.

    Lorna

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Pricing

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  • From £999 per person

  • Outward St Pancras International station, change stations in Paris, arrive Vannes TGV early evening.

    Return Vannes TGV to Paris Montparnasse, change stations in Paris, arrive St Pancras International late afternoon.

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