One of the most beautiful islands off the North coast of Britany is called the Isle de Brehat. It is found on the coast of the Cotes d’Armor just north of Paimpol, and about a one hour drive from Morlaix. The approach to the departure point is well sign posted from the centre of Paimpol and the view from the top of the cliffs just before you arrive at the quay is truly fabulous, and even more amazing at low tide. The boat trip across to the island takes about ten minutes and is very pleasant.
The island itself has few if any cars, it is warm, luxuriant and criss crossed by tiny sheltered lanes, that are wonderful to explore. The pink granite rocks and the pine trees, echiums and other wonderful flowers are a joy to behold. You cannot help but be taken back in time and wonder if they could tell some interesting stories.
Jenny and I took our friends Chris and Diana for a quick visit to the island on the last day of May, in between guests leaving in the morning and others arriving in the early evening. The weather was very kind to us, and we were extremly lucky to arrive in time to walk onto a ferry and get to the island for about 11:30. We had to leave by 15:00, but it was enough time to walk around the main part of the island and have a picnic too. There are lots of places to hire bicycles at a reasonable prices, and I think that this will be a good idea for next time.
Jenny and I can thoroughly recommend a trip to this island ~ we all had a great day out and shall return.
Some more photos ~ click here