Brittany wins us over! Today head to the Bréhat archipelago, made up of the main island and 86 neighboring islets and reefs. On July 13, 1907, Bréhat became the first natural site classified in France! 3.5 kilometers long and 1.5 kilometers wide, the island is accessible by boat and can be visited on foot or by bicycle. You will discover here a multitude of coves, beaches, and shelters for lost sailors. If you are planning a trip to the island, then we suggest you go in spring or autumn: there are fewer people, the weather remains mild and nature is lush.
All year round, the archipelago benefits from the influence of the Gulf Stream, which provides it with a particularly mild microclimate in winter. Many varieties of flowers color the island: exotic plants such as agave or echium; flowers like the hydrangea, the mimosa, the mulberry, the eucalyptus, the aloe, or the camellia… But the flower that most symbolizes Bréhat is the agapanthus which blooms from April to September and colors the paths with its hue blue-purple.
Traveling through Bréhat, you discover a rich and varied heritage that traces the maritime and military history that marked the island. In the past, Bréhat provided the crown of France with numerous corsairs that caused terror to reign over the Atlantic. Thus, there are monuments such as the Pont ar Prad built by Vauban, It was built to connect the two islands forming Bréhat and a citadel which today houses the Verreries de Bréhat.