The archipelago was made a Protected Natural Site in 1912 and then a Nature Reserve in 1976. With over 20,000 couples of sea birds and 27 nesting species, it’s the largest reserve on the French coast. It’s a sanctuary for birds before they fly off on long migrations. Boat outings from Trestraou (Perros-Guirec) head out to this fascinating universe. On the programme: a stopover at Ile aux Moines, an unforgettable view of the Pink Granite Coast, with comments by enthusiastic guides. All in the company of guillemots, European shags, razorbills, black-legged kittiwakes, lesser black-backed gulls, European herring gulls or great black-backed gulls. Top of the bill are the cute Atlantic puffins, nicknamed “sea parrots”, and northern gannets. If you’re lucky, you’ll even see a grey seal popping its head up for a look.