Discover Ile aux Moines
Connected to the mainland all year by a shuttle from Port-Blanc, 15 km from Vannes, the island owes its name (Monks’ Island) to the monks of Redon abbey, to whom the king of Brittany gifted the island in the 9th century. Stretching over 6 km from Pointe du Trech in the north to Pointe du Nioul in the south, it has the shape of a cross. Camellias, mimosas, palm trees and orange trees grow in profusion. Come and stroll around the old village with floral streets and charming fishermen’s houses out of season. The island can be explored on foot or by bike, which can be hired at the jetty. It’s the ideal way to explore Bois d’Amour, the gorse-covered hills, the large beach, the small bays and the megaliths of the “pearl of the Gulf”.