Belle Ile tourism and travel guide

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Visit Belle Ile: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Belle-Ile is the largest of the Brittany islands and has lovely coastline and pretty villages to enjoy exploring

Belle Ile is situated in the Morbihan department and Brittany region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Belle Ile. For detailed visitor information see the Belle Ile travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Belle Ile in Brittany.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ile de Houat at 18 km and Carnac Plage at 28 km.

Belle Ile, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 17 km (direction north-north-east)

Apart from the town itself, the main attraction here is the scenery and beaches...

See Quiberon guide
Ile de Houat

Ile de Houat

Island at 18 km (direction east-north-east)

We particularly recommend you walk the coast path around the small island of Ile-de-Houat...

See Ile de Houat guide
Carnac Plage

Carnac Plage

Seaside resort at 28 km (direction north-north-east)

Sooner or later you might fatigue of the thousands of prehistoric monuments in

See Carnac Plage guide


at 29 km (direction north-north-east)

Carnac is famius worldwide because of the extensive number of prehistoric standing stones and...

See Carnac guide
La Trinite sur Mer

La Trinite sur Mer

at 30 km (direction north-north-east)

The quiet harbour town of La Trinité-sur-Mer is where you can discover a traditional...

See La Trinite sur Mer guide
Port Navalo

Port Navalo

at 31 km (direction north-east)

Port Navalo is a small traditional and unspoiled port near Arzon...

See Port Navalo guide
Port de Crouesty

Port de Crouesty

at 31 km (direction north-east)

Port Crouesty is a new port development near Arzon, with a picturesque wak around...

See Port de Crouesty guide


at 32 km (direction north-east)

The quiet small town of Locmariquer is best known for the famous oysters produced...

See Locmariaquer guide


at 32 km (direction east-north-east)

The quiet village of Saint-Guildas is visited for the Abbey Church and the natural...

See Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys guide


at 32 km (direction north-east)

Arzon is a tiny village with basic facilities near the coast...

See Arzon guide


at 38 km (direction east-north-east)

See Suscinio Castle and the Gardens of Chateau de Kerlevenan in Sarzeau before heading...

See Sarzeau guide
Ile aux Moines

Ile aux Moines

Island at 39 km (direction north-east)

In the Morbihan Gulf, the Ile-aux-Moines is also very easy to reach - very...

See Ile aux Moines guide
Ile de Groix

Ile de Groix

Island at 39 km (direction north-west)

With a popular beach, lovely traditional cottages and scenic villages the Ile-de-Groix is one...

See Ile de Groix guide


at 40 km (direction north-north-east)

Auray is a an attractive town with lovely views across the port of Saint-Goustan...

See Auray guide

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Markets in and near Belle Ile

  • Quiberon: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Quiberon: market Saturday (18km)
  • Saint-Pierre-Quiberon: market Monday - seasonal market only (20km)
  • Saint-Pierre-Quiberon: market Thursday (20km)
  • Carnac: market Wednesday & Sunday (29km)
  • Plouharnel: market Friday (30km)
  • La Trinite-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (30km)
  • Arzon: market Friday - seasonal market only (32km)
  • Arzon: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (32km)
  • Locmariaquer: market Tuesday & Saturday (32km)

More information about Belle Ile, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Belle Ile, France

What to do at Belle Ile? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Belle Ile.


  • Aquarium de Vannes (46km)

Grand sites of France

  • Massif Dunaire de Gavres-Quiberon (42km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Sites of natural beauty

  • Presqu'île de Quiberon (19km)
  • Phare de Port-Navalo (31km)
  • Saint-Philibert (Morbihan) (32km)
  • Étang de Toulvern (35km)
  • Presqu'île de Rhuys (37km)
  • Golfe du Morbihan (41km)
  • Source - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (43km)
  • Maison rose (Séné) (44km)
  • Embouchure - Marle (45km)
  • Embouchure - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (45km)
  • Presqu'île de Conleau (45km)
  • Presqu'île de la Villeneuve (45km)
  • Embouchure - Rivière de Noyalo (45km)
  • Passage Saint-Armel (45km)
  • Vincin (45km)
  • Anse de Mancel (45km)
  • Moulin à marée de Campen (45km)
  • Pont du Vincin (46km)
  • Pont de Kérino (47km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des marais de Séné (47km)
  • Source - Marle (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Elven (63km)

Geography and distances

Belle Ile is in the north-west of France at 48 kilometres from Vannes, the department capital (general information: Belle Ile is 444 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Belle Ile

Canton: na

Arrondissement: na

Department: Morbihan

Region: Brittany

Postcode: na

Distance to Belle Ile

from Vannes (prefecture): 48 km

from Paris: 444 km

from Calais: 544 km

from Nice: 908 km

from Bordeaux: 343 km

from Strasbourg: 825 km

Getting here

Most visitors While most UK visitors will arrive by car from the ferry port at Saint Malo a drive of 2-3 hours is still common. For driving distances to Belle Ile from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bangor, Le Palais and Sauzon.

This page in French: Visiter Belle Ile