Ile aux Moines tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: In the Morbihan Gulf, the Ile-aux-Moines is also very easy to reach - very enjoyable to spend a day exploring but you might not be on your own!

Ile aux Moines 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 Ile aux Moines. For detailed visitor information see the Ile aux Moines 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 Ile aux Moines in Brittany.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ile-d'Arz at 3 km and Arzon at 7 km.

Ile aux Moines, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Morbihan Gulf

Morbihan Gulf

at 3 km (direction east)

The Gulf of Morbihan, almost a protected lagoon on the southern coast...

See Morbihan Gulf guide


Island at 3 km (direction east)

The beaches and scenery along the coastal footpath combine to make the...

See Ile-d'Arz guide


at 7 km (direction south-west)

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

See Arzon guide
Port Navalo

Port Navalo

at 8 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Port Navalo guide
Port de Crouesty

Port de Crouesty

at 8 km (direction south-west)

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

See Port de Crouesty guide


at 8 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Locmariaquer guide


at 9 km (direction north-east)

An unmissable highlight in this region of Brittany, the half-timbered houses in...

See Vannes guide


at 9 km (direction south-east)

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

See Sarzeau guide


at 11 km (direction south)

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

See Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys guide


at 13 km (direction west-north-west)

The picturesque harbour area of Saint-Goustan is a lovely place for a...

See Saint-Goustan guide


at 13 km (direction west-north-west)

Auray is a an attractive town with lovely views across the port...

See Auray guide
La Trinite sur Mer

La Trinite sur Mer

at 14 km (direction west)

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

See La Trinite sur Mer guide
Sainte-Anne d'Auray

Sainte-Anne d'Auray

at 14 km (direction north-west)

This ensemble of religious monuments in Sainte-Anne-d'Auray was a most unexpected discovery...

See Sainte-Anne d'Auray guide


at 18 km (direction west)

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

See Carnac guide

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Markets in and near Ile aux Moines

  • Arradon: market Friday (3km)
  • Larmor-Baden: market Sunday (4km)
  • Arzon: market Friday - seasonal market only (7km)
  • Arzon: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (7km)
  • Locmariaquer: market Tuesday & Saturday (8km)
  • Vannes: market Wednesday & Saturday (9km)
  • Sarzeau: market Thursday (9km)
  • Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys: market Monday & Tuesday & Friday - seasonal market only (10km)
  • Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys: market Sunday (10km)
  • Saint-Ave: market Sunday (13km)

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Tourist attractions near Ile aux Moines, France

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


  • Aquarium de Vannes (7km)

Grand sites of France

  • Massif Dunaire de Gavres-Quiberon (40km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Kerambar’h (24km)
  • Parc Victor Chevassu (42km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Golfe du Morbihan (3km)
  • Maison rose (Séné) (6km)
  • Embouchure - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (6km)
  • Étang de Toulvern (6km)
  • Presqu'île de Conleau (6km)
  • Embouchure - Marle (6km)
  • Vincin (6km)
  • Moulin à marée de Campen (7km)
  • Pont du Vincin (7km)
  • Source - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (7km)
  • Pont de Kérino (8km)
  • Phare de Port-Navalo (8km)
  • Presqu'île de la Villeneuve (9km)
  • Anse de Mancel (9km)
  • Embouchure - Rivière de Noyalo (9km)
  • Passage Saint-Armel (9km)
  • Source - Marle (10km)
  • Presqu'île de Rhuys (10km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des marais de Séné (10km)
  • Saint-Philibert (Morbihan) (12km)
  • Source - Rivière de Noyalo (24km)
  • Presqu'île de Quiberon (24km)
  • Marais Salants de Guérande (40km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du château de Branféré (34km)
  • Zoo de Pont-Scorff (48km)

Geography and distances

Ile aux Moines is in the north-west of France at 9 kilometres from Vannes, the department capital (general information: Ile aux Moines is 409 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ile aux Moines

Canton: na

Arrondissement: na

Department: Morbihan

Region: Brittany

Postcode: na

Distance to Ile aux Moines

from Vannes (prefecture): 9 km

from Paris: 409 km

from Calais: 505 km

from Nice: 896 km

from Bordeaux: 353 km

from Strasbourg: 794 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 Ile aux Moines from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arradon, Arzon, Baden, Ile-d'Arz, Larmor-Baden and Morbihan Gulf.

This page in French: Visiter Ile aux Moines