A trip to the islands

You can take a boat trip to the islands of Ouessant, Molène and Île de Sein all year round from Le Conquet and during high season from Camaret. If you decide to go out to Molène or Ouessant, you'll soon discover that a dark grey dolphin usually escorts the boat.


Île d'Ouessant – the largest of the three islands – is particularly stunning. You can explore the island on foot, by bike or on a minibus with a local guide. A guided tour is definitely worthwhile for those who speak the language. Ouessant boasts an impressive coastline with particularly picturesque rock formations along the Côte Sauvage. At the Musée des Phares et Balises, lighthouse fans can gain an insight into the technology and history of these buildings which are essential given the hazardous nature of the Breton coast. Walking through the villages with their little gardens protected by stone walls will give you an idea of how tough day-to-day life is for locals here. The island has everything you need for a great day out or a short holiday.