Where is Bréhat? In France, in the Côtes-d’Armor department, north of Brittany and the tip of the Arcouest , near the town of Paimpol, off the coast of Ploubazlanec.
How to get to Bréhat From Paris, it’s quite convenient and smooth. 4 hours by train to Paimpol, then a 30-minute shuttle (bus line 24) from the station to the L’Arcouest port of embarkation in Ploubazlanec. The “Sur Mer Bréhat” and “Les vedettes de Bréhat” companies provide 10-minute access to the island via a shuttle that crosses the Ferlas channel all year round.
Vedettes de Bréhat http://www.vedettesdebrehat.com or Sur Mer Bréhat http://www.surmerbrehat.com
How to get around the island? On foot, by bike or… by tractor with “Le petit train de l’île de Bréhat” (information on 06 86 77 85 46 or email@example.com). It’s handy to reserve a seat on the little train when you arrive with your luggage.
Most bike rental companies are located at the landing stage on the south side of Bréhat Island, and all charge similar rates. You can expect to pay around €15 a day for a mountain bike, and €30 a day for an electric bike. With a map of the island in hand, it’s possible to circumnavigate it in a day, or in two days if you want to take your time and see most of its points of interest.
Where to sleep and eat?
Few accommodations are available on Bréhat. Given the island’s popularity, most hotels are booked up very quickly during the high season. If you want to stay on the island, you’ll need to book early. The hotel Men Joliguet, with its sunny terrace, is just a stone’s throw from the pier and offers comfortable rooms, surrounded by a garden typical of the island, full of flowers and with a sunny terrace. All 5 bedrooms are en suite. Some even have a fireplace.
Some seasonal rentals are also available via the usual platforms. See also the official website of the Bréhat Island tourist office. We recommend the Corderie area for its small beach, its calm and its central position, which means you can go either south or north, depending on your mood.
There is also a municipal campsite on the island. It is located on the south-western tip of Bréhat, near the glassworks. All information and rates for the Bréhat campsite are available on the Bréhat Island Town Hall website.
Most of the restaurants on the island of Bréhat are located in the village of Bréhat, or on the road leading from Port-Clos to the village of Bréhat. There are also a number of restaurants on the island, notably on the Guerzido beach and on the north island, next to the Saint-Riom chapel. We particularly recommend Le Crech Kerio, just outside the village, for its terrace, delicious food and friendly service.
If you want to shop on the island, you’ll find a grocery store with excellent products, a market, a bakery and a mini-market in the village. The Kervillon farm, located on the north island, also sells organic fruit and vegetables and makes sourdough bread.
Please note: there are no ATMs on the island.
The book to pack in your suitcase? Fishermen of Iceland by Pierre Loti
The song to include in your playlist? Orenlla Vanoni’sappuntamento
And especially where to drink your Spritz? At La Potinière on the Guerzido beach. In the evening, the beach empties out and you can enjoy a few mussels and French fries with a glass of wine while admiring the postcard-perfect sunset.