Belle Ile displays a wide variety of beautiful scenery from the unspoilt west coast, with its heather covered cliffs and dramatic rocks, to sheltered beaches with fine golden sand.
The countryside features verdant and lovely green fields, while villages like Sauzon are just as picturesque, with pastel-coloured fishermen’s houses and a harbour full of small boats.
Leave Le Palais, Belle Ile´s main city, and board your coach for a tour of the wild coast. You will see Port Coton’s `needles´, pyramids of rocks sharpened and shaped by the ocean, where sea foam flies in the air on stormy days.
Head on to the Pointe des Poulains, the Northern island cap, a favourite of the famed artist Sarah Bernhardt, and have a look at Kervilahouen, a peaceful inland village where the impressionist painter Claude Monet painted the same stretch of wild coast 36 times in all kinds of weather.
Finally, you will reach Sauzon, a picturesque harbour located above the entrance of a deep estuary. The village is known for its colourful facades.
Drive back to Le Palais and walk to pier.