Walking from Le Palais to Sauzon
Picture taken on Belle Île en Mer, Bretagne, July 23, 2013.
Belle Île en Mer is one of the most beautiful islands of Bretagne. It’s quite famous, so I expected to have to deal with a lot of other tourists when we went there in July.
We took a ferry and spent one day on the island. We were told to rent a bike because it is easy to bike on Belle Île’s roads. I was glad we didn’t. We took the coastal hiking trail called GR 340. The nature was splendid and we were almost alone on the trail.
We walked from Belle Île’s main town, called Le Palais to the well-known port called Sauzon, which is a little bit too touristic for my taste. We went back to Le Palais by bus in order to catch the last ferry home.
If you spend several days on Belle Île, you can walk all along the coast on the GR 340. It can been done in five days. You can take a bus back to Le Palais every night and sleep there. It should be less expensive than sleeping and dining in the small touristic villages, and the town is very cute by the way.
I hope I will have the occasion to come back and take pictures of the other side of the island, which seems to be beautiful as well.