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Glenan Islands, Brittany

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The Glénan islands are an archipelago located off the coast of France. They are located in the south of Finistère, near Concarneau and Fouesnant, and comprise nine major islands: Saint-Nicolas, the Loc'h, Penfret, Cigogne, Drenec, Bananec, Brunec, Guiriden and Guéotec. In addition, there are over a dozen smaller islets as Quignénec, Brilimec or Kastell Bargain. Île aux Moutons, halfway to the continent, is considered to be a part of the archipelago. Administratively, the islands belong to the commune of Fouesnant.The Glénan islands have been home to the Glénans sailing school since it was founded in 1947. An international diving school is also present on the islands.The islands are a popular tourist destination, particularly as a daytrip for those holidaying in the rest of Finistère. Both the presence of a shallow seabed and the availability of a catamaran with windows in its base have greatly contributed to this. It is difficult to stay on the islands overnight, as there is no hotel, and camping is forbidden. One or two small guesthouses exist. The islands are powered by a combined power plant.In the 18th and early 19th centuries, the islands of the archipelago were known to the British as the Penmarch Islands.
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  • We visited these paradise islands! We have dive fuck on the island saint Nicolas, beautiful white sand beaches, clear water, birds... The icing on the cake the dolphins accompanied us to the go and back, playing with the waves of the boat!
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  • Glénan Island, I let you sell a dream, and paradisiacal place! In reality we find land has St Nicolas, or for beach lovers, this is definitely a place dreaming! Get off the boat with the snack, solar oil, beach towel, blow over like sardines on a page, it's certainly what a lot of them a goal either way! But the tourist flow also attract people no disrespect of wildlife despite an effort of protection which put in place of trails (Bravo to their work). So for the visit to the island, after spending 1 H 30 on this beach and toured 2 times, no boat before 5.30 pm (whereas it was only 12:30)! Possibly add to the price of the ticket canoee rental (I think it is €27 the boat has pay before leaving the continent) that will make you go from island to island and earn a few hours! If you are equipped with equipment to dive thought to be brought! So if you have the choice or doubt, do not forget my advice or so enjoy beautiful island!
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  • great Islands, beautiful beaches and turquoise water. go share beautiful time of course. really a paradise
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