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Ile d'Ouessant, Brittany

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Board a passenger ferry or plane and go to Ile d'Ouessant, the only place in Brittany (Bretagne) that has a different name in English: "Ushant." This island has a maritime past as a fishing community and as a key landmark of the Channel Islands. Interestingly, circumnavigations of the globe usually start and finish between Ushant and Lizard Point. Watch for the Créac'h lighthouse that is reputedly the most powerful in the world. Visit the island to find out why many authors have made literary references to the island's distinct cultural heritage. Plan a Porspoder trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • August 30, 2017
    Two days on this quiet Island, where it is good to walk by bike and on foot. The shredded side is superb. If your children fear the rando take without hesitation bikes it is very convenient. The small Cove/Beach, the only one in the North is not terrible at all, prefer the pretty Creek South of the pier!
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  • August 24, 2017
    Beautiful island with very varied landscape, well worth the effort. Also boat trip to island was super. En route we have dolphins spotted!
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  • August 20, 2017
    A wild island, stunning scenery, restful, but quickly the visit is tainted by the coldness of the people and especially that of the "professional" tourism (including some restaurants..) Everything is very expensive, one soon realizes that the island has relied for decades on tourism rather than on the authenticity. Summer periods not recommended I think. After there are still enthusiasts (Roman, ouessantin and producer of honey "black booty", Bernard, who holds the sea of Iroise SOAP, Serge of the Ty Korn, Carole and her Pancake House or even the gift shop at the bottom of the village of Lampaul..) and this gives back some balm to the heart.
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