Discover the Glénan Islands
The Glénan, a bewitching archipelago off South Finistere!
Turquoise and transparent water, white sandy beach, welcome to the Breton Caribbean, the a must-see destination of Finistere !
What a marvel this Glénan archipelago !
Located south of Fouesnant, in Finistère, it is composed of 12 main islands (6 of which are inhabited) and many islets. Its turquoise and transparent water gives it a little lagoon-like air from the end of the world. And it is not the immaculate whiteness of the sand that will contradict this paradisiacal vision. The Glénan are the ideal setting for sailing cruises, nature walks and lazy afternoons on the beaches.
Discover fauna and flora preserved of this archipelago with the nature guide. He will take you to the Reserve des Narcisses des Glénan. This endemic flower, unique in the world, covers the island of Saint-Nicolas in April. Initiate yourself to sailing with the famous Glénan nautical center. Founded after the war by two former resistance fighters, this nautical center has strongly contributed to the democratization of the sailing practice in France.
Getting to the Glénan :
- From Beg-Meil to Fouesnant (in season) or from Concarneau, Bénodet, Port La Forêt, Loctudy.
- Tickets on sale at the Tourist Office of Fouesnant-les Glénan.
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How to reach the Glénan from the campsite
Throughout the season, you can discover our Breton paradise: the Glénan archipelago!
The Glénan islands, off the coast of Concarneau and Fouesnant, are located at about 15 kms from the coast. To get to the island Saint-Nicolas, the main island, you will have to take a boat. You can choose, if you have a boat license, to rent from the different companies of the territory: Ocean Serenity or Archipel Services.
You can also go to the Glénan archipelago with several companies that make the crossing to Saint-Nicolas Island: Vedettes de l’Odet, Glénan Découverte, Croisières Bleues…
Tip : book your cruise to the Glénan as soon as possible (online) because the excursion is very popular during the summer season. We advise you to book at least 48 hours in advance.
Our campsite is ideally located to visit the Glénan
The Flower Camping La Grande Plage is ideally located to visit southern Finistère. You can easily reach the departure towns to go visit the Glénan.
If you choose to go there with the companies of the territory, you will have to go to Beg-Meil, Concarneau, Bénodet, Port La Forêt or Loctudy.
To you the turquoise waters !
Top 5 things to do in Glénan
Once arrived at the Glénan, you can choose to bathe in the turquoise water, but also to discover the archipelago through the few water sports or watch its fauna and flora.
- Cruise in the archipelago : The first thing to do if you wish to discover the Glénan Islands in their entirety is to book a cruise that will take you around the archipelago so that you can get as close as possible to the various small paradisiacal islets. Some islands are totally virgin and others are home to an ancient Semaphore.
- Go around the island Saint-Nicolas : When you arrive on this beautiful island, take the time to take the path and discover the white sand dunes, the vegetation or the beautiful beaches with turquoise waters.
Spot not to be missed : when the tide is low, the sandbank which connects the island Saint-Nicolas to the island of Bananec is discovered and you can reach it on foot.
- Open your eyes wide and observe the narcissus : St. Nicholas Island is home to a unique flower: the Glénan Narcissus. This species blooms in April to give pretty white flowers. If you are passing through the Glénan at this season, you will see that these flowers cover the dunes of the island.
- How about a Kayak session? : If you want to discover the island more closely, you can rent a kayak! Perfect to avoid the crowd (as it is very touristic in high season) and to isolate yourself in places inaccessible on foot.
Spots not to be missed : enjoy the calm of small beaches such as Drénnec, Guiriden or Le Loch.
- Notice to water sports enthusiasts : On the islands, you will find the first sailing school in Europe, created in 1947. It organizes sailing courses in cruising, catamaran, dinghy, windsurfing or kitesurfing. If you are a diving enthusiast, the International Diving Center of Glénan offers introductory courses and instructor training.