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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Morbihan

Île-aux-Moines - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Morbihan

It's a small world in the mood soft and fragrant, with lots of roads, streets, a street of stairs, pine wood with names of fairy tales: Bois d'Amour, Wood of Sighs, Bois des Regrets. The island also has a megalithic site very interesting, to appreciate during a walking tour.

L'Île aux Moines, in Breton "Izenah" is located in the Gulf of Morbihan, a few miles from the Prefecture of Vannes. Covering an area of ​​310 hectares, it stretches more than 6 km, from the tip of Trech north to the tip of south Nioul; its long granite ridge rises to over 30 meters high. 3.5 km apart the cutting edge of Brouel east of the tip of Toulindac west. She does not exceed 500 feet in its narrowest width, giving it the appearance of a cross.

The Ilois always protect their island and would like to save it. They ask that those who discover participate in this historic preservation and natural.

Geographical information

Latitude47.5975000 (N 47° 35’ 51”)
Longitude-2.8433000 (W 2° 50’ 36”)
Surface area3.20 km²
Population616 inhabitants
Density192 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureVannes (9.6 mi, 44 min)
Insee code56087
IntercommunalityCA Golfe du Morbihan - Vannes Agglomération

Nearest cities & towns

Baden4.7 mi (33 min)
Larmor-Baden4.7 mi (33 min)
Bono6.6 mi (36 min)
Arradon6.9 mi (37 min)
Plougoumelen7 mi (39 min)
Ploeren8.6 mi (39 min)
Pluneret9.6 mi (42 min)
Auray9.7 mi (42 min)
Vannes9.9 mi (42 min)
Plescop12.1 mi (47 min)
Séné12.5 mi (48 min)
Sainte-Anne-d'Auray12.9 mi (45 min)

Things to see and do

The Cromlec'h of Kergonan.

The park of the castle Guerric (private property).

Washing the Stones Salzen.

The dolmen Penhap.

The Church of St. Michael.

Places of interest


Events and festivities

Festival of sailing.

Festival of the Sea

Week of the Gulf every two years (weekend of the Ascension).

The Musical Ports of Call.

Concert of the Mastery of the Cathedral of Poitiers
Morgan of Glencoe Concert - Harp and Vocals
Les Escales Musicales: Concert French Music Flute & Piano
Les Escales Musicales: Pre-Concert Workshop French Music
Feast of the sea
Film Passengers: The Encounters of Cinema of the island aux Moines
Colors of Time Exhibition
Grass Theater Festival
Electro Picnic
Sailing Festival 2019


Tip Toulindac
Tip Toulindac
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Port (© Bernard Bailly)
Port (© Bernard Bailly)
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Fountain and stone washing of Salzen
Fountain and stone washing of Salzen
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Cromlec'h of Kergonan
Cromlec'h of Kergonan
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Dolmen Penhap
Dolmen Penhap
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Sunday 25 june
Min. 15°C - Max. 22°C
Monday 26 june
Min. 17°C - Max. 29°C
Tuesday 27 june
Min. 21°C - Max. 28°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Marsh Pen Toul, Larmor-Baden.

Tide mill and Toulvern, Baden.

Sainte-Chapelle Avoye, Pluneret.

Chapelle Notre-Dame de Becquerel, ancient village of Cahir, Plougoumelen.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Sea trip in the Morbihan Gulf and islands
Nature and the great outdoors29 € to 50 € Arradon (1.4 mi)
Cruise in the Gulf of Morbihan
Nature and the great outdoors17 € Vannes (4.7 mi)
Little tourist train, with guided tour
Culture and education7 € Carnac (11.2 mi)
Surfing, paddleboarding or sea wading lessons
Sports sensations40 € to 105 € Saint-Pierre-Quiberon (15.1 mi)
Tasting at a Breton biscuit factory
Local flavoursFreeBelz (15.6 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Gr Rhuys-Vilaine (Official): stage 20 Arzon Moulin Pen Castel in Sarzeau Brillac
HikeIntermediate3h05Arzon (3.4 mi)
Gr Rhuys-Vilaine (Official): step 19 Arzon from Port navalo to Pen castel
HikeIntermediate3h05Arzon (4.5 mi)
Gr Rhuys-Vilaine (Official): step 18 Arzon from Tumiac to Port Navalo
HikeIntermediate2h35Arzon (4.6 mi)
Old Bono bridge - Port of Saint-Goustan
HikeEasy3h00Bono (4.9 mi)
Gr Rhuys-Vilaine (Official): stage 22 Sarzeau Truscat in Saint Armel The Pusmen
HikeIntermediate4h00Sarzeau (5.5 mi)


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