Ile-aux-MoinesÎle-aux-Moines (Breton: Izenah; the name in both languages means "island of the monks") is an island in Brittany. At long and wide, it's the largest island in the "Golfe du Morbihan" (Gulf of Morbihan), and has 610 inhabitants. The island is pretty, full of flowers, and has old stones and amazing landscapes. It is also good walking country.
Tourism Officephone: +33 2 97 26 32 45address: Rue Benoni Praud (D316a)
phone: +33 2 97 26 32 61address: Rue de la Mairie, BP2
To get the ferry, you need to go in Port-Blanc in city of Baden ( of Vannes)
From Vannes, you should take the orange bus line (Larmor-Baden - Vannes), near train station, but there are few buses each day, so you can also hitch-hike: take the bus in Place de la République, line 4 in direction "Mairie Arradon" and stop in station "Le Petit Molac" — you are on the road of Baden!
In Port-Blanc, you should take the ferry of Izenah Croisières. From 07:00 to 19:30, there is a ferry each half an hour, €4 round trip.
phone: +33 2 97 26 31 45, +33 2 97 57 23 24address: Port-Blanc, Baden
The ferry drops passengers in
Your can bring you own bicycle: the ferry charges €4 per bicycle, for each trip.
Several companies proposed to rent bicycle near the harbour:
phone: +33 2 97 26 38 70address: Rue Benoni Praud (D316a), Le Port
phone: +33 6 52 30 91 45address: Rue Benoni Praud (D316a), Le Port
phone: +33 2 97 26 35 21, +33 6 81 39 85 31address: Rue Benoni Praud (D316a), Le Lerio
On the island 3 walkway tours:
- The tour of Trec'h ( one-way, North, yellow): discover church Saint-Michel, and from the "Pointe Trec'h", beautiful view on Arradon and Island of Arz.
- The tour of Brouel (, East, red): discover chapel, fountain, and from the "Pointe of Brouel", a view on Island of Arz.
- The tour of Penhap (, South, blue): discover celtic megalith, view of the bay, thatched cottage, grove, and at of Penhap, on the "Pointe de Nioul", a large view on peninsula of Rhuys.
Cromlech de Kergonanaddress: Rue du Dolmen, KergonanHalf-circle of 24 stones, dating from Neolithic period. Registered as an historic monuments in 1862.
Dolmen de PenhapCorridor dolmen in granite engraved with godess, 3 axes and axe-plough, dating from Neolithic period. Registered as an historic monuments in 1979.
Alignement de Brouel
Dolmen de Kernoaddress: Rue du Dolmen, Kerno
Menhir de Kernoaddress: Rue du Dolmen, Kerno
Dolmen de Niholaddress: Route de Carlez, Point de Nouil
Dolmens de Pen-Niouladdress: Route de Carlez, Point de Nouil
Dolmen de de Roh-Vian
Ile-aux-Moines have 2 hotels, 1 holiday residence and numerous guest houses. There is also 1 camping.
phone: +33 2 97 26 32 50address: Rue du Commerce8 rooms, each named by a place on island.
phone: +33 2 97 26 31 52address: Rue Benoni Praud (D316a), Le Port8 rooms, each named by islands of the Gulf of Morbihan. Wi-Fi.
phone: +33 2 97 26 32 52, +33 6 30 17 85 45, +33 6 34 29 40 46address: Rue du Presbytère, Le Bourg6 rooms and 1 private suite. Free Wi-Fi.
phone: +33 6 72 21 80 66address: Le PoulfancHouse with 3 rooms and 1 salon/room.
phone: +33 2 97 26 30 68address: Rue du Vieux Moulin2-star camping, 44 locations.