MolèneFinistère, Brittany, Western France.
The island is 1200 meters wide and 800 large, and its highest point is located 26 meters above the sea level.
Few inhabitants permanently live on the island: only 200 all year round, and about 800 during the summer.
By boatAt least one boat per day all year round (by the Penn ar Bed company), leaving from Brest and Le Conquet. In summer, there are more boats.
- 2h from Brest
- 30 minutes from Le Conquet.
From the jetty (located in the north-east of Molène), Molène harbor (and center) is hardly 10 minutes by foot. Otherwise, there is a shuttle, that costs 2€50 per passenger.
By helicopterA heliport allows to reach the mainland if you are in a hurry (and wealthy).
Considering its size, it is very easy to go by foot.
Most of the "streets" are in fact car-free, and cannot even be cycled.
The semaphoreTexts in French, English and Breton.
Drummond Castle exhibition
The ChurchBuilt in 1881.
The Ledenez Vraz islandLedenez Vraz is in front of Molène harbor, and can be accessed by foot only during low tide, and only provided the tide coefficient is high enough.
Station de sauvetage (S.N.S.M.) Charcot
Proxy MarketSmall supermarket in the "bourg". Bread must generally be booked 24h ahead.
Bureau de tabacTobacco, newspapers, postcards and souvenirs can be bought there.
Vent des îlesphone: +33 2 98 07 37 08address: Mez ar VilinCrêperie
L'archipeladdress: Le bourg
All these restaurants may be closed off season, so check ahead.
Kastell an Daola bit old and relatively expensive, but nice and helpful owner
- Several rooms and flats are on rent, with a random quality.
Some places will not allow renting for less than 2 or 3 nights, especially off season.
Some restaurants and cafés offer free Wi-Fi.