Ile De Groix, Lorient
Ile De Groix, Lorient - Address
Address: Ile de Groix, France
Time Required: 07:00 Hrs
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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About Ile De Groix, Lorient
Brittany’s second largest island became famous for it’s tuna fishing industry. Now though, it’s far more popular for its many unusual beaches, and it’s mineral resources. Port Tudy, which is the island’s main town, contains an ecomuseum that traces the island’s history from the Bronze Age, and covers practically all aspects of living on the island.
It’s best to visit the island on Tuesdays and Saturdays, when the village uphill from the port holds its market! At the same village, you’ll also find a church with a curious bell tower (it has a tuna at the top).
The best way to get around the island is by cycling. There are about 25 km work of cycle paths and sights you see are incredible – megaliths, cliffs, moors, and beaches. Indeed, Europe’s only convex beach is here, the Plages des Grandes Sables.
More than 60 minerals can be found at the Pointe des Chats, including some highly rare ones. The area at Pen Men-Beg Melen is a natural bird sanctuary.
How To reach Ile De Groix by Public Transport
- 45 minute ferry ride from Lorient.
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