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Island of Brehat
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Island of Brehat

The Island of Brehat is an archipelago located in the English Channel off the coast of Brittany, France. It is one of the most picturesque places in the country, with its many small islands, rocky coasts, and sandy beaches. It is a popular destination for tourists, especially in the summer.

The island is made up of two main islands, Brehat Nord and Brehat Sud, as well as several smaller islands and islets. The total land area of the archipelago is just over two square miles. The highest point is the Pic de la Croix, which stands at just over 400 feet. The island is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and is protected by the Iroise Marine Nature Reserve.

The main population center is the village of Brehat, located on the north island. It is a small fishing village, with a population of just over 200 people. There are several small shops, restaurants, a museum, and a harbor. The harbor is a popular spot for visitors and locals alike, offering access to the many islands of the archipelago.

The island has a long history, with evidence of human habitation dating back to the Neolithic period. During the Middle Ages, the island was an important port for the Kingdom of Brittany. In the 16th century, Brehat was fortified by the French, and in the 18th century, it was the site of a naval battle between the French and the British.

Today, the island is a popular tourist destination, with its beautiful scenery, historic sites, and charming villages. Visitors can explore the many islands of the archipelago, visit the beach, or take a boat tour around the island. There are also a number of activities available, such as kayaking, fishing, and bird watching. Brehat is a truly unique and beautiful destination, and a must-see for anyone visiting France.

Excursion tips for a day in Island of Brehat

As a tourist visiting the Island of Brehat in France, there are many exciting activities to enjoy in just one day. Here are some of the top things to do:

1. Take a boat tour around the island and explore its stunning coastline.
2. Relax on one of the island's beautiful beaches and take in the breathtaking views.
3. Visit the 16th century Château de Costaérès, a historic castle located on the island.
4. Explore the island's unique flora and fauna at the Brehat Botanical Garden.
5. Wander around the picturesque harbor and admire the colorful boats.
6. Visit the Eglise Saint-Michel, a stunning Romanesque church located in the village of Brehat.
7. Enjoy the local cuisine at one of the island's many restaurants.
8. Take a guided tour of the island's lighthouses and learn about their fascinating history.
9. Go on a nature hike and explore the island's rugged terrain.
10. Spend the day shopping at the local markets and boutiques.

Experience Island of Brehat with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Island of Brehat. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Island of Brehat

The climate in the Island of Brehat in France is mild and temperate. In the summer months, temperatures are usually mild and pleasant with highs of around 20°C and lows of around 14°C. In the winter months, temperatures are cooler with highs of around 8°C and lows of around 4°C. Spring and autumn bring cooler temperatures and more rain, with highs of around 12°C and lows of around 6°C. The island receives an average of 1,500 mm of rain annually, mostly during the winter and spring months.

Cruise weather for Island of Brehat

Our weather forecast for Island of Brehat helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 18.8 °C
min: 15.3 °C
22.7 m/s
36.4 m/s
62.9 %
24.0 m
82.7 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 17.9 °C
min: 14.6 °C
15.1 m/s
22.7 m/s
62.4 %
24.0 m
84.5 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 20.0 °C
min: 16.3 °C
12.2 m/s
19.1 m/s
58.0 %
24.1 m
84.0 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 19.1 °C
min: 15.7 °C
9.7 m/s
18.0 m/s
65.2 %
24.1 m
85.3 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 19.1 °C
min: 14.1 °C
24.1 m/s
34.2 m/s
85.2 %
24.1 m
86.8 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 22.2 °C
min: 12.8 °C
30.6 m/s
42.5 m/s
69.3 %
24.1 m
83.6 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 21.1 °C
min: 16.1 °C
27.4 m/s
41.0 m/s
89.3 %
24.1 m
82.2 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 18.1 °C
min: 13.7 °C
22.3 m/s
35.3 m/s
54.8 %
24.1 m
77.9 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 19.1 °C
min: 13 °C
25.6 m/s
30.6 m/s
56.6 %
24.1 m
77.5 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 19.1 °C
min: 13 °C
22.3 m/s
29.9 m/s
58.8 %
21.5 m
82.9 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 20.1 °C
min: 13.7 °C
10.4 m/s
15.8 m/s
80.4 %
24.1 m
81.6 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 22.2 °C
min: 15 °C
15.1 m/s
12.2 m/s
41.4 %
23.7 m
81.3 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 24.3 °C
min: 15.9 °C
17.3 m/s
28.1 m/s
4.8 %
22.3 m
75.3 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 17.9 °C
min: 14.8 °C
15.5 m/s
25.8 m/s
87.9 %
23.5 m
83.3 %
1,020 hPa

Cruises to Island of Brehat

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