Île d'Ouessant
Île d'Ouessant
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A small and scenic island located off the coast of Brittany.
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Zaplechat
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
Paid 35€ to get to the island. The island is not practical on foot we had to walk for more than an hour to reach the first village. Bike rentals and buses are not included in the 35€. The bus costs 4€. There are very few buses a day.
There was also a blunder with the companies, 2 boats landed at the same time resulting in chaos among all the different bus companies. No personnel sorted the situation out everyone had to ask the bus drivers. One of them screamed at people. Bad organization.

We tried to go to a restaurant the guide recommended (35 min walk) which said continued service 11h30-19h and it was closed at 13h. Walked another 20 min to arrive at a creperie, which had many items on the menu unavailable.

The toilets I encountered at two public locations on the island were broken often, about half of them only were working resulting in queues.

The weather was also really bad, good thing we had k-ways and heavy sweaters because the guides prior to our departure never mentioned how cold and windy the place is.

I am currently going back to port hoping to catch an early boat back.
Written 14 September 2022
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ChristineBindert
Cascais, Portugal1,122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Authentic, quaint and beautifully island, at the end of the world! Get a bike or walk, beautiful scenery.
Written 31 July 2022
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Jasmine38Chichester UK
Chichester, UK1,953 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
This is a relatively scenic island but only really worth a visit if you want to cycle or hike as there is very little else to see or do aside from the two lighthouses. We really enjoyed the cycling as only a few minor slopes and very few cars. Bikes are plentiful and we paid 14 euro each for the day for good ones. However we enjoyed walking around Ile de Batz equally and this ile is much cheaper, easier and quicker to get to from Roscoff; it also has better beaches.

Would only spend the money on going to Ousseant if it's a fine day otherwise would be pointless.
Written 4 July 2018
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pauldean78
Brighton, UK180 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016
Landed at the small airfield here on a lovely August afternoon. After a 45 minute walk to the village, we found the tourist information office next to the church as pointed out by the helpful airport manager. Unfortunately just turning up in August and expecting to find accommodation for two people proved impossible so we didn't have long before we had to walk back to the airport and fly to Brest to find a hotel. But we did manage to cover a significant portion of the island on foot which seemed to be full of walkers and cyclists. Peaceful. Shame we couldn't spend more time here.

Written 31 August 2016
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Patrice_VDD
Ronse, Belgium309 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Family
We stay a week-end on this island which is well preserve.
We took the boat from Le Conquet.
We made the first day a tour with a minibus. this gives you a good idea of the island and you got a lot of explanation (don't miss this tour).
The next day we revisit the island by bicycles.
The coast is very wild and teh lighthouses are located on unbelievable places.
This is also a excellent place for bird watch during the migration (october)
Written 31 October 2014
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FliesM20P
London, UK784 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013
For a quiet holiday this would be a good place to come. Lots of good cycling (and places to hire) and walks. Attractive coastlines and beaches. In Lampaul at least, eating options are limited.

We flew in. Airport not attended from 1130 local to 1430 (long lunch). No fuel. Overnight parking is charged €9.
Written 25 September 2013
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Sofie V
Gent3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Couples
If you want to learn more about the soul of Brittany and you don't like mass tourism, this is your perfect stop. We stayed for two nights at the beautiful Pointe-Saint-Mathieu (The ruined abbey! The lighthouse! The view!), which is very near to Le Conquet. Then we took a boat (we made reservations) to the isle Ouessant and experienced the rough and beautiful sea. This is the furthest western point you can go when visiting Brittany. The isle is raw and a delight for people who like long walks near the seaside with dazzling views and rocky nature. Cars are not allowed to discover the isle's fauna and flora. But it's not too adventurous if you are not experienced (like me), and along the way you can discover authentic Breton houses, the smallest sheep in the world (a breed from the isle) and eat exquisite Breton pancakes. The isle is small, so one day might be enough to see a lot of it, but we could definitely spend there some more days. We took the last boat back to Pointe-Saint-Mathieu and saw a dolphin jumping out of the water several times. During our trip (nine days) we saw very much of Nord-Britanny but Ile d'Ouessant was definitely most memorable.
Written 8 August 2013
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Global24407549976
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Patricia and Carole are at the top! So cute girls!
We were in a very bad situation... because our elderly dog with osteoarthritis didn't want to (and couldn't) move forward... Carole agreed to take us back to our accommodation! Thanks again !
We recommend Taxi mauves!
Brigitte Tristan, Elouenn and Ippie 🐶
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Written 12 November 2023
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Dominique d
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
The island is magnificent. you just need to stay there for several days, get away from the people rushing on electrically assisted bicycles to go around the island in less than a day, even if it means riding on the footpaths to go as far as possible possible. Simply discover it. I also agree with the comments regarding the extremely noisy planes landing. Fortunately it's not all day.
To leave the port I take the purple taxi (it's a dream, right?) reserved. The driver makes a comment to me about my bag containing a folding bike: I should have warned her because the taxi is full (there was only one person in the front) and makes a face as she leaves it behind. Two or three passengers board along the way, without luggage. On arrival, I have to pay 8 euros (2.50 for the journey and 5.50 for the bike). I pointed out to him that on the way out with the Eusa Découverte company, I had paid 2.50 and the taxi was really full! She tells me that these are the rules, and they are written on the site. Ah good ? I didn't find it and it's not a 5 euro deal, but I found his dishonesty in very bad taste...
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Written 12 September 2023
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Nelly M
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Departure from Brest immediately immerses you in the atmosphere.

We took the boat which does the regular shuttle, it is not a cruise ship, but rather the link between the continent and the island.

When we were younger, we opted for electric bikes for comfort and we didn’t regret it.
These bikes allowed us to travel kilometers again and again and help us discover the island from North to South.

The photos you can see of Ushant are magnificent but seeing these same landscapes in 360 degrees is….. I can’t find the words!
For my part, the most beautiful image that I will keep in memory is this moor of multicolored heather near the Stiff lighthouse.

Go to Ushant, you too will find your favorite spot that will make you want to come back.
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Written 22 August 2023
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