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Hiking around the island of Arz in the Gulf of Morbihan.

A very easy visit to the island of Arz, the second largest island in the Gulf of Morbihan

The departure for the island of Arz can be done from Vannes. In 15 minutes you can reach the island and arrive at the landing stage by shipping companies . Then the path is very easy to follow. Although the island is not very big and you are still close to the sea, the hike is still 15 kilometers long. It is very easy to remove a part of the hike if you find it too long, it is impossible to get lost. A passage through the charming little village of Arz is mandatory. If the weather is good, it is of course possible to swim on one of the beaches.

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Difficulty: difficulty
Duration: 4 h.

The landing stage

The boats connecting the island to the mainland arrive at this pier.

The village church

The village church
The church has a superb transept of the XIIth century and a very beautiful wooden vault which reminds the hull of a boat.

Village Street

Village Street
The village is small, there are only 250 inhabitants year round. As the island is touristy there are several restaurants open in high season.

Flowers

Flowers
Passing through the village, one can admire many flower gardens.

Sunset

Sunset

The island seen from the shore

The island seen from the shore
The mild and sunny climate of the island allows the development of a rather luxuriant vegetation which sometimes reminds of Mediterranean landscapes.

Trees blown down by the wind

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Trees blown down by the wind

The point of Berneau

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The point of Berneau

The tide mill

The tide mill
The tide mill was restored a few years ago. The principle is the same as a classic mill except that to grind the cereals it does not use the force of the wind but that of the tide. At high tide the water rushes into a basin closed by a dike. At low tide the water is released and turns the mill.

Les Glénans Sailing School

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Les Glénans Sailing School
A light sailing school is present on the island. It is not possible to rent boats for the day. The Glénans operates as a training course during the weekend or the week. The school is open to all. The dinghy allows another discovery of the Gulf of Morbihan.

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