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Brittany: Brehat Island In The Channel, near L'Arcouest

The Brehat Island is a beaiutiful island with a warm climate. Every touriost visiting Brittany should visit Brehat, it is well worth it.

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The "pointe de l'Arcouest" Headland And Brehat Island Harbour

The only way to visit Brehat Island is by Ferry, which goes to and from the island several times a day from the "Pointe de l'Arcouest" Headland at the northern end of Ploubazlanec, in Brittany. This is a short crossing of about ten minutes.

The following pictures show L'Arcouest headland and part of the island's harbour..

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Houses On Brehat Island

Brehat is an extraordinary island with a mild climate all year round. Most houses are beautiful and in perfect harmony with the surrounding nature. Many of them were built more than a century ago, often much more than that in fact.

There are no cars on the island, the very narrow roads could not accommodate them anyway. The best way is to travel on foot. You can also rent a bicycle if wish. The visit will take at least half a day, but to see it all will take the whole day.

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St. Michel Chapel And A Look On The Whole Region

The St. Michel Chapel has been built on the highest point of Brehat. It is a very simple, beautiful chapel.

I've also included two pictures of the region as one can see it from the chapel.

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Landscapes In The Northern Part Of Brehat

Brehat is actually formed of two islands, a small bridge being the only link between the two. The northern island is less inhabited but in some ways more beautiful because of its almost untouched nature. Here are a few pictures showing the shore and the landscape.

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Brehat's Northern Shore: The Channel

The northern shore is almost uninhabited, with a complex structure and impressive rocks. The Channel and strong winds sometimes give a spectacular show.

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The phare du Paon (Peacock Lighthouse)

The Peacock Lighthouse seems to grow directly from the surrounding rocks. Destroyed during World War II, it has since been rebuilt.

A magnificent lighthouse, as many others on Brittany northern coast.

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