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These are the Breton Caribbean, this place is not to be missed in summer

This little-known place in France, which appears and disappears depending on the circumstances. of the tides, offers an exceptional panorama.

Turquoise water, a fine sandbank only accessible by boat, exceptional seabed… You might think that you are in the Caribbean or on the # 39; Nang Yuan Island, an emblematic place in Thailand with its three islands connected by a white sandbank, but it is nothing of the sort. This atoll-like island is well and truly located in the heart of the island. in France and yet it is little known to the general public outside of sailing enthusiasts.

Located between the Pierres Noires and the island of Penfret in the Glénan archipelago, the small island of Guiriden is made up& ;eacute;eacute of a long sandbank, almost entirely covered at the bottom. high tide, connecting two rocky parts. The Gléan islands, located in southern Finistère of Brittany,& nbsp;are an ideal destination for water sports enthusiasts. Scuba diving is practiced here, discovering wrecks, schools of fish and starfish hiding in the seabed at the bottom of the sea. ;#39;sea beans. It it is also possible to visit the seabed without getting wet aboard Captain Némo, a catamaran with two submerged glass lounges. The archipelago is a paradise for sailing enthusiasts, courses are even given' nbsp;on Saint-Nicolas, the largest of the islands. The splendors of the Big Blue are yours!< /p>

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Classified as a natural reserve and renowned for its biodiversity. marine, the Glénan archipelago is also a privileged nesting siteé où you can observe many seabirds there: terns, plovers & interrupted collar, oystercatchers, silver gulls and cormorants… Endemic of the Breton archipelago, the  Narcisse des Glénan grows there in the Saint-Nicolas reserve, only for a few weeks in April. These little white flowers are unique in the world.

To reach this preserved placeé and magnificent, shuttles from April ' September connects the port of Bénodet, the slipway of Beg-Meil & Fouesnant or le Port La Forêt à La Forêt-Fouesnant à Saint-Nicolas Island, the largest in the archipelago, takes a one-hour journey. The town of Concarneau is also a starting point for traveling to the archipelago. To discover Guiriden more closely, you can rent a kayak on site for 39 euros or take a cruise boat which makes stopovers on different islands of the archipelago with the Vedettes de l'Odet. The rest of the year, it is also possible to reach Guiriden with a private boat.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116