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Ile d'Ouessant, Ouessant

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Island · Nature / Park
Board a passenger ferry or plane and go to Ile d'Ouessant, the only place in Brittany (Bretagne) that has a different name in English: "Ushant." This island has a maritime past as a fishing community and as a key landmark of the Channel Islands. Interestingly, circumnavigations of the globe usually start and finish between Ushant and Lizard Point. Watch for the Créac'h lighthouse that is reputedly the most powerful in the world. Visit the island to find out why many authors have made literary references to the island's distinct cultural heritage. Find out how to plan Ouessant trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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....  more »
  • So densely populated.... But its awesome
  • Lovely island, not very populated in winter, supermarkets are expensive; you might shop before getting there, souvenir shops are closed in January and February, locals are nice and welcoming; it's always good to have talk about the life on the island, they'll tell you the stories and facts, boots are required when it's raining .
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