Very few people apart from the French, perhaps, know about this little corner of paradise right on the shores of the Celtic sea. The entire island is a wild English garden – a stark contrast to the capital’s carefully manicured trees and geometrically flawless flowerbeds. The island enjoys very mild climat thanks to the warm currents of the Gulf stream, which enables a great variety of flora. Hortensias, eucalyptus, mimosas, agapanthes, figue trees are all not native to the island but have found their second home here.
The island is an ideal place for bathing, sailing, and having a quiet brake away from the city buzz. There are no cars on the island – people move on foot or bicycle. The island is only 3,5 km long and 1,5 km wide – it is actually possible to walk around it in a day.
Recently a friend of mine went for a day trip to Bréhat and was absolutely stunned by the beauty and peacefulness of the island. It made me think about by own Bréhat experience, which was quite a wile ago, but absolutely memorable.
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