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Big adventures on a small island

My family of 4 came to the Ile de Groix for a day trip while staying in Lorient. We left wishing... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Brendan N
Vharming hippieh island

We loved the relaxed spirit in the harbour of Port Tudy. There were loads of musicians, fresh... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Michael v
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21 Aug 2018
“Big adventures on a small island”
5 Aug 2018
“Vharming hippieh island”
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

My family of 4 came to the Ile de Groix for a day trip while staying in Lorient. We left wishing that we'd been able to spend more time here. We had lunch in Port Tudy after getting off the ferry then hired some bikes...More

2  Thank Brendan N
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We loved the relaxed spirit in the harbour of Port Tudy. There were loads of musicians, fresh seafood and many spots to enjoy your sun downer.

Thank Michael v
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Lovely Island. Lots of history and scenic views. Highly recommend walking the island and exploring all the nooks and crannies! Dont forget to bring your bathing suit.

Thank ROBERT M
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Take the ferry and enjoy this lovely island with sandy beaches, typical tiny harbours and villages.Quite charming

Thank CaroleFRDK
Reviewed 25 June 2018

The Ile de Groix is a short and picturesque 45min ferry crossing (€30 return each from Lorient), and a joy to visit and cycle round.

Thank Paul J
Reviewed 21 November 2017

We have been here a few times but tend to miss the busy weekends. However on our last trip we went on a Friday and Saturday so we had a great time socialising with the local sailors. We hired a car and found out more...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The ferry was a tad expensive but the island was beautiful. We cycled around most of the island and the views were breathtaking. I would recommend taking a picnic as round the northern end of the island there are not a lot of restaurants etc....More

Thank 123Just1987
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I visited Ile de Groix, just south of Lorient (a short, 30 minute boat ride from the town's ferry port) with some friends in April 2016. The boat takes you to Port Tudy, just NE of the main town on Groix, Le Bourg. It's a...More

5  Thank Jordanovichy
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This small island can be explored by bike in a day, but I recommend a longer stay to enjoy its quiet environment and thin sand beaches. There are two camping sites, but not much choice of restaurants in the area. We spent a very pleasant...More

1  Thank Alanda8
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Excellent walking trail around the coast of the island; well signposted and with fab views. Ferry from Lorient works well and is comfortable . seem to be plenty of cafes/bars to eat at, even in October. Plentiful supply of bikes available as you get off...More

3  Thank markehowell
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It’s very expensive (over £300) to take the car, so we left it in the port car park for a week. The car park was very busy as a lot of people have the same idea. We went as foot passengers and paid extra to take the bikes... More
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