The island of Molène
Just 1h30 from Brest, Molène offers a charming pied-à-terre in the heart of the Parc Naturel Marin d'Iroise .The Le Conquet - Molène crossing takes half an hour, and there are no cars on the island: we wander around on foot, following our intuition and the 13 interpretation panels that reveal the history of the archipelago and its biodiversity.
We circumnavigate the island (4 km), accompanied all the way by the horizon, the sea and other islets frequented by numerous birds. Then we discover the village, and take time to sit on one of the harbour benches where a few fishermen are busy.
Go to Molène
There are three ways to get to Molène:
HISTORY AND CULTURE
Molène, an island of fishermen
The little port of Molène is the island's liveliest spot. Nestling between the Ledenez ("peninsula" in Breton) to the west and a pebble groove that opens up at low tide to the south, the port is sheltered from all but the most northeasterly winds. Fishing boats and pleasure craft share the water. Regularly scheduled shuttles from the mainland give rhythm to life on the island. Don't hesitate to take the time to sit on the bench facing the harbour and observe. The pleasure of simple things...
Hiking or walking on Molène?
Take a stroll through the narrow streets of this small village and discover the island's tranquility. There are very few vehicles here, and you may come across the island cab, a tractor or a wheelbarrow. Sheltered behind low dry-stone walls, you'll find small gardens. Molénais grow vegetables and flowers with great care. It's best to walk the 4 km around the island. You'll soon spot the burrows of the shy wild rabbits, the island's true invaders.