What to do in Ouessant?

What to do in Ouessant? When you arrive on the island, you have cast off from the mainland. It is therefore with a serene mind, and free from the constraints of ordinary daily life, that you should approach your stay and let yourself be guided by your desires. Forget the car, take your time, breathe. Walking and cycling are the best ways to discover Ouessant, this island that is nicknamed the end of the world. After a nice walk or cycle ride, you can enjoy a well-deserved break in a bar or a crêperie.


Hiking is the best way to discover Ouessant. It allows you to immerse yourself in the wild landscapes and unspoilt nature of the island. Ouessant is a paradise for hikers!

The Ty Grenig houses are located in the middle of the island. It is therefore very easy to reach the different paths around. In each cottage, you will find documentation about Ouessant, guides and maps. The tourist office of Ouessant also offers for sale a hiking guide.

Bike rental

You can cycle around the island of Ouessant, but to protect the environment, the coastal paths are forbidden to cyclists. You will have to carry on your trip by foot.

3 bike rental companies offer their services upon arrival on the island :

  • La Bicyclette
  • Cycl’évasion
  • Ouessancycles
Ouessant by bike

Guided tour of the island

To discover the most beautiful sites of Ouessant, but also the local history, anecdotes told by professionals living on the island, we recommend you to book a guided tour of the island.

Three providers offer their services :

  • La Compagnie du Taxi Mauve
  • EUSA Découverte
  • Ouessant Évasion
Guided tour of the island of Ouessant

Ouessant Évasion

Shuttle service, group transport, guided tours during the day.

Compagnie du Taxi Mauve

Taxi and shuttle service, group transport, guided tours during the day.

EUSA Découverte

Shuttles, all trips, guided tours of the island in an 8-seater minibus.

Ondine, Ushantine regional tour guide

Let yourself be guided by Ondine, a charming ambassador of the island she knows by heart. She enjoy to share the history of Ouessant with the visitors. She will enchant you with her tales. She offers several activities, details of which can be found on her website.

Kalon Eusa
Ondine Morin - Kalon Eusa



Stiff lighthouse - Ouessant

Lighthouses and Beacons Museum

Niou Ecomuseum

Stiff lighthouse

Other activities

Tour of the island by boat



You can also have a day trip to Molène and come back with the boats of Penn-ar-Bed company.


Visit Ouessant differently!


Discover the underwater landscape of Penn-ar-Bed!

Azen Randonnée

Walk in the company of Azen’s donkeys.


Mind-body therapy.
Upon reservation, Claude Chrétien, relaxologist, offers you well-being treatments in a dedicated room adjoining the accomodation: intuitive massage with essential oils, body drainage, foot reflexology…

MainZen - Mind-body therapy

A must do

Créac’h lighthouse by night

At nightfall, it is an impressive sight to watch the flashes of the lighthouse’s light beams rotate over the ocean. With the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks, you will witness a wonderful “sound and light”.
Créac'h lighthouse by night

Sunrise at the Pointe of Penn Arlan

Watching the sunrise over the cromlech is a magical sight (at 6am in May and June)
Sunrise at the Pointe of Penn Arlan

Sunset in the ocean

Walk to Yusin from the lodge to enjoy the changing colours of the sky.
Sunset in Ouessant


On the small square in front of the church you will find every morning :

  • Fish, freshly caught by Jean-Denis and Ondine, and crabs (when in season).
  • The Crêpes à l’ouest d’Olivier, to be ordered the day before (06 62 88 74 07)

A vast project to revive island agriculture has led to the creation of three farms in 2020. Two of them are engaged in dairy production and one in market gardening. A small market in the courtyard of the Sainte-Anne school is held on Saturday mornings to sell their products:

  • Marie and Thomas, Jersey cow breeders, offer raw milk, butter, yoghurts (plain and flavoured) and cheeses.
  • Charlène, a sheep farmer, offers her fresh cheeses, plain or flavoured with herbs.
  • Vincent sells his home-grown “organic” vegetables (potatoes, leeks, lettuce, tomatoes, etc.).

Tourist office

Tourist office

On the website of the tourist office, you will find very useful information for your stay:

  • the list of all the activities available on Ouessant,
  • the calendar of events,
  • the schedule of restaurants.

Notice boards

Don’t forget to have a look at the notice boards just below the church. The programme of festivals, exhibitions, activities organised by the Parc Naturel Régional d’Armorique… A lot of useful informations is posted there.