What to do in Ouessant?
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.
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
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
Shuttle service, group transport, guided tours during the day.
Compagnie du Taxi Mauve
Taxi and shuttle service, group transport, guided tours during the day.
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.
Lighthouses and Beacons Museum
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!
Walk in the company of Azen’s donkeys.
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…
A must do
Créac’h lighthouse by night
Sunrise at the Pointe of Penn Arlan
Sunset in the ocean
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.).
- the list of all the activities available on Ouessant,
- the calendar of events,
- the schedule of restaurants.
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.