Just 15 minutes by boat from Roscoff, a ferry port with links to the United Kingdom by way of Cork and Plymouth, Ile de Batz is an island paradise with a Mediterranean climate, white, sandy beaches, such as the Grève Blanche, and the fantastic Jardin Georges Delaselle, an exotic botanical garden home to over 2000 plant species.
Hire a bike and prepare a picnic with fresh food from the market, then head out from your Ile de Batz holiday rental and explore the island – the whole thing is under 4km long! On the west of the island is the picturesque Trou de Serpent, the point where Saint Pol de Leon (also the name of a lovely nearby town) once threw a dragon into the sea that had been terrorising the islanders. Another popular attraction are the ruins of the chapel of Sainte Anne, and bird watchers will enjoy spotting herons, egrets, oystercatchers, and ringed plovers. For those who have already visited St Malo and would like something a little quieter, a holiday cottage in Ile de Batz is a great choice for your next holiday.