Silversea Luxury Cruises A Ile de Brehat

Ile de Brehat

The Héaux de Bréhat is a striking lighthouse originally built in 1840 to mark the entrance to Ile de Bréhat. The island was once connected to the nearby mainland of France when it was first settled during Neolithic times. Now it is the main island of the Bréhat Archipelago, a collection of 80 or so rocky islets and reefs off the coast of Brittany. The island attracts day visitors who walk or cycle to explore the island or relax on beaches or in the village square of Le Bourg. View more

The flora of the island is an interesting mix of cooler climate heaths and plants more commonly seen in warmer Mediterranean climates. The island is part of a zone where climates meet, and temperatures are influenced by the warm Atlantic currents. This ensures a rich and varied flower display in summer. This adds to the attractive scenes of pink granite that make up the island. Tidal power has been in use on the island long before it become trendy as an alternative energy source. Birlot flour grinding mill was built between 1633 and 1638 by the Duke of Penthièvre, lord of Bréhat. At high tide, water floods into a lagoon and as the tide falls the flowing outlet water turns a wheel which operates the grinding stones. After a short hiatus in the 20th century the mill was restored and still operates. Other historic buildings include the 12th century Notre-dame church, a fortress and Paon Lighthouse where, legend says, if a girl skips a flat pebble across the sea, the number of bounces counts the years until she marries. Try it!

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.