L'Ile à Bois

22740, Lézardrieux
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History

Facing Île de Bréhat, the Ile à Bois, whose main residence hardly exceeds half a century, is nonetheless a site deeply rooted in the history of France.
With an area of ​​about 15 ha, it is strategically located in the estuary of the Trieux River, which commands access to the port of open water Lézardrieux.
As early as the 17th century, a battery of guns and a guardhouse were built on the island to defend the coast against the raids of English privateers.
During the Occupation, the German army made it an important part of the Atlantic Wall and connected it to the continent by a permanent dike.

The island, consisting of moors, woods and meadows, is furrowed with grassy paths, conducive to meditation, the promenade and all the pleasures of the sea. The breathtaking view extends to the fishing village of Loguivy. the sea, the archipelago of Bréhat, the island of Maudez and Sillon de Talbert ... These exceptional landscapes have always attracted painters and inspired by their magic lights famous artists such Paul Signac, Henri Rivière, Charles Lapicque ... and even Matisse, who is staying, is said to be in the village near Kermouster.

The main house can accommodate up to 15 people in a pleasant decor and designed for conviviality. On the other side of the island, another house can accommodate a couple with children.


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Spoken languages: French , French, English