Belle Ile LFAS

 

Belle Ile airfield is situated in the centre of the island of the same name, 11 miles south of Quiberon LFEQ, about 20 miles from the South Brittany coast.  The island is a popular tourist destination so hotels can be difficult and pricey to find in peak season,  and finding ones with arrival-day cancellation policy even more so.


Members of the WFAeC stayed for 2 nights here in 2015 as part of the Petit Tour de France.  The airfield landing and overnight fees were a reasonable €15 for two nights, but even though it's only 4 km from the main town of Le Palais, taxis can be an expensive €25 each way - we found that hiring a car for only €50 a day (that was dropped off at the airfield for us) was a more cost effective solution to shuttle us all back and forth.  Additionally there is a bus service that passes the airfield.


We stayed at Hotel Le Bretagne which is right on the harbour front of Le Palais, opposite where the mainland ferries dock.  As well as enjoying the many seafood restaurants that Belle Ile offers we enjoyed exploring the beaches of the island (hiring bicycles and motor scooters to get around), seeing the 18th century star-shaped Citadelle Vauban (which now houses a museum and a luxurious very expensive hotel) and the Aiguilles de Port-Coton (pointy rocks that jut out of the sea), as painted by Monet when he stayed on the island.

 

Avgas is available, payment in cash or credit card, at the office where you pay landing fees.

 

 

 

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