Ouessant, well, it’s Ushant in English. Enez Eusa in Breton, meaning “the farthest Island”. A name that struck fear to sailors in old days, what with all the shipwrecks caused by its treacherous reefs at the southern entrance to the English Channel. Now, visitors can come to the island virtually any day of the year without difficulty. Towering lighthouses keep vessels far from the reefs. These half-dozen “phares” make a great impression. The natural surroundings still inspire awe too, especially the dramatic rocks along Ushant’s north shore.

Ushant and the Molène Archipelago remain a world apart and now constitute a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, a haven for adventurous travelers offering countless delights that you could only expect from one of those rare places where man and nature still manage to coexist.