The flowering of the Narcissus of Glenan

Every spring, naturalists from all over the world arrive on St Nicholas Island to discover the famous Narcisse des Glénan, a species unique in the world and classified as a protected area. An ephemeral flowering that has already begun this year …

Discovered in 1803 by a pharmacist from Quimper, this flower, unique and ephemeral, can not be exported since the plants do not reproduce after a few years. Due to the inevitable disappearance of the species, a natural reserve was created in 1973 on St Nicolas Island to protect it.

Discover the archipelago in April to observe the flowering of the Narcissus during your stopover or choose a nature walk with the Tourist Office of Fouesnant and its guide, Lulu, or with the  Bretagne Vivante Association. Three interresting possibilities to discover this unique flower.


Departure from Bénodet at 1.30 pm every day except Monday and Friday
Departure from Beg Meil ​​at 2.00 pm on Thursdays in April
Departure from Concarneau at 1.30 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays


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