Listed by Unesco as a “World biosphere reserve”
Minorca lies in the middle of the Western Mediterranean, and is one of the Balearic Islands, north-west of Majorca. It is known for its superb, secluded rocky coves and clear blue seas. The best way to discover the island is along its well-hidden footpaths… Minorca has many beautiful beaches and can offer the visitor a range of leisure activities, from aqua-sports centres to archeological remains or equestrian shows.
The Island of Minorca is also famous for its traditional cuisine: duck stew, butifarra, lobster bouillabaisse: a delight for gourmet visitors!
Regular flights between Rennes and Minorca via Barcelona (Minorca International Airport)
> Climate: Minorca enjoys a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers. The winters are very mild. Minorca is pleasant all year round, but the best time for bathing is in the summer. Spring is the ideal season for discovering the island.
> Time difference with France: None
> Currency: Euro
> Travel documents required: Passport or valid national identity card for EU citizens. A tetanus booster injection and health insurance are recommended.
> Tourist information: http://www.menorca.es
Minorca Tourist Office in Paris: 01 44 43 18 00
One of the island’s oldest sites. The low black and grey slate cliffs are a remarkable feature. The Favàritx Lighthouse stands on top of the Cape. Not to be missed! The Cala en Presili and Cala Tortuga coves.
Cala Macarelleta beach
The Cala Macarelleta beach is in a beautiful sheltered cove, with unforgettable views over the crystal clear turquoise sea. It can be reached on foot in 15-20 minutes, along a steep footpath.
The Minorca Museum
The museum is housed in a late 17th century baroque-style building. It presents the history of the island through exhibits illustrating the prehistoric and talayotic cultures up to the Roman Conquest, and the Roman and Byzantine eras.