La vallée de l'Ellé se situe dans le Sud Finistère.
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Ellé, a wild river

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The river is renowned throughout Brittany for its wild, fast-flowing waters. The Ellé is a great playground for anglers and canoeists. Between rapids and calmer stretches, the river seems to be home to a devil who sometimes buries himself in the depths of the water or sometimes bursts out of his bed and unleashes his rage. The Ellé has a soul - it's up to you to discover it!

A wild river


Let's be frank (and proud!): the Ellé is one of the most beautiful rivers in France.

category in the region. Before merging with the Isole to form the Laïta at Quimperlé, its course winds through a wild valley popular with salmon and brown trout, whose local population is denser than elsewhere... At times tranquil, at others impetuous, the Ellé attracts all types of river fishing enthusiasts to its banks. Fly fishing, spinning... All disciplines are welcome, as long as they respect the regulations and good practice, to preserve the natural environment. A spot of

fishing as we like it: wild, powerful and striking by nature.


L'Ellé est une rivière sauvage en Finistère Sud

The white-water canoe-kayak spot


A whitewater spot recognised by specialists, the river is more accessible in winter. The temperature may not be very warm, but it's still not as cold as a mountain stream! As soon as the water level allows it, it's not unusual to come across kayakers and kayaking enthusiasts on the Ellé. According to connoisseurs, the Roches du Diable site is a must, with its natural slalom along the large rocks.

For enthusiasts, there are other routes upstream, in the commune of Le Faouët, and downstream, towards the Ty Nadan plain and the town of Quimperlé.

For the uninitiated, the Quimperlé canoe-kayak club offers guided outings in the Ellé valley all year round. Small rapids, windmills and guaranteed isolation are all on the programme for your outing!


L'Ellé est une rivière en eau vive où le canoë-kayak est de rigueur.

Official canoe-kayak competitions

Of all the rivers flowing through Destination Quimperlé les rias, the Ellé is undoubtedly the most sporting. It has to be said that its natural whitewater basin - the famous Roches du Diable (Devil's Rocks) - has all the makings of a great spot: the "diabolical" reputation earned by its high standards has long since spread beyond the borders of Brittany. So it's no coincidence, far from it, that regional and national competitions are regularly held here: thrills guaranteed for all spectators perched on the shore! And it's rumoured that local champion Nicolas Gestin, winner of the 2022 World Cup, is in contention to represent France at the 2024 Olympic Games...



Walking routes for everyone


A steep valley with some good gradients, sunken paths and a small heritage. Ranging from 6 to 16 km, the walks along the Ellé valley offer moments of peace and quiet just the way you like them. Between the rustle of the leaves and the sound of the river, try a refreshing walk. Away from the hustle and bustle of the coast and the traffic of the city, a walk along the Ellé is a real bath in nature... give it a try!

Find and download all the walking itineraries for Destination Quimperlé les rias.


L'Ellé est une rivière qui offre de nombreux chemins de randonnées accessibles à tous.

Walk along the Ellé river

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