Octave Penguilly L'Haridon painted there in 1859. French writer Maxime Du Camp adored it and French poet Maxime Du Camp was inspired.
Les Petites mouettes, rivage de Belle-Isle en mer Octave Penguilly L'Haridon
During the 1890s Maxime Maufra moved to Brittany spending time on Belle Isle and painting Port Goulphar.
Gustave Loiseau seeking a place to concentrate on his love of landscapes ended up in Brittany and spent time on Isle Belle painting the rock formations at Port Goulphar. While at the artist colony he met Paul Gauguin and Henry Moret.