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The abers and the Iroise

The Abers

A breath of fresh sea air in an exceptional natural setting

Carte des abers et de l'IroiseThree abers cut into the north coast of Finistère: Aber Wrac'h, Aber Ildut and Aber Benoît. On Île Vierge in Aber Wrac'h you can visit the tallest lighthouse in Europe (82.5m).

To the east, the hamlet of Meneham with its thatched buildings is well worth a detour. This ancient hamelt was once home to farmers, fishermen and seaweed-gatherers and has now been completely restored. Visit to find out all about the Land of Legends, Goulven Bay and its crystal waters.

As you go down along the coast, stop over at Le Conquet, a picturesque port from where you can take boat trips to nearby islands.

At Pointe Saint-Mathieu, you’ll find a lighthouse, abbey and a coastal point that overlooks the Iroise Marine Mark. This stretch of water reaches from Sein to Ouessant and has been classed as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.

To the north of this area you’ll find Europe’s top marine seaweed zone. Among its many and varied uses, seaweed is the main foodstuff for abalones, nicknamed ‘sea truffles’, which are produced in Plouguerneau.

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