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Discovery Trails

Discovery Trails

Unusual trails for discovering Finistère...

In the footsteps of King Marc’h

The path of the horse king, Roi Marc’h, is a circuit of  54 stages bringing together local history and local legend with an eclectic mix of themes: religion, nature, defence, myth and fact. The originality of this particular trail is that the individual visitor has to call on his or her imagination to put together all the elements and draw a conclusion.
A booklet is available, free of charge

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The Léon landscape: by rail and by sea

Treat yourself to a whole day of discovering the landscapes known as the Pays du Léon and Morlaix Bay in a unique and stimulating combination - by foot, by rail and by sea. The details vary at different times, but you could be sailing towards the île de Batz, or heading for Roscoff or even Saint-Pol-de-Léon and Morlaix.

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Follow the fortifications of Crozon Peninsula

Crozon Peninsula has a fascinating military heritage, with 150-200 fortifications dating from Prehistory to modern times.

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Tour Vauban

The Aulne maritime trail

This booklet outlines the must-see points of the 10 communities that line the trail of the Aulne.

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On the trail of Cider and more... route des Appellations d’Origine en Cornouaille AOC Cornouaille, AOC Pommeau de Bretagne, AOR Lambig

Wherever you see a panel for the "Route du cidre AOC Cornouaille" it shows the entrance to cider producers. Come along in to see how and where the local cider is produced, and maybe try a little of the falous brew. In addition to cider, Finistère is also known for other related drinks such as the falous Lambig liqueur - you'd have to try it to understand how good it is!

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Cider in Finistère

The road of Plougastel strawberry (July and August)

The road of the strawberry begins with a guided tour of the strawberry museum. There, you will go back to the 18th century when Amédée-François Frézier brought back the white strawberry from Chile, first in Versailles and then in Plougastel. Then, you will discover the farming of strawberries in the heart of Plougastel Peninsula.
Follow the guide to meet a producer passionate about his/her work who will tell you all about this little red fruit. At the end of the visit, you will be able to taste and buy strawberries!

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The mills of Cap Sizun

Traditional windmills, watermills and babbling brooks, this trail takes you along some fascinating vestiges of times gone by, as well as looking ahead to the wind-powered turbines at Goulien where ther's also a visitor centre.

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Sun and sea breezes: La route du vent solaire

From the westernmost point of the Pointe du Raz to the Pointe de Penmarc’h, this wonderful trail takes you along the coastal routes tracing Audierne Bay in 13 stages, past prehistorical sites and some of Finistère's most beautiful beaches. It begins on both sides, either at the Pointe du Raz, either in Penmarc'h at the lighthouse, and is 50 km long.

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