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Mighty sights

For any visitor who’s a fan of grandiose landscapes, Finistère offers unforgettable contrasts. This region resembles a trident with its three coastal points, each of which offers something new every day...

Pointe Saint-Mathieu, in Plougonvelin, has an atmosphere unlike any other. Rocked by the waters of the Atlantic and the Iroise, this point has the look of a world just beginning. From its cliffs, a narrow gully stretching to the waters of Brest, you can gaze at the Archipelago of Molène and Ouessant in the distance. The lighthouse and its red glow keep watch over the old abbey, a remainder of past riches. A few metres away, the semaphore and the cenotaph memorial for sailors who lost their lives for France complete the scene.

 

 

A little further south, visitors are charmed by the Crozon Peninsula. In the heart of the Armorique Natural Regional Park, this spot has landscapes you’ll never forget: clear waters of dazzling emerald green, sheer granite cliffs that plunge proudly into the sea. From the Pointe des Espagnols opposite Brest, to the Cap de la Chèvre that overlooks Douarnenez Bay, passing by the Pointe de Pen-Hir with its ‘tas de pois’ rocks, the Crozon Peninsula is a walker’s paradise.

 

 

Finally, the most mythical of all coastal points and our Land’s End: the Pointe du Raz. Along with its little sister, the Pointe du Van, these points plunge dramatically into the waters of the Raz de Sein and turn westwards, encircling the mysteries of the Baie des Trépassés – bay of the departed. Classed as a ‘Grand Site de France’, the Pointe du Raz in the Cap Sizun encompasses nearly 5000 acres of remarkable landscapes. Certainly more than enough to delight those who love nature in all its protected beauty!

 

The coastal points of Finistère are ready to take your breath away – in every sense!

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