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The Pink Granite Coast
The Pink Granite CoastBy car, 44 km, 1 day
Worn by the wind and waves, the rocks along the Pink Granite Coast are among the most spectacular in Brittany. The string of coves, bays, islands, peninsulas, reefs and rocky masses create an extraordinary landscape. You can reach the wilder areas if you don't mind climbing some rocks and walking a bit. You can also explore some of the jewels of Brittany's heritage such as Tréguier - a former Episcopal city, and old-fashioned, chic seaside resorts like Perros-Guirec.Customise this route and add it to My travel book
This 16C timber-framed house contains souvenirs and documents relating to Ernest Renan. Visitors can see the room where he was born, a reconstitution of his study, his library at the Collège de France and the two rooms where he liked to work as a child.
An extremely fine cathedral, dating principally from the 14 and 15C. Three towers stand on the transept: the Gothic-style Sanctuary Tower, the 63m-high South transept Tower and the 12C, Romanesque-style Hastings Tower. The «bell portico», dating from 1438 is renowned for its flamboyant window. Inside, the cathedral has fine Gothic arches and a delicately sculpted frieze beneath the triforium. It also contains the tomb of St Ives, an 1890 replica of the 15C monument commissioned by John V, Duke of Brittany, a statue of St Ives amid the rich and poor and 15C sculpted funeral recesses representing knights in armour. The 15C cloister has four sides, divided into forty flamboyant arches made of granite from the Île Grande and Pluzumet.
Running along the coast opposite the Sept-Îles archipelago, the park stretches from Porz Rolland to Porz ar Mor. One of Brittany's finest natural sites, the park contains rocks of all shapes and size and is a fantastic sight on stormy days. One of the most interesting spots is Squéouel Point, made up of particularly large specimens. Visitors to the park will discover strange rock formations such as the «Turtle», «Mushroom», «Rabbit», «Skull» and «Foot».
On the beach is an oratory to St Guirec who landed here in the 6C. A granite statue of the saint has replaced the primitive wooden effigy which suffered from a rather disrespectful custom: young ladies wishing to marry used to stick a hairpin in the saint's nose. The beach is sheltered by rosy-hued rocks of exceptional beauty.
This pile of rocks commands a view which stretches along the coast, taking in the islands of Milliau, Molène, Grande and Losquet.
From the viewing table, there is a fine view of the coast from Ile de Batz and Roscoff right over to Ile Grande and Triagoz Lighthouse out at sea.