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  • 1 Cap Fréhel Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    D 16 F - 22240 Fréhel

    Situated between Saint Brieuc and Dinard, Cap Fréhel is one of the most spectacular sights along the Emerald Coast. Its 70m-high sheer cliffs overlook the sea, as well as reefs, which are battered by the violent breakers below. The tone of its red, g..

  • 2 Océanopolis Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Port de Plaisance du Moulin-Blanc F - 29200 Brest

    Situated to the east of the marina and with the appearance of a giant crab, Océanopolis is a wonderful showcase for life in the world's oceans. Several giant aquariums containing 10 000 animals and 1 000 different species provide a spectacular insigh..

  • 3 Pointe du Raz Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    D 784 F - 29770 Plogoff

    The magnificent Pointe du Raz headland, a rocky spur which is subjected to the full force of the wind and waves, is situated at the westernmost point of the Cornouaille coast. Officially classified as a "Grand Site de France", it attracts c..

  • 4 Pointe de Penhir Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 29570 Camaret-sur-Mer

    With its 70m-high cliff, this headland on the Crozon peninsula enjoys an unforgettable view. The three formidable and isolated rocks below the cliff are known as the Tas de Pois. To the left, the Dinan headland is visible, while to the right, the St-..

  • 5 Ménez-Hom Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 29550 Saint-Nic

    Ménez-Hom (alt 330m) is the summit of the Black Mountains and one of the highest parts of Brittany. It occupies a key position commanding the approach to the Crozon peninsula, over which it affords a wonderful view. You will be able to admire the Bay..

  • 6 Rocks Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 29942 Ouessant

    This coastline is part of the beautiful Côte Sauvage of the island of Ouessant. To the north of the lighthouse of Créach, the fascinating rugged landscape, treacherous coastline and jagged rocks pounded by the sea are most impressive.

  • 7 Crozon Peninsula Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 29160 Crozon

    The Crozon Peninsula extends far into the sea; nowhere else, except perhaps at the Pointe du Raz, do the sea and coast reach such heights of grim beauty. Gaze down the steep sheer cliffs and admire the colour of the rocks as the waves smash onto the ..

  • 8 Tour of the parish closes Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    F - 29600 Morlaix

    A parish close can be recognised by its closed area comprised of a church, cemetery, generally an ossuary, calvary, outer sacristy and often a monumental or "triumphal" arch or porch. The first major close is that of St-Thégonnec, known for..

  • 9 Ramparts Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    quai de Dinan F - 35400 St-Malo

    By way of the St Vincent gate you reach the ramparts that were begun in the 12C. Some houses are still intact after the bombings of 1944. Beyond the Great Gate you'll find a view over the narrow isthmus which links the old town to the suburbs. From b..

  • 10 Côte d'Émeraude (Emerald Coast) Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 35260 Cancale

    Since 1890, this pretty name has been used to refer to the stretch of coast between the bays of Mont-St-Michel (St Michael's Mount) and St-Brieuc. You can admire wonderful panoramic views at Pointe du Grouin and Cap Fréhel, the coast's most grandiose..

  • 11 Côte Sauvage Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 56360 Belle-Île

    From ports to beaches, you will enjoy Sauzon, a small port dotted with sailing boats, the Pointe des Poulains, where Fort Sarah Bernhardt is located near to the home of the famous tragic actress. The sandy beach and rolling sea at Port Donnant are en..

  • 12 Old Dinan Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. des Merciers F - 22100 Dinan

    A stroll in the old part of Dinan takes you straight back to the atmosphere of the Middle Ages; there are numerous well-preserved, timber-framed houses.

  • 13 Rochers de Ploumanch Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Sentier des Douaniers F - 22700 Ploumanach

    Stretching from Porz Rolland to Porz ar Mor, this rocky coastline is one of Brittany's finest natural sites, with rocks of all shapes and sizes along the shore facing the Sept Îles archipelago. The most interesting area is the Pointe de Squéouel, a h..

  • 14 St Cast Point Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    chemin de St-Cast F - 22380 Saint-Cast-le-Guildo

    On the point stands a monument in memory of those who «Escaped from France, preferring to die on their feet rather than live on their knees». The view of the Emerald Coast is superb. Next to the signal station is a useful orientation table. On the ne..

  • 15 Pointe de la Garde Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Corniche de la Plage F - 22380 St-Cast-le-Guildo

    From the far end of this headland, there is a fine view of the beaches of St-Cast and Pen-Guen. A footpath for visitors runs around the point: it skirts along the corniche by the beach near the Ar Vro hotel, passes close to the oratory, then follows ..

  • 16 Cathedral of St Tugdual Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    pl. du Martray F - 22220 Tréguier

    One of Brittany's finest cathedrals, dating principally from the 14 and 15C. Three towers stand on the transept. On the south side is an attractive «bell portico», surmounted by a flamboyant window. The Romanesque Hastings Tower dates from the 12C. T..

  • 17 Côte de Granit Rose (Pink Granite Coast) Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 22700 Perros-Guirec

    The Côte de Granit Rose, which extends from Ploumanach to the Île Grande, between Perros-Guirec to the east and Trébeurden to the west, is a magical stretch of coastline. Its colour is particularly impressive, as are its unusual and occasionally amus..

  • 18 Fort La Latte Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    F - 22240 Plévenon

    This stronghold, built by the Goyon-Matignons in the 14C, was remodelled in the 17C and restored in the early 20C, but has kept its feudal appearance. Towering 60m above the sea, it stands on a spectacular site separated from the mainland by two gull..

  • 19 Pointe de l'Arcouest Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 22500 Paimpol

    The road down to the Arcouest slipway commands superb views at high tide over the bay and Bréhat. A monument - two identical pieces of pink granite - has been erected to Frédéric and Irène Joliot-Curie, who were frequent visitors to Arcouest. Ferries..

  • 20 Cathédrale St-Corentin Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    pl. St-Corentin F - 29000 Quimper

    This cathedral is unusual in the direction of its choir - the builders decided to make a little sanctuary off to the left the absidial chapel, and so that had to be joined up! The cathedral has a remarkable collection of 15C stained-glass windows and..

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