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  • 1 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..

  • 2 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..

  • 3 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 ..

  • 4 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..

  • 5 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..

  • 6 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..

  • 7 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..

  • 8 Musée des Beaux-Arts de Quimper Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    40 pl. St-Corentin F - 29000 Quimper

    The Fine Arts Museum in Quimper displays a collection of paintings from the 14C to the present day, including the Northern European, Italian and French Schools. Several rooms are dedicated to regional works (paintings and sculptures), including one d..

  • 9 Conservatoire Botanique du Vallon du Stang-Alar Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Rampe du Stang-Alar F - 29200 Brest

    This prestigious botanical conservatory is dedicated to plants threatened with extinction, ensuring their preservation and attempting to reintroduce them into their natural habitat. Its 22ha of landscaped grounds are also home to popular ornamental p..

  • 10 Brest Harbour Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    cours Dajot F - 29200 Brest

    From the orientation map at the east of the courtyard, you will find a superb view over Brest Harbour, from the mouth of the Elorn to the tip of the Portzic and the Menez-Hom. This vast 150km 2 harbour leads to the ocean via a long bottleneck with st..

  • 11 Port-Musée de Port-Rhû Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    pl. de l'Enfer F - 29100 Douarnenez

    This unique museum, dedicated to maritime activities, displays dozens of old fishing and pleasure boats which are gradually disappearing from French waters, but which provide a fascinating insight into traditional maritime culture. The museum is divi..

  • 12 Calvary of the Guimiliau Parish Enclosure Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    r. du Calvaire F - 29400 Guimiliau

    It dates back to 1581-1588 and includes over 200 figures. Under a big cross which bears the Virgin, Saint John, Saint Peter and Saint Yves, one can see 17 scenes from the Passion and a motif which represents the story of Catell-Gollet, above the Last..

  • 13 The rocks Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 29690 Huelgoat

    During excursions, one may discover the Chaos du Moulin (an accumulation of blocks of granite towering over the Argent River), the Devil's Cave, the Trembling Rock (an enormous rock weighing 100 t) and the Violette path alongside the right bank of th..

  • 14 Church Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    8 r. Court F - 29400 Lampaul-Guimiliau

    Its architecture mixes the Gothic (bell tower) and Classical styles (sacristy added in 1679). Inside, you'll see the 16C Glory beam, the baptismal vat with its canopy from 1651, a curious 17C font showing two devils struggling in holy water and St. L..

  • 15 The square Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de l'Église F - 29180 Locronan

    It is set in the centre of a historical town, listed in 1936, and has Renaissance granite houses, an old well, as well as a vast church and its pretty chapel. The houses were once inhabited by king's officers or wealthy merchants.

  • 16 St. Ronan Church and Pénity Chapel Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    pl. de l'Église F - 29180 Locronan

    These buildings are joined together and communicate with one another. The 15C church houses rich furniture: a pulpit from 1707 retraces the life of St. Ronan. A 15C apse stained-glass window shows Passion scenes. The chapel houses St. Ronan's tombsto..

  • 17 Calvary Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    pl. Charles-de-Gaulle F - 29190 Pleyben

    Erected in 1555 near the side portico of the church, this magnificent Calvary with a multitude of statues was moved in 1738 and took on its present appearance in 1743. The Last Supper and Washing of the Feet date from 1650. The enormous pedestal with..

  • 18 Calvary Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    r. du Calvaire F - 29410 Saint-Thégonnec

    This Calvary dating from 1610 is an admirable piece of work. On the base are groups of figures illustrating scenes from the Passion. In a niche is a statue of St Thegonnec, accompanied as always by a wolf. The platform is surmounted by a cross with t..

  • 19 Pointe des Espagnols Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 29570 Roscanvel

    This point, opposite Brest, owes its name to the Spanish garrison which occupied the area for a brief period in 1594 in order to help the League against Henri IV. The latter's troops defeated the League six months after it landed. Today, the site com..

  • 20 Roc Trévezel Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 29690 Botmeur

    Roc Trévezel rises up to a height of 384m in the Monts d'Arrée. A jutting, rocky escarpment, it reveals a vast panorama of this range of "Breton mountains" covered in moors. Stretching out to the north is the Léon Plateau; in clear weather,..

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