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The best places to visit in Brittany France

Arche De Port Blanc Roche Percée

The Quiberon Peninsula extends deep into the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a dream setting between two seas with breathtaking view and sandy beaches.

At low tide you can take a peek of the arch called “Pierced rock” – Roche Percée. Here, the sunset view creates a romantic spectacle just to take some beautiful photos. 

Be careful! The sea is dangerous and swimming is prohibited. During high tides the waves reach several meters and hit the cliff in a bubbling foam.

Beach of Dossen

The beach of Dossen is the biggest beach of Santec. It extents of the space discovered at low tide – over 1.5km.

The beach is well situated. On the right there is Siec island, on the right – more urban area with restaurants, the south is rather wild, but the center rather sporty: kayaking, diving, windsurfing, paddleboarding, surfing, kitesurfing and sand yachting… It is one of the most famous spots of north Brittany.

Plage des Blancs Sablons

Let yourself be invaded by this impression of large space and with a breathtaking view of the Iroise Marine Natural Park and the Molène archipelago. The beach is located in a protected area of the Conservatoire du Littoral classified Natura 2000 – the space is preserved and wild.

Of course, the beach of Les Blancs Sablons are all public, so the spot remains ideal for idleness and relaxation. It is also suitable for sports activities.

Peninsula of Kermorvan

Fort de l’Ilette in Conquet was built in an old battery of the eighteenth century and it is part of the remarkable military heritage of Le Conquet. Built in the middle of the nineteenth century, this fort is accessible at low tide.

Be careful, because access by the rocks can be dangerous.

Église Sainte-Croix du Conquet

The church built in the middle of the XIXth century has Gothic allure, the ancient statues which adorn its façade, tomb of the XVIIIth century and large flamboyant stained-glass window. Nice to enter and spend a few quiet moments inside.

Le Conquet offers 7 beautiful sandy beaches, coastal hiking trails, fishermen’s cottages, rugged coastline, easy access to delightful islands and proximity to Brest. 

When in Le Conquet, stay at Hotel Sainte-Barbe.

Roscoff

Roscoff is a picturesque, rustic fishing village on the north coast of Brittany. 

Church Notre-Dame de Croas-Batz was founded at the beginning of 16C on rich merchants’ and shipowners’ initiative. This church of Gothic style has a remarkable Renaissance belfry. The outside walls are adorned with sculptured ships evoking the prosperity of maritime trade and cannons pointed towards the sea which symbolically protect the town.

Perros-Guirec

When in Perros-Guirec you must take the coastal path which runs from the beach – Plage de Trestraou – in Perros-Guirec around to the fishing village at Ploumanac’h and on to Pointe de Squewel.The walk meanders around the cliff revealing lots of the beautiful pink rocks the coast is named after. This particular stretch has lots of rocks sculpted into fabulous shapes by the sea.

Castel Beau Site

Castel Beau Site is one of the most beautiful destinations on the Côtes d’Armor. The hotel flaunts its former glory, an elegant retreat where you can discover the marvels of the Pink Granite Coast.

Carnac

The standing stones of Carnac are one of Brittany’s greatest attractions. Three fields – Ménec, Kermario and Kerlescan – contain around 3,000 aligned megaliths, which date from 4000BC. The granite stones were erected on the spot where they were dug, hence the differing sizes, although it is not known why they were put up. Nevertheless, they had a religious or cultural significance.

Kate Zaniewska

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