Travel to Bretagne

Day 5 Quimper - Lannion (420 Km.)

(in 77 Km.) Pointe du Raz: Queen of the place. In its extension, the old lighthouses of the Vieille and the Plate, assaulted by the sparkling sea, to prevent navigator of the countless dangers that threaten loa in those spots.

Pointe du Raz

Pointe du Raz

(in 22 Km.) Douarnenez: another important fishing harbour, on this occasion crawfish, with an interesting old quarter. You can learn to navigate "to the seafaring" (Naviguer á I'ancienne) on a boat of fishing sardines: this is one day to go fishing and learn as they do in real life. (More information in the Musée du Bateau).



(in 10 Km.) Locronan: one of the most beautiful and visited villages in Bretagne. In summer there are many people, so sometimes you have to pay a "right of parking". Their buildings have a great uniformity, although it may highlight the square with a well and some beautiful houses (XVII-XVIII) adorned with flowers. You can take the ride and see also the municipal museum, the Maison des Artisans and the church of Saint Ronan (XV) with the cemetery. In the end of the village is the mount of Locronan, from whose top there are some amazing views.



(in 60 Km.) Brest: Most of the monuments of the city are concentrated in the party between the arsenal and the commercial harbour. At the end of this tongue of land is the Castle (XV-XVI, although it appears that its origins date back to Roman times), which formerly protected the entrance to the river and the city. It preserves the walls and inside you can visit the Museum of the Navy. It will be the remains of a Roman castrum (origin of the castle), models of boats and continue on the path of round, the history of the castle. To the right of the castle is the Cours Dajot, an excellent vantage point over the city and the commercial harbour, which was built by prisoners sentenced to hard works in the eighteenth century.

To the left of the imposing castle is the Récouvrance bridge, the drawbridge most important of Europe, whose right is the former Arsenal, one of the oldest in France. On the other side of the bridge is the Tour Tanguy (XIV), which tells the story of the city at the Museum of Old Brest, and the neighborhood of the Récouvrance, Chinese neighborhood of Brest.


Brest - Castle (Museum of the Marine)

From the castle, rue du Cháteau leads to the Municipal Museum (22, rue Traverse. Closes on Tuesday). It houses collections of paintings by school French, Italian and Flemish of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, some works of the Pont Aven school and post-impressionist.

Upon leaving, we're going to rue Siam to go to the Place de la Liberté. At the height of the rue Lyon and the left is the church of Saint Louis, whose contemporary building aesthetics has been seriously contested. Built with a yellow stone typical of the región and cement. At the end of the street Siam appears the Place de la Liberte, one of the most animated of the city.

Outside the center, the neighborhood that there are around the place Guérin is preserved as before the war. It has charm, as evidenced by the fact of having been taken to assault by artists of the city. Also the neighborhood around the church of Saint Martin is very pleasant. Finally we would recommend that you go to Océanopolis, the harbour of Moulin Blanc, a complex marine scientist who meets aquariums, marine exhibits and exhibitions of photos taken by satellites also marine space, and the Conservatoire Botanique, which is responsible for the preservation of endangered animals.

To the north of Brest extends the Cóte des Abers, an area of dunes and beaches along a coast trimmed. Deep estuaries hurt land here (aber means estuary in Celtic), which is also called shipwrecked coast by looting committed by thieves who, leading lights simulating be lighthouses, the boats were crashing against the coast.

(in 24 Km.) Le Conquet: a small fishing harbour and seaside resort that has kept intact its charm despite the time. In the bend the Pointe du Saint-Mathieu, compared with the almost surreal ruins of the abbey embedded between the lighthouse and the traffic lights, will surrender a short tribute to St. Mathieu, the saint of Customs.

Pointe Saint-Mathieu

Pointe Saint-Mathieu

(in 10 Km.) Plouarzel: is in the vicinity of the menhir Kerloas, the highest in France.

(in 10 Km.) Lanildut: a village that kept houses of fishermen of the eighteenth century

(in 10 Km.) Porspoder: a beautiful traditional village.

(in 30 Km.) AberWrac´h: a fishing port where you can eat lobster at a great price. It is the largest of the three Aber, the best known and most majestic because of its size (12 km.).

(in 25 Km.) Le Folgoët: is an important centre of pilgrimage, as you can see by the size of its basilica. Considered the finest in Bretagne, is a flamboyant Gothic style building built in the fifteenth century, flanked by two magnificent towers. And inside a precious jubilee, medieval artwork, carved in granite of Kersanton. The fountain of Salaün, to which pilgrims go to drink, is abroad, as well as the calvary. You can also visit the presbytery, from the sixteenth century, and the museum du Folgoët. If you are here for the first Sunday in September, did not miss the pilgrimage.

(in 31 Km.) Saint Pol de Léon: known in Bretagne for his bell towers. It is especially beautiful the one from the chapel of Notre Dame du Kreisler, made in granite, which is the prototype for its elegance and balance, of the bell towers Bretons. You can also visit the cathedral, flamboyant Gothic-inspired Norman, having a baptismal font of the twelfth century, wooden seats of the sixteenth century and stone altars of the fifteenth century. You can see old houses in the streets Général Leclerc and Petit Collége.

(in 20 Km.) Morlaix: one of the most beautiful villages, original and interesting of this coast. The viaduct and the river up its special urban design, which draws attention houses that climb from the banks of the river. There are magnificent mansions and antique shops (Viarmes Square, Grand Rue, and Ange de Guernisac street), especially that of Anne of Bretagne (XV). Do not miss the church of Sainte Melaine and the museum des Jacobins. Visiting fountain of the Carmelites and the chapel of Notre Dame des Anges. The treasure most authentic Morlaix is the "home of the flashlight". Its architecture, unique in the world, can be seen at the home of the Queen Anna.

(in 9 Km.) St. Thegonnec: Calvary St. Thégonnec

(in 54 Km.) Lannion