History & heritage The fortresses route - Crozon Peninsula

Learn more about the fascinating military heritage of the area

Crozon, Finistère

Picture 1 Communauté de communes Presqu’île de Crozon-Aulne maritime

Communauté de communes Presqu’île de Crozon-Aulne maritime
ZA de Kerdanvez
BP 25
29160 Crozon

Explore the fascinating heritage of the Crozon peninsula through its 150 to 200 military fortifications dating from the prehistoric era to the present day.
The ‘Route des fortifications’ (Fortifications Route) takes you from the ‘Pointe de Lanvéoc’ to the ‘Pointe des Espagnols’ via Camaret. It’s a great way to explore the peninsula’s defensive structures and learn more about the area’s history. Some of the structures date back to the prehistoric era though most were built during the 17th century as part of Vauban’s military fortification building initiative. Some of the sites feature information panels telling visitors about the development of the fortifications and their role in defending Brest harbour. Tourist offices stock free brochures that give a concise explanation of the peninsula’s defensive role through the centuries as well as a map.

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