Discover Camaret-sur-mer and Crozon
Camaret, situated on the western tip of the peninsula, is a traditional port where you can enjoy a walk along the bustling quays lined with brightly-painted houses. On the jetty you’ll find the chapel of Notre-Dame de Rocamadour, famous for the model boats that are left there as offerings. Continue your walk to the Vauban tower, known as the ‘Tour dorée’, or Golden Tower, because of its ochre colour. Listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site, it used to protect the spit of stones known as the Sillon de Camaret, and the entrance to the Goulet de Brest (the stretch of sea linking the Bay of Brest to the ocean). At night, the ‘cimetière marin’, or boats’ graveyard, with its silhouettes of boats lying along the shingle beach, is a romantic sight.
The Cap de la Chèvre, a view to the horizon
Cliffs a hundred metres high, plunging down to the ocean; views across Douarnenez bay and Morgat cove… It’s an impressive view. On a clear day, you can make out the islands of Sein, Ouessant (Ushant) and Molène. To really appreciate the atmosphere of the place, you need to be there, surrounded by the fresh salty tang of the sea spray. A coastal path takes you through moorland, heather and maritime pines, with a succession of amazing viewpoints. The best time to see it is out of season or early in the morning when nature is undisturbed.