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From the Plougastel‑Daoulas peninsula to Logonna‑Daoulas

Welcome to the land of strawberries

The Plougastel strawberry is pretty famous.  Come and discover this lovely part of Brest bay, its magnificent cross, its chapels and Daoulas abbey. You’ll be surprised by the micro-climate of this peninsula and the fertility of the land, giving it the nickname of “the garden of Brest”.

Discover From the Plougastel‑Daoulas peninsula to Logonna‑Daoulas

Among the monuments worthy of a visit on the Plougastel-Daoulas peninsula, the 17th-century cross is definitely the most well-known. It was erected after a plague epidemic that affected the region. How many characters can you count? In total, 181 figures are sculpted in the Kersanton stone (grey granite). They were very lucky! After they were hit by the 1944 bombings, an American soldier recovered them and sheltered them in the rectory. They were then completely restored a few years later. Phew!

Inspiration from afar

Make the most of your time in the area to visit Daoulas abbey. Once a monastery governed until the 16th century by canons from the order of Saint Augustin, the site has some beautiful testaments to the Middle Ages. In particular, you can admire the abbey church and the Romanesque cloister from the 12th century. Today, the abbey and its splendid grounds host exhibitions on the subject of world civilisations.

Entry to Brest bay

After walking through the little streets of Daoulas, take the coastal path of Logonna-Daoulas! It stretches underneath the pine trees, between coves and rocky headlands, overlooking transparent water. In the summer, rent a stand-up paddle or kayak at La Paillotte to discover the bay from a different perspective!

Did you know

Colourful Breton women

Often, the costume of Breton women is assumed to be dark-coloured. It’s partly true and partly false. Although the costume worn during the week was black, the costume worn on days of celebration mixed up bright colours, such as a purple skirt, a green apron and a blue and orange corset!

Thank you Mr Frézier

The region owes its success to strawberries. But did you know that they originated in South America? A man from Savoie, in France, named Amédée-François Frézier, discovered them in the 18th century and brought them back to France. Bretons have loved them, adopted them, grown and exported them since the end of the 19th century. Today, they are inextricably linked to the town.

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