Discover Valley of the Aulne estuary
In the Armorique Regional Natural Park, the Aulne estuary tourist trail snakes through woodland and rolling hills, along shorelines and past important cultural sites. You can combine the circular driving route with short walks to admire the varied landscape, wander through a town, or try a local crêpe.
Among the villages and hamlets which testify to the valley’s history, don’t miss Le Faou. This ‘Petite Cité de Caractère’ (Small Town of Character) brings together beautiful 16th century corbelled houses, a church with a fine Renaissance bell tower, and a harbour. Nearby, Rumengol Church now stands where once stood a druid altar.
Between sky, sea and land
Across the water, at the other end of Brest bay, Landévennec perches on a rocky outcrop. Among the trees, this lovely village stretches out from the old abbey to the 17th century church. From there, you can enjoy a magnificent view of the meandering river, the island of Térénez and the romantic ‘ship graveyard’. Sheltered from the prevailing winds by the Crozon peninsula, this area enjoys a particularly mild climate.