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Cap Frehel ‑ Fort La Latte

Spectacular cliffs and a historic fort

Dominating the sea at over 70 metres high, the shale and pink sandstone cliffs of Cap Fréhel offer one of the most beautiful views of Brittany. A walk through the exceptional bird reserve, between gorse and heathers, leads to the famous Fort La Latte.

Discover Cap Frehel ‑ Fort La Latte

Look all around you. You’re in one of the most impressive sites in the region. Overlooking an emerald sea, battered by the wind, the beauty and shimmering colours of Cap Fréhel are captivating. Its sheer cliffs are home to hundreds of nesting birds. From Pointe du Grouin to Bréhat island, the cape also has 400 hectares of moors, which are among the largest in Europe, and a majestic 103-metre tall lighthouse.

Shimmering moors and a bird reserve

Nature lovers will be in their element. From May to October, the cape offers a symphony of colours. The bright yellow of the gorse combined with the pink of the sea thrift in the spring; the purple of the heathers in the summer… And hundreds of sea birds (great cormorant, European herring gulls, etc.), including the very rare razorbill. You might be lucky to see one. Around 20 live in the cliffs.

Did you know

In the spotlights

Fort La Latte is regularly used to film cloak and dagger films. Tony Curtis and Kirk Douglas in The Vikings in 1957, Sophie Marceau and Lambert Wilson in The Chouans and in 2010, the TV film The Sparrowhawk inspired by the comic book by Patrice Pellerin.

A walk to the fort

On a clear day, you can admire the view that stretches out from the Cotentin Peninsula and Jersey to Paimpol. After a detour via the current lighthouse, built in the 1950s, go on the coastal path to the fort. It will take one and a half hours to reach this historic monument on foot, but the visit is definitely worth it. History fans and children will enjoy accessing the chapel, the guard house and the keep. From the top, the view of the surrounding countryside is breath-taking.

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