In the Armorica Regional Natural Park, a mountain range splits Finistère in two. Welcome to Monts d’Arrée. An impressive, almost surreal landscape where heathers, gorse and rocky ridges intertwine as far as the eye can see. You’ll be amazed by the impressive viewpoints offered by the mountains over the surrounding region. Put on your trainers and walk up to the summit of Roc’h Trevezel. From the top, the view of Léon is wonderful.
The chapel on the mountain
Perched on an arid hilltop, Saint-Michel-de-Brasparts chapel, dedicated to the archangel Saint Michael, dates from 1672. The view is worth climbing the many steps that lead to it. If you go on a clear day, you should glimpse the black mountains, the bell towers in Saint-Pol-de-Léon and even the sea! In the surrounding area, Sizun churchyard and the Baroque retable of Commana are worth a detour.
The spellbinding landscape of Rochers du Cragou is made up of peat bogs and enigmatic moors. It’s the last place in Brittany left untouched by human intervention. On leaving the hamlet of Bouillard, take the botanical path which leads to this preserved land. Look around, you might see Eurasian curlews and harriers.