Experience the Sillon de Talbert
Like an exclamation mark at the very tip of the Trégor peninsula, the Sillon de Talbert extends for almost two miles out into the rock-strewn sea. The 35-metre long sliver of land, mostly made up of sand and pebbles, has been shaped by the opposing currents of the Trieux and Jaudy rivers. In addition to providing safe haven for myriad birds, and a popular walkway for the public, this mineral line also protects the channel between Paimpol and Bréhat. A place quite unlike any other, worth safeguarding by respectful visitor practices.
A highway that inspires legends galore
The geological explanations for the Sillon’s formation aside, it is also steeped in romantic legend. According to one legend, Merlin cast this path from millions of pebbles so as to reach the fairy Viviane. Another story goes that, on Talbert island, Morgane fell in love with King Arthur. To reach him, she threw stones out towards the coast, which split into millions of tiny pebbles.