Three superb Breton rias
In North Finistère, three beautiful, deep estuaries cut into the coast. Aber Wrac’h, famous for its Bay of Angels, is the largest. On the edge of this attractive, traditional fishing port, the unspoilt dunes and beaches of the Sainte-Marguerite Peninsula offer a real escape from the rest of the world. Out at sea, the Île Vierge (Virgin Island) has the highest lighthouse in Europe. Don’t miss the pretty hamlet of Menez-Hom at Kerlouan. Nestling behind enormous, strangely-shaped blocks of stone, this picturesque fishing village, with its thatched roofs, has retained all its charm. Further west, Aber Benoît winds through fields and wooded landscapes. Famous for its oysters, it’s also popular with pleasure boaters and those who enjoy fine sandy beaches. Aber Ildut is wilder, spreading its green banks in an atmosphere of total calm. At its mouth, the port of Lanildut stands a few miles from the Isle of Ouessant (Ushant) and is especially popular with sailors. It’s also Europe’s most important port for seaweed gathering.