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Walking on the Crozon peninsula A wild but gentle beauty, the essence of Brittany

Walking on the Crozon peninsula

Natural promontories, jagged headlands, turquoise waters: the Crozon Peninsula is a land of contrasts, and an idyllic setting for anyone who wants to go exploring. Come and take a deep breath of fresh air, on land or at sea.

Strong and gentle

It’s hard to imagine a better place to be than in the heart of the Armorica Regional Natural Park and Iroise Natural Marine Park. What is striking here is the power of the contrasts. In the windswept areas, with impressive cliffs plunging down to the sea, you’ll feel the force of the elements and get your fill of sea air: invigorating! In the sheltered areas, the atmosphere is completely different: pines, heathland, coves of limpid waters… you could be in the South of France. Is geology your thing? Visit the ‘Maison des Minéraux’ discovery centre to find out more about Crozon’s environment. Be sure to see the attractive port of Camaret and the old, restored fishing villages. Keravel, Kerroux and Kergonan are real picture-postcards, with their pretty, blue-shuttered stone houses. Last but not least, head towards Brest Bay and visit Landevennec Abbey, to leave this haven of peace with even more peace of mind.

A balcony overlooking the sea

As you follow the trails, such as the precipitous GR34 footpath, you’ll absorb Crozon’s various moods. From the Cap de la Chèvre headland, you can enjoy 180-degree sea views; to your left is Douarnenez Bay, to your right, the isles of Molène and Ouessant, and in front of you the Pointe du Van and Pointe du Raz headlands and also the île de Sein. You won’t know which way to look! Another place you should visit is the Pointe de Pen-Hir headland, with its series of rocks far below called the ‘Tas de Pois’ (Pile of Peas). Opposite, to the south, the Pointe de Dinan headland appears to form a natural fortress, with its arch like a drawbridge. If you’re a fan of mountain biking, you’ll definitely appreciate the steep gradients of Menez-Hom, a hill rising to 330 metres. And why not test the waters? Take advantage of the Crozon Peninsula’s many creeks to enjoy a spot of swimming.

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