Visiting the coast of Brittany represents an excellent anti stress therapy . This part of France offers something for everyone: large sandy beaches, ancient cities, castles, high cliffs, fresh air and good food.In this series of articles we will speak about some of the sites we’ve visited in Brittany.
What to see and how to get there?
Here are some points of interes for a day trip in Brittany: Brest, Trez Bellec, Pointe de Saint-Hernot, La Pointe de Pen Hir.
You can start your vacation on the cost with a small trip to Brest. This place has an airport and a railway station connecting it to Paris and many other locations in France and Europe. From the airport you can rent a car, that will allow you to travel along the cost.
Every four years, Brest is famous for its festival of the sea, boats and sailors -eagerly awaited every four years(next date 2016). Wondering on the streets you can easily find the castle of Brest( hosting the National Navy Museum) and Tour Tangui- the oldest monuments in Brest.
Brest castle and port
Recouvrance bridge and Tour Tanguy from Brest
South from Brest- at abouit 50km, you will reach a beautiful beach with fine light sand -Trez Bellec. The area is peaceful and relaxing, perfect for sailing, surfing and kayaking.
Peaceful Trez Bellec shores
Trez Bellec beach view
Trez Bellec sea
Pointe de Saint Hernot- Crozon Peninsula
Not far from Trez Bellec you’ll find Crozon Peninsula, a paradise for rock-climbers, windsurfers and not only. Here you can see Pointe de Saint-Hernot – showed on almost all postcards of the Crozon peninsula.
The turquoise water and sandy beach, turn this place into an ideal location for the tourists.Bellow you can find some snapshots from our trip:
On our way to the beach-Crozon Peninsula
Saint Hernot-Crozon Peninsula
Saint Hernot turquoise water
Pointe de Saint Hernot
Pointe de Saint Hernot Brittany
La Pointe de Pen Hir
Another great place to admire the sea is La Pointe de Pen Hir. Pointe de Pen Hir is also home to a couple of Memorial Museums dedicated to the Battle of the Atlantic, paying tribute to all sailors, civilian and military, who were lost at sea during WWII.
Pen Hir climbing paradise
Pointe de Pen-Hir-Brittany
Les Tas de Pois-Pen Hir
Pen-Hir giant anchors monument
In the next article” Things to see on the coast of Brittany-second part ”, we will speak about some other beautiful sights from this part of France.
Other things in Brittany that might interest you:
- Things to see on the coast of Brittany-third part
- Things to see on the coast of Brittany-second part
- Things to see on the coast of Brittany-first part
- On the Coast of Brittany- Discovering Saint Malo
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