The Crozon peninsula

Images en cours de chargement
The cap de la Chèvre and the caves of Morgat|The tip of Penhir and heaps of peas|The Vauban Tower and the chapel Notre-Dame de Rocamadour in Camaret-sur-Mer|Camaret on the way to the tip of Pen'Hir|Photo Pascal PoggiThe tip of the Toulinguet|The fort of brotherhood (1796)|

The Crozon peninsula

Nowhere else, if not to the pointe du Raz, the coast and the sea reach such beauty. Located between the Bay of Douarnenez and the roadstead of Brest, the Crozon peninsula is famous for its jagged coastline, the colour of the rocks and its cliffs. The vegetation consists mainly Landes and Heather, but also of pine forests in some places.


Last port before the ocean, Camaret-sur-Mer is a small seaside resort friendly dinner by the sea.

The Vauban tower was built by Vauban from 1685 to 1696 in Camaret to protect the access to the port of Brest. She still keeps traces of the cannon balls launched by the Anglo-Dutch fleet vessels during the attempted landing in 1694. It is classified world heritage by UNESCO in respect of the fortifications of Vauban.

The chapel Notre-Dame de Rocamadour (1527) form with the tour Vauban the iconic landscape of the port of Camaret. Megalithic alignments of Lagatjar, there are about 80 of the 600 standing stones aligned that existed in 1776, the others used as a stone quarry.

Large natural sites

The Crozon peninsula account from great sites like:
  • The tip of Penhir is famous for the alignment of the rocks, the Tas de Pois. In clear weather you can see up to the pointe du Raz and the île de Sein. With its drop of 70 meters, the view is extraordinary.
  • The point of the Spaniards with a wonderful panorama of the roadstead of Brest.
  • The point of Dinan with multiple points of view over the surroundings.
  • The tip of the Toulinguet presents some spectacular scenery. A semaphore is located at its end.

The museums on the Crozon peninsula

  • The Museum of the rural school in Brittany to Tregarvan presents the history of education in Britain since the beginnings of the third Republic and a former classroom with its furniture and its teaching material of time.
  • The former Landévennec Abbey Museum retraces 15 centuries of monastic history in Britain and allows to visit the ruins of the ancient Abbey of Landévennec.
  • The Museum of the old live trades to Argol presents crafts once (van Rensburg, clog maker, blacksmith, spinners, Turner) and old-world holiday (feast of the harvest feast of cider).
  • The Museum of cider, located on the farm of Kermarzin in Argol presents the traditional tools related to the manufacture of cider and offers cider tasting.
  • The minerals House in Crozon, presents landscapes, rocks, fluorescent minerals and mineral characteristic of Britain and more specifically of the Crozon peninsula. The House of minerals organises walks commented on the landscapes of the Crozon peninsula.

The road of the fortifications

The Crozon peninsula is one of the sites of France where the fortifications are the most diversified. Between 150 and 200 fortifications are identified, some date back to prehistory. In the XXIIth century, the tip took his role of "Sentinel" from the port of Brest, while the city endorsed the suit of 'city arsenal '. On the peninsula, the Vauban constructions alongside strikethrough Lostmarc'h spur ' h and the Brian batteries.

The road of the fortifications is a tourist route to discover this aspect of the Crozon peninsula, most military installations (except the most recent) are open to tourists.


Useful information :

Address :
29570 Camaret-sur-Mer

Good to know :
Tourist office of Camaret-sur-Mer
15 quai Kléber
29570 Camaret-sur-Mer
Tel. + 33 (0) 2 98 27 93 60

Free of charge.

Where to stay:

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