Discovery Guide 2018 2019 - Office de tourisme de l'Aulne et du Porzay Tourisme

 
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Discovery Guide 2018 2019 - Office de tourisme de l'Aulne et du Porzay Tourisme
Départs pour les îles en saison :
  • OUESSANT/MOLÈNE
                                                             Liaison LE FRET - BREST
     (du Lun. au Sam.)
       • SEIN (Dim.)
                                                               + balades sur l'Aulne                                        RADE DE BREST
                                                            maritime avec LE BRESTOÂ
    avec la Compagnie
       PENN AR BED                                                                                 LANVEOC                                                                                                                                                                                                       Direction BREST

                                                                   LE FRET                                                                                                                                            LANDEVENNEC
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Abbaye de
CAMARET-SUR-MER                                                                                                                                                                                        St-Guénolé                              Ile d'Arun
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 BRASPARTS
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          St-Edern
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ile de
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Terenez      Musée de                                                                                             LE FAOU

                              Plan of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                         l’Ancienne Abbaye

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         LANNÉDERN

                           Territory                                         CROZON
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pont de Terenez
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               LOPÉREC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chapelle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             LANNEDERN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              La Madeleine
                                                                                                             TAL-AR-GROAS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Chapelle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chapelle                                                       St-Jean-Baptiste
                                                                                                                                                                ARGOL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     La Trinité
                                                                                                                                                                                                 D60                                                                                                                                                                                PONT-DE-BUIS
                                                                                                                                                                         Musée des Vieux                                                                      St-Budoc                                                                                                              LÈS-QUIMERCH
                                                                                                                                                                         Métiers Vivants
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TRÉGARVAN                                    Musée de
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         LE CLOÎTRE-PLEYBEN
                                                  MORGAT                    GROTTES MARINES                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Le cana                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AR C'HLOASTR-PLEIBEN
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                                                                                                                                                                 PRESQU’ÎLE DE CROZON                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Chapelle de Lannélec
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Dolmen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        de Voulven                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Chapelle
                                                                                                                                                                                                      D887                                                                                                                                     Bois                                                             Chapelle                                                                                                                     St-Voirin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           de Rozarnou                 Chapelle N 16                           de Lospars
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Menez - Hom                                  DINÉAULT                                                   St-Sébastien 5 - E
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          60
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Chapelle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    St-Laurent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 PLEYBEN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               (330 m)                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PLEIBEN
                                                                                                                                                                                   D63
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 DINEOL                     Chapelle St-Exuper
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Chapelle St-Jean                                                                                                                                                                           PORT-LAUNAY                     Chapelle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chapelle St-Aubin            MEILH-AR-WERN                                                            Chapelle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                de Gwennily                               La Congrégation
                                                                                                                                                                         SAINT-NIC                                                                                                                                       Église
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ste-Madeleine                                       237
                                                                                                                                                                              SANT-VIG                                                    Ste-Marie du                                                                                                               Guilly-Glaz                     Église                                                                                                                                                  Chapelle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ménez-Hom
                                                                                                                                     Plage de Caméros                                                                                                                           Forêt communale                                                            Bois
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Saint Nicolas                                                                                                                                          Ste-Barbe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  de Trégarvan                                                            du Chap                      Viaduc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        230
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Dolmen
                                                                                                                                   Pointe de Keréon                                          Église          du Ménez Lié
                                                                                                                                                                                           St-Nicaise
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Église                                                                                                     Chapelle                                                             Direction CARHAIX
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                                                                                                                                                                              Chapelle St-Côme                          St-Suliau                                                                                                                                               Église Saint Idunet                  N. D. de Kerluan                                  Pont                           (privé)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            St-Corentin                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chapelle

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Notre-Dame
             Brest, Quimper, Châteaulin Railway Stations                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Coblant                                                   St-Maudez
             3635 — Further information on:                                                                                                    Plage de Lestrevet                                                                               PLOMODIERN                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pont                                   LENNON
             www.voyages-sncf.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                       PLOUDIERN                                                                                                                                 Chapelle                                 Chapelle                                                              Ti Menn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         LENNON
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 St-Laurent                             du Vieux-Bourg
             Rennes > 1 hour 30                                                                                                              Plage de Pors-ar-Vag                                                                    Église                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Chapelle
             Brest ou Quimper > 3 hours 30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               St-Mahouarn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               SAINT-COULITZ                                                                                                                               St-Nicolas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SANT-KOULED                                             LOTHEY                     Chapelle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ste-Barbe                                    224
                        Transit connections from the stations                                                                                                                       Chapelle St-Sébastien                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         LOTEI                                                           Rosveguen
                        to the towns of the territory                                                                                    Pointe de Tal ar Grip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Commune fleurie

             5: 30 on average from Paris
                                                                                                         BAIE DE DOUARNENEZ                                                                                                   Église St-Méen     PLOÉVEN
             3: 40 on average from Nantes                                                                                                                                                                                                            PLOEVEN                                                                                                                                                                                                 GOUÉZEC
             2: 30 on average from Rennes                                                                                                                     Plage de Kervijen                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 GOUEZEG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chapelle
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chapelle                                                                                                                                       St-Gildas                                                                                                                                      Notre-Dame
             Regional network                                                                                                                               Plage de Ty-Anquer                          St-Nicodème
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Stèle Ste-Barbe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        de-Tréguron
             Bus station                                                                                                                                        Île Salgren
             1 place Louis Armand                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           CAST
             29000 QUIMPER                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      KAST
                                                                                                                                                      Plage de Ste-Anne-la-Palud                                                                                                                                         Église St-Jérome

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         D63
 (the bus station is at the SNCF train station)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ménez Quelerc'h
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Chapelle                                                             Ste-Barbe                                    Chasse de St-Hubert                                            (251 m)                                                                                   La Roche du Feu
 To discover all the bus lines of the territory see, p. 76                                                                                                                                            Ste-Anne                                  Commune fleurie                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (281 m)
                                                                                                                                                                                                      la-Palud
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PLONÉVEZ-PORZAY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               7
 02 98 90 88 89 — Further info on www.viaoo29.fr                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            D10         Chapelle                                                                                                                                   Chapelle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                D61                                                                                    Quillidoaré

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       D7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              des Trois-Fontaines
                                                                                                                                          Pointe de Tréfeuntec                                                                      PLONEVEZ-PORZE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Direction BRIEC
             Ouibus network
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 KEY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Musée du
             From, Brest, Nantes, Rennes, Vannes...                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Chemin de fer
             From Châteaulin (4h30 Châteaulin-Rennes, 9h20 Châteaulin-Paris)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          D77
             Further info on fr.ouibus/fr and on the phone app ouibus                                                                                  Plage de Kervel                                                                                       Église St-Miliau                                                                                                                              Viewpoints                                                     Aulne boat trip station                                        Swimming pool
             Quimper Cornouaille airport (around 35/45 min)                                                                                Plage de Trezmalaouen                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           P.N.R.A. Towns of the Natural
             02 98 94 30 30                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Chapels                                                        Aquatic observatory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                QUÉMÉNÉVEN                                                 Regional Park of Armorique
             www.quimper.aeroport.fr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Town of Brittany                                               Church
 Brest airport (around 40/55 min)                                                                                                                                                                 Chapelle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                D61
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Lockmaster’s house
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Notre-Dame                                                                                                                                                                                                Rural heritage
 02 98 32 86 00 — www.brest.aeroport.fr                                                                                                                                                          de la Clarté                           LOCRONAN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Megalith                                                       Teacher’s garden
 Also use www.kenavo.fr, , the web site to go anywhere by car or plane (times, prices, routes)!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Trips from one bank to another
                                                                                                                                                                                                 D7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rural school museum
             Nantes to Brest Canal towpath (part of the V6 Camaret-Vitré)                                                              DOUARNENEZ                                                       Direction DOUARNENEZ                                                                Bois du Duc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Museum
             Further info on www.smatah.fr and on www.canauxdebretagne.org                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Coastal footpath GR34
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Direction QUIMPER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Motor-caravan area
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tourist information point                                      Coastal footpath GR37
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Cruise departures                                                                                                             Towpath
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bois du Névet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Sea trips                                                      Supervised beach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Direction QUIMPER
Discovery Guide 2018 2019 - Office de tourisme de l'Aulne et du Porzay Tourisme
Contents

        Discover The Aulne                          6 à 13                     57 à 63
                                                      —                           —          Restaurants & crêperies
       maritime & canalized
           Beaches & Oceanic                       14 à 17                     64 à 66       Local flavors
                 Sensations                          —                           —

                     Historic sites               18 à 20                      67 & 68
                                                     —                            —          Wellbeing
                      & Megaliths
                  Visits in the                    21 à 23                     68 & 69       Shopping
            Historic Heartland                        —                           —

         Outings in harmony                        24 à 27                    69 & 71
                                                     —                          —            Pratical & useful info
           with the Heritage
                                                                                             Friendly- gestures Camper-
                    Hikes & walks                  28 & 31                     72 & 73
                                                     —                            —
                                                                                             vans Picnic
               Mountain bike                       32 & 33                     74 & 75       All info
           & Bicycle Rambles                          —                           —          for each commune
                                  Horse               34                      76 & 77        Getting around in the Aulne
                                  Riding              —                          —           & Porzay Region
                  Discover                            35                       78 & 79
                                                      —                           —          All the major events
the protected natural areas
    Discover The Regional                             36                       80 & 81       What are we going
Natural Parc Of Armorique                             —                           —          to do today?
                   Special leisure                 38 à 39                         82        The local
                         for Kids                     —                            —         Markets

                                                  40 à 53                          84        Discover Brest
         Leisure & Activities                       —                              —         Terres Océanes
             Discover the local                    53 & 54                         87        Services of the
                  gastronomy                          —                            —         Tourist Office
                     Artists &                     55 & 56
           creative craftsmen                         —

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Discovery Guide 2018 2019 - Office de tourisme de l'Aulne et du Porzay Tourisme
Discover

                                                 The Aulne
                                                  maritime & canalized

W    ending its way along the bottom of the wooded slopes, the river Aulne provides some
     stunning views. From Trégarvan to Port-Launay and from Port-Launay to Lennon,
wander along the meanders of the Aulne Maritime and on to the canal section and discover
the amazing diversity of its landscapes!
Ever since its creation in the 19th century, the Nantes-Brest canal has boasted a long history of contributing to
Brittany’s economic development. The first stone of the first lock – no longer in existence – was laid between
Châteaulin and Port-Launay on 7 September 1811. The canal was opened to navigation in 1836. For almost a century,
it constituted a vital transportation route for the interior of Brittany, which particularly benefitted the slate industry
and agriculture. But this economic role was short-lived. Competition from road and rail transport ruined all hopes
of development based on the canal. The construction of the hydroelectric dam at Guerlédan in 1923 precipated the
decline in the western section of the canal.This peaceful stretch of water covering 5 départements (365 km),with
its 238 locks is nowadays used solely for pleasure boating activities, by yachtsmen and the traditional old barges
including the Notre-dame de Rumengol, as well as fishermen, joggers, hikers, cyclists and horseriders, thanks to the
towpaths (on either side) running alongside the entire canal.Set off to explore this magnificent historical heritage, and
as you avail yourselves of a rest at picnic areas along the way. You’ll be captivated by the charm of its gentle curves
and langourous banks!

Yachting friends,                                                  The
a canal which is a good place to naviguate!                    keys for the
What a pleasure to drive your own boat, to seek            showers are to withdraw
                                                                 at Châteaulin:
adventure with family or friends in the green                                       mairie
                                                       • All year round at the 86 59 73
and relaxing site of the Nantes to Brest canal.                                 98
                                                    (townhall) Phone: 02 september)
It can be followed from Brest harbour until         • In season (april to mid informa-
                                                                               rist
it reaches the confluence of the Hyères and         saturaday at the tou 98 86 02 11              Navigation speed is limited to
                                                     tion point– phone:02                        6 km/h on the Nantes to Brest
Kergoat rivers at Carhaix. Once your journey                                     points to
                                                           Port-Launay, acces
                                                          drinking water and elec
                                                                                  tricity for     Canal and 10 km/h on Aulne
is planned, do not forget to contact Smatah to                                       g the
                                                             boats are situated alon                       maritime
obtain the regulations about the river and current                quai des amiraux
advice from skippers.
Remember to take your bikes with you to ride on the                                 General Information to boaters:
towpath all the way down. Between two visits, take time                                www.canauxdebretagne.org
to try stand up paddle or kayaking.                                                           www.smatah.fr
Lock manoeuvring will have to be done by yourself (DIY),                             voies-navigables.bretagne.bzh
except for the maritime lock at Guilly Glaz (passage 2
hours before or 2 hours after high tide at Brest).                   A boat trip down the canal?
Further infos on www.smatah.fr / 02 98 73 40 31                     Many boats propose trips down the canal (Les voiles
From the 1st of October to 30th April, the Guilly Glaz lock         de l’Aulne, le Notre Dame de Rumengol, la Fée de
can only be passed by booking on 0033 2 98 73 40 31                 l’Aulne, etc.) More suggestions in tourist information
(Smatah), 0033 2 98 86 03 21 (Guily Glaz lock)                      points. More Info see p. 51
or 0033 6 88 46 33 20 (Lockmaster).
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Discovery Guide 2018 2019 - Office de tourisme de l'Aulne et du Porzay Tourisme
Events in 2018

                                                                                                                                            © Route du sable
                                                                                                The Sand Route                       14th
                                                                                           The 23rd & 24th of June 2018             edition
Yatching center — Port-Launay                                                          Further information on: www.routedusable.fr
The yatching center provides showers, toilets and wash
sinks.
Open: 24 hours a day and 7 days a week
Price: 1 token costs 3 €. It gives access to 4 hours of
electricity or 4 minutes of water in the showers. Access
to the house is done, on the front with a code mentioned
on the ticket given by the distributor, when a token is
purchased.
Address: 21 Quai des Amiraux Douguet
           29150 Port-Launay
If a problem occurs or for any other information:
Communauté de Communes Pleyben-Châteaulin-Porzay:
0033 298 16 14 00 - accueil@ccpcp.bzh
                                                                                                The Slate Route                     2nd
                                                                                          The 14th to the 18th of July 2018 edition
                                                                                            Pont Coblant - Gouézec
                                                                                  This year, The Slate Route leaves saturday 14th July
                                                                                      from Port Launay and arrives at Port Carhaix
                                                                               the 18th of July before the opening of the Vieilles Charrues
                                                                                        music festival, with stops at Pont Coblant,
                                                                                              Châteauneuf, and Pont Trifin...
                                                         © Ronan Coquil

                  Did you know?
Lock 237: Guilly-Glaz — Port-Launay
This is the 237th and last maritime lock located on the
Aulne. Controlling the junction between the canalized and
maritime sections of the Aulne, it was inaugurated in 1858
by Napoleon III and the empress Eugénie. After two years
of work, a dam with mobile valves (capable of lowering                        Boat station
the level of the Aulne over several kilometers in just a few
minutes) and a multi-species fish pass were inaugurated                       Address: Guilly Glaz - 29150 Port-Launay (in front of the lock)
in December 2005. Feel free to stop here for a while; a                       Phone: 06 52 88 67 17 /09 53 39 05 11
picnic area with barbecue is at your disposal. You can                        E-mail: guillyglaz@hotmail.com
also watch the black Ouessant sheep frolic merrily in their                   Open: all year
paddock.                                                                      Services: accommodation- Bar, crêperie & pizzeria
         It should bear the number 238, because there                                  • Possibility to visit the Fée de l’Aulne
Useful                                                                        Useful
  Info   is a lock 17B at Redon!                                                Info     (hereforth at quay)

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To discover along the canal!

                                                Rural school museum
                                                Trégarvan (p.36)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Dinéault crossing — Dinéault
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The ferry crossing of the Aulne between                  Old hydro-electric works
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Dinéault and Rosnoën is known to have                    Saint-Coulitz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     existed since the early 16th century. It is              Built in 1886, put into service in 1887,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     located on an ancient communication                      Chateaulin was the third town in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     route linking Douarnenez and Le Porzay                   France to have been electrified.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     with Landerneau and Brest. The slipway                   This event is put on the communal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     at Dinéault probably dates back to                       blazon of Saint-Coulitz
                                                Teacher’s garden                                                                                                                                                                                                                     around 1858. Traffic intensified over the
                                                Rural school museum —                                                                                                                                                                                                                second half of the 19th century, and the
                                                Trégarvan                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ferry used to transport around 25,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     people per year, not to mention cattle,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     sheep and vehicles. The traffic also led to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the construction of the ferryman’s house
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     beside the shore. The ferry service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     stopped in 1951. Linked to the nearby
                                                                                                                                                                         Live Webcam                                                                                                 village of Kerbastard, the Passage still
                                                                                                                                                                              on
                                                                                                                                                                         www.smatah.fr                                                                                               retains a fountain and a wash-house.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         It’s an ideal place with a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Useful
                                                Aquatic observatory —                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Info         magnificent view to stop to          Gravestone of the marquis of
                                                Châteaulin (p.36)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        picnic.                              penn ar pont — Châteaulin
                                                                                    P.N.R.A. Communes of the Natural                                                                                                                                                                               Fishing school              Fishing spot
                                                                                    Regional Park of Armorique
                                                                                    Boaters house                                                                                                                                                                                                  Aulne Nautic                Toilets

                                                                                    Lock house                                                                                                                                                                                                     Bivouac Area                Bike shelter

                                                                                    Aquatic Observatory                                                                                                                                                                                            Picnic Area
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Teacher’s garden                                          saint-sé
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Rural school museum
                                                                                    Activity Base                                                                                                                                                                                                  Water point                 Locks
                             KEY

                                                                                    Bike hire                                                                                                                                                                                                      Barbecue                    Towpath

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               port-launay
                                                                                                                                                                                                           le passage
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Idées de randonnées
                                                     qui offre un beau          Barbe au bourg,
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                                                                                                                                                                vallée
                                                                         d’Armorique à pied                       :                         l’équitation ou encore de l’Aulne, privilégiez la randonnée,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           – Photos : ©: GPO-OT

                                                   ** La presqu’île                            - réf. PN12                                                                                                     le vélo,
 minant de la chaîne                                                 de Crozon et ses
                                                                                        environs à pied -                                • Boîtes de conserves le kayak.
                                                                                                           réf. P293                                              et bouteilles cassées
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                       sur la baie de                                                                                                                         Merci de conserver
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                  du Chap                         Contact : PNRA -                                                                                           sur les sentiers de
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                      Dinéault**                  FFRandonnée –                         - contact@pnr-armorique.f                                            pour vos sorties.
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                                                                                                                                          et culturelles. Merci                    belles
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Chapel of Saint-Sébastien
                                                       Saint-Ségal                          Lock house of Rosvéguen
                                                                                            Lennon (p.37)

                                                                                                                       Distance Distance
                                                                                              Lock       Lock name        of
                                                                                            numbers                   following accumulated
                                                                                                                                    (km)
                                                                                                                      lock (km)
              Try the water bike - Pont Coblant -                                            237      GUILI GLAS       4.00        0.00
              Opposite towpath — Gouézec                                                     236      CHATEAULIN       2.196       4.00
                                                                                             235      KOATIGRAC’H      1.631      6.196
                                                                                             234      TOUL AR RODO     2.744      7.827
                                                                                             233      PRAT HIR         2.859      10.571
                                                       Parish enclossure — Pleyben           232      AULNE            1.903      13.430
                                                                                             231      LE GUILLEC       3.003      15.333
                                                                                             230      TRESIGUIDI       2.265      18.336
                                                                                             229      LOTHEY           2.497      20.601
                                                                                             228      KOAT PONT        2.762     23.098
                                                                                             227      STEREON          1.847     25.860
                                                                                             226      ST ALGON         2.124      27.707
                                                                                             225      BUZIT            3.272      29.831
                                                                                             224      ROSVEGUEN        2.739      33.103
              Canal - Pont-Coblant                     Nautic base - Leisure canal -
                                                                                             223      NENEZ            2.537      35.842
              Gouézec side                             Pont Coblant — Pleyben (p. 44)

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                                                                                        Rosveguen
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                                       228                             Buzit
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    Guillec                                                    226                                            Nenez                222
                           229                              St Algon                                                           Prag Pourrig
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On bike or on foo
                                                      Discover the

                                                 Nantes
                                                  to Brest
                                                        canal

                                                                                                                                © BOURCIER Simon / CRTB
U  ltimate land of bike and hike, you will godown the Aulne river in a part of Finistere from
   Chateaulin to Carhaix. You will have the choice between the surfacing or stabilized
towpath (90 km with very little difference in elevation on the part of Finistere) or take the
grassed opposite side to the towpath (80 km with very little difference in elevation).
The Nantes-Brest canal is a marvelous playground for walks and hiking. Hikers, horse riders and cyclists can practice
their passion safely, away from cars. They find lots of facilities to rest, to discover nature, and to have nice picnics with
tables fitted on the way.
                                                          © Smatah

Gwasked Beloioù (Bike shelter)                                        The rest or bivouac areas of the canal:
Along the Nantes-Brest Canal (Finistère), At Pont Coblant             All along the Aulne, there are picnic sites, shelters,
and at Lennon there are free lock-up places for bikes,                discovery boards, barbecues, bike parks. Information
trailers etc. Look for Gwasked Beloioù (Smatah). With                 maps that will allow you to position yourself and to
your mind at ease, you can visit the lock-house, eat, visit           discover the history of the canal. At Chateaulin, Pleyben
the village or do some shopping.                                      and Lennon you can also find composting toilets and fresh
Lennon: Lock-keeper’s house of Rosvéguen                              water. Rest areas await you at Toul ar Peked (Pleyben), at
                                                                      the Châteaulin lock and at the lock house of Rosvéguen at
Pleyben: Pont Coblant                                                 Lennon.

                         To find out about all of the canal’s facilities:
                             Go on the interactive map on www.smatah.fr
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© CRT de Bretagne
        Get your Diploma for the Canal!
 Little
 Extra Get your checklist from www.tourismebretagne.
        com and get it stamped along your way at shops,
hotels, B&Bs, restaurants.

                                                                                                                                         @ Christine Prigent
When the 365km are done, the “Carte des étapes” as a
prevailing version, you get the special diploma “Canal
de Nantes à Brest” from the Tourist Information office
in Chateaulin, the Rodaven campsite or at the Comité
Régional du Tourisme de Bretagne
Phone n° +33(0)2 99 28 44 30

                                                                              The Canal is an ideal fishing area. Numerous fishing spots
                                                                              exist all along the towpath. Further info: p.46

                                                                                          The Canal itself is a “green way”, meant for
                                                                                          pedestrians, cyclists, horse riders, roll-
                                                                                          er-skaters and for disabled people.

                                                                              The canal is also a great running route... Practice running
                                                                              down the many trails that are along it. For more info on
                                                                              www.smatah.fr
                                                                                                                         Port-Launay

                     Photo shoot: At stone 360!
                     Meeting at Quay Émile Baley –
                     Châteaulin (near the bridge)
                                                                                                                                                 © Ronan Coquil

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The barge The Victor – Pont Ti Menn (Gouézec)
It is one of the last remains of barge transport on the canal. In 1932 this barge, loaded with 100 tons of slate, struck
the bridge at Pont Ti Menn and sank. For 70 years it suffered in the depths of the canal, stuck in the mud. In October
2003 a group “Save the Victor” decided to try and bring it back to life. After three weeks of labor, involving a lot of
elbow grease, the Victor was relieved of the 300 tons of mud and came back up to the surface. Today the group of
enthusiasts are still working on it.
For more information, contact the Association “Il faut sauver Victor”: +33(0)2 98 81 80 00 / +33(0)6 07 01 63 89
(guided tour available)

                                                              The trail barefoot
                                                              Discover nature in an unusual way. A 360m sensory trail,
                                                              the only one in Finistère, similar to the 360km of the
                                                              Nantes-Brest canal, is made up of around twenty different
                                                              materials to explore at your own pace. Accessible, the
                                                              course aims to rediscover the first senses we knew as
                                                              babies and to explore unknown sensations. Out of time,
                                                              you will enter a sensory bubble, far from your daily
                                                              worries ... A unique moment to relax in the calm of the
                                                              lockkeeper’s garden of Rosvéguen’s house, to listen to the
                                                              nature and even to see the animal hosts of this place full
                                                              of history.
                                                              For opening hours, go on www.smatah.fr
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Activities on the canal

                                                  On the canal
                                        Try water activities (kayaking,
                                          rowing, stand up paddle,
                                         pedalo, canoe, pedal slider,
                                            boat) or even fishing!
                                                          © Smatah

          Designed as a succession of water steps, the               Around or along the canal
Useful
  Info majestic staircase that forms the canal can be                Discover the pleasure of beautiful walks along the
          difficult to get down! Since 2016, a course of more        towpath on foot, by bike or on horseback! Test your
than 20 km is now possible by kayak or canoe from                    archery accuracy or surprise yourself when visiting the
Pleyben (Pont-Coblant) to Châteaulin thanks to the                   lock house of Rosvéguen (Lennon) or the animated farm
installation of slides!                                              of the Vieux Bourg in Châteaulin.
Want to test the course? Look at Leisure Canal on p. 50              Discover the canal Nantes to Brest differently:
                                                                     In the morning by bike or in the afternoon by kayak. From
                                                                     25 €/pers. To know more, look at Leisure Canal on p. 50

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Fine sandy

                                                     Beaches   Calm, bathing                                           Ideal for sunbathi
                                                                                                                                          ng
                                                       & sand castles                                                  and relaxing!

                               area
            Your future play

                                                                                                                            Photo shooting spot:
                                                                                                                            In the evening, after din-
                                                                                                                             ner, you will be stunned
                                                                                                                            at the sunset on the sea!

O   n our long fine sandy, quiet and family beaches, you will enjoy alone,
    with friends or family, sunbathing, reading, playing beach games,
building sandcastles or simply discovering the benefits of a siesta.
Perfect for swimming with their quiet and safe waters, you will certainly be tempted by
one of the many board sports. If you are looking for thrills, go on to the next page! Here,
there’s something for all tastes, everyone will find what they are looking for.

         Come and get free tide tables in one of our Tourist office branches to help prepare
 Idea    your day at the beach!

                                                                                                                                         Special
                                                                                                                                          kids
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                                                               © Paul Divanac’h

At the beach
• Put suntan lotion on                • Play in the waves
                                                                                   Great family plans
• Walk in the water                   • Shake your towel
                                                                                   Make the most out of the 4 supervised beaches in July and August!
• Read the summer                     • Admire the sunset
  best-seller                                                                      • Pentrez Beach (Saint-Nic)
                                      • Jump in the water
• Make the most of the sun                                                         • Pors ar Vag Beach (Plomodiern)
                                      • Smell the sea breeze
  and get a suntan                                                                 • Ste Anne la Palud Beach (Plonévez-Porzay)
• Lie down and relax                                                               • Kervel Beach (Plonévez-Porzay)

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© Philippe Bittel
Do you want to discover an island?                           The Kervijen wreck
Salgren Island, which separates the beaches of Sainte-       At the whim of currents and high tides, it’s possible to see
Anne and Ty Anquer, is only an island at high tide! Will     on numerous beaches around the Douarnenez Bay, like
you have the chance to see it surrounded by water? It’s      on Kervijen Beach in Plomodiern, remains of wrecks on
also a very pretty viewpoint to climb at low tide!           which the sand comes and recovers them now and then.
                                                             How did they arrive there? In the 1950s, as there was a
                                                             wood shortage, the farmers bought old boats from the
                                                             fishermen to use as fire wood for heating and cooking.

                                                     Our favorite
                                                     View points
                                                   • Tal ar Grip Point
                                                      (Plomodiern)
                                                  • Tréfeuntec Point
                                                   (Plonévez-Porzay)

                                                                                                                      © Pascal Bodénan

The beaches are also the starting points of nice hikes
along the GR34! In high season, in the evening, oxygenate
yourself walking on the sand while admiring the beauty of
the landscape!

                                                                The TIRALO wheelchair
                                                             They make bathing for the disabled
                                                             possible:
                                                             • 1 at Pentrez beach – Sand yachting
                                                               school at Pentrez (Saint-Nic)
                                                             • 1 at Kervel beach (Plonévez-Porzay)
                                                             • 1 at Sainte-Anne-la-Palud beach
                                                               (Plonévez-Porzay)
                                                             In July-August: book at the life guard centers
                                                             Out of season: seek information at the nearest mairie
                                                             (townhall) or sand yachting school at Pentrez (Saint-Nic)

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                                Sand yachting, single or twin kayaking,
                             water skiing, surfing, kite-surfing, bodyboar-
                             ding, stand up paddle, Nordic aquatic walking
                                             or even tubing…
                                Here, it’s the ideal place to satisfy your
                                 passion of the sea and board sports!
                                     Looking for a private lesson,
                                     an guided tour or rent gear?
                                        Make your choice!
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       Fort de l'Aber
                                                                                                                                                                                                TRÉGARVAN
                              Plage du Poul
              Ile de l'Aber
                                                                                                Fontaine St-Divy
                               Pointe du Guern                                                                                                                                                        Ménez - Hom
                                                                                                                                                                                                        (330 m)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           DINÉAULT
                        Come and discover our 7 fine sandy beaches and their numerous activities!
                                                     Plage de Trez-Bellec

                                                                                                                                          SAINT-NIC-PENTREZ
                                                                                                                   Plage de
                                                                                                                   Caméros
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                                            plan!
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                                                                                                                                                                                                   PLOMODIERN
                                                                                                               Plage de Pors-ar-Vag

                                                                                                         Pointe de Tal Ar Grip

                                                    Baie de Douarnenez
                        KEY                                                                                                                                                      PLOÉVEN
                                                                                                                                 Plage de Kervijen
                                        Surf                                    Bike hire                                     Plage de Ty-Anquer
                                                                                                                                      Île Salgren
                                                                                Hike trail
                                        Bodyboard                                                                               Plage de Ste-Anne
                                                                                starting point                                      la-Palud
                                        Stand up                                Shower
                                        Paddle
                                                                                Aquatic                       Pointe de Tréfeuntec
                                        Kite surfing
                                                                                walking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dogs are forbidden on
                                        Sand                                    Tubing                                  Plage de Kervel                                                                               the beaches from the
                                        yachting                                                                                                                                       PLONÉVEZ                           1st June to the
                                                                                                            Plage de Trezmalaouen                                                       PORZAY                           30th September
                                        Sea                                     Supervised
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (19th of January 2018 health
                                        Kayaking                                beach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                regulation)
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360° view
                                     guaranteed!

                                                                Historic
                                                                 sites
                                                                          &
                                                                Megaliths

                                                                                                                    1 - Menez-Hom:
                                                                                                                         330 m
                                                                                                                  2 – Karreg an Tan:
Le Menez-Hom
                                                                                                                         281 m
                                                                                                                 3 – Menez Quelerc’h:
                                                                                                                         251 m
T   he Menez-Hom is the area’s high spot for visitor’s!
    From its 330-metre summit, the curves of the Menez-Hom dominate the bay of
Douarnenez, the plain of Le Porzay to the south and the valley of the Aulne maritime to the
                                                                                                                These 3 viewpoints are part of
                                                                                                    the Black mountain Massif. The
                                                                                                   Menez-Hom and Karreg an Tan are
north. Once you reach the top, the view is stunning. The highest point of the montagnes noires two of the seven sacred mountains
(black mountains), it provides a magnificent panoramic view over the Crozon peninsula, the bay               of Armorique
of Douarnenez, the bay of Brest and the hills of the Monts d’Arrée.
At 480 million years old, this is one of the oldest and highest points in Brittany. The Menez-Hom was a
sacred hilltop where the cult of sun worshipping was celebrated, as can be seen from the mounds of stone.
The Menez-Hom also went on to become a strategic point as it was possible for a look-out to watch over the region and
keep an eye out for warnings from the island of Ouessant (Ushant). Whether the threat came from Normans, pirates or
the English, it would be alerted by a beacon and then in turn would light another one to pass on the signal of danger. The
Menez-Hom still bears the nickname “Yed”– meaning look-out relating to those times. Over the centuries, it has also
become a place for fairs and very famous pardons.
In 2007, the “site Natura 2000 – complexe du Menez-Hom-Argol” came into being. This site incorporates 5 communes:
Dinéault, Plomodiern, Saint-Nic, Trégarvan and Argol. The Natura 2000 site was set up to preserve the biodiversity of the
Menez-Hom, and in particular its heathland and peat-bog landscapes, as well as the Sphagnum pylaseii moss and the
Quimper snail, two species of community interest that are to be found on its slopes. In 2014, the site was designated as “natural
heritage” for its wildlife. This classification has enabled it to be protected without interfering too much with the sporting or
leisure activities such as hang-gliding, model-aircraft flying or paragliding that are so popular on the Menez-Hom.
The Menez-Hom is also the starting point for walks and beautiful rambles, especially narrated ones during the summer.£
With its unique flora and discrete fauna, this is also a vulnerable site, so please respect the environment as you walk!
        Continue the walk with a visit to the Sainte-Marie du Menez-Hom chapel? It boasts a remarkable parish
 Idea enclosure and pink altarpieces inside that are worth a look!

                                     Menez-Hom, the sacred mount of the first Armoricans.
                                     La Déesse Brigitte. In 1913 a local farmer unearthed a small bronze head in good condition. After
                                     the First World War he wondered if he could find the rest of the statue. He found a cavity in the
                                     soil, where there was the body of a female in bronze, unfortunately in a very poor state. The
                                     statue would have measured 70cm. It was decided that this was not a statue of Minerva, but of a
                                     Brigit, a goddess mentioned in Irish history of the Middle Ages, therefore a celtic goddess.
                                     The statue is known as the Goddess of the Menez-Hom and can be found in the Museum of
                                     Brittany in Rennes.
                 © Philippe Bittel

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Take off!

                                                                                                    2018 Event

                                                              © Ronan Coquil
The legend of the king Marc’h
The king victim of a curse was gifted with horse ears. When he
died he was buried near the chapel of Sainte Marie to which he
was devoted. Prisoner in Hell, he was told that when the cairn
marking his grave was tall enough that he could see the bell on
                                                                                              59th Menez-Hom Festival
                                                                                               From 1st to 15th August 2018
top of the chapel, then he would be forgiven                                      Our famous little mountain has given its name to a festival
So if you trip over a pile of stones, think of him!                              of traditional music and dance, whose 59th edition is to take
                                                                                             place from the 1st to 15th August 2018.
                                                                                 In 1959, a group of friends launched the idea of a small folk
                                                                                 party on the summit of the Menez-Hom on the 15th August.
                                                                                 Very soon, the small party turned into a festival! Nowadays,
                                                                                   the festivities no longer take place on the summit of the
                                                                                  Menez-Hom but in the town of Plomodiern and the great
                                                                                 day of 15 August in particular is one of the high spots of the
                                                                                                        summer season!
                                                                                   Find out more on: www.festivaldumenezhom.com
                                                                                              Festivaldumenezhom Plomo

During the summer, sheep graze these slopes - Landes de
Bretagne and Avranchines breeds, (which can be traced back
to crossbreeding with Suffolks!) They are both well adapted
to grazing on local heather and gorse, and by keeping the
land more open, and also contribute to the wellbeing of
the other local flora and fauna. They overwinter at the
sheep farm near Dinéault. In the context of the Natura 2000
program, grazing helps to maintain open habitats, promotes
biodiversity and prevents fires.

L   a Roche du Feu — karreg an Tan (Gouézec)
     On the heights of Gouézec, reaching 281 meters, stands
the Roche du Feu which is traditionally known by its Breton
                                                                               This site, classified today, is to be discovered by a hike trial,
                                                                               it offers a point of view on the valley of Aulne, the Monts
                                                                               d’Arrée and the Bay of Douarnenez. On a clear day, it is
                                                                               possible to see 33 steeples in a radius of 40km!
name, karreg = rock, and tan = fire. This site became strate-
gically important when the Normans first invaded Brittany.
Indeed to alert others of the Vikings arrival whom came up
the Aulne on pillaging missions, a watchman would set light
to a signal fire at the mouth of the Aulne, then imitated at the
Menez-Hom and then a third one at the Karreg an Tan. It’s at
this time,it inherited the name of “Roche du Feu”.

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M    enez Quelerc’h (Cast)
       Located on the heights of Cast, on the watershedof the pines, one can discover a magnificent panorama there on Bay
western termination of the Black Mountains, this small mount of Douarnenez, the mountain of Locronan, the valley of the
is strewn with heather, of gorses of Le Gall, high ferns and of Aulne and with far the chain from the black mountains.

                                                                                                                     Little
                                                                                                                     extra
                                                                                                                                point
                                                                                                             It’s the starting
                                                                                                                                km)
                                                                                                              of a hike trail (9
                                                                                                                    forest pa ssages,
                                                                                                             with
                                                                                                                          views  and a
                                                                                                             panoramic
                                                                                                                                 bike
                                                                                                               sport mountain
                                                                                                                       course…
                                                                                                                        Try it!

                                                                                                    Vue des hauteurs du Menez Kelc’h

                                                                                           MÉMO
                                                                    Dolmen: The word Dolmen is made from two Breton
                                                                    words: “dol” which signifies ‘table’ and ‘maen’ which
                                                                    means “stone”. A dolmen is a single chamber megalithic
                                                                    tomb with a large flat stone on top of two or more vertical
                                                                    stones; these were used for single and multiple burials.
                                                                    Menhir: The word Menhir comes from the Breton “maen”
                                                                    which means “stone” and “hir” which means “long”.
                                                                    Dolmens and menhirs appeared in the Neolithic.

                                            Menez-Lié Dolmen
The megaliths, 5 000 years ago
Yes, there are plenty of megalithic treasures in Brittany.
In our territory, so keep your eyes open! Various traces
of history are visible like menhirs ( at the Tal Ar Grip
point-Plomodiern and at Pleyben), standing stones dating
back from the Iron age like at Ploéven, dolmens like
Menez-Lié (Saint-Nic) or tumuli (burial mounds) and the
remains of stone circles on the Menez-Hom.

The standing stone of Sainte-Barbe
The standing stone of Sainte-Barbe at Ploéven dates
from the Iron Age (450 BC). Undoubtedly used at the
end of various celtic ceremonial ceremonies, the stone
was‘christianised’ by having a cross carved on it in the 6th
century. Nowadays the custom is for young couples who
are looking to get married to throw a pebble on to the top
of the standing stone - if they are successful their wish
will come true…
                                                                                                      Standing stone of Sainte-Barbe
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Visits
                                                                                                                 In the Historic
                                                                                                            Heartland
                                                                                                                                                                            er one
                                                                                                                                                         Come and discov
                                                                                                                                                             mo st notab le calvaries
                                                                                                                                                      of the
                                                                                                                                                               in Brittany!
© Touristic land of central Finistère

                                                                                     Parish enclosure – Pleyben
                                        A bit of history…                                                        of Christ. The ornate porch has statues of the twelve Apostles
                                        In 1548 King Henri II of France gave the PCC (Parochial Church           and one representing St Germain, the patron saint of the parish,
                                        Council) of Pleyben, the right to organise 4 great local fairs, and      and was built between 1588 and 1591. A sacristy in the Classical
                                        a monthly one at Pleyben itself. This was during the ‘golden age’        style in green sandstone completed the porch in about 1719. It
                                        of Brittany, and the money raised by these activities went into          is topped by a lanterned dome, and surrounded by small side
                                        the PCC treasury. This then gave them enough funds to begin              chapels. Burial parties would enter the church this way, and it is
                                        building a beautiful church - a reflexion of their piety, their pride    sometimes called the Gate of the Dead. The church was erected in
                                        and the wealth of their parishioners. The golden times - the             three steps. The central part is in Flamboyant Gothic (1564-1571).
                                        17th and 18th centuries, saw the construction of a ‘parish close’,       Inside, you can notice some singular valley-beams, the Dallam
                                        striking in its size and ornaments. The churchyard is composed           organ, baroque altarpieces, stained glass where the oldest piece
                                        of church with a sacristy, a porch, an ossuary (where bones are          is the central one from the sixteen century and depicting the
                                        kept), a calvary and a surrounding wall which gathers together           Passion. The porch (1588-11591) has interesting statuary with the
                                        Gothic, Renaissance and Beaumanoir styles of architecture. In            twelve apostles, St-Germain patron saint of the parish and an
                                        1555 the Calvary was built, then moved and heightened in 1738            Annunciation. The classical sacristy in green sandstone comes
                                        and 1743. This is when it got its characteristic shape of a trium-       in 1719 to complete the whole. Its central cupola is surmounted by
                                        phant arch with four buttresses. Thirty sculptures are showed            a lantern surrounded by apses. The stone assemblage and the
                                        in the top area. It is one of the seven most notable calvaries in        mastering of the light are noteworthy. In the walled garden, as a
                                        Brittany. Dating from the 15th century, the gothic-style ossuary,        limit between sacred place and profane one, there is a dead door
                                        served many different functions after the Revolution: a school,          (1725) with a Trinity and a Pieta.
                                        a clinic and a post office. Today it houses a local museum of Art,       Open: all year
                                        looked after by volunteers from the parish, and open during the
                                        holiday season. Visitors can also see the sculptures and artefacts                  Guided tours available on request. (ask at your local
                                                                                                                     Little Tourist Office. +33 (0) 298 267 105 – April to
                                        found during the restoration work, and some everyday local life              Extr a
                                        objects from the beginning of the century. Near the Ossuary                         September – and at +33 (0) 298 812 737 – off season)
                                        there is a Salt Cross. The church was built in three stages. The         July- August: free guided visits are available: SPREV, every day,
                                        central part showing flamboyant Gothic was finished around               10:30am to 12:30am and 2:30pm to 6:30pm, except Saturday and
                                        1564 - 1571. Inside you can see the 16th century carved wooden           Sunday mornings. They are accessible to all.
                                        roof beams, the organ built by Dallam between 1688 and 1692,             Exhibition in the church from April to September: “Discover
                                        baroque alterpieces and stained glass windows, the oldest of             Pleyben through its history”, every day from 9:00am to 6:00pm
                                        which was created in the 16th century and repesents the Passion          (7:00pm in July and August)

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Church of Notre-Dame – Châteaulin
This site constitutes a complete parish enclosure. You’ll notice the ossuary and 16th-century cross, the porch and the
18th century church tower. A tour of the interior is a must: pillars, altarpieces, statues, pictures, tomb of Jethane de
Trésiguidy…
        Guided tours are possible during the opening hours from the 10th July to 14th August (excluding bank
 Little holidays), from 10:30am to 12:30pm and from 3:30pm to 6pm on weekdays.
 Extra
        Free of charge.

Sainte-Marie du Menez-Hom Chapel
           Plomodiern
The chapel was built at the foot of the Menez-Hom in 1570,
over the ruins of a Roman chapel. The parish enclosure
comprises a triple monumental entrance (1739) and a
calvary with three crosses (1544). It was formerly a place
of pilgrimage and a very popular venue for fairs. Classified
as a historic heritage monument in 1916, the chapel boasts
magnificent recently-restored pink altarpieces.
Visiting times: from 1 April to 31 October 2017. Every day
from 9:30am to 6:30pm.                                                   Guided tours available on request from 3:30pm
                                                                  Little to 6:00pm (for more information, please call
Further info on +33(0)2 98 92 50 17                               Extra
                                                                         +33(0)2 98 54 82 70 / +33(0)6 79 06 63 02).
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© Virginie Foutel
            Saint-Sébastien Chapel                                                        Overhanging the Aulne loops, the enclosure and the
                  Saint-Ségal                                                             calvary (16th C.) are classified.
                                                                                          Open: all year (see the town hall “mairie”)
Heritage flagship of St-Ségal, the St-Sebastian chapel is
classified as a heritage monument because of its murals               “History of sound”audio-tours to download free
                                                               Little on the mairie’s website: www.mairie-saintsegal.fr
and beams. The Altarpieces are seen as the most beautiful      Extra
in the Finistère area.                                                Guided tours available on request with the Arz
Built in the sixteenth century, as gratitude from the people Ha Glad organization.
unspoiled from black-plague, it can be considered as a       Info: +33(0)298 731 703.
stone ex-voto.

                                                                                          Saint-Côme and Saint-Damien Chapel
                                                                                                      Saint-Nic
                                                                                          This pretty Gothic-style chapel was completed in the 17th
                                                                                          century. In the form of the semi-hull of a boat and with its
                                                                                          forest of wrought and sculpted rafters, the framework of
                                                                                          the nave is unique in its genre. Inside, you can see the old
                                                                                          peasant’s sickle that had been an offering of thanks for the
                                                                                          healing of a wound, according to the legend of Saint Côme
                                                                                          and Saint Damien.
                                                                                                   A guided tour is available in July and August
                                                                                           Little
                                                                                           Extra during the Chapel’s opening hours (Monday to
                                                                                                   Friday: 11am-12am and 4-6pm, and on
                                                                                          Sundays:4-6pm; closed Saturdays.)
                                                                                          Further info on +33 (0)2 98 26 50 36

      Sainte- Anne-la-Palud Chapel
            Plonévez-Porzay
                                                                                                                                                      © Philippe Bittel

This Neo-Gothic-style chapel dating from 1858 has the
distinction of possessing an exterior altar for celebrating
one of Brittany’s most important pardons, which attracts
10,000 pilgrims during the last weekend of August each
year. Inside the chapel, a historical-retrospective video
recording of the pardon is on offer. You’ll also be able
to admire the rather large granite statue of Saint Anne,
weighing around 232 kilos, which is carried during the
anniversary pardons.
Visiting times: All year, every day, from 9am to 6pm.
Further info on +33(0)6 73 61 18 83.

  Want to find out more? The guide to the churches and chapels is available                                        Available in your Tourist Office
  free of charge in the 5 Aulne and Porzay tourist offices, and can also be                                          and in the communes of the
  downloaded from www.aulne-porzay-tourisme.com                                                                                   Pleyben region

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Outings
 in harmony
   with the                                          trégarvan
 Heritage      Direction
                                                     • Saint-Budoc Church
                                                     • Musée de l’école
               PRESQU’ÎLE DE CROZON
                                                       rurale (Museum of
                                                       rural school)
                                                     Menez-Hom
                                                 (330 m) - see p.16-17

              saint-nic                          plomodiern
  Baie de     • Saint-Côme chapel                • Sainte-Marie du
Douarnenez    • Saint-Nic church sundial           Menez-Hom Chapel
              • Saint-Nic exhibition             • Saint Corentin
                yesteryear and modern              Chapel and fountain
                times – Pentrez Beach
              • Dolmens of Menez-Lié
                and of Voulven

                                               ploéven
                                               • Village Church
                                               • Sainte Barbe Chapel
                                                 and standing stone
                                               • Kervijen marsh

                              plonévez-porzay
                              • Sainte-Anne-la-Palud Chapel
                              • Jean Marie Le Bris standing stone
                              • Railway museum                           Direction
                                                                         QUIMPER
                Direction
                DOUARNENEZ

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Direction
                         BREST

dinéault
• San Dispar/Saint-Exuper Chapel
• Sainte-Marie-Madeleine Church
  and it’s piéta                                      port-launay
                                                      • Guilly-Glaz lock
                                                      • Outside photography
                                                        exhibition along the
                                                        quays
                                                      • Christmas nativity scene
                                                        (village church)

            châteaulin
            • Notre-Dame Church
            • Thatched roofs of Vieux-Bourg
            • Town hall
            • Castle remains (donjon)              saint-coulitz
            • Viaduct                              • Saint-Laurent Chapel and fountain
                                                   • Ruins of the old hydro-electric factory

                                              Menez Quelerc’h
                                              (330 m)- see p.18

          cast                                                    The slate qua
                                                                                                 rri
          • Saint-Hubert hunting Calvary
          • Saint-Gildas Chapel and fountain                     Brittany is the country of slate.   e
                                                                This schist finds its principal use
                                                                                                      s

          • Quillidoaré Chapel                               as a roofing material. The “blue stone”
                                                       (armen-glas = rear men-knell) replaces thatch
                                                    which stimulates the request in the whole area. The
                                                   slate Industry expanded a lot in the 19th century, along
                                                 the canal facilitating its transport. The exploitation of the
                                                  quarries confined in the 18th century around Châteaulin
                                                   (Châteaulin, Port-Launay, St-Coulitz, St-Ségal, Lothey,
                                                 Gouézec, Pleyben) gradually developed towards the East,
                                               until the 20th century. In 1838, the slate-group of Châteaulin,
                                               Lothey, Saint-Ségal and Gouézec, owned 25 open pit quarries
                                                and 5 underground quarries, worked by 500 to 600 workers.
                                                  They output between 200 and 600 slates per day. At the
                                                  beginning of the 20th century, the exploitation of slates
                                                   almost disappeared around Châteaulin. It continued at
                                                      Pont-Coblant. If you walk along the tow path, you
                                                        will recognize slate debris heaps now invaded
                                                             by bushes, old quarries and entries of
                                                                   the underground quarries.
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Outings
                                                                                        of the seco
                  in harmony                                                          e

                                                                                                              nd
                       with the

                                                                              n
                  Heritage
                                                                                          Initially placed on the

                                                                           Milesto
                                                                                      Roman road starting at the

                                                                                                                  century
                                                                                     ria of Faou in direction of the
                                                                                   city of Quimper, this milestone
                                                                                  at Croas Men was Christianized in
                                                                                  the12th century at the St-Jacques
                                                                                      roads crossing. In medieval
                                              Direction                             times, it was also used by the
                                              BREST                                             Tro Breizh.

                                                                                          saint-ségal
                                                                                          • Saint-Sébastien Chapel
                                                                                          • Milestone of the second
                                                                                            century

              u t the Ankou
           bo              ?
    a
you know

            At night, when somebody heard the
            squeaking of the wheels of a cart, or
        saw a magpie approaching the house, one
       said it was the Ankou, the Breton legendary
        Master of death, announcement of a close
       death. It is often represented like a skeleton,
         sometimes draped in a shroud, holding a
        reaper in the hand but also in the form of a
         reversed scythe, cross bones or of a skull
 Do

           (church of Pleyben, calvary of Cloître-
              Pleyben, church of Lannédern).
                                                                                              lothey
                                                                                              • The Old village chapel
                                                                      e
                                                             ur ey s
                                                                                                and altarpiece

                                                           o
                                                          y manyBybuildings
                                                                   visiting
                                                                                              • Saint-Fiacre fountain
                                                                                                and wash house
                                                                            of                • Counter towpath with
                                              n

                                                          central Finistere, you will be        5 locks
                                           Ope

                                                         able to observe very beautiful
                                                     representations of the episode of “St
                                                    Yves rendering justice”. St Yves is one
                                                   of the patron saints of Brittany.
                                                    He made prevail the right
                                                   and was the lawyer of the
                                                    poor, the persecuted and
                                                        the weak.(Church of
                                                          Pleyben, Church of
                                                           Gouézec, Calvary of
                                                               Cloître -Pleyben).

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lannédern
                                                                          • Saint-Edern Church
                                                                          • Ankou represented on the church

                                                                          le cloître-pleyben
                                                                          • Calvary of church of Saint-Blaise
                                                                          • Saint-Jean-Baptiste Chapel
                                                                          • Saint-Voirin Chapel and foun-
                                                                            tain (which is said to relieve
                                                                            rheumatisms)

          pleyben
          • Saint-Germain parish enclosure and
            church
          • 7 Chapels (La madeleine, La Trinité,
            Lannélec, Saint-Laurent, La congréga-
            tion, Gwennily, Gars Maria (private))
          • Menhir

                                                     lennon
                                                     • Saint-Maudez Chapel
                                                     • Sainte Barbe Chapel
                                                     • Rosvéguen Lockkeepers house
                                                                                                                 Direction
                                                                                                                 CARHAIX

                                                                                 f Notre Dame de
               gouézec                                                          o                 T
                                                                              in The fountain was
               • Notre-Dame de Tréguron Chapel
                                                                             ta

                                                                                                              ré

                                                                                undoubtedly erected on a
                                                                           un

                 and fountain
                                                                                                                gu

                                                                             place of pre-Christian worship
                                                                d of the fo

                                                                                                                  ron

               • Les Trois fontaines Chapel and                           dedicated to fertility and maternity.
                 Calvary                                                 A statue of Marie as a nursing Virgin is
                                                                        visible in the chapel and at the fountain.
               • Counter towpath                                       Formerly, the young mothers and
                                                                         nurses turned around the
                                                                       fountain and sprinkled with
                                                                          water their chest as a
                                                             gen

La Roche du Feu
(281 m) - see p.17                                                      demand for abundant milk.
                                                                           Then, they prayed and
                                                           Le

                                                                             gave an offering in the
                                                         e

                                                                                        chapel.
                                                                             Th

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Hikes
                                                     & Walks

    Dear walkers…
    We are waiting for you! Our region is the ideal place to go hiking with 33km of Long Distance Footpaths (GR34 and 37),
    through which you will discover the beauty of the wild coast and inland regions, 15 short footpaths and numerous
    walks between sea and countryside and also mysterious undergrowths, the indolent banks of the Aulne or a rich
    heritage.

                                                   The GR®34
                                                    Elected
                                                 farorite GR®
      16 km of Long distance foot               of the French
    path GR 34                                     in 2017!              The Customs officers Pathwas created in 1791,
    It’s one of the French most emblematic                               during the Revolution, to watch the Coastline
    Long Distance Footpaths. The GR®34 also called “The                  and to fight smuggling!
    Customs officers Path” and runs along the whole Breton
    coast from Mont Saint-Michel to the Golf of Morbihan,
    over 1800 km. From Pentrez to Kervel, it offers you 16km
    of wild coast and a stunning view on the sea. It’s an
    all-season footpath but the best period is from the end of
    April to mid-October when the days are longer and the
    flora has burst into life! Walking along the GR34 is one of
    the best ways to discover Brittany and breathe its crisp
    air. Live an unforgettable experience!
     Stages - Crozon > Douarnenez                  Km     Duration
     From Morgat to Trez-Bellec                     16     3 h 45
     From Trez- Bellec to Pentrez                   7       2h
     From Pentrez to Lestrevet                      3     45 min
     From Lestrevet to Pors ar Vag                 0,6    10 min
     From Pors ar Vag to Trefeuntec                 7,5    1 h 50
     From Tréfeuntec to Kervel                      3     45 min
     From Kervel to Douarnenez                      7      1 h 45
     Total                                        44,10     11 h

                                         (calculated on an average rhythm of 4 km per hour)

   A problem w?ith
     a footpath                       The GR34 is a reported dangerous footpath
                  :
   Let us know on                     and for pedestrians only … Be careful! The              GR signs
                 sdenature.fr         footpath must not be used between Porz ar
sentinelles.sport
                                      Vag beach and Lestrevet Beach in Plomodiern.

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Let’s go
                                                                           on a nature walk!

                                                                                                                                    © Aziliz Sotin - Storytelling walk
  17 km of Long distance foot path GR 37
The GR37 crosses Brittany from East to West, from                                                                      discover
                                                                                                 Have a break and
Vitré to the Peninsula of Crozon, through the Forest of                                                 au tifu l Sainte-Marie du
                                                                                                 the be
                                                                                                            om    cha pel !
Brocéliande and the Nantes-Brest canal. Our region offers                                        Menez  -H
you a section of 17 km. It follows the GR34 coming from
Douarnenez and will guide you, through the inland, to the
summit of the Menez-Hom and its 360° panorama.Then it
joins Terenez Bridge and follows again the GR34 footpath
on some kilometers before entering Central Brittany.
Stages - Pentrez > Térénez Bridge                 Km     Duration
From Pentrez to Coatérel                           5       1 h 15
From Coatérel to Sainte-Marie du Menez-Hom        8,2      2 h 15
From Sainte-Marie du Menez-Hom to the
                                                  4,5     1 h 30
summit of Menez-Hom
From the summit of Menez-Hom to Térenez bridge     9      1 h 45
Total                                            26,7     6h45

                                For further information to prepare your hike:
                                        To prepare your hike, you
                                        can buy online topographi-
                                        cal guides and sheets with
                                the short footpaths on the website
 www.ffrandonnee29.fr           of FFRP-Finistère!
                                                                             www.mongr.fr               www.finistere-rando.com

          The Monts d’Arrée tour and                                                                       Finistère on foot
          the Peninsula of Crozon tour                                                                     15,20 €
          GR 34 (Number 380) - 15,90 €
                                                               The short footpaths are
             The short footpaths guide The Peninsula           available individually at
           of Crozon and its surroundings (34 walks &            the Tourist Offices                      The Armorique Natural
                       hikes) (Number P293) - 15,40 €                     1€               Regional Park – 14,70 € (Number PN12)

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