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GR34: The West

 

(vero;2019-March-30)

All our pictures have been taken in winter in the months of December or January. They are proof that the weather can be very nice in this season with the added bonus of hardly a soul around. Of course, we had also cloudy and rainy skies but those are the days when we take the time to visit towns and the hinterland.

The gallery includes pictures taken during two one-week sojourns in the west of Brittany, the first one in Goulven and the second near Quimper, as well as during a two-day car trip around Brest and the Pointe de Crozon.

Brittany in winter? Highly recommended!

Goulven and surroundings with sandy dunes to the east, the rocky coast of Brignogan-Plages to the west and the old settlement of Menez Ham as a highlight (Map data ©2019 Google).
The church of Goulven. The coast around Brignogan-Plages. The coast between Brignogan-Plages and the lighthouse at the Pointe de Beg Pol. Low tide. On the way between Guissény and Saint-Michel (Plougerneau). The lighthouse at the Pointe de Beg Pol, west of Brignogan-Plages. Looking back on the Pointe de Beg Pol. The coast between the Pointe de Beg Pol and Menez Ham. The coast between the Pointe de Beg Pol and Menez Ham. The coast between the Pointe de Beg Pol and Menez Ham. The coast between the Pointe de Beg Pol and Menez Ham. The picturesque coastguard house facing the sea at the old hamlet of Menez Ham. The place is now a tourist attraction void of inhabitants except for a gîte open to hikers. View on the coast from the coastguard house at Menez Ham. The coastguard house at Menez Ham with its entrance facing inland. Impressive rock on the beach west of Menez Ham. Menez Ham beach at low tide. Two days with the car touring the coast west of Brest and the Crozon peninsula (Map data ©2019 Google). View to the west from the Phare du Petit Minou. View to the east from the Phare du Petit Minou. Pointe Saint-Mathieu: ruins of the abbey of Saint-Mathieu de Fine-Terre. The lighthouse at Pointe Saint-Mathieu. The chapel of Notre-Dame de Rocamadour in the harbour of the small town of Camaret sur Mer. Camaret sur Mer. View across the harbour of Camaret with the chapel Notre-Dame de Rocamadour and the red Tour Vauban in the background. Pointe de Penhir, the rock formation known as Tas de Pois (pile of peas). Pointe de Penhir. The coast around the Pointe de Penhir. The coast around the Pointe de Penhir. A dolphin in the harbour of Morgat. The elegant bridge of Tenerez linking the Crozon peninsula to the mainland. South Finistère, with the Pointe du Raz and the busy fishing harbour of Le Guilvinec as two highlights of many (Map data ©2019 Google). The chapel of Notre-Dame de la Joie in Saint-Guénolé. Cross with lichens in Saint-Guénolé. Sunset at the Pointe de Penmarch. Sunset at the Pointe de Penmarch. Cliffs at the Pointe du Raz. Approaching the Pointe du Raz. The small harbour of Bestrée, sheltered from the waves, just south of the Pointe du Raz. The lighthouse of La Vieille off the Pointe du Raz. The lighthouse of La Vieille off the Pointe du Raz with the island of Sein in the background. The Pointe du Raz. The lighthouse of La Vieille off the Pointe du Raz with the island of Sein in the background. The Pointe du Raz. Around the Pointe du Raz. The coast between Saint-Guénolé and Le Guilvinec. The calvary near the chapel of Notre-Dame de la Joie in Saint-Guénolé. Le Guilvinec. Every day the fishing boats arrive around 16:30 to unload their catch at the harbour. A highly touristy affair in the season with viewing platforms around to channel the tourists and let the fishermen work in peace. Not necessary in winter.

Go back to GR34: The North or go on to GR34: The Côte d'Amour or go up to Landscapes


$updated from: Along Brittany's Coastal Path.htxt Sun 13 Dec 2020 16:00:13 trvl2 (By Vero and Thomas Lauer)$