The road of the lighthouses
Brittany alone has more than 75% of the lighthouses in France. But it is here, on the tip of Finistère, in the hollow of the Iroise Sea, that we can find the highest concentration of these buildings of character, witnesses of the history and the culture of our territory.
These jewels of Brittany, which can be admired day and night, allow a real immersion in our regional heritage.
Most of them are now classified as historical monuments, and six of them can currently be visited:
The lighthouse of the Virgin Island in Plouguerneau
The Saint Mathieu lighthouse in Plougonvelin
The Stiff lighthouse in Ushant
The lighthouse of Trézien in Plouarzel
The Petit Minou lighthouse in Plouzané
The lighthouse of Kermorvan in Conquet
The Lighthouses and Beacons Museum traces the history of maritime signalling. It is located at the foot of the mythical Créac’h lighthouse on the island of Ouessant.
Discover HERE the logbook of the lighthouse route
The Saint Mathieu point
The Pointe Saint Mathieu, a place not to be missed in North Finistère!
Steep cliffs swept by the wind and the sea, a lighthouse
which watches over the ruins of an old abbey…
Here, the charm works.
Saint-Mathieu Point will amaze young and old alike!
Maritime city of the Pays d’Iroise, Le Conquet is one of the main fishing ports of Finistère. The city unfolds in its alleys a rich ancient heritage.
Le Conquet is also the starting point for the islands of Ouessant or Molène.
Built by Vauban in the 17th century on a rocky islet to watch over the port of Brest.
Its geographical position allows it to always have an eye on the entrance of the Brest Narrows, the arm of the sea that connects the Brest harbor to the Atlantic Ocean. Today the fort is accessible by a footbridge and is
visit in summer.
The village of Meneham
With 300 years of history, the site of Meneham is full of life-size stories!
On the road, when you arrive at the outskirts of Meneham, you will be surprised by the silhouette of the stone houses, huddled behind the rocks, in the hollow formed by the dune.