Places of interest in Crozon ?

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Make the most of your stay at the campsite in Crozon to visit the town, the peninsula and surrounding area!

Crozon is located on the western tip of Brittany, in the middle of the Finistère region, facing Brest.  It is surrounded by the sea on three sides: to the north, by Brest harbour, to the west, by the Iroise sea and to the south, by the bay of Douarnenez.

Surrounded by the sea, Crozon peninsula is especially popular for:

  • The diversity of its landscapes and its remarkable natural sites: Cap de la Chèvre, Pointe de Pen-Hir, Pointe du Toulinguet, Pointe des Espagnols, Dinan castle, Roscanvel peninsula and the lime kilm of Rozan near Aber beach;
  • Its 16 beaches where you can practice all watersports including surfing;
  • The GR34 hiking trail stretching for 120km along the coast;
  • Several marked trails for mountain biking near the campsite, which take you through the stunning countryside;
  • Belvédère de Landévennec and its impressive view over the ship graveyard;
  • Ile Vièrge and its lighthouses and beach voted the 14th most beautiful beach in the world by The Guardian in 2014 (you can see the beach but access is prohibited due to the danger of the narrow paths and risk of landslides).

We are all attracted to the Crozon peninsula for different reasons.

At the living museum of old trades located in Argol, discover through animated workshops how certain trades, now obsolete, were carried out.

If you want to taste fresh local products, head for Keralait farm, a certified organic farm located in Crozon.

Crozon’s heritage : forts, dolmens

You can also visit the Vauban tower, one of the best restored sea forts built in 1696.  Plunge into the heart of Crozon’s history.  Also worth a visit is Notre Dame de Rocamadour, a superb chapel located near the tower.
The Ilôt des Capucins, a rocky islet which for many years defended the entrance to the Goulet de Brest, is also a magnificent piece of history to contemplate.

Also visit Landevennec Abbey, one of the oldest abbeys in Brittany, the remains of which are listed as a historical monument.

History is everywhere in Crozon:   the megalithic alignments of Lagatjar, the lime kiln on Aber de Crozon or Gaulois bridge in Kervon which was built with slabs over 5000 years old!

To the north, the Goulet de Brest, Fort de la Fraternité and Brest harbour which are surrounded by some wonderful forts.

To the south, the bay of Douarnenez with its coasts resembling creeks and the turquoise blue sea.

Crozon, its wild coast, ocean spray, waves and history

There are plenty of places to relax and chill  during your holiday in Crozon, with its wide sandy beaches (especially Ile Vierge beach), coves and pretty villages.

And the Armorique Regional  Natural Park is just a 30 minute drive from the campsite.

To visit the area from a different angle, there are plenty of companies offering boat trips to places which are often inaccessible on foot.  Check out the Vedettes Sirènes boat company or Catavoile which offers trips in a caramaran.