Mythical Coast

  • Port

    Brest, France

  • Activity Level


  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Starting At


  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    4¼ Hours

  • Meals Included


This lovely panoramic drive takes you to Plouguerneau, where the tallest stone lighthouse in Europe is located. This impressive structure guards the Abers Coast, which is finely decked out in golden sandy beaches and ever-changing landscapes. Since the 5th century, this Léon country has upheld the history of Welsh and Irish immigrants who landed here on their mission to bring Christianity to Brittany. It is called the Coast of Legends, and here you will discover the peculiar coastline that is a mixture of small capes, rocky islets and large estuaries (abers).

Just before reaching the little harbor of Porsall, you will see the Aber Wrac'h and the Aber Benoit -- each possessing a charming, deeply indented coastline. Next you'll see the rocky promontory of Saint Mathieu Point, where the ruins of Saint Mathieu Abbey stand proudly.

The beauty of this site will weaves a magical web and you will have some free time to wander through the site and breathe in the history that permeates the salty air.