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An amazing Crozon peninsula

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An amazing Crozon peninsula (the "Presqu'île de Crozon") is one of those magical places that Brittany, a northwest French region, is jealously hiding. Just try to imagine this beautiful coastline with steep cliffs where you can stumble upon many incredible sandy beaches and secret coves. This peninsula is part of the Armorique Regional Natural Park, and its maritime area is partly included in a national marine park created in 2007. Here, you can visit some charming little villages, enjoy incredible and fresh seafood and even have so much fun during the “World’s End Festival”.

The Crozon Peninsula
The Crozon Peninsula
Presqu'île de Crozon, 29160 Crozon, France

Morgat and Camaret-sur-Mer

Morgat is one of the most charming places on the Crozon peninsula. This small fisherman village became a famous seaside resort at the end of the 19th century. It all started in 1885 when certain Louis Richard, a commercial traveler, visited Morgat and discovered its tourist potential. Since then, many industrialists started going there for vacation and even built hotels and fine villas such as Villa Demarets. This portable construction was even later exhibited at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1889. Camaret-sur-Mer is another beautiful seaside resort at the extreme west of the Crozon peninsula. Here, you can visit the Tour Vauban (Vauban Tower), also known as the Tour dorée (Golden Tower), an 18m-high polygonal defensive tower constructed from 1669 to 1696. The Tower is listed as a French historical monument since September 1907, and in 2008, it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Morgat
Morgat
29160 Morgat, France
Camaret-sur-Mer
Camaret-sur-Mer
Camaret-sur-Mer, France

Pen-Hir Point

Not far away from the beautiful Camaret-sur-Mer, you can visit one of the most grandiose natural sites of Brittany - the Pen-Hir Point. This place is beaten by the waves, and it is particularly known for its famous “Tas de Pois” rocks. Each rock has its own name such as Pen Glas (the “Green Head”), Ar Forc'h (the “Fork”), Bern Id (the ”Heap of cereals“). On the Pen-Hir Point, you can also see and admire an impressive monument known as the Cross of Pen-Hir. Built in a blue granite from 1949 to 1951, by architect Jean-Baptiste Mathon and sculptor Victor-François Bazin, this monument is a memorial to the Bretons of Free France, who founded the association "Sao Breiz" in Great Brittany during the World War II. Inaugurated by the general Charles de Gaulle in the 1960s, this monument has an inscription in Breton, “Kentoc'h mervel eget em zaotra” which means “death rather than defilement”.

Pen-Hir Point
Pen-Hir Point
29570 Camaret-sur-Mer, France

World’s End Festival

The World’s End Festival (the Festival du Bout du Monde) at the amazing Crozon peninsula takes place every year in August for three days. Situated in an exceptional setting, at the heart of Armorique Regional Natural Park, this is the most successful world music festivals in France. The World’s End Festival has a real family atmosphere, so don’t miss to bring your children too. You will have so much fun together.


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Sladjana Perkovic

Sladjana Perkovic

Hello, my name is Sladjana, a journalist and writer living in Paris, France. I write about French well hidden places, gastronomy and cultural events.

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