Crozon, Brittany: tourism & sightseeing

Photo of Crozon in Finistere

Visit Crozon (Brittany, France)

MAP & PLACES TO VISIT

Crozon (and the Crozon Peninsula) are situated at the western tip of Brittany in the Finistere department, where they form the western region of the Armorique Regional Parc. The peninsula can also be reached by regular ferry from Brest.

Crozon towns and villages

traditional brittany house on crozon peninsulaThe Crozon peninsula includes the towns of Camaret, Argol, Morgat and Crozon itself (the latter two are more or less one town together). Lanveoc, Landevennec, Roscanvel and Telgruc-sur-Mer are also in this region.

The town of Crozon itself (along with neighbour Morgat) has an attractive beach, and is very well known for the music festivals it holds, such as the 'Festival du bout du Monde'.

Morgat beach is one of the best to found around the western Brittany coast, with the Cap de la Chèvre sheltering the beach from the strong westerly winds that often affect the coast in this part of Brittany.

There are also several other beaches on the peninsula, including Palud Plage, which has an attractive semi-wild landscape and some dramatic cliffs and coastline.

Coastal scenery

Pointe penhir, scenic highlight on the Crozon peninsulaIt is above all for the coastal scenery and the protected, and fascinatingly diverse, environment for a wide range of animals and plants that people are attracted to Crozon, perhaps above all the seabirds e.g. guillemots that are to be seen throughout the region.

A section of the GR34 long-distance footpath follows the coast of the Crozon peninsula and is the best way to appreciate the scenery.

There are several sections of dramatic cliff coastline where you have very good views down the cliffs to the sea beyond.

Particular natural highlights include the Pointe de Penhir (well known for the rock formation in the see known as the 'tas de pois'), the Pointe de Dinan, the Pointe du Toulinguet and the Pointe des Espagnols. You can get a good view across the peninsula from the hill at Menez-Homn the highest point on the Crozon peninsula.

Monuments on the Crozon peninsula

Pointe espagnoles, scenic highlight on the Crozon peninsulaThere are several important prehistoric menhirs to be seen around the peninsula, for example at Landaoudec, while of more recent construction you will see traditional windmills using the frequently present wind of this exposed section of Brittany.

Other important local monuments on the Crozon peninsula include the ornately decorated 'altarpiece of the 10 000 martyrs' in the Church of Saint-Pierre in Crozon, the 17th century church at Argol (best known for its ossuary and frescoes); and the abbey ruins at Landevennec, with their origins dating back to the 5th century.

Less expected you will also see several fortifications as you explore the coast, usually small forts and towers. These are found in particular around the Roscanvel peninsula and typically date from the 19th century.

Note: Crozon is also home to the French fleet of nuclear submarines.

You can find more local travel ideas in the Finistere guide and the Brittany guide.

See also:

Map of Crozon and places to visit

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Address: Crozon, Châteaulin, Finistere, Brittany, 29160, France || GPS: latitude 48.2458, longitude -4.4875

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Sightseeing & tourist attractions to visit nearby

  • Camaret-sur-Mer tour dorée (Vauban fortifications): heritage site (9km)
  • Pointe de Penhir: site of natural beauty (10km)
  • Baie de Douarnenez: site of natural beauty (10km)
  • Argol: enclos-paroissial (13km)
  • Conservatoire botanique du Stangalac'h: remarkable garden (16km)
  • Brest: ville fleurie 4* (16km)
  • Océanopolis: aquarium (17km)
  • Plougastel-Daoulas: enclos-paroissial (17km)
  • Armorique: regional natural parc (18km)
  • Menez-Hom: site of natural beauty (19km)

Market days in Crozon, France

Regular market(s) are held in Crozon each Monday. (Markets are held in the morning unless stated.)

The French version of this page is at Crozon (Francais)