Pointe du Roselier, Cotes-d'Armor visitors guide
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The Pointe du Roselier is a viewpoint and belvedere on the Brittany coast, in the Cotes-d'Armor department a few kilometres north of Saint-Brieuc.
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France This Way comment: if you are travelling along the north Brittany coast, the Pointe du Roselier is one of our favourite viewpoints and well deserves the small detour to visit
To get here, you will see signposts for the Pointe du Roselier as you drive along the N12 and pass near Plérin. From the main road it is about five kilometres to reach the point. There is a short walk from the car park to the principal viewpoint.
The Pointe du Roselier is not very well known as an attraction, but on a sunny day it is a very lovely place to visit. The cliff here is about 60 metres high and there is a 'table d'orientation' so you know what you are looking at.
From the viewpoint you can see along a long stretch of coast, with cliffs and small beaches as far as the eye can see and the coast of the Bay of Saint-Brieuc. There is also a coast path from here if you have time to explore further (the customs path / sentier des douaniers). If you are here at low tide you will also notice the mussel beds.
There are a few benches and a large area of grass where children can run around so we recommend you bring a picnic and plan to stay a while.
You can also descend to the sea level where there is a footpath. Here you can see a 'four à boulet': this is from the 18th century and was an oven used to heat cannon balls before firing them at enemy ships, to increase the chance that they burst into flames when hit.
As you explore you will also see several imposing monuments to those who have perished at sea off the coast of Brittany.
The Pointe du Roselier is also a popular place for hang gliding, and even if you are not taking part (I understand some of the hang gliders are giving "baptisms" in hang gliding to visitos) it is an impressive sight to see them being launched and then soaring along the coast.
If you travel further north you reach the town of Paimpol and the romantic Beauport abbey and to the south of the Pointe du Roselier we liked exploring the historic centre of Saint-Brieuc which has various medieval buildings.
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Sightseeing & tourist attractions to visit nearby
- Baie de Saint-Brieuc: site of natural beauty (11 km)
- Zooparc de Trégomeur: zoo or wildlife park (13 km)
- Îlot du Verdelet: site of natural beauty (13 km)
- Jardin du Colombier: remarkable garden (19 km)
- Cap d'Erquy / Cap Frehel: grand site of france (20 km)
- Le Grand-Pourier: site of natural beauty (22 km)
- Quintin: ville fleurie 4* (22 km)
- Source - Rance: site of natural beauty (32 km)
- Beauport Abbey: grand site of france (32 km)
- Abbaye de Beauport: site of natural beauty (32 km)
- Cap Frehel: site of natural beauty (33 km)
- Paimpol: recommended detour (35 km)
The French version of this page is at Pointe du Roselier (Francais)