Le Presqu'île de Crozon
We’ve never been this far west in Brittany!
As it turns out, our gîte was only an hour away from one of the western most points on the Finistère coast. The peninsula of Crozon faces the city of Brest to the north, the Bay of Douarnenez to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.
To get there, you have to cross the 515 meter long Térénez suspension bridge.
After passing through the village of Crozon, we headed for the Pointe de Péhnir. All along the wind swept hills, the heather was in full bloom.
We had a perfect day for a picnic on the point.
The water around the point is known for its beautiful blue hue.
A couple of clouds rolled in but clearly still a good day for sailing. You can see a little bit of the port city of Brest in the distance.
After lunch, we took a moment to contemplate the war memorial to the Bretons who gave their lives to free France.
The cliffs are pretty dramatic.
On a perfectly calm day, it’s easy to see why the Finistère coast is such a popular destination. You could spend weeks here exploring the coves, beaches and rocky peninsulas. I’ll try to plan ahead next time and book a gîte with a sea view!