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The pointe de Pen-Hir is a promontory of the Crozon peninsula in Brittany, to the south-west of Camaret-sur-Mer. On a clear day there are views to the Pointe du Raz and the islands of Sein and Ouessant and to Pointe Saint-Mathieu. The 70m tall cliffs are used for climbing.It is the site of the Monument to the Bretons of Free France, known as the Cross of Pen-Hir and inaugurated by General Charles de Gaulle in 1960. It is intended to bear witness to the group of Free French Bretons who founded Sao Breiz in Great Britain during the Second World War. It was created in 1949-1951 by architect Jean-Baptiste Mathon and sculptor Victor-François BazinOn the back of the cross is an inscription in Breton, "Kentoc'h mervel eget em zaotra", taken from the motto of Brittany: "death rather than defilement".Make Pointe de Pen-Hir part of your personalized Camaret-sur-Mer itinerary using our Camaret-sur-Mer trip builder.
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Le site si recherché par les touristes que nous étions, le cliché des beaux paysages bretons : un grand site atypique préservé, aux falaises démesurés, qui force à l'admiration more »The site if wanted by tourists we were, the cliché of the Breton landscapes: a large atypical site preserved, huge cliffs, which forces the admiration
Un site incontournable... tout simplement magnifique... La beauté du paysage est à couper le souffle... more »A landmark... all just beautiful... The beauty of the landscape is breathtaking...
Un lieu magnifique. Une vue presque à 360. La végétation faite de bruyère de différentes couleurs est superbe. A voir absolument more »A beautiful place. A nearly 360 view. Vegetation made of different colors Heath is great. A must see
A place at the end of the world. It's busy here. Lots of people want to see this. There was even a band or somesuch recording a videoclip. You can parc the car straight up. Put on good sturdy shoes. Bring your binoculars. :)
One of the amazing view to be part of the visit of the presq'ile de crozon
Nice cliffs! Great place to start hiking!
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