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Pointe Saint Mathieu, Plougonvelin

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Overlooking the coast connecting the Bay of Brest to the Atlantic, Pointe Saint Mathieu has dramatic views and quaint buildings. Flanked by 20 m (65 ft) high cliffs and close to the edge of the cliff stands the semaphore that regulates boats on the sea. You can climb to the top of the lighthouse behind it for sensational views. The ruins from the medieval Abbaye de St-Mathieu are impressive with a museum recalling the monastery’s rich past. Close by, the 19th century fort was recently transformed into a moving cenotaph to commemorate the sailors who died at sea. Put Pointe Saint Mathieu into our Plougonvelin tour planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • A ballad along the side to do all-weather, the view is exceptional and the monument to the victims at sea is impressive.
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  • All this wild coast is superb in all weathers. See the port of Conquet typical, the lighthouse and the islands of Ouessant and Mole doesn't.
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  • C is a very special place to visit absolutely: in more than a beautiful view on the ocean (capes, Islands,...) c is a load history. Between the remains of the Abbey, those of the fire Tower, and the lighthouse, c is a true journey into the past.
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  • One of the most spectacular places I know. Pity or fortune of having known him in a "quiet" day, because with the mar brava, it must be gorrazo.
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  • A lighthouse at the "end of the world"
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