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Pointe Saint Mathieu, Plougonvelin

4.7
#2 of 29 in Historic Sites in Finistere
Lighthouse Tourist Spot
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 visit to the breath: land wild and typical setting with a history of conquering this territory for centuries. A must see
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  • Invigorating! Family friends beautiful step the lighthouse can visit pays off but not when there is wind
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  • Whatever the weather is a very nice place to see. A visit to the Lighthouse is at 2.5 euro for students and young people. At the top of the lighthouse we got a great view worth the cost.
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  • Site full of stories very moving beautiful chapel and a visit to the magical lighthouse, but once again a site without my motorhome parking.
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  • Great ride continue on the Brest direction walk to see the blockhouse and vestiges of the war (canon) also have the memorial on go see atypical village CONQUET good walk you
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  • What a beautiful place. A splendid view and above all a walk in the month of April that allows us to enjoy the cliffs covered with vegetation in flower with a thousand colours. What a good initiative to have marked the paths to avoid trampling all of this!
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  • One of the most beautiful corners of the Finistère. The setting is beautiful
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  • Nice site for walking take a breath of fresh air and letting take care to the cliffs and the wind still blow...
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