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. Plan to visit pointe Saint-Mathieu and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Plougonvelin attractions using our Plougonvelin tour itinerary builder app .
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  • A very passable trail for a great ride at the end of the world. Nothing like to refuel with iodine and good air.
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  • Very very nice place. The view on the Islands is beautiful and the sea... The coastal path allows you to enjoy the most
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  • Brittany for me is especially beautiful in the winter. The strong storms whip up the sea and here, on the rugged coastline, you get a natural spectacle that is unique. The Navy Memorial and the way of remembrance to honor drowned French sailors have been made with great attention to detail. I found very touching it, especially, since whose personal history can be read in the Internet about each of these men. Worth. Do not miss.
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  • Calming ocean sounds. Lovely views.
  • Very Nice but the public toilets are the worst in whole france
  • Fantastic views
  • One of the most beautiful lighthouses of Britain. Free parking and possibility to walk up to the top of the lighthouse (surcharge). Possibility to make a "combo" ticket with the Trezien lighthouse. But do not recommend it. Not worth like this. The view from the lighthouse of Saint Mathieu is beautiful. The entrance to the Lighthouse is a must do!
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  • Very nice place to visit, full of history. The Church and the Abbey ruins show the size that was this place. The lighthouse can be visited and definitely worth a visit with a person at the top of the lighthouse which explains the operation and the purpose of it. In addition this person is very nice and perfectly knows his subject. Thank you.
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