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Pointe Saint Mathieu, Plougonvelin

Categories: Lighthouses, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
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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  • wonderful end of the world to see for the boats coming out of the goulet of brest and the memoirs of the sailors killed
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  • Here we reached the end of the world... No, after the France only... Pretty lighthouse, a pity the restaurant is closed on Tuesday. Nice view. Stroll on the GR34 until a streetarte bunker. The blue sea, the rocks, the waves... True Brittany!
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  • Beautiful under the Sun and despite a strong wind. Very impressive to meet cliff... and what clean air!
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  • We stayed in another nearby hotel I think owned by the same family. We used the restaurant in this hotel and found the starter and desserts just fine but the main ( a chicken dish was undercooked so was returned) We were asked if we wanted coffee at the end but all that arrived was the bill, with no reduction for the chicken dish which had been whipped away by the chef when he learned of our complaint. We waited 15 - 20 minutes for the coffee and then went to the reception to complain as none of the waiters came over to help. We were offered a €16 discount off the bill!!!! I do not recommend this restaurant.
  • Lots of potential, but confused service. Menu looks better than what you're served.
  • Unique location, restaurant excellent, staff who loves his job, bravo!
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  • We had a great time at the Hostellerie pointe Saint Matthew. The staff is little care, very nice view room with terrace and sea. The Spa allows you to relax and spend a zen moment. Gourmet meal rich in flavours and originality. Room spacious and Nice, breakfast very complete buffet. Obviously all in a rich site both culturally, historical and magical for lovers of Brittany. Thank you! I recommend.
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  • Magical place at the end of the world, last refuge before the ocean... Restaurant at the top (the dessert cart!), but remember to book. Rooms clean pool, jacuzzi and sauna. A very good moment of relaxation for week end or longer stays. Recommend.
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