Pointe Saint Mathieu, Plougonvelin

4.7
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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  • August 17, 2017
    A beautiful place in history. Landscapes of Brittany we like: the Moor, an Abbey, a lighthouse and a semaphore
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  • August 16, 2017
    Very nice tip with a beautiful lighthouse! I didn't have the courage to do the climb! But nice discovery!
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  • August 16, 2017
    water is translucent, a sea of sight view! the Lighthouse is lavish, can be seen off the beniguet Islands, Ushant, the crozon peninsula... Superb, what breath of fresh air. weather the water color is beautiful
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  • August 4, 2017
    Calming ocean sounds. Lovely views.
  • August 10, 2017
    Very Nice but the public toilets are the worst in whole france
  • July 21, 2017
    Fantastic views
  • August 18, 2017
    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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  • August 14, 2017
    very nice place. the visit of the Lighthouse is interesting and offers a beautiful view. It is still preserved somewhere to visit. very photogenic place even a day of gloomy weather.
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