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Pointe Saint Mathieu, Plougonvelin

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Lighthouse
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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  • We began by walking through the ruins of the monastery which is being renovated. In the chapel it was possible to hear the sea although outside it was not so noticeable. Many pictures and diagrams of ...  more »
  • Pointe Sainte Mathieu sits at the head of the Rade de Brest. Follow the coastal road from the pretty little port of Le Conquet to the pointe where you can walk around the ruined monastery, visit the s...  more »
  • Fantastic location. It had been about 20 years since I had last visited Saint Mathieu and I'm reasonably sure that you couldn't climb the lighthouse back then. Now you can and now you should! Great vi...  more »
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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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