Le corps de garde de Meneham - © E. Berthier -TCDL

Nature & History - Welcome to Meneham !


Nestled between the astonishing clusters of rocks on the Côte des Légendes, this extraordinary nature site will delight both heritage enthusiasts and fans of outdoor exploration.

A trip back in time

Meneham was originally a military site but is known,first and foremost, as a village where farmers,fishermen and kelp harvesters lived for more than a century and a half. In other words, you will find an important slice of our heritage here. Revisit the days of the old customs officers or picture yourself in the shoes of the former inhabitants, thanks to the town’s many activities, its museums and its temporary exhibitions.

 

Nature’s grandeur

In Meneham, you have the sky, the sun (often) and the sea (always). But if you contented yourself with this perfect
holiday trio, you wouldn’t be doing justice to a place that also has rocks to explore, beaches where you can go for a dip and dunes that are rich in biodiversity. It’s not for nothing that this natural area was listed as a historic site in
1975.
So, you lovers of wide open spaces, come and explore this grandiose, preserved section of coastline.

 

They’ve got it all

This now-restored picturesque village with its thatched roofs offers a unique atmosphere where you’ll find something for everyone. You can get a bite to eat and try the famous kig ha farz, stay the night (have you ever slept in a cupboard bed?!) and learn about the local crafts. Our hiking and cycling friends will be thrilled by the many routes available in the area, including the GR®34 national trail.

Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back (I know, it’s easy to say, since it’s free…)!

 

 

Lively Meneham


This is a historic site, it’s true. But above all, it’s a bustling village, so come and meet the people of Meneham! There is truly something for every taste in Meneham, between night tours theatrical tours during Sunday fest-deiz, Christmas lights and sporting and social events. Let’s take a closer look at some of the top events:

 

Summer time

“Meneham: what a story“


Ar Vro Bagan theatre company will put on this popular event. As you explore the village you will stumble across actors performing little interactive scenes that bring the history of the village to life. So don’t be surprised if you are collared by a surly local or a not-so-cunning excise man!

Spirited Sundays


Music, especially from Brittany, rings out at Meneham thanks to the association Avel Deiz. This is a change to taste a pastes (local brioche) baked in the village bread oven or to learn about the expertise of Gwialenn ar Vro, a basket makers’ association.

Pumpkins everywhere !

Every autumn, cucurbits from neighbouring fields, of all sizes and shapes, invade the village! They are installed on low walls and embankments
to show off their beautiful colours.

 

Christmas in Meneham - a touch of magic in the heart of winter

Each year in December, Meneham goes all out to properly celebrate the winter holidays, where the watchwords are friendliness, magic and treats… As the village begins to light up, the Christmas market is getting set up, and plenty of entertainment is provided to electrify the air.
Don’t go telling everyone, but Meneham is beautiful in any weather, and maybe even more so in the winter…

 

Step into the “Meneham experience”

Vivre l'expérience de Meneham dans le gîte ! © E. Berthier - TCDL

A getaway in Meneham


As you as you arrive, you feel the energy of the village. Once you learn that the shipwreckers are only a legend,
you climb atop the boulders. From there, you have a 360° view of a breathtaking coastline. A quick pic is
a must, but above all the memory is engraved forever in your mind… You buy a souvenir (and have a nice chat with a passionate craftsmen) and then decide to venture out along this coastline carved into the rock. Nothing could be easier. You just head west along the GR®34! After just 2 kilometres, you come across Saint-Egarec Chapel and its miracle fountain. You enjoy a charming stop before continuing along the dunes to a “cow island” inhabited by strange creatures. What a great walk! Next time, you’ll try going east to see Pontusval Lighthouse, Pol Chapel, Hôtel de la Mer and the semaphore. There’s never a dull moment on the Côte des Légendes…


When the village sleeps...


One autumn evening, the last passers-through head out of town, and the night gently wraps the village in its arms… Meneham finally seems to be offering itself to you, completely and unconditionally. You are watching a sunset that is one for the books when you think you spy the shadow of a shipwrecker prowling around… Phew! It’s just a bunny rabbit out for an evening stroll. As the lighthouses of Pontusval and Ile Vierge begin their work guiding ships far at sea, you quietly enjoy a classic but timeless crêpe complète with ham, egg and cheese at the inn before trying out the experience of a night in a cupboard bed at the hostel. Sweet dreams!

 

Regional products & expertise

Les artisans produisent une partie de leur œuvres dans leur atelier de Meneham.

Crafts studios

The old customs officers' barracks now houses arts and crafts studios. There, you will discover a wide array of all kinds of objects: jewellery,
ceramics, raku, glasswork and more…
They will be delighted to see you any time of your, explain their production techniques and guide you in your purchases.

Gift shop at the Maison de Territoire in Meneham


Just one rule: local goods only!

We offer a broad selection of products made in the Côte des Légendes and Finistère: country pâté and fish rillettes; honey, jams, salted caramel and other tasty treats… Not to mention herbal tea, beer, hard cider and apple juice. A lovely sample
of our region’s products, made with our recognized expertise, is offered up for the enjoyment of your taste buds.

As a recent addition, you will find a range of seaweed-based products, known for their many properties thanks to the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants they contain. For gourmet palates, try seaweed in tartares, salads and seasonings. You can also find it in the form of cosmetics that will deliver its benefits straight to your body.

If you are curious of mind, a selection of books is available for young and old: local history, fun theme books to help understand the different aspects of nature and the sea, a selection of kids’ books, colouring books, and more. There’s something for every taste!

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Kurzbeschreibung

• Ein Haus zwischen Felsen
• Werkstätten von Kunsthandwerkern
• Eine Boutique mit lokalen Produkten
• Ein Museumsdorf
• Ein Gasthof
• Eine Herberge „Gîte d’étape“
• Ein Tourismusbüro
• Strände
• Zahlreiche Veranstaltungen
• Spazier- und Wanderwege…

Opening Hours


Menehem is open with free access every day all year round.
The Maison de Territoire and the museums are open:

November to February (outside French school holidays, all zones):
Friday & Saturday, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm & 2 pm to 5:30 pmSunday, 2 pm to 5:30 pm

March, April, May, early October and school holidays (all French school zones):
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, (open in Tuesday during school holidays)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm & 2 pm to 5:30 pm
Sunday and bank holidays (excluding 25/12 and 01/01), 2 pm to 5:30 pm

June & September:
Daily, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm (except Sunday morning) & 2 pm to 6 pm

July & August:
Daily, 10:30 am to 1 pm & 2:30 pm to 7 pm

Contact


Tourisme Côte des Légendes
+33 (0)2 98 83 95 63
contact@meneham.bzh