The Côte des Légendes, the destination's northern gateway

Brest terres océanes

A Breton tip that will surprise you!

From the Côte des Légendes, escape to new horizons. Stroll along the Route des Phares and discover wide-open spaces, on foot or by bike. More tempted by the city? Brest, City of the Sea, will surprise you. Got a sea legs? Go for a walk in Brest's harbor. Want to broaden your knowledge? Take advantage of the many cultural venues. Whether you're a family, an individual or a couple, you're sure to find what you're looking for. Let yourself be charmed by Brest terres océanes.

The lighthouse route

Follow the coast from lighthouse to lighthouse

From the Pontusval lighthouse, continue your iodine-filled stroll along the coast. These sentinels stand proudly on our rocky coasts. On land or at sea, discover the largest concentration of lighthouses in the world. Of the 20 lighthouses in the area, 6 are open to the public. 

Sail around Plouguerneau's Île Vierge lighthouse, the highest in Europe, by paddle or kayak. Climb to the top of the Saint-Mathieu lighthouse, the west-facing lighthouse, and Trézien, the granite giant. Photograph the Petit Minou lighthouse from the GR®34 customs path. Explore the island of Ouessant, its lighthouse and beacon museum and the Stiff lighthouse, offering an exceptional view of the Iroise Sea. 

Are you brave enough to climb the steps and admire the panoramic views?

on foot, bike or trail

Explore the coast

From Plounéour-Brignogan-Plages, start your itinerary via the GR®34, the most maritime of the Grande Randonnée trails, or the V45 cycle route. For the more sporty, discover the Pays des Abers by trail, and let off steam in an area between sea and river. Cycling enthusiasts are not left out: you can take the véloroute des Abers from Landéda or the V45, which runs along the coast as far as Daoulas. Inland, the Nantes-Brest canal in the Atlantic Ménez-Hom offers a bucolic setting for gentle pedaling. If you prefer to stroll, take a stroll along a section of the customs path (GR®34) on the Crozon peninsula, a paradise for bathing enthusiasts. 

At the end of the world, you're guaranteed a breath of fresh air as you walk, run or cycle along the coast. 

Water sports

Sail to Brest terres océanes

From the Côte des Légendes to the Menez-Hom Atlantique, you'll find a wide range of water sports. Start your cruise aboard a traditional sailboat off Plouguerneau. Explore the Ouessant seabed with a snorkeling session. Take your surfboard under your arm and storm the waves of the Iroise region. Float along the green banks of the Elorn in a kayak. Crapahute between sea and cliffs on the Crozon peninsula coastline with coasteering. End your trip with an introduction to sand yachting on the wide beach at Pentrez.
Are you a water sports fanatic or a keen sailor? You've come to the right place!

city tour

Immerse yourself in the heart of Brest

It takes about 30 minutes from Lesneven to reach Brest. A city of Art and History, the visit begins with the Château de Brest, home to the national naval museum. Second stop: the Ateliers des Capucins, where you can see some of Brest's industrial heritage, as well as the Canot de l'Empereur, the only ceremonial canoe preserved in France. Next stop? The garden of the national botanical conservatory, nestled in the heart of Brest's lung, the Vallon du Stang-Alar. We finish with a stopover at Océanopolis, the national center for scientific culture dedicated to the ocean, home to 10,000 animals.

A small selection of activities in Brest that are sure to delight young and old alike.

discovery

Unlock the secrets of Brest harbour

As for the city of Brest, it will take you around 30 minutes to reach Brest harbor from the Côte des Légendes. 

This vast 180 km² bay offers sublime views on both land and sea. On the sea side, this vast expanse of water is navigable all year round, so why not try your hand at windsurfing? Reach the Crozon peninsula by crossing the Brest harbor via the maritime link from Brest. On land, you can opt for a hike on the GR®34 and take advantage of the opportunity to tour the harbor and admire different landscapes.

You're looking at one of the biggest and most beautiful harbours in the world - you've got to see it to believe it.

cultural visits

Immerse yourself in culture & heritage

From the Côte des Légendes, head for the Capucins convent in Landerneau, home to the Fonds Hélène et Édouard Leclerc pour la Culture. Visit the current exhibition and cultivate your taste for contemporary art. Continue your quest with the Abbaye de Daoulas, where in addition to its gardens and medicinal plants, an exhibition is held 6 months of the year. Extend this moment by visiting the Tour Vauban in Camaret-sur-Mer, where events and an exhibition are intertwined throughout the season.

The destination also abounds in all kinds of cultural events, festivals and heritage walks. Something for everyone!