The Lighthouse Route – 6 nights €890 per person
In oceanic lands, lighthouses overlook the cliffs and guide the boats with their beams of light, helping the numerous boats offshore. They will be your guides throughout this unique escape at the edge of the world. This stop at the tip of Europe is a delightful blend of landscapes shaped by the wind and sea, and sites that bear witness to the rich history of Finistère. To extend the adventure, we suggest a getaway to the sentinel island of Ouessant!
DAY 1 – Arrival in Brest.
Free time to discover the city: the National Maritime Museum, the Brest Castle, and the Museum of the Tower of Motte-Tanguy, the Château port, a cable car ride to explore the new Capucins district… Overnight at a hotel in Brest.
DAY 2 – From Brest to Le Conquet, in the land of Iroise.
A first journey through the land of Iroise, marked by numerous memorial sites recalling the Second World War: the Montbarrey Fort Museum, the 39-45 Memory Museum in Plougonvelin, and the Fort of Bertheaume, Lochrist, and Kermorvan. The most spectacular one, perched on the heights of Pointe Saint-Mathieu and overlooking the ruins of the ancient abbey, can be visited and offers an exceptional panorama of the Molene archipelago. The day ends in the charming fishing port of Le Conquet. Overnight in Le Conquet.
Day 3 – From Le Conquet to Porspoder
Departure through the peaceful estuary of Le Conquet and the vast beach of Blancs Sablons. You are at the end of the European continent, between the English Channel and the ocean. In Plouarzel, the Trezien lighthouse (37m, visit possible in summer) and the semaphore at Pointe de Corsen watch over this highly frequented strategic maritime passage. In Lanildut, you are in the first seaweed port in Europe, a fascinating profession that you can discover at the House of Algae. You will continue your hike to Porspoder, a small seaside resort. Overnight in Porspoder.
Day 4 – From Porspoder to Landéda, in the heart of the Abers
Departure along a wild coastline: the small port of Argenton, the surfer’s beach of Penfoul, the isolated chapel of Saint-Samson, the island of Melon, and offshore, the lighthouse of Le Four, before arriving at Portsall, where the memory of the Amoco Cadiz oil spill is still present. The megaliths of Guilliguy, a classified historical monument site, are a must-see stop before going around Aber Benoit to reach Landéda. Overnight in Landéda.
Day 5 – From Landéda to Brignogan Plages
Through the bucolic Aber Wrac’h, you will reach Plouguerneau and the lighthouse of Ile Vierge. Built with ashlar stone and measuring 82m (the tallest in Europe), this lighthouse can be visited, and as a reward at the top of its 397 steps, you’ll enjoy an exceptional viewpoint over the shipwreck coast and the Abers! On the way to Brignogan, white sandy beaches, emerald sea, gorse-covered dunes, and oyster parks make up the scenery for this day. Along the way, you’ll also discover the village of thatched cottages in Meneham and the lighthouse at Pointe de Ponstuval. Overnight in Brignogan.
Day 6 – From Brignogan Plages to Landerneau
The Goulven Bay offers a tranquil landscape with dunes and marshes where numerous bird species nest. The Ursulines Convent and the German cemetery (unique in Brittany) located in the Lesneven region bear witness to the eventful history of the Leonard country. Not far away, a short detour to discover the Basilica of Folgoët, a significant pilgrimage site, is a must before continuing through the Finistère countryside to your destination for the day. In Landerneau, the beautiful city center with its ship owners’ hotels and its inhabited bridge will surely charm you. Overnight in Landerneau.
Day 7 – Departure from Landerneau to Brest
This last day begins along the Elorn River, heading towards La Forest-Landerneau. Then, the Brest roadstead and its marina come into view. You can visit Oceanopolis, the Brest Aquarium, or simply stroll along the quays of Moulin Blanc before reaching the city center of Brest. End of Service.
890 EUR per person in 1/2 twin/double sharing
Terms and conditions
- 30% deposit at confirmation to secure the booking (refundable until 35 days prior to departure)
- Balance to be paid at 35 days prior to departure
- Cancellation is free of charge until 35 days prior to departure
- Afterwards 100% cancellation charges will apply
- Accommodation with breakfast
- Luggage transfers
- Travel documents
- This offer does not include anything that is not explicitly mentioned in the program. Bike rental (optional)
Accommodation ideally located along the route.
Accommodation location: Bretagne, France
Accessible to all audiences: Yes