Discover the wonderful Crozon peninsula and picturesque Locronan on this memorable tour.
Starting off from the pier in Concarneau, you will enjoy a panoramic drive through the Crozon peninsula that showcases the world of greenery, sea and light that exists here at the head of Brittany. Initially, you will follow the meandering L'Aulne River, where you can view this ship canal and its locks. You will also drive by the ruins of the Abbey of Landevennec, founded in honor of one of Brittany's greatest saints, Guénolé. All around you are magnificent views that include wild moors, luxurious vegetation of heathers and brooms.
Stopping in Camaret-sur-Mer, you will have some time to visit the village and its famous historical tower. The Vauban Tower was built by the engineer Vauban at the extreme end of the seawall, and its purpose was to protect the village from possible attacks by sea. The stones used for the construction came from Northern Finistère (granite) and also from the actual port. The Tower is now a UNESCO site.
Continuing on, you will make your way to Locronan, a small town nestled at the foot of a hill. Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful villages in France, the town prospered from the hemp that is grown in the fields surrounding the village. At one time, the hemp grown here was shipped around the world for use in the making of riggings for sailing vessels. Today, traces of its Golden age are still to be found in its granite houses that were built during the Renaissance, the old well, large church and lovely chapel. Upon arrival, you will commence a guided walking tour that showcases some of the town's most notable attractions, such as Saint Ronan church and the Penity Chapel, which together form a harmonious ensemble. The 15th century Church is remarkable for its unity of style and stone vaulting.
Your guided walking tour lasts approximately 1-hour, after which you will be afforded some free time at leisure to stroll the streets and admire the fine Renaissance homes and browse the craft workshops before its time to re-board your coach and travel back to Concarneau.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 90-minutes of moderate walking, plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. Much of the walking is over cobblestone and uneven surfaces. There are also a few steps to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and not considered suitable for those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate clothing; flat, comfortable walking shoes, a hat and sunglasses are recommended. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary. In the event of religious ceremonies taking place, interior visits to any cathedrals will not be possible.