"Land of Sea Beauty and Splendour" Camaret-sur-Mer by Eurasian68

Camaret-sur-Mer Travel Guide: 20 reviews and 97 photos

The Camaret Peninsula - in the Finistere

Here between the arch of the sky and the infinite horizon, the sea meets the great Atlantic Ocean. It is in this world of beauty and grandeur that land of France comes to an end....

You will be enchanted by the beauty and diversity of its landscapes. They will invite you to explore them, whether you are walking, riding a mountain bike or on a horse. You will enjoy the numerous footpaths and bridle paths.

Yesterday it was an important shellfish port, today it has become a small and much quieter port where the fisherman enjoy getting together for the occasional fishing trip.

Traditional Archery - Roving in the Nature

Roving can be described in the most casual form as wandering across the countryside shooting at targets picked from random at various ranges and attitudes. This type of practice has been around as long as bows, has enjoyed much popularity at times and spawned many Rover's Clubs during the early portion of this century. The following is part of an obscure article titled "The Call Of The Bow" by Edward W. Frentz which appeared in the August, 1929 issue of St. Nicholas. Frentz gives an interesting account of roving during those early years.

Unlimted opportunities were offered to us when we took our bow and arrows with us while walking the dogs. Even though it was August, and actually high season for tourists, we were alone most of the time when we walk the trekking path. On the way, there were many places where we could let our arrows fly. Roving through the nature of Camaret was great fun!

Discover the Land

Brittany (Breton: Breizh pronounced [bʁejs]; in French: Bretagne, [bʁətaɲ] is a former independent kingdom and duchy, and a province of France. It is also, more generally, the name of the cultural area whose limits correspond to the old province and independent duchy. Brittany is one of the six Celtic nations. It was at one time called "Lesser Britain".

The peninsula Camaret is the most beautiful in the region of Bretagne - wild cliffs scenaries with wonderful view like Pointe de Pen Hir, the Cap de la Chèvre und Pointe de Dinan, Pointe des Espanols, wonderful long beaches and tiny, hidden bays...

Following the revolution and Napoleonic era reconstruction, the neighbouring town, Crozon became the main town of the seven villages forming thr peninsula. The St. Peter's church is a historic place of worship since 1899. This church was damaged during the war in 1944 and has now been fully restored. Admire the polychrome sculpture, listed in "les Monuments historiques of 1906" - this retable is dedicated to the 10 000 martyrs of Mont Ararat, who were excuted for their faith.

The town center and the shopkeepers welcome you at any time of the year. Local fruits and vegetable markets, fishmongers and many other stalls there every day of the week.

Germans and Swiss citizens are most welcome guests here to rent a hoilday house, as it is said that they enjoy and respect the nature, the land and its people. More importantly, they take good care of the house they rented and leave it clean and in order. The system of seperating garbage to benefit the envoirement has been used here for the past 23 years. In the most villages, you will find the community garbage bins. The green ones are for usual garbage, the ones with yellow covers are for garbage such as plastic bottles, cans, newspaper and cartons. On the parking lots of the supermarkets, you will find bins to for glass bottles.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:fresh good food, great desserts, beautiful landscape, friendly people
  • Cons:high priced, windy, unstable weather
  • In a nutshell:Where The Sea Meets The Great Atlantic Ocean
  • Last visit to Camaret-sur-Mer: Aug 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2010 at 3:28 PM

    Always good to know what to avoid! Don't think I will try "roving" but may be interesting to watch.

  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2008 at 5:02 AM

    Pleased to meet some one else who has enjoyed Camaret-sur-Mer as much as we did in June. We were luckier with our house rental though! Cheers from Wales.


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