"South Finistére" Top 5 Page for this destination Bretagne by elgin99

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The Finistére in the intersection of Atlantic and the English Channel has a row of wonderful sceneries. Even if in summer on the coast are many tourists, nevertheless, one can find everywhere a remote village with his typical stone houses or a piece of untouched nature scenery.
A walk to quiet and romantic bays, like here with Riec sur Bélon in the southern corner of the Finistére, brings relaxation and contentment.

Das Finistére am Schnittpunkt von Atlantik und Ärmelkanal hat eine Reihe wundervoller Landschaften.
Auch wenn sich im Sommer an der Küste die Touristen drängeln, kann man doch überall ein abgelegenes Dorf mit seinen typischen Steinhäusern oder ein Stück unberührte Naturlandschaft finden.
Ein Spaziergang zu ruhigen und romantischen Buchten, wie hier bei Riec-sur-Bélon im südlichen Zipfel des Finistére, bringt Entspannung und Zufriedenheit.

During main season there are many festivals. Music and dancing - like in Pont Aven, the town of Gaugin (see the tip).

Would you like to see and hear a short movie sequence of one festival, Breton live music? Click here and enjoy!
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Pointe Du Raz

The Finistére offers sandy beaches or gruff, rocky coasts.
The top of Point du Raz and the lighthouse of La Vieille give amazingly perspectives for waves which thundering against the rocks.

Sandstrände oder schroffe, felsige Küsten, das Finistére hat alles zu bieten.
Die Landspitze des Pointe Du Raz und der Leuchtturm von La Vieille bieten faszinierende Perspektiven auf eine gegen die Felsen donnernde Brandung.

Evening sun nearby Moelan-sur Mer.

Romantic hours at the sea, gruff rocks, Celtic culture, art, Breton joy of life, rural idyll, impressive castles, plants and animals of the mild sea clime... One should already have time if one decides by itself for a travel to Finistére.

Romantische Stunden am Meer, schroffe Felsen, keltische Kultur, Kunst, bretonische Lebensfreude, ländliche Idylle, beeindruckende Schlösser, Pflanzen und Tiere der milden Meerklimazone... Zeit sollte man schon haben, wenn man sich für eine Reise in das Finistére entschließt.

  • Last visit to Bretagne: Sep 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • nighthawk's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2007 at 4:22 AM

    lovely page on bretagne! some good infos here as well; we are hoping to travel there this coming summer, am excited bout it! thanks!

  • Kate-Me's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2006 at 11:06 PM

    Great pics, I hope to visit this region for the first time this summer.

  • johngayton's Profile Photo
    Jul 19, 2005 at 7:21 PM

    i'm glad you found Concarneau, now I remember where an ex No2 of mine is from. Cheers, John

  • Maximilian21's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2005 at 5:56 AM

    I have wonderful memories of going on boat trips to the Iles de Glénan with my friends . Its a really beautiful part of France. Great page

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2005 at 9:51 AM

    Now I know where Cape Breton got it's name 11 Lovely restfull pictures of Breton People Good Page

  • genispp's Profile Photo
    Dec 11, 2004 at 3:22 AM

    Beautiful page. I like your photos

  • Radiomom's Profile Photo
    Dec 7, 2004 at 4:32 PM

    You do a great job showing us some special places -- and in two languages :-)

  • shrimp56's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2004 at 4:56 AM

    Such a beautiful & interesting place & page -- Danke Hildruth :)))

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2004 at 1:08 PM

    Hildruth, you introduced all those places that we did NOT see, when in Bretagne - boy, what a fantastic area !!!! Wonderful page!!!


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