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Pointe du Grouin, Cancale

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#1 of 72 in Historic Sites in Ille-et-Vilaine
Must see · Historic Walking Area · Tourist Spot
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View the sublime coastline, islands, and ocean at Pointe du Grouin, and you will realize why this is a tremendously popular place for 19th and 20th century artists to work. You’ll be able to see the island just offshore, but it’s an off-limits bird preserve. If you’re lucky, you may catch a glimpse of dolphins swimming around the peninsula. At low tide, you can venture down to the grotto below the headland, but beware of high tide. The seaside path leads to small ports tucked into coves. Beyond the Herpin Lighthouse, a coastal path leads past rocks to several sandy bays and to L’Anse du Verger, a plain 19th century chapel with colorful marine-colored stained glass inside. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cancale trip simple and quick.
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  • Do not park by the camping! There is still a while to go, keep driving until you see the restaurant and park there. Very nice view and frindly service in the cafe. It was a hot day! Cancale is a... 
    Do not park by the camping! There is still a while to go, keep driving until you see the restaurant and park there. Very nice view and frindly service in the cafe. It was a hot day! Cancale is a...  more »
  • Lovely site, with stunning views, shown as a bird reserve, although we only saw a couple of sterns and oyster catchers as well as a cormorant … but we were not there in the breeding season…There is... 
    Lovely site, with stunning views, shown as a bird reserve, although we only saw a couple of sterns and oyster catchers as well as a cormorant … but we were not there in the breeding season…There is...  more »

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