Pointe Saint-Mathieu, Plougonvelin

Must see · Lighthouse · Tourist Spot
Overlooking the coast connecting the Bay of Brest to the Atlantic, Pointe Saint-Mathieu has dramatic views and quaint buildings. Flanked by 20 m (65 ft) high cliffs and close to the edge of the cliff stands the semaphore that regulates boats on the sea. You can climb to the top of the lighthouse behind it for sensational views. The ruins from the medieval Abbaye de St-Mathieu are impressive with a museum recalling the monastery’s rich past. Close by, the 19th century fort was recently transformed into a moving cenotaph to commemorate the sailors who died at sea. Plan to visit Pointe Saint-Mathieu and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Plougonvelin attractions using our Plougonvelin tour itinerary builder app.
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  • I went here on a bus from Brest for only 2 Euros all the way to the lighthouse/monastery location. There is a busy restaurant, not cheap but with excellent food, to prepare for a stunning amble...  more »
  • Ethereal in Mist, lovely on a Sunny day, give it a miss if raining! The Lighthouse, the Abbey, the Church and most particularly the Sailors Memorial all worthy of a visit. Bistro 1954 serves a good...  more »

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