This charming, historic port is the last stop before Île Molène and its archipelago.
This is shortest and most popular route between the mainland and the islands off the coastal point of Finistère in western Brittany.
You’re sure to be enchanted by this Breton fishing port, famous for its charming old buildings and its unique viewpoint over the archipelago of Molène and Ouessant.
Explore beyond the quays of Brest’s trade port near the ‘Criée’ where fishermen auction off the day’s catch, and you’ll enjoy some wonderful sights. First, the wide waters of the estuary, the Minou lighthouse, then the narrow strip of water known as ‘le Goulet’ and of course the incredible coastal point of Pointe Saint-Mathieu, with its iconic lighthouse and the ruins of a magnificent Abbey founded in the 6thcentury. With Kermorvan Peninsula in sight, you’ll soon arrive at the port of Le Conquet, where you can pause before your crossing to the islands of the Iroise sea: Molène and Ouessant.
Located in southwest Finistère on the south coast of Cap Sizun, just a few kilometres from the Pointe du Raz – France’s equivalent of Land’s End – the town of Audierne is famous for its harbour and its narrow climbing streets lined by historic houses. With its protected maritime façade, Audierne Bay is an exceptional setting with long beaches of fine, white sand. The ferry terminal for the Île de Sein is at Ste Evette, in the neighbouring village of Esquibien, just 3km along the coast road from Audierne itself.
From mid-April onwards, you can cross to the islands of the Iroise Sea leaving from the charming port of Camaret-sur-Mer. As you leave, you can admire the famous Vauban Tower, and during the crossing itself you’ll have a unique view of the coastal points including the stunning Pointe St Mathieu with its Abbey ruins, not far from Le Conquet.
Either before or after your maritime escapade,do take time to explore the riches of the Crozon Peninsula, notably Rocamadour chapel, the Pointe de Penhir and the Pointe des Espagnols.