Cézon Island off the coast of Landéda

Editorial

Discovering Cézon Island

Cézon Island and its fort

Ile Cézon is accessible at low tide and is part of a group of islets, including Guénioc (rich in prehistoric remains) and Stagadon (a former seaweed farm).

Cézon Island provides access to the Aber Wrac'h channel. It was chosen by Vauban in August 1685 for the establishment of a fort, as the estuary is a strategic location.

Read the video about Fort Cézon in Landéda
Vauban Fort on Cézon Island

Fort Cézon

Fort Cézon was built on an island at the mouth of the Aber Wrac'h by Vauban. The fortifications were built by Vauban from 1694, then transformed over the centuries - especially under Napoleon III - until the Second World War, when 17 blockhouses were erected.

A stronghold

In 1742, this was a small stronghold comprising two batteries (one facing north with 4 guns, the other facing south with 6 guns) and a keep (equipped with 5 guns). A powder magazine, a 2-storey barracks with room for around a hundred men, a signal pole and a flagpole complete a complex that can act in all directions through its firepower, but also through a rowboat armed with 6 four-guns and manned by 12 men.

Magnificent landscapes

At the top of the artillery tower, you're 14 metres above the sea and gaze out over a sumptuous landscape. As you stroll around the island, you'll discover an exceptional flora, characteristic of our coastline.

Aerial view of Cézon Island
Cézon Island © Thibault Poriel
Guided tour of Fort Cézon

May to September

Guided tours of the island

Ile Cézon is accessible at low tide and is part of a group of islets, some of which are well known: Guénioc (prehistoric remains), Stagadon (former seaweed farm), l'île Vierge (highest lighthouse in Europe), l'île Wrac'h (semaphore, artists' residence), l'île aux américains (former seaplane base during WW1).

Open to the public

Des visites guidées du fort sont proposées par l’association Cézon de mai à septembre, sur inscription auprès de l’Office de Tourisme (02 98 04 05 43).

For everyone's safety and comfort, tours must be guided and in small groups.

Participation de 7 € demandée aux adultes, 2 € pour les jeunes de 12 à 18 ans. Gratuit pour les enfants de moins de 12 ans.

Participatory worksites

The Cézon association will need volunteers for at least the next 18 years! And it's going to be a lot of fun clearing brush, cutting stone, building, welcoming visitors, artists, researchers, parties and more. So don't hesitate to get involved.

Lire la vidéo sur Vue aérienne Fort Cézon

There are lots of ways to help them move forward in this adventure, by giving time, money, good humor, contributing knowledge... And in exchange, you'll find a lot of pleasure together: the pleasure of meeting, welcoming, learning, creating, being useful for our heritage...

Don't hesitate to visit the association's website, where you'll find a wealth of information about Ile Cézon and its fort.

How do I get there?

Through the village of Landéda

  • drive through the village, between the butcher's shop and the hairdresser's, for at least 2 km to the seawall. at the seawall, turn right and follow the sea for 1 km, then go straight on at a small roundabout (Poull Log), towards Pen Enez. You then have the choice of parking at the 1st parking space at Kistillig (a simple widening of the road) or continuing a little further to the Cézon - Porz Matéano parking area (grassy roundabout)... but in both cases you must continue on foot.

Through the port of Aber Wrac'h

  • cross the port, and when you reach the abbey, turn right towards "Dunes Ste Marguerite". Follow the Corniche road until you reach a roundabout. At the roundabout, turn right and drive down 1 km to the dike.
Getting there with Google Maps