Journey to the shores of a Breton fjord
Located in northern Finistère, on the shores of the Celtic Sea, Aber Wrac'h is a haven of peace less than 30 minutes from Brest.
3 reasons to melt for Aber Wrac'h :
- Raw, unspoilt nature.
- The tranquility of its waterway: for peaceful family kayaking or learning to sail.
- Ever-changing landscapes, punctuated by the tides.
From its calm, verdant river to its wide mouth punctuated by granite cliffs and sandy beaches, this surprising inlet reveals its many facets to those who love to get away from it all.
A legendary inlet
The Aber Wrac'h rises in the heart of the green wetlands of the Langazel peat bogs, to the east of the territory. Freshwater streams feed this aber, which meanders peacefully through woods and meadows for 33 kilometers. But beware of sleeping water! At the heart of the river, the Pont du Diable (Devil's Bridge) and its intriguing legend underline the mysterious nature of the area.
The little extra
This famous bridge disappears several times a day... But magic has nothing to do with it! If you don't want to be fooled, find the right moment to venture out, as this bridge is only revealed at low tide!
The discreet little port
Upstream, the little port of Paluden is a nice surprise !
Whether by tourist route, GR 34, cycle route or waterway, people are happy to stop off in this pretty cocoon of greenery. Some say it resembles the fjords of Norway or the sounds of New Zealand, while others say it has a touch of Canada about it!
One thing's for sure: the few boats at anchor appreciate the peace and quiet, and so do the walkers!
Did you know?
Protected from the storms that batter the coast, Paluden is also a cargo port. The region is home to many material merchants and timber importers from the North (Norway, Sweden, Finland, etc.), and several thousand m3 of timber are unloaded on the quays every year.
a wide mouth sprinkled with sandy beaches and islets offers a great playground for nature and water sports enthusiasts. Small oases can be explored by oar or with the help of the wind...
Here, the water is appreciated, sheltered from the fury of the sea, protected by the shoreline of the communes of Landéda, Lannilis & Plouguerneau. Boating is king, and the marina is a friendly, gourmet and renowned port of call.
A little nautical paradise!
The call of the sea is strong, and to savour the beauty of Aber Wrac'h and take the temperature, a trip on the water is more than advisable!
Let your desires guide you!
Take to the water in comfort aboard a passenger launch, savor the power of the wind on a cruising sailboat, or fall for the charm of an old rigging... Trust the captain on board and enjoy yourself!
Rent a kayak from Landéda or Plouguerneau and sail independently: sea kayaking requires knowledge of the environment, winds and tides. Your rental company will be happy to give you practical advice.
Off to sea!
To let off steam:
- All-rounders will love the diversity of the equipment on offer: windsurf, catamaran, kite surf, paddle or kayak. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced sailor, the subtleties of sailing conditions (wind, tide, coefficient...) always make for great fun!
- With or without a guide, the curious will enjoy discovering the elements of the sea. Kayaking is the most popular way to get to grips with the nature of the Abers, in a setting that's sure to impress!
To go underwater :
Yes, there's a lot going on in the world of silence! The hardest part will be not to gasp at a field of seaweed dancing in the current, the underwater agility of chubby seals or any of the other beautiful underwater surprises you're about to encounter!
Old stones, sea view!
Fort Cézon: under the impetus of Vauban, these fortifications were built from 1694 onwards. Over the centuries, the site's exceptional location was occupied and remodeled. Several architectural periods still coexist here today, under the watchful eye of the Cézon Association.
L'île Wrac'h: watching over the mouth of the Aber Wrac'h, the 1845 lighthouse house is now home to artists in residence who draw inspiration from the beautiful soul of the place. Every night, the red glow of this range light combines with the white of the Lanvaon lighthouse on land.
Photo or video SB "Michel Morht
L'Abbaye des Anges: watching over the calm of the bay of the same name. Founded in 1507, it has been lovingly restored by its owners, breathing new life into the abbey church, whose walls are adorned with acoustic pots and, looking up to the sky, a magnificent sculpted sandpit.
The semaphore: majestically nestling on the heights of Aber Wrac'h harbour, the former semaphore of the port of Aber Wrac'h was built in 1861. Until 1986, its strategic position was ideal for monitoring maritime traffic and communicating with offshore vessels. Today, this cultural site with its remarkable panorama, a new stopover on the "Route des Phares", offers a wide range of events.