L'Ancre An Eor, museum space In the wake of the Amoco Cadiz

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Ploudalmezeau portsall amoco cadiz 1978 (3)
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Why take advantage?

Open 7 days a week with free access, the museum L'Ancre An Eor Dans le sillage de l'Amoco Cadiz is a must-see in Portsall. In 1978, the harbour with its turquoise waters suffered a serious oil spill, which the local inhabitants remember as if it were yesterday. Every year, thousands of visitors from all over France pass through the Museum's doors to remember the circumstances of this tragedy and pass on a message to the younger generation: "never again".

On March 16, 1978, the oil tanker Amoco Cadiz sank off Portsall, spilling 227,000 tonnes of oil along 360 km of coastline. An unprecedented economic and ecological disaster that mobilized thousands of people with shovels and buckets to clean up the mess. 14 years of legal action against the American company Amoco, fought with courage by the mayor of Ploudalmézeau, Alphonse Arzel, enabled the municipalities affected to obtain compensation. Through explanatory panels, short films and period photos, the museum takes you to the heart of this disaster, which became an incredible human adventure.

In front of the museum, one of the supertanker's anchors is on display all year round.

During the season, a tourist information office is located inside the museum. Tips, practical information, accommodation, calendar of events and a ticketing service await you:
- Shuttle service to the islands of Molène and Ouessant with the shipping companies Penn Ar Bed and Finist'Mer
- Guided tours of the island of Ouessant with Eusa Découverte and Ouessant évasion
- Bicycle hire in Ouessant prior to departure with La Bicyclette.
- Excursions to the Molène archipelago with Archipel Excursions, Finist'Mer Excursions, Stroll in the Marine Park.
- La Récré des 3 Curés amusement park in Milizac-Guipronvel
- Océanopolis in Brest
- Visit the sea caves of Morgat, tour of the Crozon peninsula with Vedettes Sirènes
- Bus tickets for the Breizhgo public network.

In partnership with Les Frères Complices, bicycles are available for hire to explore Portsall and the surrounding area in complete relaxation.

Private museum
Theme(s) : Maritime

Main services

  • Accessible PMR
  • Groups of 10 people minimum
  • Pets allowed
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Main services

  • Accessible PMR
  • Groups of 10 people minimum
  • Pets allowed


  • Projection room


  • Store

On-site activities

  • Temporary exhibitions

Spoken language(s)

  • French
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish

We like

The situation:
  • By the sea
Ideal for : Heritage, Rainy weather, Two people, Friends, Children
Suitable for : educate myself
(in €)

Open house, no guided tours

Group rate

For groups of 10 people or more, a guided tour is available, on request.

Group rate: 70 euros for up to 20 people.

Opening hours

Free access.


L'Ancre An Eor, museum space In the wake of the Amoco Cadiz

Port de Portsall
29830 Ploudalmézeau
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