Stroll in Argenton

Landunvez Landunvez
  • Type Pedestrian
  • Distance 4.7 Km
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Walks
Verlen Beach
Lavoir de Streat Ar Pont
Kerriou fountain
Saint-Gonvel chapel
Saint-Gonvel battery

About us

This tour was created by the Mein O Kanan association with the support of the municipality of Landunvez.

On this tour, you'll (re)discover the Saint-Gonvel battery, the Saint-Gonvel chapel, fountains and washhouses.
The port of Argenton and the surrounding area will hold no secrets for you!

At the Iroise Bretagne Tourist Office, you'll find hard-copy hiking maps and topoguides published by the Fédération Française de Randonnée du Finistère.

See the bottom of the page for all the activities and restaurants in the area.

Documents to download
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DEPARTURE: Landunvez nautical center.

You're standing in front of the majestic Lighthouse du Four.
The Lorraine Cross commemorates and marks the spot where young civilians and soldiers left for England in response to General de Gaulle's appeal on June 18, 1940.

This completely isolated point was used for military purposes to control north-west access to the port of Argenton. To the west, the port is naturally protected by the island of Yoc'h. Opposite, its south-western access was controlled by an identical installation on the Vivier peninsula.

Patrimoine Iroise

Saint-Gonvel battery
Verlen Beach

Rectangular in plan, the Saint Gonvel chapel has a blind bell-tower wall. At the top, the old bell tower, which stood empty for decades, has recently been restored.

The monumental, stepped calvary, similar to that on Pointe Saint-Mathieu, probably dates back to the Middle Ages. It stands in the middle of what was once the cemetery surrounding the chapel.

Patrimoine Iroise

Saint-Gonvel chapel

This dolmen was apparently called "Men Milliget"
- The Cursed Stone - in the 19th century.
Today, according to local elders, it is known as "an Dol Ven"
- The Low Table.

The monument, half-buried, is located in a preserved dune area dominated by a mound formed by a rocky outcrop.

A huge slab measuring 3.70 m by 2.30 m covers six vertical pillars, projecting far beyond them. Inside, the sepulchral chamber measures 2.30 m by 1.70 m. The entrance appears to have been badly disturbed.
All stones are made of migmatic granite from Landunvez.

commune de Landunvez

Set against a private residence, it hides from the curious eyes of passers-by.

Association Mein O Kanañ

Kerriou fountain

This washhouse, which can be seen at the entrance to Argenton, at the junction of the Route de Brest and the Streat Ar Pont, is supplied with water by the Argenton stream.

The flow of this creek can become very high after a sequence of heavy rains, which explains the width of the water outlet, and the grid designed to retain any large debris that might be drained by the creek.

Mein O Kanañ

Lavoir de Streat Ar Pont

The port of Argenton, protected by the Ile d'Yock opposite and the Vivier peninsula, which closes off the cove to the west, is an ideal shelter for yachtsmen.

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