Hiking trail no. 20 - The Pointe de Corsen

Plouarzel Plouarzel
  • Type Pedestrian
  • Distance 10 Km
  • Duration 3h
  • Difficulty Difficult
  • Vertical rise 420 m
  • Walks

About us

Here you are! Corsen Point is the most westerly point of mainland France. At your feet, the Iroise Sea! It forms the boundary between the English Channel and the Atlantic. Violent currents, shallow waters, a string of islands and islets in the Molène archipelago combined with heavy shipping traffic... all the factors combine to make this one of the most dangerous seas in the world. In fine weather, seaweed boats, sailboats, speedboats and fishermen cruise before your very eyes. A group of dolphins familiar to the headland frequently play in its currents. Soon, you'll leave the iodized air and wild cliffs for the sunken paths of the undergrowth of the Pont ar floc'h valley...

Along the way, discover the church and fountain of Trézien, as well as the Pointe de Corsen with its interpretation trail and orientation table.

- Departure - Plage de Portsévigné > yellow
- Plage de Portsévigné - Quittez la côte > white-red
- Quittez la côte! - Departure > yellow

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
Step 1/4:

START: Fontaine de Trézien.
Walk past the church, built in 1876. Its portal bears the Du Chastel motto "Da vad et teui" (Good you will become).
Dedicated to Notre-Dame de Trézien, the church has been a famous place of pilgrimage throughout the Bas-Léon region. The pardon is still very popular. The statue of Notre-Dame du Bon secours is venerated here.
To the south of the church, its fountain forms a rectangular reservoir. In days gone by, peasant women used to sell water to pilgrims suffering from eye disease.

Church of Trezien en Plouarzel
Cliffs of Ruscumunoc

This is the most westerly point of the French mainland! A fun trail takes you to the orientation table. Be the last to watch the sun set!

At the pointe de Corsen, discover the orientation table and a magnificent view of the Molène archipelago.

CROSS Corsen (Centre opérationnel de surveillance et de sauvetage en mer) has been based here since the Amoco Cadiz disaster in 1978.

Corsen Point
Porsmoguer Bay
Getting there with Google Maps