Hiking trail no. 21 - Ségal Island

Lampaul-Plouarzel Lampaul-Plouarzel
  • Type Pedestrian
  • Distance 8.3 Km
  • Duration 2h40
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Walks
Segal Island
Chapelle Saint-Egarec Lampaul-Plouarzel

About us

Saint Egarec is invoked for earaches and deafness. His pardon was called Pardoun ar brennig, as the peasants would go down to the shore to collect barnacles, shellfish that are very abundant on the coast.

With the circuits published by "Iroise Bretagne", choose quality hiking with official circuits marked and maintained by the Fédération Française de Randonnée du Finistère and Pays d'Iroise Communauté.

Along the way, you can admire the church, calvary, houses... as well as the Saint Egarec chapel and Ségal Island.

- Mairie de Lampaul-Plouarzel to Auberge du Môle > Yellow
- Auberge du Môle to rue de Toul an Dour > White - Red
- Rue de Toul an Dour to Mairie de Lampaul-Plouarzel > 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
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DEPARTURE: Rue de Brest parking lot.

This church was originally a chapel, named Chapelle Saint-Sébastien. In the 16th century, the parish church of St-Paul-Aurélien was located closer to the sea and the settlement. However, poorly maintained and built in the dunes, it disappeared under the sands a little more with each storm, and was eventually totally abandoned and so forgotten that today its location is still unknown1. In 1774, St-Sébastien's chapel was restored and enlarged to become a parish church, and henceforth known as St-Paul-Aurélien.

Patrimoine Iroise

The Saint-Egarec chapel stands on the site of an ancient hermitage dating back to the 6th century. Saint Egarec is said to have been one of Saint Pol Aurelian's companions when he landed in Lampaul-Plouarzel with other Welsh monks. In fact, Saint Egarec is venerated not only in the parish but also in many others in Finistère, where he is said to have the power to cure earaches and deafness.

Iroise Heritage

Saint-Egarec chapel

The commune of Lampaul has two harbors: Porspaul, a beached harbor, and Porscave on the Aber-Ildut, partly a deepwater harbor and partly a beached harbor in the Milin an aod cove. Both harbors welcome yachtsmen all year round, as well as numerous visitors on stopover.

Municipality of Lampaul-Plouarzel


Île de seigle or Segal Island has been listed as a natural site and monument since 1975. The island was once home to a granite quarry. Today, the ruins of an old farm can still be seen.
Accessible at low tide, you can walk around the islet across the pebble beach.

Beware of high tide! The currents around the island are very strong, so don't try to cross at this time.

Plouarzel commune

Segal Island
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