Hiking trail no. 30 - The Saint-Gonvel chapel

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  • Type Pedestrian
  • Distance 9.6 Km
  • Duration 3h20
  • Difficulty Medium
  • Walks
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A landscape of coves, rocks and islets awaits the walker as he circumnavigates the peninsulas, testifying to the violence of the raging elements.

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'll discover the 7m-high Kerhouézel menhir, the Kérenneur manor house, the Kerdelvas and Keroustat houses, the Vivier peninsula, the Saint-Gonvel site and Penfoul beach.

- Parking plage de Penfoul au château d'eau > Blanc - Rouge
- Château d'eau à Presqu'île du Vivier > Jaune
- Presqu'île du Vivier à parking plage de Penfoul > Blanc - Rouge

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.

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DEPARTURE: Penfoul beach parking lot on the D27.

Penfoul beach is a surfing and bodyboarding spot par excellence. Penfoul is a large sandy beach framed by large rocks that reinforce its wild dimension. Open to the sea breeze, it is also suitable for swimming and will delight lovers of waves and thrills.
Watch out for the rising tide!

Parking on Penfoul beach

Continue along the road to observe the Kerhouézel menhir, 400m away.

Located on an agricultural plot, the Kerhouézel menhir is 6.60 m high and 1.70 m wide.

Menhir de Kerhouzel

It is home to the Ifremer station, whose fishpond gave its name to the entire peninsula.
Beautiful properties occupy most of the peninsula.

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.

Iroise Heritage

The gonvel battery

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.

Patrimoine Iroise

Saint-Gonvel chapel
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