Circuit rando n°31 - The Tremazan circuit

Landunvez Landunvez
  • Type Pedestrian
  • Distance 12 Km
  • Duration 4h30
  • Difficulty Difficult
  • Walks
Landun 2
Landunvez 85
TRemazan 8

About us

On the Saint-Samson coast, you're sure to enjoy the spectacle of the surf breaking on the rocks as soon as the wind picks up.

Along the way, you'll discover Landunvez church, Penfoul cove, Saint-Samson chapel, Trémazan castle, Kersaint chapel and the Maison des Chanoines.

- Parking rue du Fould to plage de Penfoul > Yellow
- Plage de Penfoul to plage de Gwisselier > White - Red
- Plage de Gwisselier to parking rue du Fould > 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: Car park on rue du Foul below Saint-Gonval church in Landunvez.

You are now walking on the old railway line.
The great Rennes-Brest railway arrived in the capital of the Ponant in 1865. For Brest and the surrounding region, it was an extraordinary way of opening up the region, linking the tip of Brittany to Paris. But that wasn't enough. The countryside, much more densely populated than today, also wanted its train.

The Department decided to build a Brest-St-Renan-Portsall line.

The first two sections, Brest-St-Renan and St-Renan-Ploudalmézeau, were completed in 1893. The extension between Ploudalmézeau and Portsall was completed in 1899. The last section, Portsall-Porspoder, was inaugurated on May 13, 1913.

Iroise Heritage

A surfing and bodyboarding spot par excellence, Penfoul is a large sandy beach framed by large rocks, which 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!

Penfoul Beach

The little chapel of Saint-Samson, dating from the second half of the 18th century, offers a marvellous panorama facing the ocean. Below the chapel flows a fountain whose miraculous virtue was used not so long ago. Children were immersed in the fountain to give them strength. The presence of a Gallic stele near the fountain attests to the ancient sacralization of the site. Behind the hamlet, a menhir set into an embankment, against which people used to rub to relieve their rheumatism, takes us even further back in time and reinforces Saint-Samson's healing function.

Saint-Samson chapel

The dungeon we can see today is that of a former fortified castle in ruins.

Château de Trémazan

Enjoy the view of the rocks of Portsall, the lighthouse and rocks of Corn Carhai, the Men Louet landmarks, the beacons of La Pendante and Besquel, the islands of Enez Segou and Guilligui, whose cross dominates the port of Portsall, and where you'll find
, a site dating from the Neolithic period (over 5000 years BC).

Gwisselier Beach

This beautiful viaduct, crossed by a narrow road, was built between 1911 and 1913 to carry a railroad line across this deep valley, linking Brest to Porspoder.

Patrimoine Iroise

Kersaint viaduct
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