The port of Lanildut

AU FIL DE L'ABER

Brélès, Lanildut, Plourin

Lanildut, Brélès and Plourin, these charming villages boast a remarkable heritage. Manor houses, castles, beautiful granite mansions, you're in stone country. From Brélès, follow the Aber Ildut and its green setting, a favorite with birds and walkers alike. Once you reach the port of Lanildut, you'll be in the land of seaweed, facing the largest seaweed field in the world. Ouessant Island is only 45 minutes away by boat!

 

Gaffer - Lanildut
Emmanuel Berthier

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Lanildut

Europe's leading seaweed port

In Lanildut, sailboats, fishermen and seaweed harvesters are busy at all hours of the day and night. Today, a well-laden seaweed boat returns to port, and a little further on, a second one leaves the quay. The place is free and seaweed unloading is about to begin.

The trucks leave the port, bound for the processing plants for the food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, textiles and paper industries that use their gelling agents (alginates). Want to find out more? The Maison de l'algue offers seaweed identification and cooking workshops. Visit the Maison de l'Algue: the building offers a fantastic view of the port.

MUSEOGRAPHY

La Maison de l'Algue

Meet at Aber Ildut harbour

To find out all about the fascinating world of seaweed, visit the Maison de l'Algue: a new museography awaits you! From the harvesting of seaweed to its processing, from the recognition of edible seaweed to its use in cooking, discover an exceptional natural and cultural heritage during a visit or workshop.

Visit to the seaweed house in Lanildut
Treasures of the Foreshore
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Activities at the Maison de l'Algue

Outings on the foreshore to identify and harvest seaweed, cookery workshops, photo outings.... many events await you!

Seaweed cooking workshop at the Maison de l'Algue
Seaweed cuisine
Kayaking with friends on the Aber Ildut in Lanildut

BY THE WAY...

What is an Aber?

Aber Ildut is the smallest of Finistère's 3 Abers. "Aber" is a Celtic word for an estuary into which the sea rises deeply at high tide. The calm of this green setting, wooded with pedunculate oak and willow, contrasts sharply with the invigorating walks exposed to the winds of the open sea. The Aber lends itself to a wide range of activities. Kayak or paddle, walk or hike, discover this astonishing environment.

Aber Ildut
Ludivine Méneur
Aber Ildut
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Crossing the Aber Ildut by boat with Phine la Passeuse

PRACTICE

Crossing the aber by boat

Book your place on board the "Phine" boat and take it to the other side of the aber. You can then walk back to your car and discover the beautiful scenery along the aber. It's a 4-hour walk from the port of Lanildut to Porscave! Are you a touring cyclist? Bicycles are also accepted on board. Reservations with the Lanildut harbor master (06 31 93 58 71) from Monday to Saturday from April to October and 7/7 in July and August.

Summer flowers in Lanildut harbour

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The people of Lanildut tell you all about it!

Visit with a Greeter

What a wonderful meeting in Lanildut, just a phone call away! Gérard, passionate about his region, told us the story of its inhabitants, who over the years have made the most of the natural resources of the land and sea: sometimes stone, sometimes sand and seaweed. You too can book a visit with one of Lanildut's Greeters.

Interactive walk

The "Secrets d'Iroise" application is quickly downloaded. Your choice: sea or land? The walk is punctuated by videos and photos that immerse you in the heritage and history of Lanildut or Aber ildut.

rumorvan barge master house in Lanildut

BEAUTIFUL HOMES

Le Rumorvan

Typical coastal village

Lanildut's history goes back to the first half of the 17th century. To immerse yourself in this history, head towards Rumorvan and discover the beautiful, rich stone houses of the shipowners or coasting skippers known as "maîtres de barque". The architecture of these homes is codified: Laber granite walls, dormer windows, half-moon chimneys...

l'obélix de Lanildut

HISTORY & CULTURE

Laber granite

Replica of the Louqsor obelisk

Aber Ildut granite, known as "de Laber", has been renowned since prehistoric times. From the Kerloas menhir to the Quai de Londres, from the Cordouan lighthouse in Gironde to the base of the Concorde obelisk in Paris, the exploitation of this rock, so characteristic of the region, has left numerous traces along the coast. It was from Lanildut that the base of the obelisk was loaded into the hull of the Luxor, which was sawn and rebuilt on the shore a few days later.

finist'mer speedboat
View of Ushant Island

Departure for the islands

Ouessant, Molène

From Lanildut, the Finist'mer company offers daily connections to the islands of Ouessant and Molène. Free parking is available close to the port. You can also take a trip to the Iroise Sea to discover the fauna, flora and lighthouses!

ACTIVITIES

Kayak, bike, hike...

The Aber Ildut lends itself to a wide range of activities in the heart of unspoilt nature. Come to the port of Lanildut to discover the wide range of activities on offer!

Route Mandarine

KNOW-HOW

Visit to the Route Mandarine soap factory

The Route Mandarine soap factory team invites you into its workshop: the team will produce one of its soaps for you to discover the cold saponification technique and its virtues. The team will also tell you about the history of the soap factory, its different cosmetics ranges and its current projects. Length of visit: approx. 1 hour.

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Kergroadez castle

A bucolic interlude

An avenue of centuries-old oak trees welcomes you. You've finally arrived at the heart of the enchanting Kergroadez estate. Take a delightful step back in time with a tour of the park and château, take part in an escape game or a murder party... In summer, don't miss the night-time candlelight tour, the son et lumières, and the storytelling evenings. Children will love donkey rides in the park, or visits dressed as princesses or knights.

Château de Kergroadez

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Brélès at a crossroads

On the heights of Aber Ildut

The small village dominates the surrounding area, in particular the bottom of the Aber Ildut. The first thing you see is the octagonal openwork spire of the church tower, then the roofs of the rich granite houses with their English-style chimneys. This mineral, flower-filled village is architecturally rich. Don't miss Notre Dame church, built by the lords of Kergroadez in the 15th century, with its triumphal arch and crosses finely carved in kersanton.

history & culture

The columns of justice

A monument unique in the region

Macabre no doubt, but an integral part of history, the columns of justice are located just a few hundred meters from the Château de Kergroadez. It was a long way to the gallows for the condemned. Today, it's an ideal spot for a family picnic before a visit to the château, and the starting point for a hike or a wooded walk sheltered from the sea winds.

The justice columns of Plourin
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MEGALITHES

The menhirs of Kergadiou

Witch's Menhirs

Around the bend in a dirt track, you'll spot them, one standing, the other lying in the middle of a field. Legend has it that one of the menhirs was stolen from a witch in Ireland. Very angry, she threw a second menhir in the direction of the first, but missed. It crashed into the ground a few metres from its target. 

REGALEZ-VOUS!

Seafood, local cuisine

Treat yourself to a gourmet break on the banks of the Aber Ildut, where delicious dishes await you in a bucolic setting.

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