From Portsall to Les Trois Moutons
The sea is beautiful up there, translucent and turquoise when the sun's rays transform it. Along a marvellous coastline, it unfolds at the foot of rocky peaks, beaches and dunes, and then a mad desire overcomes us: to dive in!
Protecting the dunes of Tréompan against wind and tide, the oyat plant does just that. Also known as dune rush or sand reed, oyat limits the retreat of the dunes under the onslaught of storms, thanks to its spindles and long roots that bind the sand. Resistant to wind and sea spray, it also enables dune vegetation - flowering plants, mosses, lichens - to flourish behind a rampart.
POINT OF VIEW
The people of Portsall are proud of it, and will advise you to climb this rocky promontory overlooking the harbour. Up here, a slender cross stands next to the covered alley of Guilliguy, a Neolithic burial site. Visitors and hikers on the GR ®34 enjoy the view over the cove, the open sea and the famous Portsall rocks.
HISTORY AND CULTURE
In the wake of Amoco Cadiz
At the museum dedicated to the sinking of the Amoco Cadiz, everyone remembers: some recall the disturbing smell of fuel oil on the morning of March 16, 1978, then their shock at the scale of the oil slick. Others, whether conscripts or volunteers from far-off places, cleaned up the beaches with shovels and buckets, underlining the great outpouring of solidarity.
Many had seen the event on television. The long battle waged by Alphonse Arzel, then mayor of Ploudalmézeau, against the American company Amoco, was unanimously hailed. In front of the anchor of the supertanker displayed in the pretty harbour of Portsall, which has healed its wounds, the message "never again" touches the youngest.
HISTORY & CULTURE
Carn Island cairn
There's no set route to Carn Island, which you reach at low tide by picking your way along the foreshore among fresh seaweed, puddles and small rocks: by instinct. Once on the island, what a view! The Tréompan dunes, the Plage des Trois Moutons, the Île Vierge lighthouse and the horizon are all 360°.
You didn't get here by chance: the megalithic monument in front of you is almost 6,000 years old!
Le Jardin du Moulin Neuf
Over 4 hectares, 2,000 rosebushes and more than 1,000 varieties of hydrangea adorn this magnificent park nestled in the hollow of a valley, and crossed by streams that converge on a small pond where swans and ducks happily cohabit. After taking advantage of the swings, children will be delighted to meet alpacas, llamas, Ouessant sheep... Great family moments in prospect.