Vieux gréement La Recouvrance en rade de Brest

FÊTES MARITIMES DE BREST

Heading for the Iroise

2024, a year under the sign of the sea, gliding and sailing, with some great highlights: the Fêtes Maritimes de Brest, the Olympic Games and the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings. An opportunity to look out together in the same direction, to the horizon from this beautiful balcony that is the Iroise.

INSPIRATION 2024

Maritime and sports year

Iroise on the front line

It's the call of Brittany: from the cliffs of Déolen to the dunes of Tréompan, l'Iroise welcomes you 20 minutes from Brest to one of the most beautiful balconies on the Breton coast, facing Ouessant, the Molène archipelago and the Crozon peninsula.

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Brest Maritime Festival

July 12 to 17, 2024

Pour la huitième édition, les Fêtes Maritimes de Brest vont rassembler plus d’un millier de bateaux venus du monde entier, des voiliers traditionnels, des navires d’États, des bateaux scientifiques, des flottilles étrangères… durant 6 jours de fête qui donneront à tous le virus de la navigation. 
Billets en vente dans les bureaux d’information touristique Iroise Bretagne.

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Iroise tourist map

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L'Iroise, un balcon sur la mer

Points de vue pour admirer les bateaux

À l’entrée de la Rade de Brest, l’Iroise est la destination idéale pour profiter du spectacle des Fêtes Maritimes. Ses pointes et presqu’îles, son sentier côtier de près de 100 kilomètres et ses nombreux ports en font un balcon de choix pour admirer les navires toutes voiles dehors. Voici notre sélection de points de vue :

  • Toulbroc’h à Locmaria-Plouzané
  • Saint-Mathieu Point
  • La presqu’île de Kermorvan au Conquet
  • Corsen headland at Plouarzel
  • Le port-escale de Lampaul-Plouarzel
  • Le port goémonier de Lanildut
  • La presqu’île Saint-Laurent à Porspoder
  • The Landunvez tourist route

Lors de la parade le 18 juillet : rendez-vous à Toulbroch à Locmaria-Plouzané où des aires de stationnement seront mises à disposition. 

EVENT

Porscaff, port escale des Fêtes maritimes

10 juillet 2024

Rendez-vous au port de Porscaff à Lampaul-Plouarzel pour accueillir les bateaux en escale. Des initiations et démonstrations de navigation à la Godille, des démonstrations de sauvetage en mer et des parades rythmeront la journée. Vivement !

Tour du Finistère à la voile 2024

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Sailing around Finistère

Stopover in Lanildut on July 30

Organized by the Comité départemental de voile and supported by the Département du Finistère, the 38th edition of the Tour du Finistère à la voile will take place from July 29 to August 3, 2024.

Cette régate qui rassemble une centaine de bateaux fera escale à Lanildut le 30 juillet. Vivez cet événement en direct !

all on the water

It's your turn to navigate

Water sports

Do you dream of being at the helm? Introducing yourself to an Olympic sport like surfing or rowing? The Mer d'Iroise is the ideal place to start. Private lessons and courses are available all year round.

Nautisme en Pays d'Iroise
Saint-Mathieu lighthouse

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Visit a lighthouse

Exceptional lookouts

Since the 19th century, numerous lighthouses have protected sailors from the currents and reefs of the Mer d'Iroise. The Saint-Mathieu lighthouse, the Kermorvan lighthouse and the Trézien lighthouse on the mainland, as well as the Stiff lighthouse on Ouessant, welcome visitors all year round on their walkways, revealing a clever system of signage. At the top of the steps, the view is worth the candle!

The lighthouses at sea - Les Pierres Noires, Kéréon, Ar Men, Le Four... - can be approached on guided boat excursions.

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Le Four lighthouse turns 150

1874 - 2024

It symbolically separates the Atlantic Ocean from the English Channel. Firmly anchored in the open sea, the Four lighthouse has weathered every storm since it was built just 150 years ago! From Le Conquet or Lanildut, experienced guides will take you to the lighthouse.

Le Four lighthouse

Amoco Cadiz

Open 7/7 with free access, the L'Ancre an eor museum in Portsall presents the circumstances surrounding the 1978 sinking of the Amoco Cadiz, which caused one of the worst oil spills in history. One of the supertanker's anchors is on display in the harbour, pointing towards the wreck lying on the seabed 4 km from the port.

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Le Conquet, Portsall, Lanildut

From port to port

In 10 stages, discover the main ports of the Iroise and the hustle and bustle that reigns on the quayside when fishing boats and seaweed harvesters return home. Fancy a fresh spider crab? Head for the boat's "arse" in Le Conquet, where you'll meet the fishermen who have inherited a long family tradition. Further north, Lanildut is Europe's leading seaweed port and the ideal place to watch the seaweed being unloaded. More confidential, the port of Mazou in Porspoder is one of the rare ports in Brittany to have preserved the wooden piles used to moor boats... Unforgettable.

The turquoise sea along the GR34
Gîtes de Quéménès

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Find accommodation

The Tourist Office offers you an extensive catalog of accommodation - hotels, gîtes, B&Bs, campsites... - visited by us. Don't forget to book ahead!

Algae

BIODIVERSITY

Diving into the world of kelp

Seaweed House

The Iroise Sea is home to one of Europe's largest seaweed beds, with exceptional biodiversity thanks to waters churned by currents, shallow depths allowing light to penetrate, and rocky bottoms providing a foothold for kelp. Long renowned for their virtues, seaweed is used in an ever-growing variety of applications. Come to Lanildut and see how they are harvested! At the Maison de l'Algue, everything will be explained to you.

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Diving in the Iroise Sea

First dives and introductory snorkeling courses will give you the keys to an unsuspected wealth of underwater treasures.

View of Ushant Island
Molène Island

from lighthouses to islands

Molène and Ouessant getaways

Leaving from Le Conquet or Lanildut, take a day trip to the bald island (Molène) or the island of five lighthouses (Ouessant) and come back refreshed.

We drop anchor...

from dream to reality

A walk in Treompan

Tréompan beach is a veritable nugget, with its vast expanse of white sand lapped by a turquoise sea. We dream of azure skies, and North Finistère has just what we need! 

Read the video about Tréompan beach in Ploudalmézeau, a large white sandy beach

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Nature and heritage walks

Accompanied by a guide, discover the flora and fauna of our region. 

80th anniversary of the Liberation

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39/45 Memories Museum

The war as told by those who lived it

At Pointe Saint-Mathieu, a superb German command bunker restored by two passionate brothers brings together a rich collection of objects and eyewitness accounts that recreate the atmosphere of the war with rigor and emotion. A unique site.

Watch the video on Musée du Musée-Mémoires 39-45
39-45 Memories Museum

The Second World War has left lasting memories and material traces all over Iroise:

  • Running along the seafront from Pointe Saint-Mathieu, the Chemin de Mémoire (4 km) takes you past steles dedicated to missing sailors and the coastal remains of the famous Graf Spee Battery, to the large German command bunker that has become the Musée Mémoires 39-45.
  • Designed by Vauban to defend the Brest roadstead, Fort de Bertheaume was incorporated into the Atlantic Wall by the Wehrmacht, which installed cannons, mortars and machine guns.
  • From the Pointe du Grand Minou (Locmaria-Plouzané) to the Plage de Tréompan (Ploudalmézeau), via the Presqu'île de Kermorvan (Le Conquet), the presence of blockhouses will punctuate your discovery of the coastline. Inland, you'll also see them at Lochrist and Ploumoguer...
  • In Tréouergat, a stele pays tribute to the members of the Kergoff maquis, one of the largest in Finistère, which brought together almost 1,200 Resistance fighters.

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Bertheaume Fort

A monument to discover

Incorporated into the Atlantic Wall by the German occupying forces, Fort de Bertheaume, designed by Vauban, offers a strategic position for history buffs and thrill-seekers alike! The adventure trail will be open from April 3. A medieval market will be held on May 11 and 12. Throughout the summer, the Fort will be open to the public 7 days a week, with a performance of the now-famous "Si Bertheaume m'était conté" every Wednesday evening.

Fort-de-Bertheaume