La Littorale Pointe Saint-Mathieu


Sites to discover as a team

The Pointe Saint-Mathieu, the Kermorvan peninsula, the lighthouses... enjoy a hike and a guided tour to combine pleasure and culture.

Pointe Saint-Mathieu
©Thibault Poriel


Saint-Mathieu Point

Breathe together as we face the sea! At the Saint-Mathieu lighthouse, a guided tour awaits you in a prodigious setting. The Musée de l'Abbaye (Abbey Museum) tells the story of this abbey church, which has preserved some of the finest traces of its architecture. The Notre-Dame de Grâce chapel, the cenotaph and the Musée Mémoires 39-45 will complete your discovery of Pointe Saint-Mathieu, a unique site!
Duration: 1 day

The kermorvan lighthouse in Iroise
©Thibault Poriel


The Kermorvan peninsula

North of the port of Le Conquet, the Kermorvan peninsula is a natural treasure. On the path that surrounds it, sometimes flat, sometimes steep, you can admire the jagged cliffs, chat and stop to soak up the scenery: the Blancs Sablons beach, the Pointe de Corsen, the Porz Pabu beach, all the way to the Kermorvan lighthouse. A guided tour awaits you: full speed ahead!
Duration: 3 hours



Bertheaume Fort

Built on a rocky islet, Fort de Bertheaume was designed by Vauban in the 17th century to keep watch over the Brest roadstead. It is linked to the mainland by a footbridge: climb the steps and discover a tempestuous history on a guided tour at any time of year! From April to October, an adventure course allows you to climb the islet and travel on a zip line. Every summer, the casemates house exhibitions.
Duration: 2 hours


Corsen Point

A walk to the tip of Corsen takes on a symbolic character: it means going to the end where the continent stops and a promising universe begins: the ocean. In between, the coastline and white sandy beaches offer superb landscapes, inhabited by endemic plants, birds, seals... that a guided walk will enable you to meet. The Trézien lighthouse, which can be visited all year round, is not far away!
Duration: 1/2 day

Corsen Point
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Walks and guided tours

At Corsen Point, a guided stroll will open your eyes to the striking and more discreet beauties of the surrounding landscape.

The port of Portsall
Mathieu Rivrin



Welcome to Portsall, a small port renowned for its turquoise waters when the sun peaks, punctuated by the comings and goings of seaweed harvesters and water sports enthusiasts. The anchor of the supertanker Amoco Cadiz is a reminder of a dark episode in history: the terrible oil spill of 1978, which will be explained to you during a guided tour of the "Ancre an eor" museum. Afterwards, climb the large rocky promontory adorned with a cross: the Pointe du Guilliguy offers a spectacular view.
Duration: 1/2 day

Saint-Renan market
©Thibault Poriel



Saint-Renan offers a wide range of activities, just 15 minutes from Brest.
Duration: 1 day


Getting around

On foot, by bike, by coach...without a car, visit the Iroise and discover its remarkable sites. 


Hiking and walking

Between land and sea

The Iroise region is dotted with 35 hiking trails, 20 of which run along the GR® 34! These loops, averaging 10 km in length, reveal our maritime landscapes and the riches of the Iroise: chapels, fountains, washhouses... These circuits, and their GPX tracings, are available to download free of charge. A topoguide and randofiches published by the Fédération Française de Randonnée are available from the Tourist Office.

The turquoise sea along the GR34
©Thibault Poriel