Roscoff Tourist Office
I haven't actually used this but it certainly looks useful and is well presented from the outside. Whatever you want to know and whatever you want to do I'm sure they'll be able to help here.
It's open year round with hours according to the season.
So here's the location on the main drag overlooking the old harbour - grab a pic of the artwork
The WEBSITE is excellent with pages in French, Spanish, English, Italian and German.
On the site there is an info request section with various options. I put in my address, ticked a few boxes, and within two days they sent me a very useful brochure with details of hotels, restaurants, campsites, things to do etc. and also a very good town map with some suggested walks.
Les Viviers de Roscoff
From the Table d'Orientation, looking northeast, you'll notice a set of industrial-looking water tanks and a row of warehouses. This is the premises of Les Viviers de Roscoff.
"Les Viviers" is a co-operative seafood merchant, owned and run by the workforce, who distribute the local fisherfolk's catches to markets in France, Spain and the UK.
Plankton-rich seawater flows through these purification tanks, which have a capacity of up to 50 tonnes of shellfish, which allows the animals to feed and rids them of any sand that they have ingested whilst on the seabed. Then they are ready for the eating!!
A Morning's Meander Part 1 - Following The Shore
"Pics That Haven't Been Used For Tips"
The overnight ferry from Plymouth arrives about 8 am and in early March this coincides with the dawn - as good a time as any to start my day.
The weather forecast had been for clouds and rain and as I arrived it looked as if it was going to be that way. Me, I'm an optimist - my glass is never half-empty, and so rain or shine I was out to enjoy my visit.
Roscoff obviously knew I was here and out to take my pleasures from her. As I left the boat her sun peeked out, checked that it was me, then opened her clouded veils for me to enjoy.
So here's my meander:
NB Stop off places are in the tips.
A short walk round the headand takes you to the Table d'Orientation with its little Chapelle atop.
From which you get your first glorious view of the town and its harbour.
And also out to sea over the Bay of Morlaix.
It's kinda obvious that this a port but just to make sure you know here's the lighthouse ;)
This is the jetty for the ferries to the Ile de Batz which is an inhabited island in the bay (and on my list of places to visit next trip). The reason the jetty is so long is simply so that the ferries schedules are independent of the tides. At high tide the ferries leave from the harbour and at low tides from the end of this jetty.
When the tide's high you can't walk the whole seashore and so have to go inland from time to time. No worries and you get to appeciate the town's architecture.
This is the Villa Ker-Lena, built in 1905 for the Marchioness of Kergariou. This is now a seawater spa-based health centre.
The best beaches seem to be on the western side, after the bay. The building in the background is one of the spa hotels.