Pleubian Things to Do

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    Birdwatching on the high seas

    by Sinjoor Updated Aug 8, 2003

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    About ten miles to the north off the "Côte de Granit Rose" the seabird reserveof the "Sept Îles" warrants a visit. Leaving either from the port of Trégastel or Perros-Guirec the tour boats head for the rollercoaster ride towards the collection of seven islands that comprise the natural reserve. First stop is the "Île Rouzic", the most eastern of the tiny archipelago and home to thousands of seabirds such as shags and gannets. From there the boat heads for "Île des Moines", where a 45 minute stop is planned, during which the ancient fort and lighthouse can be visited and ,with any luck , seals can be spotted. Finally the passengers are collected for the return trip back to the mainland passing by some of the smaller islands on which seals also are known to bask. During the trip the gulls that follow the boats steadily can be hand fed. In general it is an excursion which may enchant both young and old.

    the seabird colony on
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    glass jewelry, palm trees and delicious "crèpes"

    by Sinjoor Updated Aug 8, 2003

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    A short carride away from Pleubian, by way of the cities Lézardrieux and Paimpol, lies the "Pointe d'Arquest". This point is the embarcation point for a boat trip to the nearby "Île de Bréhat". One can either choose for a direct ferry that takes only a few minutes or a 45 minute tour around the island, after which passengers are dropped off at the island's main port and can take the ferry back at their convenience. Among others formula's. The island itself is a haven of tranquility with little or no traffic and lots of narrow streets and alleys. At the far end of the island the "Phare du Paon"(Peacock's Lighthouse) is not very interesting in itself but is located in very impressive surroundings. Next to the main harbour a glass workshop can be visited in the ancient citadel.

    a picturesque corner on Ile de Br��hat
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    A family time warp

    by Sinjoor Updated Aug 7, 2003

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    Approximately ten miles south of Trégastel is the town of Pleumeur-Bodou, home to Cosmopolis, which includes the "Station de télécommunications spaciales de St-Uzec", the "Planétarium de Bretagne" and last but not least, the "Village Gaulois". This is a tourist attraction at which people have tried to recreate a ancient Gallic Village. At the village about twenty games can be played which are both amusing and informative about the way of life of the people of the era. At the tavern kids (and adults too, I suppose) can grind their own flower and bake a cookie of their own at the wood furnace. Excellent pancakes, galettes(salty pancakes and Britton sandwiches can be enjoyed. There's also an intruiging labyrinth.

    The Tour of Galle, one of the games
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    playground of the giants

    by Sinjoor Written Aug 6, 2003

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    About two hours south west of Pleubian, near the town of Huelgoat, in the "Parc National Regional d'Armorique" an area of forest containing numerous walkways and natural tourist attractions await the traveller. Among the features to be visited are the "Cave of Arthus", where King Arthur is said to have taken his noon nap, the Devil's cave, the trembling rock( a 130.000 ton boulder that can be tilted), the Virgin's Household ( an accumulation of boulders that never fails to bring out the climbing child in visitors)etc...In the nearby village a "miellerie" (honeyshop) offers a variety of honeys and related products.

    round table(Arthur's?) by the
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    High light on the coast

    by Sinjoor Updated Aug 6, 2003

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    Cap Fréhel, on Brittany's "Côte de Penthièvre" is about 1,5 hours away from Pleubian by car but well worth a visit. On the cape a lighthouse guards the safety of the ships passing it with a beam that reaches 100 kms or 60 miles into the sea. It is open for visits and offers a great view of the surrounding countryside. Providing the weather is good and the 145 steps are conquered. On a clear day Normandy and even the Channel Island of Jersey can be seen from here. On the 70 meter cliffs seabirds nest and an impressive pathway leads to the neighbouring "Fort la Latte", a 3 hour walk there and back along the high cliffs.

    The lighthouse at Cap Fr��hel
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    Heavily guarded marine life

    by Sinjoor Written Aug 6, 2003

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    At Trégastel, on the coast of pink granit, the "Aquarium Marin" can be found. It's attarction lies not in the extensiveness of its colection because it is a rather small aquarium, but in the fact that it has been build among a accumulation of massive graniet boulders. Each of which must way several thousands of tons. Collection wise one of the main points of it must be the tidal room, in which the movements of the tides at this caost are revealed with the aid of an extensive model of the coastline. During a 12 minute video, playing over the model, the visitor can observe the water moving in and out of the bays and coves that form this coast. The other interesting feature is a tank containing several specimen of the local marine life which can be touched and stroked if one feels so inclined. Headaches may occur though. Not from the marine life but from bumping into the rock hanging low over the tank.

    among the boulders of the aquarium

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    The dance of earth and water

    by Sinjoor Written Aug 6, 2003

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    On the northern end of the "Presqu'ile Sauvage" (the wild peninsula) lies a strip of land that reaches out into the sea for about two miles or 3,5 kms, the "Sillon de Talbert". At high tide a walk along this remarkable geological feature, made up out of tons upon tons of granit "caillous" is an impressive experience, with the sea washing up on either side. At low tide the walk can be extended for several hundreds of yards towards a series of rocky outcrops. A watchful eye must be kept on the turning of the tide though in these instances as it tends to rise rather quickly. A piece of the Sillon has been designated restricted area as its a nesting area for coastal birds. Strong binoculars and lots of patience may make a sighting possible.

    Sillon de Talbert
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    Ancient history

    by Sinjoor Written Aug 6, 2003

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    Although the town of Pleubian itself does not have many tourist sites to offer the inquiring tourist, it does have one rather exceptional asset. It is the location of France's oldest outdoors pulpit, to be found right beside its quaint little church with the three spires, which seem to be typical for the region. The pulpit dates back to the 15th century and bares of series of relief carvings, most of which still stand clear although the tooth of time did have its inevitable way with it . The carvings depict the passion story.

    The 15th century pulpit of Pleubian
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    Maison de Plougrescant

    by Sinjoor Updated Aug 6, 2003

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    This house, situated on the edge of the sea among a collection of impressive boulders, is probably one of the most visited tourist sights in the area. When coming up to the house one walks along the shoreline of a magnificent bay, with the house across the water in the back. It is also possible to pass the house and move further up the coast line towards the "Gouffre de Castel Meur". This is a rocky outcrop from which the view is simply stunning. One can walk around it or clamber over it and even climb down (whilest watching carefully where you put your feet) towards the sea at low tide. Then you'll find yourself among the cliffs, staring into the crystal clear water. A truly impressive experience.

    The
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    don't forget to play in stones!

    by guiiillaume Written Apr 17, 2004

    as everywhere on the north coast, you're supposed to take "chemins de doiniers" but it's also very nice to stop in the middle of big stones and admire view.

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