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    by himalia11 Written Nov 16, 2014

    The fort La Latte is a castle about 4 km southeast of Cap Fréhel and was built in the 13th century on a small headland. It's a great location, and you have a lovely view on it from the coastal path GR34 if you shortly walk in direction Port St Géran. We also walked the coastal path a few steps in direction Cap Fréhel, but there were too many hills, I guess you would need to walk some more to get a better view.
    The castle itself is impressive, nicely restored ruins with lots to see. The castle has two drawbridges and in the past there also was a third one for reaching the keep. The keep stands on a small rocky hill and you can visit the rooms and get to the top. There are some outer stairs for this which was very challenging for me with my fear of heights, but somehow I made it. The view from there of course was great! You very well could see Cape Fréhel and it was also interesting to view down on the castle buildings. You can also see something like catapult, a battering ram, and an oven for cannon balls.
    At the entrance you can buy a flyer with information about the castle in various languages for 20ct, but there also were lots of information panels with great information in French in English.

    Admission (2014): 5,20€ (adults)

    Castle keep Cannon ball oven View from the coastal path
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    by himalia11 Written Nov 16, 2014

    The Fréhel Cape is a beautiful peninsula with cliffs and marshes. There's a great coastal path from where you can enjoy the views on the sandstone cliffs. It was pretty misty that day so we couldn't see that far, but the fort La Latte was close enough so we could already see our next destination. You can walk there (a sign said it will take 1:30h), but we rather took the car. There was a nice path back to the car park through the heathland with its gorse and heath, it must look great when everything is fully in blossom!
    There also is a lighthouse which was built between 1946 and 1950. It can be visited in the afternoon, in July/August it may be also open in the morning. It's one of the most powerful lighthouses of France, on clear days it's visible over 100 km. Next to this actual lighthouse still is the old lighthouse, built in 1702 by Louis XIV and Vauban.

    View on Fort La Latte View on Fort La Latte Heathland
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    • Hiking and Walking

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    by ATLC Written Aug 13, 2007

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    If you make reservations, you can have dinner at this B&B (for description see my Accommodation tip here).

    Favorite Dish: The dining room with place for about 20 people, I think, had an open fire place where mackerels were grilled. They were so good! We washed them down with a nice Bourgogne Aligoté.
    During dinner we got talking to a French couple at the table next to us. They were staying the night too, so we rounded off dinner with a final Cognac together in the lounge.

    Back in 1991 we paid 456 FF (that would be 69 EUR today - 2007) for the 2 persons (menu, mineral water, bottle of wine, 3 coffees each).

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