Camaret-sur-Mer Travel Guide

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Camaret-sur-Mer Things to Do

  • Tour around the promontory - Toulinguet

    la Pointe du Toulinguet is easily and quickly reached from the road going west out of Camaret and makes a good starting point for a small tour down to Pointe de Penhir and takes you past several other points of interest on this westerly promontory on the Crozon peninsula. The Pointe du Toulinguet is the location of a French Naval Station and...

  • Sad ending of a Poet's Life

    The French poet Saint-Pol-Roux (1861 - 1940) is little known outside France and his work has only comparatively recently been translated into English . Born in Marseille, whilst still a young man he went to Paris, intending to write. He soon moved in literary circle and became acquainted with Stéphane Mallarmé who he greatly admired. His own...

  • Visit La Chapelle de...

    Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Rocamadour this little Chapel stands at the end of the Sillon Quay close to La Tour Vauban. It traces its beginnings and its name back to the time when Pilgims, travelling from the north en route to pray before la Vierge noire de Rocamadour at Quercy in the Lot, landed on the quay before continuing their journey overland. The...

  • Exhibition space in La Chapelle

    The first picture shows along the side wall the various displays in Da Vinci Code Exhibition which was showing in June 2007.Elsewhere the simple themes of the church can be seen in the suspended fishing boats, delicate carvings together with the warm colours of the stone work - said the be the effect of smoke from the 1910 fire on the local...

  • La Chapelle ( Interior)

    Light and Grace, Charm and Simplicity sum up the interior of this old chapel which is still a place of regular worship, prayer and meditation.Used also as accentre of education and learning - secular and religious history - including the current exhibition (June 2008) regarding the myths, theories, beliefs and facts surrounding the Da Vinci Code,...

  • Forgotten Heroes- Battle of the Atlantic

    This Museum, housed in an old look-out bunker displays a large collection of contemporaneous documents, artefacts , armaments and models to tell the story of the vital part played by the sailors of the Merchant Navy in the Battle of the Atlantic in which the loss of men and shipping was astronomical.These brave people underwent not only the danger...

  • The Beaches

    Some of the best beaches, views and coastal scenery can be seen around the Pointe de Penhir. Close to Camaret we liked best the beaches to the east of the town specially when accompanied by grandchildrenwith buckets and spades. The Plage de Ttrez Rouz was a favourite for the building of damns.It's a good idea to take your binoculars for the best...

  • Memorial- Bretons of Free French Forces

    The Huge Granite Lorraine Cross erected as a memorial to the Breton members of the Free French Forces in WW2 dominates the skyline where it stands almost on the edge of the cliff.The role played by these men and women, many of whom lost their lives in firing squads or Nazi concentration camps, was important throughout the years of occupation, and...

  • The Menhirs at Lagatjar

    These Standing Stones do not compare with the vast collection at Carnac but nevertheless provide evidence that this wind swept, westerly point was inhabited over 5000 years ago.The Information Plaque says that a 1776 inventory of the site recorded 600 stones; by 1883 when the site was classified as an Ancient Monument, only a few more than 100...

  • Look out for Toffs!

    We had been told that Le Langioustier was the place to go for a good sea food lunch - it was, we were told where the locals go.But what was this - it looked very full - and what important people could have arrived in this vintage vehicle?It was not though, we noticed, environmentally friendly. At least the owners had the good grace to bring their...

  • La Tour Vauban

    I am not sure whether Vauban, the military engineer and architect of Louis xiv,is following me or I am following him but he certainly seems to pop up wherever I am in France!When you approach Camaret from Crozon one of the first things to catch your eye as the harbour comes into view will be the Tower built by Vauban at the end of the Sillon...

  • Standing stones

    Just next to the house of Saint Pol Roux, between Camaret and Pen-Hir, is a small alignment of standing stones. It is nowhere as impressive as the larger ones like Carnac but the overall setting at the very end of the peninsula makes it special.


Camaret-sur-Mer Restaurants

  • Avoid This One!

    Upn arrival, we had dinner in this restaurant and gathered the following experince:1. Unfriendly services!2. No free water until we ordered other beverages!3. Mixed up Starters and Main Course, which made 3 people watch me eat while waiting for their orders - for more than half an hour!4. It took ages for our orders to come! Over an hour waiting...

  • Fresh Seafood & Grilled Steaks & Best...

    The first impression was that this Café Brasserie Restaurant is solely organized. All guys working here are funny, witty and the friendliest we have ever encounter. They speak only a little English and a little German but with humor and charm!After my family discovered this restaurant, we kept coming back because it was just FUN dining there.Their...

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Camaret-sur-Mer Warnings and Dangers

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    Not all beaches are safe

    by ranger49 Written Jul 6, 2008

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    During the few days we had before the younger members of the family arrived we scouted around looking for the best family beaches.
    I clambered up and down grassy slopes and coastal paths several times only to find warnings about sudden changes of currents and strong tides that made swimming dangerous and therefore "Interdit".
    Others were forbidden bedause of recent cliff falls.

    Some of these beaches were obviously very popular with local surfers and canoeists but we decided not to take the risk!
    Look out for the warning signs - they may be lying face down in the dunes in some areas.

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Camaret-sur-Mer Off The Beaten Path

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    Discover Traditional Archery - Go...

    by Eurasian68 Written Aug 25, 2008

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    Long before the advent of 3-D targets and laser range finders, bow hunters honed their archery skills in much simpler ways. For the most part, they'd loose arrows at target butts from predetermined ranges. But, if they were really serious about improving their field skills, they would string their favorite hunting bow, grab a quiver, and go roving.

    Roving, also known as stump shooting, is a time-honoured form of practice in which archers hike through the countryside, stopping along the way to launch arrows at small natural targets such as decaying stumps and rotting logs, clumps of moss, tufts of grass, conspicuous shrubs, or overturned clods of dirt. A target can be as simple as a fallen leaf that stands out against the soft forest floor. It really doesn't matter as long it provides a challenge, is within practical hunting distance, and is situated in front of a backstop that is safe and, preferably, easy on an arrow.

    How to Play
    Others want it to be a relaxing day afield. Make it as serious or light-hearted as you want, it's great practice either way.

    I consider it a nice walk made better by archery equipment. To stump shoot through the country. Our routes generally cross fields, climb hills, and weave through hardwoods, creek bottoms, and evergreen stands. We find targets all along the way.

    The game begins with one person calling out a target of the type previously described. It could be very close or it might border on the edge of effective range. Maybe the target is at the base of the hill we are on; then again, it could be somewhere above us on a slope or even across a gully. We might have to shoot through a thicket or, perhaps, loose an arrow from a kneeling position because the target is far beneath a canopy of low-limbed spruce. You get the idea; anything is possible - just like in a real hunt. The point is to add variety and challenge to every shot situation.

    When calling a target, the caller should ensure that he is very specific. Don't just say "that rotted stump over there," or "that standing dead tree." Instead call out "that knothole on the rotted stump" or "the debarked spot on that standing dead tree." This reminds you to aim small and pick a specific point within the target.

    Also, use your imagination and tell the other shooters what the target represents - this adds to the adventure and reminds you that the name of the game is to simulate hunting situations. Young bow hunters, particularly, love this.

    With the target called, the shooters line up and loose one arrow each. The archer whose arrow hits closest to the mark gets to be the next caller and leads the group to the next target of his choice. That's really all there is to it. But, don't be fooled. Roving is addictive and a session planned to span the morning often stretches out past dinner.

    In the unlimted nature of Brittany, you will find unlimited opportunites to let the arrows fly! On rainy days, we spent time to make our own arrows out of wood shafts and natural feathers.

    Roving Roving Roving The Hay Ball - our Target Making an arrow
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    Boat cemetery

    by bzh Updated Mar 16, 2003

    Favorite thing: The inside of the jetty enclosing the harbour is a boat cemetery where old hulls that cannot sail anymore are left to fall to pieces. Boats are born, live and die here and you can witness all stages of their life in the harbour, from the shipping yard to the cemetery.

    Old wooden hull

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