Places steeped in history on the Crozon peninsula

With thousands of years of history behind it, the Crozon peninsula boasts a unique heritage. Step back in time and meet the builders of the megaliths, its religious treasures and its military history.

Alignments of megaliths

Near Camaret-sur-Mer are the Lagatjar alignments, where 87 menhirs stand proudly. Listed as a Historic Monument since 1883, the site is as mysterious as it is impressive. In the south of Morgat, you can also visit Ty ar C’huré (or the priest’s house). Here, a dozen scattered stones form a secret alignment. Was it the house of a Breton druid from the Bronze Age? Or a place of worship from another time? No one knows… But you can wander around the site and think of the Breton tales and legends that permeate the place, imbued with a magical atmosphere.

Landévennec and Saint-Guénolé Abbey

At Landévennec, the ruins of this 6th-century abbey stand majestically on the estuary of the Aulne Maritime river. Founded by Saint Guénolé and his companions, the abbey is classified as a Historic Monument. A museum and an archaeological site where you can wander and go back in time. A stone’s throw away, you’ll come across imposing granite statues of Anne of Brittany and Nominoë, standing proudly in front of Breizh Odyssée, a future museum site dedicated to the history of Brittany. Not far from there, take a look at the boat cemetery from the top of the belvedere.

The Capucins Fort

Located on the Capucins islet in Roscanvel, this fort was built in the mid-19th century. Strategically located at the entrance to Brest harbour, the fort was carved out of the rock to control the passing ships. Partly in ruins, there is a power plant, some cannons, an old railway line, a shop and an arched bridge linking it to the coast, although access is forbidden. From the coast, you can still admire the Fort des Capucins, still standing proudly on its rocky islet.

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