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A l'extrême ouest du Finistère, sur la commune de Plougonvelin en Pays d'iroise, la pointe Saint-Mathieu se dresse face à la mer d'Iroise. C'est un lieu de promenades agréables en toute saison où se côtoient le GR®34 et le Parc naturel marin...more
The lighthouse and abbey are beautiful. I’ve never visited a place like this and was speechless. Take your time and explore the trails around the abbey and visit the museum too. The guide of the museum is very welcoming and helpful.
We walked along the cliff path from Le Conquet (about an hour's stroll) and found many interesting things here - the abbey (under renovation) the lighthouse, a festival of Breton culture and the memorial to French sailors. Kept us busy all afternoon and we had...More
The abbaye, the church and the lighthouse shed a special flavor to this part of the world.
Various centuries are bonded together and help us understand the various fights which took place. The path along the coast line remind us of many lives lost at...More
We began by walking through the ruins of the monastery which is being renovated. In the chapel it was possible to hear the sea although outside it was not so noticeable. Many pictures and diagrams of how the monastery was set out.
The lighthouse and...More
Pointe Sainte Mathieu sits at the head of the Rade de Brest. Follow the coastal road from the pretty little port of Le Conquet to the pointe where you can walk around the ruined monastery, visit the small chapel, take a tour around the lighthouse,...More
Fantastic location. It had been about 20 years since I had last visited Saint Mathieu and I'm reasonably sure that you couldn't climb the lighthouse back then. Now you can and now you should! Great view and good exercise! ;-)