La Pointe du Raz Grand Site de France, patrimoine naturel breton, point de vue et randonnées

An area of outstanding natural beauty

Discover the first ‘Grand Site de France’ in Brittany !

The Pointe du Raz lies at the tip of Europe, defiantly confronting the powerful currents of the Atlantic Ocean.  This legendary, fascinating promontory is an invitation to explore the whole Cap-Sizun peninsula, whose wild headlands are a majestic tribute to the beauty of Nature. The ‘Grand Site de France’ stretches from the Anse du Loch to the Pointe du Millier and offers unrivalled, breathtaking views of the Bay of Audierne and the Bay of Douarnenez.

Magnificent scenery

Côte nord du Grand Site de France
Relax and unwind at the Pointe du Raz, the emblematic Breton landmark at the ‘end of the world’. This unspoilt natural attraction is an ideal destination for memorable holidays and wonderful walks. The rugged coastline culminates in 70-metre high cliffs where black-legged kittiwakes and red-billed choughs make their nests. The area is rich in birdlife and has a Bird Reserve at Goulien. 
Out at sea, intrepid fishermen brave the waters of the Raz de Sein to catch sea bass using the traditional sustainable fishing method of hook and line. 

A rich, diverse heritage

The conservation area has an abundance of local heritage buildings with an impressive history. 

On the seaward side are unusually-shaped lighthouses which stand guard over the waters of the Mer d’Iroise and tiny coves and creeks tucked away at the foot of the cliffs where boats can shelter from raging seas. 

On land the sails of the windmills at Trouguer turn proudly in the breeze. The water wheel at Kériolet mill turns rhythmically in the stream while the chapel of Saint-They at the Pointe du Van is always a reassuring sight to passing seamen.  
Superb walks and hikes

The natural scenery of the Pointe du Raz will enchant the most demanding of walkers.

For experienced hikers, the GR34 hiking path runs around the whole of the Pointe du Raz and Cap-Sizun.  A network of local signposted walks and trails, known as « petites randonnées (PR) », criss-cross the area, allowing walkers to discover its cultural diversity, while visitors seeking a gentle stroll will appreciate shorter, better-equipped paths.