We walked past the soaring cross that is the monument to a community of Free Britons during World War II.As we reached the tip, the view became panoramic. This would give us three full days to explore Crozon.Each morning we climbed out of the tent and looked across the water to Brest. End of the roadstead of Brest, at Landévennec. In common with many other French towns, Crozon has a number of fêtes and festivals at various times of year. We weren’t in the remote wilderness, but this was an immensely satisfying spot for car camping.The first big highlight was a half-day hike we took from the seaside town of Camaret-sur-mer to La Pointe de Pen-Hir (about 4 km). Île Perdue: natural: coastline: place: islet: wikidata: Q3593168: wikipedia: fr:Île Perdue: Part of. And figuring out the differences, and finding one that was as close to nature and as basic as possible took quite a bit of research.Eventually, we booked four nights in a small family campground called Les Pieds Dans L’eau. The road out of town was steep, but ultimately leveled out and made for good, casual riding. Campgrounds are privately owned and operated. So instead, we pedaled back to Morgat, walked along the boardwalk until we found a place to get ice cream and recharge, and then decided to drive out to the southermost point of Cap de la Chèvre.Walking out to the edge, we passed a memorial for naval aviators and stood about 100 meters above the turquoise water surrounding us on three sides. There is also a local produce market most mornings in front of the church. But whereas in the U.S. such parks might offer government-run campgrounds, that’s not the case here.
We scrambled through some trees and brush along a narrow path that brought us quickly to another edge with inspiring views of the water below.L’ile vierge/Photo by Donatienne Guillaudeau.When we reached the edge of L’île Vierge, we climbed on some rocks for a picnic. All rights reserved. Stretching westwards into the Atlantic, the anchor-shaped Presqu’île de Crozon (or Crozon Peninsula) is one of the most scenic spots in Brittany. Far below, more intrepid people had scrambled down a rocky path to a little beach, which seemed to be much more accessible by boat.L’ile vierge/Photo by Donatienne Guilladeau.The sun and food and hike combined to give us a profound case of lethargy. Such battlement’s are common along the Brittany and Normandy costs, a stark legacy of WWII.It’s from this point where the view becomes what the French would call “à couper le souffle,” and that we would call breathtaking.The land plunges directly into the water 70 meters below and is lined with sharp rocks that jut up from the sea. He moved with his family to France in 2014 after spending 15 years covering Silicon Valley for the San Jose Mercury News and Los Angeles Times. But since arriving, our jumble of family tents, sleeping bags, and campfire cooking equipment had sat unused and silently taunting us in a closet.In part, that was because we were having a hard time grasping the French camping scene.
The peninsula sits in the.Amorique is one of 52 such regional parks in France.