The GR34 coastal footpath in Brittany

  • Hike on Saint-Brieuc Bay, Brittany, France

    © BERTHIER Emmanuel/ CRT Bretagne

    Hike on Saint-Brieuc Bay, Brittany, France

    © BERTHIER Emmanuel/ CRT Bretagne

The GR34 coastal footpath in Brittany Rue du Prillet 22190 Plérin fr

5 reasons your stroll along the path will be breathtaking

1. It's a classic. From Cancal to cap Fréhel enjoy the wonders of the Côte d'Emeraude (Emerald Coast), Brittany. Take an unforgettable detour through Mont Saint-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, then walk to the rhythm of the tide and wander through Dinard or the corsair city of Saint-Malo.
2. It's spectacular. The Côte de granit rose (Pink Granite Coast) stretches from Tréguier to Roscoff with magnificent natural rock formations by the sea. Opposite Perros-Guirec marvel at the archipelago Les Sept-Iles (the Seven Islands), filled with birds. Make your way across the port de Ploumanac'h and through the remarkable naturally formed twisting granite labyrinth.
3. It's legendary. Little fjords called L’Aber-Wrac’h and l’Aber-Benoît will lead you towards the lighthouses on the Ouessant and Sein islands. Opposite Brest, be entranced by the charming Crozon peninsula 120km long.
4. Experience the real Côte de Cornouaille, one of the most important regions in Brittany, with the towns of Lorient, Douarnenez, Bénodet, Pont-Aven as well as Concarneau all along this coast. Enjoy a spot of surfing or ride a catamaran and leave your troubles behind!
5. The fantastical Golfe du Morbihan: Go along the Quiberon peninsula before catching sight of the Golfe and its vast array of islands. There are whole colonies of seabirds waiting to accompany you around Vannes, Séné or Arzon.

The weekend
Feel like taking a walk to get to know the area while enjoying the Breton fresh air? 

  • From Cancale to Saint-Malo (1 day, 17 km)
  • From Bénodet to Pont-Aven (2 days, 33 km)
  • Golfe du Morbihan, from Penvins to Arzon (1 day, 18 km)

3 things to take when walking around Brittany

  • A sailor's hat
  • A pair of binoculars
  • A Topo-guide - trail guides written by the Fédération Française de la Randonnée Pédestre (French Long-distance Hiking Association)

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