Do you long to feel the summer breeze in your hair, listen to the ocean waves as they crash onto the rocks below and smell the salt in the air? Mmm, yes? Congratulations! You’ve chosen the perfect walk.
Presented in a light, easy-to-read format and illustrated with dozens of photos, this comprehensive guidebook covering distances, accommodation, suggested itineraries, practical tips on transport options, market days, available services and much more makes planning a breeze.
Ninety-nine pages packed with everything you need to know to plan an itinerary and book accommodation (the morning before or six months earlier!) along the eleven-day, 160-kilometre (100-mile) walk from Camaret-sur-Mer to Audierne.
Visit Camaret-sur-Mer, Plage de Kerloc’h and Anse de Pen Hat…
Eleven days of walking will take you along rugged headlands, dramatic cliffs and across wide sandy beaches. You’ll pass Pointe du Raz, the most westerly point in France and later, perhaps take a break from walking to visit Île de Sein, a small island not far from the coast. Lunch might be enjoyed picnicking among wild flowers or relaxing in a café in a quaint fishing port. And like me, I’m sure you’ll often find yourself sitting on a rock, admiring the view—unable to believe the world could be this beautiful!
Visit Douarnenez, Kervel and Pointe du Raz…
The perfect way to approach this walk is to carry a tent, check the weather each day and walk as far or as little as feels comfortable, but there are plenty of other options if, like me, you’re not a keen camper.
NOTE: This walk is not a good choice for anyone with a fear of heights. While I never felt in any danger of falling into the ocean, the path often skirts close enough to the edge of the coast that there is simply no denying that you are, indeed, a long way up!
Visit Pentrez, Chapelle de Saint-They at Pointe du Van and Plage de Ty Mark…
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How often is the guidebook updated?
I Love Walking in France guidebooks are updated in January/February each year.
If you purchase a guidebook but are not able to complete the walk before the new edition is released, let me know at [email protected] I will email you a discount code to download the updated guide at no cost!
Updates to content which occur throughout the year are listed at the bottom of this page.
Is the guidebook available in paperback as well as PDF format?
No, the guidebook is only available in PDF format.
Once the purchase is complete, you’ll be redirected to a web page containing a link to the guidebook. Download the PDF file by clicking on the link and saving the file to your device.
This provides easy access to website links so that booking accommodation, checking bus timetables and confirming the opening hours of Tourist Offices and other attractions is a breeze!
What’s in the guidebook that’s not covered on the website?
It’s true, you’ll find a lot of information here on the website, including:
- What to expect on the walk
- Map of the path and its location in France
- My suggested itinerary, including tips for sightseeing and market days
- A list of all the towns and villages where you’ll find accommodation and the distances between them
- Practical tips for walking safely and considerately
Inside an I Love Walking in France digital guidebook, you’ll also find—
- A complete packing list covering all the essential items you’ll need to take and a few optional extras
- Useful French phrases to help you book a taxi, book a room, ask about breakfast, order dinner, buy a train ticket and understand directions
- Dozens of photos
Each village has a dedicated section covering:
- Population (because a village of 35 will not have an ATM not matter how badly you need one)
- Accommodation—hotels, chambre d’hôtes, gîtes and campgrounds… including website links
- Available services—cafés, bakeries, grocery stores, doctors, pharmacies, banks and ATMs
- Train and bus services, including website links to check or download timetables
- Taxi phone numbers
- Tourist Office location and website
- Market days and other festivals
- A brief history of the village and details of museums, churches and other attractions
Does the guidebook include walking notes?
No. For up-to-date information on routes and elevations, I recommend carrying a TopoGuide, the guidebook published by FFRandonnée, the organisation that maintains all walking paths in France. (TopoGuides include topographic maps showing the path, nearby roads and villages and the lay of land.)
Who is this guidebook for?
I love Walking in France guidebooks are for those wanting a broader experience of the French joie de vivre beyond the chemin—those wanting to travel a little slower and take the time to explore historic chapels, climb the tower of a ruined châteaux, visit local museums, plan their day around the fresh food market and, of course, to savour the delicious food and wine for which France is, quite rightly, famous.
If you prefer to travel simply and lightly—camping whenever possible, perhaps preparing your own meals each night and focusing mostly on the trail—you’ll find everything you need in the TopoGuide.
Do you have a refund policy?
Bien sur! If you are not completely happy with your I Love Walking in France guidebook, please email me at [email protected] within 30 days of purchase for a full refund.
Coast of Brittany from Camaret-sur-Mer to Audierne (2021 edition)
99 pages covering 160 kilometres (100 miles) over eleven days of walking.
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Revisions to the Coast of Brittany guidebook
TopoGuide Réf. 380 Le Tour des Monts d’Arrée et la presqu’île de Crozon has been replaced by TopoGuide Réf. 347 Les Abers et la presqu’île de Crozon
La Malle Postale – The Crozon Peninsula – link updated
Park an AOD Campground (Le Faou) – link updated
Camping de Ty-Rouz (Plage de Lestrevet) – new mobile phone number 06 02 31 61 61
Camping le Kergorz (Plage de Lestrevet) – new mobile phone number 06 60 99 33 35
Lanevry (Plage de Trezmalaouen) – link updated, new phone number 06 75 79 63 63
Le Clos de Vallombreuse (Douarnenez) – link updated
Ty ar Pesketaer (Tréboul) – link updated
La Ferme des Pecheurs (Pointe de Penharn) – new phone number 08 90 21 70 70 code 2469
Lescoff (Pointe du Raz) – listing removed
Ti Break (Pointe du Raz) – new listing (10 – 14 people)