Pointe du Raz—the most westerly point of mainland France.
This was one of the first areas to be awarded Grand Site de France status, and the classification provides protection to 2,000 hectares of land around Pointe du Raz, extending north to Pointe du Van. Visitors arriving by car pay a small parking fee to contribute towards the ongoing cost of maintaining and protecting the walking paths and vegetation. But for those of us who arrive on foot, the views are free!
Visible in the distance is Île de Sein—a small, flat island eight kilometres due west.
The Information Centre at Pointe du Raz exhibits a series of models and displays explaining the diversity of wildlife and history of the peninsula and shows a short film which gives a fascinating insight into daily life as experienced by villagers living on Île de Sein. (Ferries to Île de Sein depart daily from Saint-Evette near Trescadec, twenty-five kilometres further along the coast.)