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Île de Sein - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Île de Sein, France


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About Île de Sein

One of the most beautiful islands in Britanny. it extends over some 2 km and winds like an inverted S whose width varies from 30 to 500 meters. Sein was long known as a shelter for sailors coming into the Pointe du Raz coastal point. It’s a truly peaceful haven where you can forget the worries of everyday life. Its exceptional environment and its majestic landscapes have made it the “most beautiful villages in France”.

Attractions Near Île de Sein

Baie des Trepasses
Baie des Trepasses11.14km from Île de Sein

A beautiful bay on the west coast of Finistère is also called the Bay of the Dead. It has a very wide sandy beach and you can have your adventure activities here and also it is a popular surfing location too. A long walk through huis sandy beach will change your mind and also The place is calm and quiet, so you can enjoy the place very well.

Pointe du Raz
Pointe du Raz13.45km from Île de Sein

The Pointe du Raz is one of Nature’s masterpieces, a rugged headland jutting out into the turbulent waters of the Raz de Sein. It is the best-known natural attraction in Finistère with its high, heather-clad cliffs exposed to the elements. One of the beautiful places to see and also you can spend some beautiful time here.

Cap de la Chèvre
Cap de la Chèvre26.46km from Île de Sein

The southern tip of the Curzon peninsula and also the beautiful moors covered cliffs offers a nice view of the sea and the long sandy beaches is nice for a sunbath. This place is famous among surfers but swimming is prohibited here because of the high waves. This place is apt for an outing with your family and can enjoy the natural beauty by along walk through the sandy beach.

Pen Hir Point
Pen Hir Point29.45km from Île de Sein

One of the tallest cliffs on the Brittany coast which is as tall as 70 metres high. There is also a Monument to the Bretons of Free France buit there. It was created in 1949-1951 by architect Jean-Baptiste Mathon and sculptor Victor-François Bazin.

Château de Dinan
Château de Dinan30.23km from Île de Sein

A majestic castle which was built in 1382 by John IV of Montfort, Duke of Brittany. It stands on the Medieval rampart of the town. It was an example of the ancient architecture of France and also it paves light to the ancient history of this area. The castle was listed for protection as a monument historique in 1886. It is owned by the commune and houses the local museum.

Saint-Mathieu lighthouse
Saint-Mathieu lighthouse33.09km from Île de Sein

The Saint-Mathieu lighthouse is located at the end of the tip of the same name at the Plougonvelin, in Brittany, north of the harbor of Brest. It was built in 1835 on the site of an old abbey, and it is one of the most important French coast lighthouses. It was later electrified in 1932 and automated in 1996. One of the prime attractions in this locality which paves light to history.

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Brittany is the farthest west of the regions of Metropolitan France. It is named after the historic and geographic region of Brittany