Côte de Granit Rose


Running along the coast from Penvern to Trégastel and Ploumanach lies one of Brittany's natural wonders: a delightful and breezy coastline of pink-, salmon- and russet-coloured granite known as the Côte de Granit Rose. Plan time to walk among the marvellously shaped and hued natural boulders and the sepia and coral-coloured beaches.

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