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Roscoff

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Roscoff (Breton: Rosko) is a commune in the arrondissement of Morlaix in the Finistère département, in the region of Brittany in France.

Understand[edit]

Roscoff is a characteristically Breton city. Situated on a peninsula in the Bay of Morlaix, this former city of corsairs features salt breezes, sandy beaches, and a particularly clear sea. There are opportunities here for sailing, thalassotherapy, nature, festivals, and other activities for the whole family.

Get in[edit]

Brittany Ferries provides a service to Rosslare, Ireland. Also to Plymouth in the UK. There are a few local trains and buses to Morlaix, which is served by the TGV from Paris. The TER (regional line of the SNCF) is the only direct rail link from Roscoff.

The nearest airport is that of Brest, from which Air France flies short-haul flights to Paris for around €50.

By road, Roscoff is some 5 hours from Paris via the A11 motorway and then the Route Nationale 12.

Get around[edit]

You need a car if you want to travel freely. Although there is a bus service, there are few buses on the roads.

There is an Avis agency in Roscoff.

See[edit]

  • The harbour, with lots of fishing boats, including seaweed harvesters (look for a long pole on the deck, which they twist the seaweed up with).
  • Saint Barbara's Chapel (chapelle sainte Barbe): Dating from 1619, it offers excellent views over the town of Roscoff and especially the whole Bay of Morlaix. There are guided tours from spring to autumn.
  • The church of Notre Dame de Croaz Batz: Built in the 16th century

Do[edit]

  • For an outing you can catch a boat across to the Isle de Batz (pronounced 'eel de bah') this is only a short distance across the bay.
  • Thalassotherapy. As Brittany is the cradle of French thalassotherapy, it is not surprising for a seaside city like Roscoff to offer such oceanic spa facilities. Relaxation, treatments for backache, and mother/baby remedies are on offer.

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Camping[edit]

  • Camping de Perharidy ** +33 298 69 70 86. Le Ruguel, 29680 Roscoff. Open: Easter till 30th September. Nice site within 5 minutes of the town and ferry port
  • Camping Kérestat Péoc'h ** +33 298 69 71 92. Manoir de Kerestat. Open: 01/04 - 31/10.
  • Saint Pol de Léon; Camping Ar Kleguer [1] *** +33 298 69 18 81fax: +33 298 29 12 84. Plage Saint Anne. 29250. Beautiful views - has a pool too!
  • Saint Pol de Léon; Camping de Trologot [2] *** +33 298 69 06 26fax: +33 298 29 18 30. Grève du Man. 29250.

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