Sein island and the Pointe du Raz
At the very tip of Europe, facing the open seas, there’s a wild coastline buffeted by the wind and saltwater. The soaring cliffs, covered with colourful heather in the spring, offer breath-taking panoramic views. From the Port-Musée boat museum in Douarnenez to the very tip of the Pointe du Raz – classed as one of France’s major sites – seabirds will accompany you every step of the way. Finally, in the space of just one day, you can head out to sea towards the tiny island of Île de Sein, whose highest point is only 9 metres above sea-level.
6 days / 5 nights
Price : from 470 €
- March to June and September to October: 470€ in a double bedroom, 650€ in a single bedroom.
- July and August : 565€ in a double bedroom, 770€ in a single bedroom.
Available from April to October
Day 1: Arrive in Douarnenez
Afternoon arrival in Douarnenez. This town is inextricably linked to its sardine history, with its 3 ports and many canning factories. Night in Douarnenez.
Day 2: Douarnenez – Beuzec-Cap-Sizun
On the northern coast, no fewer than 10 coastal points punctuate your journey over the next few days, sometimes rising up to 70 metres above sea-level! The coastal path will take you to the Pointe de la Jument. This path overlooks the soaring cliffs of the Cap Sizun, in a landscape that seems barely touched by the passage of time. The walk ends at the Pointe du Millier, which marks the entrance to Douarnenez Bay, where you’ll be taken back to Douarnenez. Night in Douarnenez.
Day 3: Penharn – Pointe du Raz
Transfer to Penharn to pick up your walk again. Today, you’ll go past the most famous coastal points in Finistère: the Pointe du Van and the Pointe du Raz. On the Pointe du Van you can see Saint-They chapel and the diverse flora. The Pointe du Raz, classed as one of France’s ‘Grand Sites’, has cliffs that rise up to 70 metres above sea-level, reminding you of the strength of the elements here at the world’s end, and offers an unbeatable view across the waters known as Raz de Sein, the Ar Men lighthouse (furthest from any French coastline!), Audierne Bay and the Bay of the Departed. Dinner and a night in the Hotel ‘Baie des Trépassés’ at the very edge of the world.
Day 4: Pointe du Raz – Audierne
Transfer back to the Pointe du Raz for the last stage of your circuit. You’ll follow cove after cove until you reach Audierne. After the cover of Le Loc’h, the cliffs fade away into stunning sandy beaches, bringing you to beautiful Audierne. Here, you’ll discover bustling quaysides, winding side-streets and an historic harbour. Stay the night in Audierne.
Day 5 : the Île de Sein
A boat trip across the Raz de Sein. The approach to the Île de Sein is littered with reefs and shipwrecks, and the lighthouses of the Île de Sein and Ar Men guide the ships in, with their reassuring beacons. The Île de Sein is a unique place, a tiny island whose highest point is just 9 metres above the waves. Return to Audierne, to stay a second night.
Day 6 : End of your stay, in Audierne
The package includes
- Accommodation (2-star hotel)
- Meals on Day 3
- Transfers for guests (Day 2 and Day 3)
- Luggage transfers
- Return crossing for the Île de Sein
- Travel file
- Our assistance
The package does not include
- Lunch or dinner (except on Day 3)
- Transport to Douarnenez or return from Audierne