Revitalise yourself in Finistère! Discover all of Brittany’s charm by staying at the Brit Hotel Cap Ouest in Plouescat!
A seaside town in the north of Finistère, Plouescat welcomes numerous tourists every year. With a coastline around 15 kilometres long, the town of Plouescat offers you all the advantages of being at the seaside.Relaxation, boat trips, sand yachting...Devote yourself to all the possible activities in the region!
Discover the casino, the Château de Kerjean or Plouescat’s honey farm!
Other nearby tourist sites:
Les Abers, Roscoff, Oceanopolis, the Isle of Batz, the Vierge Isle or the churches of Lampaul-Guimiliau.
The gunpowder shop
This shop was a place that helped conserve gunpowder for the military artillery nearby. Along with the many guardhouses that you can find along the coast, built in the 18th century, this building was part of the coastline defence unit. Its roof slabs are today lost. The gunpowder shop is situated in a place known as Saint-Eden.
The Camlouis menhir
It is rare to come across a menhir so close to the sea. It measures around seven metres, which classes it as one of the tallest menhirs in France. The Camlouis menhir has been listed as a Historical Monument since the start of the 20th century. Legend has it that underneath this menhir is hidden a treasure, that we can only uncover by digging it up between the 12 strikes of midnight, on Christmas Day!
The chapel of Calvaire
This chapel, built at the start of the 18th century by the widow of the merchant Jacques Marc’hic, is dedicated to Notre-Dame du Mont-Calvaire. It served as a place of contemplation and worship during the reconstruction of the old church of Plouescat in the middle of the 18th century. It was refurbished in 1790, then sold as a state property after the Revolution. It was bought back by the descendants of the Marc’hic family at the end of the 18th century. Restoration work was carried out in 1955. Near to the chapel is a survey marker dated 1823.
The Passage Tomb of Guinivrit
It is a funeral monument from the Neolithic period, built over 5000 years ago. This type of monument is usually covered with immense slabs and most often called a ‘passage tomb’. But this one has lost its covering, perhaps because the stones were used for other constructions such as the pier close by.