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The precious water of Molène
The lavoirs of Le Conquet
The guns of Iroise
The tip of Kermorvan
The davits of the coast
The heritage of the Iroise country is divided into 19 municipalities. If you want to make it a walking objective, by giving yourself a theme, you will have to choose to stay in a village and visit it on foot, or to go through several of them, which will require a vehicle. By clicking on the pictures on the left, you will get the itineraries we propose. This list will be expanded because there is no shortage of choices in the Iroise country. In some places, links allow you to go beyond the proposed theme and broaden your visit and perhaps also, a little bit, your knowledge.
One of these 19 municipalities is nestled on a tiny island 15 km from the mainland. It's Molène-Island. Its territory is a rock without a single stream. No spring, no pond, so in principle no fresh water. And one of the highest population densities in the department. How could the Molenais manage to remain fixed to their rock over the centuries? A journey in search of the ingenious solutions they have found and which are visible to those who know how to discover them.
Lavoirs are a little-known heritage for visitors. Yet they are all different and there are some very original ones. Some are abandoned, others are beautifully maintained by the inhabitants of the neighbourhood. There are so many of them that, in each municipality, they can be the subject of a hike. For the time being, we will confine ourselves to the town of Le Conquet.
Guns are unusual and some of them will even surprise you. The route we propose to you to discover them requires the use of a vehicle because it extends over a large part of the Iroise country, from Lampaul-Plouarzel in the north to Plougonvelin in the south. An original and unexpected way to get out of the oblivion of completely harmless weapons.
The long peninsula of Kermorvan, in Le Conquet, ends with a magnificent tip, owned by the Conservatoire du Littoral. It is a complete walking tour on a cornice path, in an ever-changing setting that is worth a visit. An hour and a half of real pleasure in a magnificent landscape.
Walkers on the coastal path are often intrigued by a large flat stone on the edge of a cliff with a slit that is clearly carved by man. A crack in the stone which he seeks to understand the meaning. Nearby, the cliff is sometimes consolidated by an almost vertical stone wall.
This is the site of a former davit.
A tour allows you to discover some of these installations in the Iroise country and to understand their use.