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The belvedere of Kéramézec

Municipality of Ploumoguer

GPS : 48°25'01.0 N  4°41'51.1 W

    The highest point of the Pays d'Iroise is located in the countryside, in the commune of Ploumoguer. This place, from which an exceptional 360° panorama can be discovered, was equipped in 2013 with high-quality equipment, including an orientation table, picnic area and dry toilets, making it one of the region's main arranged tourist sites.

Access :   In Ploumoguer, at the roundabout located at the exit of the village towards Plouarzel, take the direction of St-Renan. One kilometre further, at a row of trees, turn left at the signpost: "Belvedere de Kéramézec". Drive another 1.5 km. After a large farm, turn left onto a small signposted road and after 250m, in a bend, continue straight ahead, opposite, until you reach the parking area.

    A gently sloping ramp leads to the top of the hill : altitude 142 m. Throughout the ascent, thanks to a series of enamelled lava plates, everyone can test their knowledge in an original way by answering a set of questions about the highest sites in France.

    At the top, a large enamelled Volvic lava orientation table awaits the visitor. In good weather, the panorama is wonderfull. We can see the sea on 180°, from the headland of the Grand Minou to the English Channel. To the east, it is in the distance that the buildings of Brest and its Technopôle close the horizon.

    To help visitors to find their way around this magnificent landscape, the direction of the various communes in this part of the Pays d'Iroise has been judiciously marked in the low wall surrounding the hillside with small enamelled lava panels on which the corresponding bell towers have been drawn.

  The belvedere of Kéramézec can be used as a starting point for a 10 km hike that passes through a superb shaded hollow path and near the great menhir of Kerloas. ( See the Topo-guide Le Pays d'Iroise à pied p.69 FFRP 1999).


idée !

On starry nights, with its easily accessible, elevated platform on which equipment can be placed, the Kéramézec's belvedere is particularly suitable for astronomical observations. Located in the countryside far from any light pollution, it does not suffer from the presence of any trees or houses likely to obstruct a 360° view of the sky.

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