Monday, 7 August 2017

Fortifications Presqu'île de Crozon

We went to the Crozon peninsula opposite the naval port of Brest a couple of days ago and visited the various fortifications around Roscanvel and the Pointe de Espagnols. These range in date from the Vauban era, through the Napoleonic Wars to the late nineteenth century, with the usual Atlantic Wall bunkers often superimposed on the top. The most impressive site was the Fort de Capucins on the Western side of the Roscanvel peninsula, although we couldn't climb down to walk around it as the kids only had flip flops on and the path was pretty steep. Anyway, here are a selection of pictures that I took on our very brief day trip, but I'm sure we'll go back to have a proper look next year.


  1. Nice report, thanks, it's still somewhere I mean to go when in Brittany

  2. It's a great place and we only scratched the surface of the fortifications. There's an official walking route that does the whole lot!