commune in Finistère, France
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Roscoff (Breton: Rosko) is a commune in the arrondissement of Morlaix in the Finistère département, in the region of Brittany in France.

UnderstandEdit

Roscoff is a characteristically Breton city. Situated on a peninsula in the Bay of Morlaix, this former city of corsairs features salt breezes, sandy beaches, and a particularly clear sea. There are opportunities here for sailing, thalassotherapy, nature, festivals, and other activities for the whole family.

Get inEdit

Brittany Ferries provides services to Rosslare and Cork, Ireland, as well as Plymouth in the UK. The rail link to Morlaix has been indefinitely suspended since 2018 due to track damage. Replacement buses now run to Morlaix, which is served by the TGV from Paris and Brest, as well as some TER regional services.

The nearest airport is that of Brest, from which Air France flies short-haul flights to Paris for around €50.

By road, Roscoff is some 5 hours from Paris via the A11 motorway and then the Route Nationale 12.

Get aroundEdit

You need a car if you want to travel freely. Although there is a bus service, there are few buses on the roads.

There is an Avis agency in Roscoff.

SeeEdit

  • The harbour, with lots of fishing boats, including seaweed harvesters (look for a long pole on the deck, which they twist the seaweed up with).
  • Saint Barbara's Chapel (chapelle sainte Barbe): Dating from 1619, it offers excellent views over the town of Roscoff and especially the whole Bay of Morlaix. There are guided tours from spring to autumn.
  • The church of Notre Dame de Croaz Batz: Built in the 16th century

DoEdit

  • For an outing you can catch a boat across to the Isle de Batz (pronounced 'eel de bah') this is only a short distance across the bay.
  • Thalassotherapy. As Brittany is the cradle of French thalassotherapy, it is not surprising for a seaside city like Roscoff to offer such oceanic spa facilities. Relaxation, treatments for backache, and mother/baby remedies are on offer.

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CampingEdit

  • Camping de Perharidy **, +33 298 69 70 86. Le Ruguel, 29680 Roscoff. Open: Easter till 30th September. Nice site within 5 minutes of the town and ferry port
  • Saint Pol de Léon; Camping Ar Kleguer [1] ***, +33 298 69 18 81, fax: +33 298 29 12 84. Plage Saint Anne. 29250. Beautiful views - has a pool too!
  • Saint Pol de Léon; Camping de Trologot [2] ***, +33 298 69 06 26, fax: +33 298 29 18 30. Grève du Man. 29250.

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