Pointe des Espagnols
Why take advantage?
Made up of a 60-metre-high cliff, at the top and bottom of which are the remains of military fortifications and troop accommodation buildings, the point is extended to the north-east by the Cormorandière rock, marked with a perch.
The narrowest part of the Brest Narrows is at this point, with only 1.8 km between the coast of the peninsula and that of Brest opposite.
This gully is the only passage for ships entering or leaving Brest harbor.
The point offers one of the finest panoramas of the peninsula, as you can see the whole of one of the most beautiful roadsteads in Europe.
You can see everything from the port of Brest, the Iroise bridge and the Plougastel peninsula with its strawberry fields, to the wild coastline at the end of the roadstead.
The site features a large group of fortifications that were used to monitor and defend the port of Brest.
ATTENTION WORKS SUMMER 2023
- For safety reasons, the site is closed, except for access to the cannon via the path under the ramparts (tunnel)
- The GR remains diverted for the duration of the works: access to the Pointe des Espagnols lower battery and to the tunnel (harbor side) is forbidden. The access path (GR34) to the lower battery is closed in its eastern part, at the level of the upper battery and in its western part. This detour prevents visitors from observing the view from the Pointe des Espagnols.
Pointe des EspagnolsParking de la pointe