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24 hours in Roscoff

Top things to see and do around Roscoff

Only have a limited amount of time to spend in and around Roscoff? Here are our top things that you shouldn't miss while in the area.

Roscoff is a picturesque fishing village known for the beautiful Ile de Batz just off its coast. To enjoy the beauty of the area and learn more about its history, some of its best attractions include:

  • Ile de Batz - a natural paradise just a 15 minute boat trip away.
  • Jardin Exotique - home to 3,500 different exotic plant species.
  • La Maison des Onion Johnnies  - learn about the 'Onion Johnnies' and the AOC status of their Roscoff onions.

In the surrounding area there are several interesting places to visit including:

  • The cathedral at St Pol de Leon famous for its 'les étagères de la nuit', 32 small box shrines.
  • Morlaix is a medieval town with some quaint shops overlooked by the 19th century viaduct that towers over the town.
  • The Bay of Morlaix has lots of tiny rocky islets that make up a bird reserve, which is particularly known for puffins.
  • The mystical Cairn of Barnenez at Carantec dates from 4,500 BC at Carantec and is covered in engraved symbols.
  • Oceanopolis in Brest where you can discover the stunning diversity of the world's marine life in its aquariums.

For those looking for a quiet scenic trip enjoying some of Brittany's pretty coastline and charming towns, or those interested in learning more about Brittany's maritime heritage, Roscoff is the perfect place from which to explore.

Where to stay and how to get there?

Search for accommodation near these attractions in our holiday search. We have a great selection to choose from including chalet campsites, apartments, gites and cottages.

Take our Plymouth to Roscoff route, sailing aboard Pont-Aven or Amorique, and choose from a variety of day or overnight crossings to suit you.

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