The village of Kerascouët – Cottages and standing stones
The campsite is 5 km away from this traditional Breton village; within walking distance if you take the coastal path.
Since the 1970s, many of the cottages in the village of Kerascouët have been restored in the tradition: the thatched roofs are remarkable and characteristic. Blue shutters, hydrangeas … you are in Brittany!
Dériveur pour les ados et les adultes
Such standing stones exist nowhere else in France. They are 2m high granite blocks planted in the ground. In the eighteenth century, the population increased significantly and agriculture had to keep pace with growth. While ploughing, farmers would run into large boulders of granite. They had to call on stonecutters to break the blocks down. Thus, most of these blocks were used to make fences, enclosures and houses for fishermen who could not afford traditional cottages.
The Tourist Office of Trégunc offers guided tours to explore this specific heritage. The Granite of Nevez used to be highly prized and was used to build the citadel of Port Louis, the quays of Nantes and Bordeaux and the famous houses with standing stones.
Getting acquainted with the local knowhow
In Trégunc, 2 companies open their doors for you:
The Courtin canning factory
The Courtin canning factory date back to 1893;is one of the oldest in the Concarneau area and in 2017 settled in Trégunc. It is famous for its sea scallops confits. Today, the cannery has expanded its range of products with to canned tuna, mackerel, fish soups and rillettes. The factory is worth a visit, particularly its souvenir shop where you will find tasty souvenirs for family and friends. The company has an exhibition hall, with an open space offering photos, videos and explanations about this century old knowhow. The visit is free.
CONTACT : WEBSITE
The Brewery Britt
Trégunc is also famous for its tasty.The Emblem of the Britt brewery is the puffin. You can taste and buy the beer at The Britt Boutik. The factory cannot be visited, but you can see the brewing room thanks to a glass window that separates the shop from the factory.
The “boutik” is open from Monday to Saturday from 10:30 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 21:00 (23:00 on Friday and Saturday with happy hour from 18:00 to 19:00)
CONTACT : Kerouel – Trégunc – 033 (0)2 98 50 25 97 or 033 (0)2 98 50 29 29 – WEBSITE
On the tracks of commisioner Dupin
He signs his detective novels Jean-Luc Bannalec, but his real name is Jörg Bong. He is German, publisher, translator, literary critic and writer and has fallen under the spell of Brittany, particularly Finistère. His main character is Commissioner Dupin, appears in:
« A summer in Pont-Aven »
« Strange Spring at the Glénan »
« The Bloody Marshes of Guérande »
His first book came out in Germany in 2012 and in France in 2014. It is a real success in his country to the point that today, from Penmarc’h to Pont Aven via Concarneau,German tourists come to reconstitute The Commissioner’s routes.
The books are available at the campsite library
Camping *** Le Suroît has a library and keeps the 3 novels in store for you to read while you’re there. You might want to visit some of the places he mentions in A summer in Pont Aven:
2.5 km from the campsite toward Nevez, follow the coastal road leading as far as the restaurant l’Ar Men Du: “This little piece of land was akin to no other. In Finistère, there were only a few places where one felt the immediate proximity of the end of the world. Yes, that’s where the earth ended, on this raw and savage cliff.”p.211
Port Manec’h 9 km from the campsite in the direction Névez “For Dupin, Port Manec’h was the most beautiful village on the coast. It is in this protected, magic place, in the middle of a creek, where the Aven and Belon rivers flow into the sea. From the small beach you can see the two river mouths and the Atlantic as far as your eyes can see. A dozen palm trees stand in the middle of the dazzling white sandbank that leads gently down to the turquoise sea. Quite a postcard landscape!”p. 325
A country for hikers
Hundreds of kilometres of hiking paths
Brittany has two major assets: its stunning coastline and its equally stunning hiking paths starting with the GR 34 (GR – Grande Randonnée – meaning long distance walking path).
The GR 34, also called “The Customs Trail”, runs along the coast of Brittany and offers incredible prospects. If GR 34 motivated your trip you should know that Le Suroît campsite has made provision for everything: short stays and all the necessary equipment if you have chosen to travel light.
If you want to hike in the vicinity of the camping site, there are many possibilities from short jaunts to challenging hilly trails. Between Trégunc and Nevez, there are numerous loops that will take you from the ocean to the salt water of the Aven river.
For more detailed information and tips, go to the Tourist Office and buy the hiking guide “Discover Your True Nature”. It costs € 2.50 and will tell you all there is to know about more than 30 strolls on foot or by bike which will take you to Concarneau, Elliant, Névez, Pont-Aven, Rosporden, Saint Yvi, Tourc’h and Trégunc. The guide is also for sale at the campsite.