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Pointe du Grouin, Cancale

#1 of 363 in Historic Sites in Brittany
Must see · Historic Walking Area · Tourist Spot
View the sublime coastline, islands, and ocean at Pointe du Grouin, and you will realize why this is a tremendously popular place for 19th and 20th century artists to work. You’ll be able to see the island just offshore, but it’s an off-limits bird preserve. If you’re lucky, you may catch a glimpse of dolphins swimming around the peninsula. At low tide, you can venture down to the grotto below the headland, but beware of high tide. The seaside path leads to small ports tucked into coves. Beyond the Herpin Lighthouse, a coastal path leads past rocks to several sandy bays and to L’Anse du Verger, a plain 19th century chapel with colorful marine-colored stained glass inside. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cancale trip simple and quick.
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  • Our group of travelers from Canada had enjoyed the day visiting Mont-Saint-Michel and we finished our day by going for a hike around Pointe du Groin. This marks the westernmost tip of the Bay of...  more »
  • We walked a lot around this area. Sea views were good, with a lot of people around. There’s a hotel/ restaurant and separate brasserie on the site. It was so good we went back a second time. Staff...  more »
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