We have created a separate group of pages for western and southern Brittany. Should you have any information, advice and photos, please do send them to us.

In 2019 we went to the Rade de Brest and I wrote a blog of the trip which I hope you will find useful. We visied L’Aber Wrach, Brest marina, Camaret, Port Launay, L’Aber Ildut and Perros Guirec. Please click on the following link. Blog for the Trip to Rade de Brest 2019

We had a great trip to Southern Brittany in 2017 and I wrote a blog of the trip which I hope you will find useful. We visied L’Aber Wrach, Loctudy, Benodet (Saint Marine), Concarneau and Roscoff. Please click on the following link.  Blog for the Trip to Southern Brittany

Do visit JimB Sail for further information on the west coast of Brittany www.jimbsail.info/tidal-europe…

This is the site for Southern Brittany www.jimbsail.info/tidal-europe…

This is good pdf of all the marinas in the area www.nautisme-finistere.com/IMG…

The trip involves passing through the Chenal de Four and the Raz de Sein.

The slack water for the passages are as follows:

Chenal du Four – High water Brest -1hr to +30mins and High water Brest +5.5hr to 6hr
See www.sailingalmanac.com/Almanac… with useful marks

Raz de Sein – High water Brest -1hr and High water Brest +5 to +6hr hours. Slack water lasts for around 30mins

In 2017 we went through (South to North) at 2 hours before LW (coeff 54) i.e. 4.25 hours after HW and it was flat.

Good blog – www.peterreason.eu/Writing_the…

We have included Loctudy and Benodet. Any other marina information would be appreciated. We have been told “take a tip and steer clear of Port Haligen on a weekend, it’s MANIC!!!!!! Rafted like you have never seen before!!!”

Tides

The tides are much smaller on the Southern side of Brittany are normally relative to Brest tide times. Brest tide times – maree.info/82

On the same date, the HW times were as follows

Brest 8:05
Cameret 7:54
Loctudy 7:39
Concarneau 7:43
Port Louis 7:50
River Etel 8:05

GR34

The GR34 walking route goes all the way from the Mont Saint Michel area, to the Morbihan area. Whichever part of Brittany we go to, we seem to walk along the well-marked GR34. The route uses a red and white strip to show the route and is generally well maintained. It is around 1,700km in total and provides amazing views and scenery, so do look out for it.

This site provides further information – ee.france.fr/en/information/en…


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