Roscoff is amazing. The city was built on a peninsula open to the Channel, has rich owners houses built very ornate and a flamboyant Gothic church. This port city has amazing beaches that could seduce anyone. From the city you can see the island of Batz with its mild climate that invites you to relax.
Since trade always gave prosperity to Roscoff: fabrics, salt, onions woods and more were exported to England in the nineteenth century. This link with Britain is still important because many boats make the journey to England (all year) and to Ireland (April to October) and many tourists who visit Roscoff visit also the city of Plymouth in England and then take a ferry to France and get back to Roscoff. It is very pleasant to walk through this town, around the church of Notre-Dame-de-Batz Kroaz, observe their houses decorated with needles, gargoyles and cornices, speaking of that bygone opulence.
In the wild
Very near Roscoff is Siec Island, accessible by foot at low tide (we recommend to be well informed of the timing to get in in order to be out of danger). Formerly there was a chapel, a school and even a canning industry, but now it is uninhabited. Therefore, fans enjoy wildlife with the biological station and aquarium as well as the exotic garden with over 1,800 species.
Sailing to the island of Batz
To go from the port of Roscoff to the island of Batz by boat you need only 15 minute and peace is reached! The charming island of Batz is full of magnificent coastal walks. The people who on the island make a living from fishing, vegetable growing and tourism. You’ll love the softness of its climate and magnificent garden of tropical essences. Spend a few days here to impregnate the rhythm of the island, enjoy the tranquility and enjoy the lush beauty of its vegetation.
Roscoff, except from its amazing beaches has also many breathtaking landscapes as the whole Normandy does. Many tourists try car ferries to France and visit the nearby town and villages admiring the natural landscapes of France.
Image Credit; Rolf Krahl