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Headquarters : 5 Hent Meneyer, 29 950 Gouesnac'h, France.
Postal address : 2 impasse de Kervégant, 29 350 Moëlan sur mer, France.

Camaret sur Mer sits at the far end of the Crozon peninsula, which the sea has carved into a cross shape and which extends out from the Monts d'Arrée, the central point of Finistère, where visitors will find themselves surrounded by unspoilt and breathtaking natural beauty.

Camaret sur Mer is a charming town with the port in the centre as well as the superb Notre-Dame de Rocamadour chapel and the Vauban tower. Formerly a fishing port specialising in small lobsters (the most important such port in Europe at one time), this small town nestling in the cliffs has managed to retain its character. With a splendid port, well sheltered at the back of a cove at the furthest point of the Crozon peninsula, this typical and delightful town has been flattered by many a painter (for example, Eugène Boudin), the endearing Notre-Dame-de-Rocamadour chapel which dates from the 16th century and owes its beginnings to pilgrims from Nordic countries who were en route to Quercy to pray to the Virgin.

The Vauban tower is a reminder that this was a significant place in the past, with Spanish invasions, and the wars against the English and the Dutch. The building of the port goes back to the 15th century, and the Vauban tower was constructed between 1689 and 1695, a robust fortress with arrow slits and an eye-catching reddish render. The Chapelle de Notre-Dame-de-Rocamadour had its belltower knocked off by an English cannonball in 1694, and the arched window is bricked up to protect it from fierce storms.

The 140 aligned standing stones at Lagatjar testify that the site was already occupied in Neolithic times. And the town’s renown in the more recent past was due to fishing, firstly for sardine, then for crustaceans. Numerous bistros and cafés can be found around the harbour, and evenings here are jolly and animated. Keen walkers will be thrilled with Camaret’s 25km of unspoilt coastline studded with inlets and beaches.