Pointe du Van on the edge of Brittany

The weather forecast promised another beautiful day and so we set off to explore the Cap Sizun, starting with the Baie des Trépasséswith the Pointe du Raz on one side and the Pointe du Van on the other.

One explanation for the nameThe Bay of the Dead is that many bodies used to wash up here – the sea around the Brittany coast is dangerous, with hidden rocks and strong currents, and shipwrecks were common. Today this is a good surfing area, albeit dangerous.

Bay of the Dead, Cap Sizun, looking towards the Pointe du Raz

Bay of the Dead, Cap Sizun, looking towards the Pointe du Raz

Pointe du Van

Pointe du Van

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On the headland of Pointe du Van the views are awesome! A chapel has looked out to sea since the 13C and today the Chapel of St They, built in the 17C, stands on the same site.

Pointe du Van, Cap Sizun

Pointe du Van, Cap Sizun The Chapel of St They

Pointe du Van, Cap Sizun Pointe du Van, Cap Sizun

Pointe du Van, Cap Sizun Pointe du Van, Cap Sizun

Pointe du Van, Cap Sizun

Pointe du Van Pointe du Van, Cap Sizun

Beautiful! And then we set off to explore the countryside, Pont Croix, and a walk along the Goyen River.

Further information
All things Breton
The Surf Site
Cap Sizun
and its Villages
Wendy Mewes, ‘Legends of Brittany’