The Armorique Geopark is located at the western end of France, facing the Atlantic Ocean. Confined within the mainland boundary of the Armorique Regional Nature Park, it is made up of 47 municipalities (1,587 km²).
Located in the administrative region of Brittany, the Armorique Geopark is the 1st Geopark on the French Atlantic shoreline and completes the interpretation of geoheritage in France.
A distillation of Brittany, the region is distinguishable for its Armorican identity and its rural and maritime nature. It supports a rich ecosystem and is culturally diverse, combining contrasting landscapes and terroirs. Its landscapes can be distinguished by three major areas:
- The Crozon Peninsula, with a strong maritime character and high coastal cliffs;
- The Brest Bay, a real inland sea and the River Aulne estuary, an area of transition between sea and “mountain”;
- The Arrée Mountains, evidence of the old Hercynian chain of mountains, whose crests stood along an intercontinental rift between 350 and 300 million years ago. The mountain tops now have an elevation of 385 metres.
The climate in Brittany is categorized among the temperate oceanic climates of the European Atlantic shoreline, contributing to the creation of the Geopark’s varied landscape environments.
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Number of Geosites
Enjoy the most beautiful landscapes and the most emblematic geosites in these unique and special territories.
The Geosites are locals of geological interest that represent the existing geodiversity and have a high educational, tourist and/or scientific level.
The geodiversity is present in the landscapes, that are the cradle for all the existing biodiversity in these territories.
Brest Bay and Aulne Estuary
The presence of large wetlands offer an ornithological richness of international interest with the
The roof of Brittany, the Arrée Mountains, reach 385 metres asl at the roc’h Ruz, their highest
Uses and Customs
Geoparks are territories with a strong cultural and ethnological identity, which are represented by their customs and traditions. These customs and traditions have gained relevance throughout the centuries and became inseparable from the present and history of this regions and its people.
Many fest-noz, festive gatherings based on the collective practice of the traditional music and dances of Brittany, are organized every year and can sometimes
The Menez Meur Meetings: 2,500 annual visitors since more than 30 years An unmissable event for Breton dance and music lovers, the Menez Meur Meetings bring
Savoring a seafood platter facing the sea is one of the pleasures of a holiday in Brittany To be tasted freshly caught, crustaceans are simply invited from the
Cider is an alcoholic drink, obtained from the fermentation of apple juice Among producers, the adjective cider refers to both fermented apple-based drink and
The experiences that geoparks provide, trigger authentic experiences and unforgettable emotions.
Guided Hike on the Arrée Mountains
Let yourself be transported through the legendary landscapes and heritage of the Arrée Mountains,
Old Sailing Ship
Discover the heritage and landscapes of the Brest Bay in the company of a very passionate and
During your visit, geoparks have restaurants and accommodation available to complement and enrich your experience.
Museums / Interpretative Centre
Museums gather collections that allow us to better understand our existence and everything related to it. They are privileged spaces that tell us about the history of the Earth and life.
Menez Meur Estate
The Menez Meur Estate combines all the elements typical to the Arrée Mountains This site
Heritage Museum of Plougastel Daoulas
The Heritage Museum of Plougastel-Daoulas is a gateway to the exceptional heritage of Plougastel
Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark
What if suddenly you were presented with a live book telling the history of the Earth represented on the rocky landscape, the rivers running in a
Lanzarote and Chinijo Islands UNESCO Global Geopark
Lanzarote is pure geology, underwater and moon-like landscapes, pristine water, thirsty land, palm-tree oasis, harmony between men and nature The
Copper Coast UNESCO Global Geopark
The Copper Coast Geopark is a designated area located along the southern coast of Ireland in County Waterford, extending for some 17 km from