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Saint-Philibert - Rivière de Saint-Philibert et Men Er Beleg
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Saint-Philibert - Saint-Philibert and Men Er Beleg rivers

Place des trois otages
56470 Saint-Philibert

Features of the route

Difficulty Easy
Length 02:30:00
Distance 9km
Place des trois otages
56470 Saint-Philibert
Difficulty level: Easy

Beautiful panoramas, typical hamlets, this circuit follows the river from Saint-Philibert to the tip of Men Er Belleg, the beaches, and allows you to discover the peaceful streets of the resort.

Start: From the square, turn left into rue des Ormes, then immediately left into rue Abbé Joseph Martin. At the stop sign, turn right onto rue des Presses. 150 m after the crossroads, take the path on the right, then left towards the woods and the Mané Canaplaye Dolmen, a building dating from the Neolithic period (between 7,000 and 4,500 years BC). Only the burial chamber and a few pillars of its corridor are visible today. Excavated by James Miln in 1880, he discovered a polished axe, pottery and a flint, all of which are preserved at the Musée de la Préhistoire in Carnac. After the dolmen, turn right, then left to Kerroch. Turn right onto rue de Canapleye.

1) At the roundabout, go straight ahead on rue des Paludiers, then immediately right onto the footpath, leaving the river on your left.

2) At the end of the path, take impasse des Écoles, then right into rue du Vieux Pont. Immediately turn left onto the path leading to the Chapelle de Saint-Philibert. This is actually the parish church of Notre-Dame de la Nativité, built in 1648. Inside, you'll find a 17th-century altarpiece and a painting depicting the Saint landing in the Ster cove after sailing from Ireland in a stone trough. The small fountain near the church was built in 1649. The larger, more solemn fountain dates from the 18th century. Turn left into rue de la chapelle, then left again into rue des Courlis.

3) At the end of the path, take the stairs leading to the coastal path, which continues to the Pointe de Men Er Beleg.

4) At the point, follow the "sentier des goémoniers", go around the end of the point and retrace your steps. Continue to Plage de Men Er Beleg. Walk along the beach and follow the path to the pointe de Kernevest. Cross the beach to the old Fort (now the École de Voile). Built under Napoleon III, the fort's mission was to control the entrance to the Crac'h river and protect the port of La Trinité-sur-Mer. During the Second World War, this strategic edifice became part of the fortifications of the Atlantic Wall. You can also take a tour of the Étang de Kercadoret.

5) After the fort, continue along the path for 250 m. Cross the Route Départementale and take Rue du Phare opposite.

6) At the crossroads, turn left into Rue des Goélands, then, after 100 m, right into Chemin du Lory. Before the Route des Plages (D28), take the left-hand path. Follow the path around the Kerarno campsite.

7) Reach a housing estate, keep left, continue along the street on the left and take the path on the right. Turn right onto Rue des Goélands. At the crossroads, turn right onto rue des Presses and return to the start via the outward route.

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