Roscoff and Batz Island
Roscoff, corsair city in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, then haven smugglers in the eighteenth century for the tea trade, wine, alcohol, with the British Isles, is a city of character.
Around the 16th century church, perfectly restored, are grouped the magnificent houses of shipowners and merchants of the 17th century. In the center of the city is the port of fishing and pleasure, tributary of the tide.
A deep-water port was established in 1972 to accommodate ferries to Ireland and Great Britain. In 2013, the port was expanded to accommodate many boaters during the summer season.
From the old port of Roscoff, leave shuttles to Ile de Batz. The crossing lasts 15 minutes.
The island of Batz is a haven of peace, it circulates by bike or on foot. It enjoys a micro climate that allowed George DELASELLE to create an exotic garden in 1897. Left abandoned, it was rehabilitated in 1987 and has magnificent specimens of plants from all regions of the world.
Along the quays of the old port of Roscoff and in the old streets of the city, life is very lively during the summer season, creperies and restaurants follow one another for hungry tourists.
Roscoff is a must-see destination on the north coast of Finistère.