La pointe de Tréfeuntec

Natural heritage

Why take advantage?

Situated along the GR®34, the Pointe de Tréfeuntec is a protected natural area bordered by steep, sea-swept cliffs. This calm and peaceful spot offers a magnificent view over the Bay of Douarnenez.
On the coastal path that leads from the beach of Sainte-Anne-La-Palud to the beach of Kervel in the commune of Plonévez-Porzay, the pointe de Tréfeuntec is an invitation to contemplation. It's an invigorating walk to discover a surprising natural environment and a breathtaking view over the Bay of Douarnenez. If you look up to the sky, it's not uncommon to see large birds of colorful fabric and string flying over the coast on a clear day! You're not dreaming, these are paragliding flights.
And if you like color, the pink armeria flower, also known as the "sea carnation", will amaze you from April to August.
Just a few metres away, you can see the Roz Tréfeuntec manor house: a strange dwelling overlooking the cliff, original to say the least, dating from the 1970s. Since its construction, it has attracted the curiosity of walkers, and its history remains rather mysterious. The villa was built in 1973 by Auguste Le Guellec, who had made his fortune managing banks and companies. After the billionaire's death, with no descendants, the Roz Tréfeuntec manor house was abandoned and subsequently looted and vandalized. The estate was purchased in 2016 by the Conseil Départemental du Finistère, which has enabled the coastal path to be developed.
Jean-Marie LE BRIS was probably the first man to take to the skies, and the inventor of the first forerunner of the airplane. He was born in Concarneau on March 25, 1817. During his round-the-world voyages, this Breton sailor drew inspiration from the flight of the albatross to invent a flying machine.
In 1856, he began construction of a wooden and canvas aircraft that he named the "winged boat". It was assembled in a barn in Tréfeuntec. At the end of the year, it was lowered onto the beach at Sainte-Anne-La-Palud in a cart. And pulled by a galloping horse into the wind, with the help of a progressively slackened rope, the winged boat managed to rise off the ground for a few moments, with Jean-Marie LE BRIS on board. It was a remarkable feat: no man had ever achieved such a feat before.
The replica of the winged boat can be seen at the Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace du Bourget in Paris, in the salle des précurseurs.
In 1957, a stele was erected at the site of the feat, in tribute to Jean-Marie LE BRIS. It was replaced by a larger one in 1968.


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Natural heritage

La pointe de Tréfeuntec

29550 Plonévez-Porzay
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