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Cap Fréhel seen from Pléhérel

When we arrive at Cap Fréhel, it doesn't seem like anything. You don't have to reveal everything and let the magic happen.

Let yourself be caught up in nature and the landscapes that unfold there. Cap Fréhel, a set of pink sandstone cliffs dominating the sea at a height of more than 70 m, offers a panorama that you will never tire of and which will remain forever etched in your memories.

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Each season has its own painting 

Guillaume Lechanu

In turbulent weather,

where wind and spray "slap" you, it's a real spectacle that is offered to you: a rough sea that slams against the cliffs, dark weather then a clearing and a sea that changes color almost on demand: sometimes blue- grey, sometimes green with gradients and shades.


In spring and summer

the pink sandstone of the cliffs presents itself to you, accompanied by its 400Ha of moorland and flowering heather.

You then attend a festival of colors, a real color chart that cannot be described.

It's up to you to get there!

Cap Fréhel, unique landscapes protected and labeled Grand Site de France

Cap Fréhel associated with Cap d'Erquy presents a remarkable territory from a landscape, natural and cultural point of view. They have been recognized as "emblematic sites" by the General Council of Côtes d'Armor and then "Grand Site".

With 1.6 million visitors each year, you have to know how to reconcile the large flow of visitors and the preservation of natural sites and their environment. “It is a joint project in favor of the inhabitants and local actors, to preserve and enhance the spirit of the caps” (Source: Website

Anxious to protect these natural riches as exceptional as they are fragile, the actors of the territory have been working for more than 30 years to reconcile visitor reception and preservation. On Cap Fréhel, the retreat of the car park and the reconquest of these spaces by the moor, the development of cycle paths, or even the restoration of the moors thanks to eco-grazing are some concrete examples.

These actions were rewarded by obtaining the prestigious and demanding Grand Site of France label. This is awarded by the Ministry of Ecological Transition only to totally or partially classified sites and for a period of 6 years. In September 2019, the territory of the Erquy and Fréhel caps thus became the 19th Grand Site of France!

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Anxious to protect these exceptional and fragile natural resources, the actors of the territory have been working for more than 30 years to reconcile welcoming visitors and preservation. 

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Getting to Cap Fréhel

On vacation, slow down the pace to make the most of the landscapes crossed. Leave the car in the car park and get around on foot, by bike or by bus!

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By bus or shuttle, direct lines take you to Cap Fréhel all summer long!

  • Departing from Saint-Brieuc or Saint-Cast-Le-Guildo with the line BREIZHGO 2.
  • From Dinan, with the free shuttle DINAMO SUMMER 1

By bike on the Caps road

The Vélomaritime - EuroVelo 4 makes it possible to reach Cap Fréhel and reach various tourist sites:

  • Sables-d'Or-les-Pins - Cap Fréhel: 9.5 km
  • Plévenon - Cap Fréhel: 4.5 km
  • Cap d'Erquy - Cap Fréhel: 18 km

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Cycling is prohibited on the coastal path (GR34) and on the tip of Cap Fréhel. Dedicated spaces allow bicycles to be parked in the Cap Fréhel car park.

Bike rental services near Cap Fréhel:

on foot, all roads lead to Cape Town….

Some indicative distances and durations for a walker performing 4 km/h (one way only):
From the town of Plévenon, take rue du Pont Tirant (on the left after the town hall): 4.5 km, around 1h15

By the coast, following the GR 34, enjoy magnificent views from:
• Sables-d'Or-les-Pins: 11.5 km, about 2h30
• Fort La Latte: 4.5 km, about 1h15
• Pléhérel Beach: 6.5 km, about 1h45
• Port à la Duc: 12.5 km, about 3h15

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by car, motorhome or taxi

Park in dedicated places to enjoy your visit more serenely
• In the village of Plévenon (4.5 km from Cap Fréhel): 3 free car parks (place de la Liberation, tourist office car park and la
banquet hall).
On the road (C8) between Cap Fréhel and Fort La Latte, free seasonal parking (July and August only).
At Cap Frehel : paid parking from 8 a.m. to 20 p.m. (time clock – bank card or €1 or €2 coins only), by 3-hour periods, every
days of the year (€3 for a car, €5 for a motorhome, €15 for coaches). Parking is free if you have a PMR card or if you come by motorbike. An annual pass is available for sale in the town hall of Plévenon.

By paying for the car park, you contribute to the preservation of the site!

Staying in a motorhome: an equipped area near Cape Town
Motorhomes, an area including all the necessary services is available at the exit of Plévenon in the direction of Cap Fréhel. You can then reach the cape on foot or by bike (4.5 km).

Camping is prohibited in the Cap Fréhel car park, in the Cap Fréhel seasonal car park, on the sides of the C8 road and in the town.

The taxi, a good way to get to different places without worrying about parking!
• Arvorek Taxis - 06 16 97 53 06
• Taxis du Cap – 02 96 72 32 32 (Erquy) / 02 96 41 40 09 (Fréhel, Plévenon, Sables-d'Or-les-Pins, Saint-Cast Le Guildo)

Pedestrians and cyclists are vulnerable users, let's be vigilant, let's share the road!

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Discover Cap Fréhel

* Two walking loops are achievable on the tip of the cape:
• Loop 1: about 1 km and 30 min walk
• Loop 2: about 2 km and 1 hour walk
Disabled : access to the lighthouse is possible thanks to a small path that connects the car park to the old road leading to the lighthouse. On the other hand, the paths between the lighthouse and the tip are not suitable for wheelchairs. They remain accessible but difficult to navigate (8% slope and stony paths) for other people with reduced mobility.

Respect the markings of the various paths: they prevent the heath from being trampled and thus allow the regeneration of this fragile and protected habitat.



With a nature guide

This natural and protected site is home to a diversity of coastal environments where original and specific fauna and flora are born, live and develop: samphire, thistle, heather, gorse... The rock (shaped like a leaning tower) at the bottom of the Cape is a part of the Fauconnière ornithological reserve, second reserve of the Côtes d'Armor after the Sept-Îles, where hundreds of birds nest such as the Herring Gull, the Northern Fulmar, the Guillemot, the Shags and the Razorbills.

Hidden in its multicolored plant cover, a rare and singular fauna develops there with sometimes funny names like the sock tarantula.

Discover this discreet biodiversity accompanied by a guide from the Grand Site Cap D'Erquy-Cap Fréhel.

Consult the program of events at the Grand Site Cap d’Erquy-Cap Fréhel

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Cap Fréhel lighthouse

We cannot talk about Cap Fréhel without mentioning its lighthouse, one of the 5 most powerful lighthouses in France. Its lantern located more than 100 m above sea level carries 53 km.

Do not hesitate to climb the 145 steps to reach its gallery and enjoy a panorama of the moor, Fort La Latte and the harbor of Saint-Malo. It is simply exceptional!

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Historic site and monument, Lighthouse and beacon
Cap Fréhel Lighthouse
    Historic site and monument, Lighthouse and beacon
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      Next to the Vauban Tower dating from 1695, considered the oldest lighthouse in France, visit the modern Cap Fréhel lighthouse still in service. Measuring 33 meters in height, it was built in 1950 following the destruction of the previous lighthouse by the Germans in 1944. Its range in clear weather is 110 kilometers.

      From the top of the gallery of the Cap Fréhel lighthouse, you can admire an exceptional panorama: The moor, Fort La Latte, the harbor of Saint-Malo, the Cotentin coast, the Bay of Saint Brieuc, off the Normandy corner islands and the island of Bréhat.

      At the tip of Cap Fréhel, the old semaphore has now disappeared. It was burned during the Second World War by French soldiers before the arrival of the Germans.

      To access the Cap Fréhel lighthouse in Plévenon, take the D34, the Vélomaritime or the customs trail to Cap Fréhel.

      Access for People with Reduced Mobility: several spaces are reserved in the parking lot.
      Access to the foot of the lighthouse is possible for wheelchairs via a path which leads to the old road.
      The chairs can pass next to the barrier which blocks access. Free parking with the PMR parking card.

      The Cap Fréhel lighthouse is open to visitors from April to mid-September.
      In season, call 02 96 84 19 99.
      Out of season, contact Plévenon town hall on 02 96 41 43 06.

      ​​Spoken Languages:
      • English
      groups accepted:


      Payment Methods:
      • Cash
      Base rate - Full rate adult 3€
      Child rate from 7 to 14 years old 1.50€


      From: 27 / 05 / 24 To: 07 / 07 / 24
      • Monday : closed
      • Tuesday : closed
      • Wednesday : closed
      • Thursday : closed
      • Friday : from 14AM to 00PM
      • On Saturday: from 14AM to 00PM
      • Sunday: from 14AM to 00PM
      From: 08 / 07 / 24 To: 31 / 08 / 24
      • Monday : from 10AM to 00PM
      • Tuesday : from 10AM to 00PM
      • Wednesday : from 10AM to 00PM
      • Thursday : from 10AM to 00PM
      • Friday : from 10AM to 00PM
      • On Saturday: from 10AM to 00PM
      • Sunday: from 10AM to 00PM

      Observe seabirds

      Cap Fréhel is one of the most exceptional ornithological sites in France. The associative ornithological reserve of La Fauconnière, recognized as being of national interest and managed by Bretagne Vivante, welcomes, each year between February and July, 8 species of birds during the time of their reproduction. Each species has its preferences and settles on the cliff according to its orientation and shape.

      Did you know?

      According to legend, Gargantua was born in Plévenon, and the rock where the ornithological reserve is located is a pebble he had in his shoe.

      Position yourself at the level of La Fauconnière, on the belvedere facing the islets and observe!

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      Our little tip
      In the summer period

      the best times to visit Cap Fréhel

      A place of great renown, Cap Fréhel welcomes many visitors every year, and especially in summer.

      To appreciate its grandiose landscapes in the best conditions, choose these 3 visiting times:

      - Before 11:30 a.m.

      - Between 12:30 p.m. and 14 p.m.

      - After 17 p.m. 

      Pascal Maurand
      cliff of Cape Fréhel

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