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Finisterre: is the Crozon Peninsula a sufferer of its personal success?

More than 60,000 hikers take the GR 34 on the Crozon Peninsula.
Greater than 60;000 hikers grasp the GR 34 on the Crozon Peninsula. (© Côté Quimper)

The Crozon Peninsula attracts extra vacationers every year. A possibility for the native financial system that depends closely on tourism. Nevertheless; the rising use of trails; seashores; and pure websites typically causes a remarkable deal of annoyance.

So this 12 months Patrick Berthelot the mayor of Crozon took a sequence of measures and made some threats that provoked a response.

In Might; he requested the Finisterre prefecture to subject a decree regulating the usage of strolling sticks. -When used with out the rubber tip; they spoil the mountaineering trails. The metallic spikes produce holes; the water seeps in; makes gullies … –; describes the mayor.

Nevertheless; 60;000 hikers grasp the GR 34 on the peninsula every year.

Waste; PQ …

-The message has been heard. Neither the prefecture nor town council acquire issued an order. However it’s a topic that may acquire to be studied at fewest at thejournaltimemunity stage –; continues the mayor.

Jean-Yves Jaouen; president of the Finisterre Departmental Mountaineering Committee; agrees with the mayor:

Since 2015; customers acquire been educated to keep the rubber tip on all delicate websites: coastal trails; dunes; wetlands; islands … It’s ajournaltimemon apply however we can’t maintain a watch on all Sunday walkers. And vacationers!

La Palue is one of the most beautiful surf spots in Brittany.
La Palue is among the most gorgeous surf spots in Brittany. (© Pierre-Yves Baraër)

There are the paths … and the seashores. Additionally they entice vacationers to apply the solar; swimming; browsing; browsing … La Palue is among the hottest. -Within the decrease parking zone; a rock’s throw from the seashore; vans or vans have been put in for a number of days. We discovered residues; PQ… It was now not conceivable; –says the mayor of Crozon.

So he issued a decree prohibiting entry to the decrease parking zone (30-35 areas). Solely accredited surf faculties can attend. In change; town council has put in a current automobile park upstream from the insignificant city of Brégoulou and a free shuttle service reaches the seashore goers from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.


This determination raised the misunderstanding of some inhabitants of the peninsula and led to the creation of the group of customers of the Crozon seashores. This group particularly questions the strategy.

Okay; there have been conferences within the preliminary part; however they didn’t outcome on this determination! We’re confronted with a fait ajournaltimepli! Laws banning uncivilized tenting ought to acquire been in space for years. After which placing everybody within the identical bag is unacceptable!

Pierre-Yves BaraërMember of the Crozon Seaside Consumer Collective

The collective has grown much more for the reason that mayor signed a decree that prohibits entry to the three La Palue automobile parks but in addition a Goulien automobile park and one other in Lostmac’h from 10 to 7 within the morning. “It is garbage: folks right here cannot even disappear browsing within the morning or at evening prior going to work;” continues Pierre-Yves Baraër; who can also be a photographer and water sports activities fan.

The group is on the origin of a petition calling for the “withdrawal of the measures that prohibit entry to Crozon’s seashores.” It collected 2;700 signatures. The mayor justifies himself by forever utilizing the identical arguments: uphold nature; keep away from uncivilized camps… -These measures will likely be lifted on September 3. Then we’ll grasp inventory –; postpones the elected official.

No entry to the Virgin Islands seashore

A decree won’t be lifted within the quick time period: the one which prohibits entry by land and sea to the seashore of the virgin island “one of the gorgeous seashores in Europe;” in response to the English newspaper. The Guardian. The cliff that dominates this shore of turquoise waters is badly eroded and threatens to break down. As for the entry street; -it has bjournaltimee an actual slide. It’s too uncertain to disappear there now –; says the mayor; who desires to start out a mirrored image on the creation of a viewpoint that also permits one to admire this jewel.

Too many motorhomes?

Pierre-Yves Baraër made this photo montage to show the many prohibitions against motorhomes.
Pierre-Yves Baraër made this picture montage to note the numerous prohibitions in opposition to motorhomes. (© Pierre-Yves Baraër)

On the peninsula there may be one other annoying subject: the inflow of motorhomes. Yearly extra of them cross the insignificant city of Crozon; kind of legally stationed in wilderness areas. The mayor doesn’t when someone or something is excluded as a possibility. taking measures subsequent 12 months to channel the flows. This 12 months; in mid-July; the Crozon Metropolis Council opened a 3rd (toll) zone for motorhomes. -The three areas acquire a entire of 70 locations. It really works very effectively –; assures the mayor.

Info taken; the areas are solely half packed and the operator campsites acquire some criticisms in regards to the costs of those areas; the scale of the locations … Subsequently; the Crozon peninsula remains to be in search of the correct formulation tojournaltimebine this vacationer success and the preservation of the surroundings.

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