|The Finistère is the most westly department of France. It
ranges from Morlaix over Brest up to Qumperlé.
If you think, this region might be flat and without interest, you are all wrong. From the geological side of view, Brittany is an age-old mountain chain.
Long fine sandy beaches, small bays and a partly cliffy rocks as well as pleasent heathlands are part of this region. You will also encounter smooth hills and deep chasms.
Lannilis is situated at the "Coast of Legends" between the two typical "Abers" (similar to the norwegian fjords) Aber Benoit and Aber Wrac'h, 25km north of Brest. The degree of latitude is comparable to the situation of Munich/Augsburg.
Der Mündungsbereich des Aber Wrac'h
|Climate and weather
Thanks to the vicinity of the gulf stream, Brittany has a very temperate climate with mild temeratures. A real winter with snow and ice is unknown and therefore you will find many tropical and exotic plants which can be admired in public gardens.
The stereotype "in Brittany there's always rain" is all wrong. Rain showers are mostly short and little intense.
Example: the average rainfall in June in
London is about 46mm. In Lannilis it is 25mm.
Der Aber Wrac'h at low tide
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Lannilis is situated 25 km north of Brest, between the "Abers" Benoit and Warac'h, wich lead many kilometers to the inland.
You can also use the toll-free national roads (RN - route
nationale) but it will take much longer and is more stressful.
When you approach Lannilis, follow the dirction "Centre Ville", this will be the second roundabout direction supermarke "E.LeClerc"
Pass by the supermarked and follow direction Centre Ville. After 10m you will arrive at an elevated pedestrian crossing. Turn left (rue Alphonse Salaün) and immediatly left again (rue Pierre LOstis). After about 30m you will be here (Nr. 16).