Cap Sizun - Point Du Van

Bretagne  >  France

Feeling of the end of the world at Point Du Van. Walking along the towering cliffs, site seeing and birding.

Added* by Hannah Driesse
Most recent update 5 November 2020


Point du Van feels like the end of the world. A tiny chapel situatated on a bare rock. Dangerous cliffs and a wild sea. The faraway islands Ile De Sein in the hazy distance. Wonderful on a summers eve. We visited the folk festival at Keriolet that evening. Among the ocean-going sea birds which can be seen at sea and around the cliffs are Kittiwake, Common Guillemot, Northern Fulmar, European Shag, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull and Great Black-backed Gull. The heathland, coastal grassland and cliffs are the all year round home of other remarkable birds including Common Raven, Red-billed Chough and Peregrine Falcon.


Français: Point du Van ressemble au bout du monde. Une minuscule chapelle située sur un rocher nu. Falaises dangereuses et mer sauvage. Les îles lointaines Ile De Sein au loin. Merveilleux la veille de l'été. Nous avons visité le festival folklorique de Keriolet ce soir-là. Parmi les oiseaux de mer qui peuvent être vus en mer et autour des falaises, on trouve Kittiwake, Common Guillemot, Northern Fulmar, European Shag, Herring Gull, [ [Kleine Mantelmeeuw]] et Great Black-backed Gull. Les landes, les prairies côtières et les falaises abritent toute l'année d'autres oiseaux remarquables, notamment Common Raven, Red-billed Chough et Peregrine Falcon.



There is a big parking at Keriolet. Click on the P in the map to get directions. The walking route you see on the map is about 2 km.


Français: Il y a un grand parking à Keriolet. Cliquez sur le P sur la carte pour obtenir les directions.

Terrain and Habitat

Grassland , Sea


Rocky , Dry , Open landscape , No shadow

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Summer , Spring , Autumn

Best time to visit

Summer , Spring


Unpaved road , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

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