Pink granite quarries

pink granite quarries in Brittany

Address : La Clarté, 22700 Perros-Guirec, Brittany, France

Distance from the house: 6 km

Dogs: forbidden

A geological adventure

To visit the granite quarries is to go back in time layer by layer and rediscover the origins of the earth. At 30 meters deep, you will see the immensity of the magma frozen in vertiginous walls surmounted by what seems to be a thin layer of vegetation: the earth on which we walk without thinking. Another perspective!

pink granite quarries in Brittany

Industrial prowess

tools used to extract granite

Extremely hard stone, mining granite blocks is no easy task. However, its colour and quality gave it a worldwide reputation which led to digging it, even before the creation of modern machines. Between man and technique, travel through History from 1850 to the present day – the place is still in activity – to discover this emblematic rock which has made the coast famous.

How to get there?

Located in the La Clarté district, near Ploumanac’h, visits can only be made by booking a tour at the Maison du Littoral (€ 5.50 / person). In summer, a guide accompanies you every Thursday at 11 am.