Roscoff, France

Located in the north east of Brittany, Roscoff is a picturesque fishing village which is an idyllic introduction to Brittany's rustic charms.

A charming small Breton fishing village, Roscoff, is built on the headland of the Bay of Morlaix clustered around a small bay with 16th century granite houses, little shops, and bars and restaurants hugging the shoreline. A renowned health centre, Roscoff is the birth place of thalassotherapy in France.

The deep-water port at Roscoff was opened in 1973, but its harbour has been an important arrival point through the ages. Mary Queen of Scots landed here in 1548 on her way to Paris to be engaged to François, the son and heir of Henri II, and Bonnie Prince Charlie, arrived here in 1746 after his defeat at Culloden.

Things to see and do

* Notre Dame de Croaz Batz
* Mary Queen of Scots House
* Station Biologique de Roscoff
* Jardin Exotique de Roscoff
* La Maison des Johnnies et de L'Ognions Rose
* Table d'Orientation

General Information

Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Time - GMT plus 1
Language - French
Land area - 6.19 km2
Population - 3,648
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
International Country Telephone Code - +33

Port location - The port is located at the western end of the Channel on the Brittany Coast and about 15 minutes walk to the town centre.

Transport links

Brittany Ferries operate ferry services from Roscoff to Plymouth daily from February to November and to Cork once weekly (Saturday service) from March to November.

Irish Ferries operate ferry services from Roscoff to Rosslare from May to September.

By Rail From Paris there are regular services to Morlaix via TGV on the main Paris Atlantique route.

Buses run regularly from Roscoff to Morlaix

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