The main attraction on this trip is the historic Daoulas Abbey – a scattering of religious buildings which date back to Medieval times. It’s just a short drive around the peninsula from Brest, and you’ll have free rein to explore the 11-acre gardens once you arrive. Fresh herbs, fountains, and shady trees are dotted along the pebbled pathways, and time-worn Roman cloisters also mark the way. As you learn about the abbey’s history, you’ll see more recent additions to the grounds, like exotic and pharmaceutical plants from five different continents. On your way back to the ship, there’ll be time for a quick stop at the Plougastel Calvary – a sculptured granite pedestal which dates back to the early 17th century. Take a closer look at the monument, and you’ll see sections that were damaged during the Second World War.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.