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Added on 24 Apr 2015,

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Type of sights

Heritage building(s)

 

Name and address

Roscoff

10 Rue Louis Pasteur

FR-29680 Roscoff

Geodetic coordinates

48.726327 -3.985518

Communication

Église Notre-Dame de Croaz Batz, Roscoff
Église Notre-Dame de Croaz Batz, Roscoff
Ossuaire Louis XIII de lʹéglise Notre-Dame de Croaz Batz à Roscoff
Ossuaire Louis XIII de lʹéglise Notre-Dame de Croaz Batz à Roscoff
Maison érigée à Roscoff
Maison érigée à Roscoff
Hôtel Renaissance à Roscoff
Hôtel Renaissance à Roscoff

Roscoff (Breton: Rosko) is a commune in the Finistère département of Brittany in northwestern France.

Roscoff is renowned for its picturesque architecture, labeled « Petite cité de caractère de Bretagne (small town of character) » since 2009. Roscoff is also a traditional departure point for Onion Johnnies.

After lobbying by local economic leaders headed by Alexis Gourvennec, the French Government agreed in 1968 to provide a deep water port at Roscoff. Existing ferry operators were reluctant to take on the relatively long Plymouth/Roscoff crossing, so Gourvennec and colleagues founded Brittany Ferries. Since the early 1970s, Roscoff has been developed as a ferry port for the transport of Breton agricultural produce, and for car-based tourism. Brittany Ferries and Irish Ferries link Roscoff with both Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Sights

  • Roscoff parish church Our Lady of Croaz Batz (Notre Dame de Croaz Batz): Renaissance and Gothic church from the 16th century
  • The house known as "that of Mary, Queen of Scots"
  • The Station Biologique de Roscoff, a research laboratory in oceanography and marine biology.
  • The Jardin Exotique de Roscoff

Information about copyright

Rights characteristic / license

by-sa: CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-ShareAlike

Link to the description of the license

creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

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Wikipedia contributors, 'Roscoff', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 25 December 2014, 01:07 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Roscoff&oldid=639534820> [accessed 24 April 2015]

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Added on 24 Apr 2015,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 24 Apr 2015