Côte de Granit Rose (Pink Granite coast)
A geological curiosity
The Côte de Granit Rose (Pink Granite coast) is one of the loveliest coasts in France. Although inevitably it is one of the treasures of Brittany, it does not suffer from mass tourism, and you can walk there in complete peace! Over 10 or so kilometres, from Trébeurden in the west to Perros Guirec in the east, the Côte de Granit Rose (Pink Granite coast) is unmistakeable. Here, blocks of granite are everywhere. Sculpted by the sea and the wind over millions of years, these blocks have taken the most unlikely forms, but it is the unique colour for which the coast is renowned. Here, the granite is made up of a clever mix of mica, feldspar and quartz, which gives it this unique colour ranging from red to bright pink to brown!