The peninsula with the appearance of the middle of nowhere
The town of Plougasnou has made of the most of its unique position on the shore of the Baie de Morlaix bay, to very quickly become a seaside resort. From 1912 to 1934, the railway line linking Morlaix to Primel Plougasnou played an essential role in this growth. These wonderful times, and the fashion for sea swimming, marked a period of growth in seaside villas and large hotels in Plougasnou. At the height of their glory, these establishments saw some famous people, such as Joseph Kessel (French journalist and novelist), Nina Ricci (fashion designer), the singer Fréhel and Maréchal Foch (Chief of Staff of the French army). Also noted here were Alexandre Dumas junior (playwright and novelist)…and numerous renowned painters (Kisling, Willette, Maufra, Benois, Raffaëlli…) who came inspired by this exceptional setting.