The Roscoff rocky outcrop is particulary protected. Very mild winters have allowed the development of an exuberant exotic garden overlooking the marina.
In the 18th century, after the decline of its maritime trade, Roscoff became a “corsair city” but a was also one of the main smuggling port with England, selling Bordeaux Wine, alcohol and tea!
The Jardin Exotique de Roscoff is located in Northern Brittany coast but thanks to the influence of sea currents the plantation of more than 3500 species from the Southern Hemisphere is possible. If you arrive in France bu boat from England come and discover these plants growing outside : cacti, succulents, protea, palms, yuccas and many more.
From Roscoff starts the Velodyssey in France
The Velodyssey is France’s longest waymarked cycle trail.
It starts in Brittany and ends near the Spanish border , from Roscoff to Hendaye in the Basque Country.
Along the Atlantic coast it goes through 4 regions (Brittany, Pays de Loire, Poitou Charente, Aquitaine) and follow green ways (lanes reserved for non-motorised traffic) or cycle paths as much as possible.
Velodyssey uses different types of marked lanes from Roscoff to Hendaye: cycle lanes, greenways, cycle trails and other quiet roads.