Roscoff

Roscoff is a commune in the Finistere department in Brittany in north-western France.

The nearby Île de Batz, called Enez Vaz in Breton, is a small island that can be reached by launch from the harbour.

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 the United Kingdom and Ireland which provides a boost to the local economy.

Roscoff is also a traditional departure point for Onion Johnnies.

 

17 °C


Clouds, overcast clouds


Wind5.7 m/s
Cloudiness95 %
Temperature (min/max)16/17 °C
Pressure1005 hpa
Humidity51 %
Last update: 19 Oct 2020 @ 18:03

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