The Shelburn escape line allows you to follow the path of the English airmen and resistance fighters to the "Bonaparte Beach".
The paths of Plouha are full of history. They played an important role at the time of resistance and they were one of the most important sites in France. It is a duty never to forget the courage of those who have fought and resisted through their courageous deeds, generosity and commitment to freedom. Plouha was liberated on August 5, 1944.
The Shelburne escape line follows the footsteps of the English airmen and resistance fighters to the Bonaparte Beach. The historical path takes us past the Saint-Samson chapel and the Alphonse House. Then the path winds through the forest and across fields, bevore we reach the sea. Finally we arrive at the edge of the 100 m high cliffs where we have a wonderful view at the sea. From the cliffs we can see the Pointe de la Tour, which children call "the crocodile" because of its shapes.
It is possible to take this tour with an audio guide.
Reservations are required. Information is available at the Tourist Office "Cliffs of Armour" of Lanvollon Plouha.
This 3 km long loop road is continuously signposted. Signs with the inscription "Circuit Shelburn" lead along the path.
The tour is not recommended for children under 12 years.
Some passages are steep, so good footwear is recommended.
For further information, please contact the Office du Tourisme Falaises d'Armor:
Le petit Echo de la mode
2rue du Maillet
Tel : +33 (0)2 96 79 77 71
Opening hours low season:
Monday: 2 pm until 6 pm
Tuesday until Saturday: 9:30 am until 12:30 am and 2 pm until 5:30 pm
Closed on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons outside school holidays
Opening hours high season (1st of July until 31st of August):
Monday until Sunday: 09:30 am until 12:30 am and 2 pm until 6:30 pm
Public holiday: 09:30 am until 12:30 am
By car: Mainly by the RN12. Between 20 and 30 minutes by car from Saint-Brieuc station and 15-20 minutes from Guingamp station.
From Plouha, take the D786 towards Lanloup / Plouézec / Paimpol. After 2.5 km, turn right towards Bonaparte Beach Arriving at Kerlevenez, turn left. Drive 300 meters, then turn right, the chapel is in front of you.