Roscoff, a small harbor town in the north of Finistère, is known for its onions. In the past people from Roscoff, called onion Johnnies, sold the onions in Great Britain. The ties to UK are still strong with ferries leaving from Roscoff.
When I switched train (coming from Rennes on the line towards Brest) in Morlaix it was heavily raining. Something about this local train: First I thought it’s slow in accelerating, but it turned out that its running on a speed of about 20 km/h for the whole distance. No wonder that it takes an hour for such a short distance. If you want to be faster, come with your bike.Despite the heavy rain it turned out to be a great Breton summer day.
Though there were quite some tourists, Roscoff had still a relaxed atmosphere. The shop windows had something for the fancy
as well the hungry shopper.
And as a coastal town it has also its own lighttower – adorned with an anchor for the photographer. Isn’t the deep blue sky amazing for heavy rain just two hours earlier? This is Brittany.
Let’s have a look at the harbor and back to the town with its church.