Way of Pointe Saint-Mathieu


To walk on the Way of Pointe Saint-Mathieu, the Breton Association of Friends of Saint Jacques de Compostela publishes several types of information:

The description of the heritage you will encounter on your way is only available on the guide.

In addition, the Breton Association has marked out a way leaving from Pont Croix which joins the Way of Pointe Saint-Mathieu in Elliant. The guide will incorporate this variant from the first 2019 edition, in March.



Guide to the Way of Pointe Saint MathieuEtiquette matthieu

This guide (in French only) describes the path from Pointe Saint Mathieu, in Finistère. This Way crosses département of Finistere and Morbihan, joins the other Breton tracks in Redon and continues until Clisson.

The guide describes the itinerary for each of the stages of the Way, provides the corresponding maps as well as information on the heritage of the regions crossed. At the end of the guide, you will find the list of recommended accommodations.

This guide is updated every year in March. Changes made during the year are published on the website.

With the agreement of the Vendée Association of Pilgrims of Saint Jacques, the guide integrates the description of the stages of the Vendéen road from Clisson to Saint Hilaire la Palud. Nevertheless for more information, including the list of accommodation in Vendée, we advise you to consult the site of our friends of the Vendée association.

When you enter the Charente Maritime, check the websites of the Association Saintaise of the Friends of Saint Jacques in Charente-Maritime and Association Le Bourdon 17.

Order the guide

The guide of the Way of Pointe Saint Mathieu is available, text, photos and color maps, hardback binding, at the online publisher (updated to september 2018).

  • to order it, click HERE


The Route Sheets

Below you will find the itineraries of the Way of Pointe Saint-Mathieu. The information on markup rules is HERE.

By clicking on the name of the step, you will display on your screen the description requested in a new tab. On this new page, using the button below the header image, on the right of the screen you can either:

  • directly print the information displayed;
  • download the page in PDF format. (in the "Downloads" directory of your computer).

To return to the starting page, just close the tab.

You can also consult on your screen the map of the stage, by clicking on the triskel at the end of each line. The map provided by the Openrunner site opens in a new tab. Then choose the format of the card - including IGN - which suits you after clicking on the 3 diamonds at the top right of the card. (For this operation, you will be asked to create an account at Openrunner). Different services are offered to you including the export of the trace in GPS format. (at the bottom of the screen)


From Pointe Saint Mathieu to Clisson

 Route sheets Maps
Pointe Saint Mathieu - Sainte Anne du Portzic Triskell
Sainte Anne du Portzic - Plougastel-Daoulas Triskell
Plougastel-Daoulas - Le Faou Triskell
Le Faou - Châteaulin Triskell
Châteaulin - Briec Triskell
Briec - Elliant Triskell
Elliant - Saint Jacques en Bannalec Triskell
Saint Jacques en Bannalec - Quimperlé Triskell
Quimperlé - Pont-Scorff images2
Pont-Scorff - Brandérion images2
Brandérion - Brec'h images2
Brec'h - Vannes images2
Vannes - Questembert images2
Questembert - St-Jacut-les-Pins images2
Saint-Jacut-les-Pins - Redon images2
Redon (Saint-Nicolas de Redon) – Saint-Gildas-des-Bois - Guenrouët (Saint-Clair) images2
Genrouët (Saint Clair) - Blain images2
Blain - Nort-sur-Erdre images2
Nort-sur-Erdre - La Chapelle-sur-Erdre images2
La Chapelle-sur-Erdre - Nantes (Saint-Jacques) images2
Nantes (Saint-Jacques) - Clisson images2