Roscoff is famous for its eponymous pink onions. Onion Johnnies – with their bicycles and berets – were fore-runners to the birth of Brittany Ferries, a company set up by a collective of French farmers to export vegetables to the English. Little did they know that exports of British tourists to Roscoff would end up forming the lion’s share of trade. Today, visitors to Roscoff are presented with a gateway to some of the most beautiful and remote parts of Brittany including secret gems like the Golfe du Morbihan, an archipelago rich in beautiful beaches and fine restaurants. Brest 2016 is a vibrant 1,000 strong sailing regatta and festival of the sea taking place every four years. The legend of King Arthur is also alive and well, and many place names are associated with him – such as Le Camp d’Arthur in Finistère and L’Ile d’Aval – an island some claim to be Avalon, Arthur’s final resting place. Roscoff is the perfect starting point for Brittany, and ideal for the Atlantic coast.