It's at the heart of the Côte des Légendes near Brest in Finistère, that the village of Meneham invites you to spend a moment at the heart of the history of its seaweed harvesters. From the Breton 'Menez ham' meaning 'the hamlet on hill', in around 1760 the place was originally home to a solitary guardhouse built to monitor the coastline. At the end of the 19th century, it was settled by farmers who soon turned to the sea to exploit its riches. Coastal fishing and seaweed harvesting were to become the inhabitants' main activities. A seaweed kiln still standing by the dunes is a reminder of the past.
Located in the municipality of Kerlouan, the village of Meneham offers visitors a chance to dive back into the life of the inhabitants of the time. Open-air exhibitions, museographic areas and a bread oven take you back to another time.