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Visit Finistère

Visit Finistère

Finistère has so much to share! Concarneau, Fouesnant, the Glénans, Le Guilvinec, the Pointe du Raz, Quimper, Sein, Ouessant, and Molène islands, the Presqu’île de Crozon… And so much more! You will have to come back every year to discover all these treasures!

By spending your holidays in our region, between Quimper and Lorient, you will be ideally located to visit the South of Brittany. We have listed some visits located at less than an hour away from De Concarneau à Pont-Aven. 

 

Discover Concarneau

Neighbouring our destination and at a few kilometers away from Trégunc stands the famous Ville Close of Concarneau. You can visit the Musée de la Pêche and the Marinarium and gaze at the beautiful sandy beaches from the Celtic Train. On the way out of the city you can opt for a cultural trip and discover the Château de Kériolet, dwelling of a famous Russian imperial princess. 

Concarneau's must-sees

Musée de la pêche
Concarneau
Musée de la pêche
Marinarium
Concarneau
Marinarium
Celtic’Train
Concarneau
Celtic’Train
Château de Keriolet
Concarneau
Château de Keriolet

The Breton Riviera

The Breton Riviera is the haven of our splendid breton Caribbean. You can embark for the Glénan Archipelago with the companies Vedettes de l’Odet, Croisières Bleues or Glénan Découverte. If you are keen on lazing about, Beg-Meil’s coves will charm you just as much. And do not forget to make a detour by Port-la-Forêt to catch sight of well-known racing sail boats!

the Glenan islands
the Glenan islands

Quimperlé

East of Pont-Aven, let’s discover Quimperlé and its surroundings. The land of “rias” offers a variety of picturesque ports such as Doëlan, Brigneau, Merrien or Rosbras but also natural sites such as the Roches du Diable, or “Devil’s rocks”. After your visit of Pont-Aven you can follow Gauguin’s steps by visiting the Maison Musée du Pouldu where he used to stay. And do not forget to visit the Manoir de Kernault and its exhibitions for the whole family! 

Visits in the country of Quimperlé

Maison Musée du Pouldu
Clohars Carnoet
Maison Musée du Pouldu
Manoir de Kernault
Mellac
Manoir de Kernault

The Bigouden country

At about 45 minutes from De Concarneau à Pont-Aven, you can discover the Pays Bigouden and its famous breton headdresses from Pont-l’Abbé. You can also enjoy the fishing arrival of the day from the panoramic terrace of Haliotika la Cité de la Pêche in le Guilvinec, climb the stairs of the Eckmühl lighthouse in Penmarc’h or surf on the majestic waves of the Pointe de la Torche.

Haliotika – La cité de la pêche
Guilvinec
Haliotika – La cité de la pêche

Cap Sizun

Go West: the Pointe du Raz’s extremely indented coastline will delight you, either in good or bad weather. You might see the phare de la Vieille lighthouse and the island of Sein… or even visit it with the companies Penn Ar Bed or Finist’Mer! Once back on land, make a trip into the past and discover Pont-Croix, designated “Petite Cité de Caractère” (little town of character).

Embark for the island of Sein

Compagnie maritime Penn ar Bed
Brest
Compagnie maritime Penn ar Bed
Compagnie maritime Finist’Mer
Le Conquet
Compagnie maritime Finist’Mer

Quimper and Locronan

At less than 30 minutes away, Quimper will seduce you with the spires of its cathedral, its cobbled streets and its half-timbered houses. The Musée Départemental Breton, the Beaux-Arts Museum and the faïence manufacture can witness for the cultural attraction of the town. Enjoy a peaceful cruise on the Odet river to admire the old manors built on the riverbanks.

At last, at a few kilometers away, visit one of the “Plus Beaux Villages de France” (most beautiful villages of France), designated as “Petite Cité de Caractère” (little town of character): Locronan, an old medieval village entirely built in granite. 

Musée Départemental Breton
Quimper
Musée Départemental Breton
Vedettes de l’Odet
Bénodet
Vedettes de l’Odet

A must-see of Finistère : The castle of Trévarez

At a few kilometers away from Tourc’h, wander around the Trévarez domain and visit its temporary exhibitions. The castle adorns itself with a thousand colours, changing with the seasons: Rhododendrons and Azaleas in spring, carpet of flaming leaves in autumn and sparkling lights for Christmas.  

Brest Terres Océanes

At about an hour away from our destination, let’s visit Brest! The metropolis of Finistère opens its doors: visit the dockyard, the port of the Moulin Blanc, the workshops of the Capuchins accessible by cable car… And, most of all,  dive into the oceans by exploring the three pavilions of Océanopolis to be unbeatable about to aquatic environment.

It’s a bit further away but worth the detour: Plougonvelin and the Pointe Saint-Mathieu with its lighthouse which keeps an eye on the ruins of an old abbey. Just a short walk away: the Musée Mémoire 39-45.

Océanopolis
Brest
Océanopolis
Musée Mémoires 39-45
Plougonvelin
Musée Mémoires 39-45