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 Bretagne Cornouaille Océan.
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.
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!
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!
At about 45 minutes from Bretagne Cornouaille Océan, 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.