Campsite - Locronan: 35 km

Tourism in Loronan: To see, to do

Located 15 minutes from Douarnenez, Locronan is one of the most beautiful villages in France. Very early on, it benefited from protective measures as Historic Monuments and its architectural heritage is typical of the region.

Many movies have been shot there, the most striking for the village being “Tess” by Roman Polanski, which in 1978 made it possible to bury all the electricity networks.

The latest one was released in the summer of 2022. This is the “Prison Island”, a series of 6 episodes broadcast on France 2.

Visit Locronan

To visit Locronan, park in the car parks (paying in high season) on the parking lot outside the village. You can then stroll at your leisure in the cobbled streets that plunge us into another time.

Locronan shops

The city is full of small shops that showcase craftsmanship: Cutlery, Leatherwork, Glassware, Pottery, Soapmaking … You will also find local designer shops there to bring back small Breton gifts far from the clichés.

For gourmets, do not hesitate to taste the kouign aman from the bakery Le Guillou on the square, or bring back some Breton beers from Loup Garou Gourmand.

Saint Ronan church

The name of Locronan comes from the Latin Locus Romani which means “the consecrated place of Ronan”, Irish bishop founder of the city  The particularity of the church of Locronan is that it is a double building, made up of the church of Saint Ronan and the penity (which means hermitage in Breton). You can discover a recumbent statue of Saint Ronan, carved in Kersanton stone, but also a treasure that will impress children. 

From the 15th  at the 17th century, the weaving of canvas for sails contributed to the fame and prosperity of the city. There were as many as 150 looms in operation. Several buildings in the main square date from this period, such as the Hôtel de la Compagnie des Indes and that of the Bureau des fabrics. The oldest building is the Gauthier hotel, which dates from 1624. It which now houses the Celtic bookstore. 

La Troménie

In Locronan, there are two Troménies, which is unique in Brittany. They are processional marches made in silence, in Ronan’s footsteps. They perpetuate a tradition which would have Celtic origins. If you are lucky enough to go there, you can admire the traditional costumes and banners of Locronan and the surrounding villages.

La petite Troménie takes place every year. It takes place on the second Sunday in July. Its 6km course is accessible all year round.

La grande Troménie takes place every 6 years between the second and third Sunday in July. (The next big troménie will take place in 2025.) Its course of approximately 12 km forms a quadrilateral passes partly on private grounds. It is accessible for a whole week in order to allow everyone to do so freely.

Ar Zoñj Chapel

To end your visit in style, follow the mountain road to its summit. You will discover the Ar Zoñj Chapel (Chapel of Remembrance) rebuilt in 1977. It is an ideal place for a short break admiring the view, from Ménez Hom to the Bay of Douarnenez , located just 15 minutes by car.

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