What to see in Finistère?

Tourist map of South Finistère

Would you like to discover our region ? We have listed for you the 15 must-see destinations in South Finistère. Download this tourist map and plan your stay in no time!
Carte touristique du Finistère Sud

Plan your sightseeing tour at a glance!

Landerneau

If you go through Landerneau, do not miss the Rohan bridge , which crosses the elorn in the center of the village. It is one of the oldest inhabited bridges in Europe.

The forest of Huelgoat

Not far from the Arrée mountains, in the Armorique Regional Natural Park, you will walk in the footsteps of the Knights of the Round Table in the Huelgoat forest . This national forest hides legendary sites:  The silver river, the devil’s cave, the quivering rock … To explore them, follow the on-site guide Port d’attache !

Crozon

The Crozon peninsula is a must for anyone coming to Brittany for the first time. To admire this wild landscape which flows into the sea, the ideal is to come for a day and follow the coast, from cap de la chèvre , to  Vauban fortifications classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you prefer another point of view, embark aboard a speedboat to observe the maritime treasures of the Peninsula and the Morgat sea caves .

Douarnenez

Before leaving to Douarnenez , go to the town website which will tell you the walking times to the Tristan Island , one of our favorite ballads with the site history of Plomarc’h. To discover the history of this sardine port, head to the Port Museum Place de l’Enfer, before a well-deserved break on the quays to taste the local specialties.

Locronan

Only 15 minutes from Douarnenez, is the famous village of Locronan. With its granite houses, it has served as the backdrop for many films. There you will find good restaurants and small typical souvenir shops.

Audierne

Audierne is located only 20 minutes from the Pointe du Raz and some Pointe du Van . Ideal for a day of walking with the children:  the visit of the Aquashow in the morning, to learn to recognize the birds of the bay and their peculiarities and the magnificent panorama of the peninsula in the afternoon (remember to bring your binoculars!).

Treguennec

Treguennec is located along the solar wind route , a discovery trail marked with explanatory panels on the heritage of this wild coast. It is a surfer’s paradise. You will discover an unusual building dating from the Second World War: a pebble crushing factory.

Le Guilvinec

Le Guilvinec is the first French artisanal fishing port, located just 10 minutes from Penmarc’h and the famous  Eckmühl lighthouse . Attend the return from fishing and visit the auction of freshly caught fish and langoustines thanks to the guided tours of Haliotika.

Pont l’Abbé

Pont l’Abbé is the capital of the Pays Bigouden. If you pass by, do not hesitate to stop at Bigouden museum, small regional history museum with a fine collection of traditional costumes. The barons’ castle also houses the town hall.

Bénodet / Sainte Marine

Bénodet, a seaside resort located at the mouth of the Odet, offers a promenade along the ocean . You will also find the seaside museum , which presents temporary and permanent exhibitions retracing local history.
In case of rain, you can fall back on the casino Barrier and its restaurant. In front of Bénodet is Sainte Marine , a small fishing port with a peaceful atmosphere.

Fouesnant – Les Glénan

If you are lucky enough to stay for a while at Les Saules campsite, you absolutely have to take the time to go for a day in The Glénan Archipelago
Its fine sandy beaches and turquoise water will make you forget your everyday life completely. If you don’t have the time, many beaches await you from Cap Coz to the tip of Beg Meil .

Concarneau

Take advantage of an afternoon to take a tour ofthe walled city of Concarneau
You can also visit the fishing museum and Keriolet castle near. In case of rain, why not enjoy a moment of relaxation at the Thalasso?

Quimper

Another idea to change lazy days at the beach:  Why not spend the afternoon at Quimper ? You can admire the Saint-Corentin cathedral, visit right next to the Breton departmental museum . At 4 o’clock a short stop to eat a pancake before strolling in the shops of the old Quimper to bring back some local souvenirs. You will love it!

Saint-Goazec

40 minutes from Concarneau is the domain of Trévarez . An ideal destination for a day out with the family. You can visit an incredible castle dating from the end of the 19th century and benefiting from all the modern comforts of the time. Do not miss the guided tour and the walk in the large wooded park of 80 hectares.

Pont Aven

Pont Aven, the city of painters is only 25 minutes from Concarneau. A beautiful day of vacation in perspective, between Art Galeries and route in the footsteps of the mills of the bois d’amour .

Moëlan s / mer

Between Lorient and Concarneau, discover Moëlan sur Mer and the port of Brigneau classified of heritage interest. You can follow the marked path of the GR34  and make a stop to taste the Belon oysters renowned for its firm flesh and nutty flavor.

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