Bénodet, Fouesnant, La Forêt-Fouesnant, Concarneau, Trégunc.
From beaches and fishing ports, to villas and canning factories, at the end
of the century, Concarneau saw the cohabitation of its two markets; that of
the bourgeoisie and that of the fishermen.
Impressed with the costumes worn on the quays and in the canning factories,
the artists adorned the hotels with pictures of scenes from the religious
It was here that A. Guillou and Th. Deyrolle gathered together a group,
forming their own colony with artists from schools of fine art from as far
and wide as Boston and Philadelphia.
The "Ville Close" and sardine fishing boats were enough to make Concarneau a
tourist attraction while the resorts of Benodet and Beg-Meil, which
attracted the likes of Appollinaire and Sarah Bernard, were being
Concarneau, Fishing Museum.
3 rue Vauban, Ville Close
29900 Concarneau cedex
Tél: 02 98 97 10 20, fax: 02 98 50 79 78
Historical and technical center for fishing from all over the world:
dioramas, models, fishing tools, aquariums, various boats and visits to a
Here one can find out everything from when, where, why and how about
fishing. Also, discover in detail the principal activity of Concarneau,
France's second most important port.
Two hours of exhilarating visits plus maritime exclusives from the shop.
Open in july and august every day from 9:30 till 19:30, and the rest of the
year from 10:00 till 12:00 and 14:00 until 18:00 every day except monday.