Concarneau, in "la Baie de la Forêt", is both the third largest fishing port in France and a large yachting center. Its "Ville Close", the old fortified town, is one of the most visited places in Britanny. Beautiful beaches and activities all year round.
WHAT TO VISIT The old town and its walls. Fishing Museum. "Marinarium". Fish Museum. The fishing harbour and the fish auction. Le Cabellou. Guided visits of the walled town and fishing harbour in summer on request.
LOCAL EVENTS International folk festival (first week in August). Exhibition of nautical books (July). Gathering of "old gaffers" (around 14th July). "Filets Bleus" (folk festival, 2nd last Sunday in August and all the previous week). Numerous shows, fair and "festou-noz". Lively arts scene, exhibitions, retrospectives and galleries open all year long. Town situated on the "Route des Peintres" (Painters'Trail).
A coastal resort accessible from the Lorient to Quimper main road (Kerampaou exit), Trégunc has 23 km of fine sandy beaches which offer peace and quiet, rocky headlands, creeks and a charming small harbour, Trévignon.
WHAT TO VISIT Kervern and St-Philibert chapels. Many standing stones, menhirs and dolmens. Beautiful fountains. Trévignon headland and the conservancy area costal ponds and lakes. "La Maison du Littoral" (summer season opening).
LOCAL EVENTS "Pardon" of St-Marc (religious procession) (last Sunday in April). "Fête de la St-Jean" (Saturday before St-John's Day). Religious procession of Kerven (1st Sunday in July). "Fête de la Mer" and firework display in Trévignon (July 14th). Mi-août Breton cycle race (beginning of August). "Pardon" of St-Philibert (last Sunday in August). National tennis tournament.
Fouenant, Beg-Meil, Cap-Coz and Mousterlin : 50 km of footpaths, 17 km of white sandy beaches, sunken ways, superb guided visits to sites of natural beauty. "Les Balnéïdes" aquatic center. This marriage of sea and countryside goes to make up Fouesnant - Les Glénan, the ideal holiday spot, so well sheltered in "La Baie de la Forêt". Excursions to the Glénan Islands.
WHAT TO VISIT Chapels of Ste-Annne, St-Sébastien, St-Guénolé, the Romanesque church of St-Pierre. Kerbader natural site. Penfoulic wood. Mousterlin marshes. The "Mer Blanche" chain of sand dunes.
LOCAL EVENTS "Fête des Pommiers" (3rd Sunday in July). Cider competition. "Pardon" of Ste-Anne (religious procession) (1st Sunday after 26th July). "Fête de la Mer" (1st Sunday in August). "Pardon" of Kerbader (last Sunday in August). "Pardon" of the Glénan (1st Sunday in September). Free street concerts. Drawing and painting courses. Exhibition of nine Breton painters.
Facing south at the end of a deep bay between the Pointe de Beg-Meil and Concarneau. La Forêt-Fouesnant has green and wooded surroundings, and being sheltered from the strong winds, has a particularly mild climate. It is an ideal place for those who like to alternate relaxing with sporting activities, and to combine the charms of the countryside with the pleasures of the sea.
WHAT TO VISIT The Ruins of the Loc-Amand Abbey. Cairn of St-Laurent. XVIth-century church and calvary. The marina : 1000 berths. 40 km of signposted pathways.
LOCAL EVENTS "Fête de la Marée Haute". "Fête du Vieux Port" : fore-rigged boats. The cider night. Weekly folk and musical evenings.