An inland holiday resort twenty minutes from the sea. One of the most outstretched villages in France, between Cornouaille and Argoat. Relaxing and well equipped. Pathways for walkers and hikers. An industrial area. Dynamic and diversified commercial activities.
WHAT TO VISIT The eight chapel circuit. Coadry chapel (frescoes by Fischer). Stopover point on the "Route des Peintres" (The Painters' Trail). Coatloc'h Foresty area, 300 hectares. Rural leisure and open-air center of "Le Grand Champ", 15 hectares.
LOCAL EVENTS "La Calvacade de Scaër" (float procession, on odd-numbered years at Whitsun). The Scaër 6-hour relay race (end of June). St-Jean bonfire. International folklore gala (end of July). "Pardon" (religious procession) of Scaër (last Sunday in August). Indoor swimming pool with water-slide. Indoor tennis courts. Social Center with activities for teenagers and children. Plane and ULM trips.
Rosporden is an inland holiday resort near the main Nantes-Quimper road (Kerampaou exit), situated between the Monts d'Arrée and numerous beaches of "la Baie de la Forêt" within a radius of 15 km. There are beautiful ponds to visit and country hikes to do.
WHAT TO VISIT XVth-century church. Chapels of St-Éloi, Loc-Jean, Moustoir. 37-acre pond. Cultural center.
LOCAL EVENTS Events in July and August.
Four rural communities with tourist attractions : Querrien, Locunolé, Guilligomarc'h and Meslan between the sea (20 minutes away) and the "Argoat" hinterland. Fine walks in the countryside and along the banks of the rivers Ellé, Isole, Naîc and Scorff, abundant in fish. Foot and cycling paths for walking, rambling and cycling. Angling, riding and kayaking.
WHAT TO VISIT Les Roches du Diable. La Clarté and Ste-Anne chapels. Fountains, calvaries. Water mills. Pont-Skluz and Ellé valleys.
LOCAL EVENTS Kayak competitions at the "Roches du Diable" (February holidays). "Fêtes de Guilligomarc'h" (1st Sunday in July). Old-style harvest and Breton wedding feast in Querrien (1st Sunday in August). Breton mid-August festival in Meslan (15th August). "Pardon" (religious procession) of Notre-Dame-de-la-Clarté (August 15th and the following Sunday). "Fêtes de Pont-Skluz" (2nd Sunday in August). "Fêtes patronales de Locunolé" (Patron Saint's festival : 1st Sunday in September).
Quimperlé, gateway to Cornouaille, is situated at the crossroads of the Isole and Ellé river valleys which go together to form the river Laïta. This is a picturesque place with its "upper" and "lower" towns. The Romanesque church of Ste-Croix is in the center of a historic district made up of timber-frame houses. Quimperlé constantly added to its heritage over the centuries.
WHAT TO VISIT Ste-Croix Romanesque church, XIth-century crypt, XVIIth-century cloister, statue of the laying in the tomb, St-Colomban chapel remains, the Bailiff's Court. The Archers' House : museum of Breton traditions. The collegial gothic church of Notre-Dame-de l'Assumption, XIIIth and XVth-centuries. The Ursulines Convent, XVIIth-century. Carnoët foresty area. Signposted path ways. Exercice circuit. Horse-riding circuit.
LOCAL EVENTS "La Route des Peintres" (The Painters' Trail) exhibition from June 15th to September 15th. "Pardon" of Lothéa (religious procession, first Sunday after Whitsun). Horse racing (3rd Sunday in June). Musical encounters and creative festival (mid-July). Historical pageant (end of July). Grand sale (beginning of August). Michaelmas Festival (last Sunday in September).
This calm little community lies away from the main roads on the river Isole, full of various kinds of fish. Lovely country walks in beautiful surroundings.
WHAT TO VISIT Isole Valley. Country craft museum Kerchuz (water-mill).
LOCAL EVENTS Patron Saint's Festival (2nd Sunday in July) Tourist rally (4th Sunday in August). "Fête de Troysol" (1st Sunday in August).
Situated near the main Lorient-Quimper road (Kerandréo exit), Bannalec is surrounded by green countryside with woods abounding in game and several rivers full of various kinds of fish. Bannalec is rich in traces of the past.
WHAT TO VISIT XVIth and XVIIth-century chapels : Véronique, St-Cado, Ste-Anne, Trébalay, Trémeur, St-Mathieu, the Parish church. The banks of the Ster-Goz and the Isole.
LOCAL EVENTS "Pardon de la Véronique" (religious procession in May). "Pardons" of St-Jacques and Trémeur (July). Old crafts festival (15th July). Eglise Banche "Pardon" (August). "Genêts d'Or" festival (August 15th) St-Cado "Pardon" (August 28th and 29th). St-Mathieu "Pardon" (September). Patron Saint's Festival (September 11th to 14th). Market (2nd and 4th Wednesday monthly).