11 km away, Pont-Aven is best known for its association with the post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin but also Sérusier.
It attracts painters and contemprories since 1864.
This attractive little village is well known for its port, its watermills, its numerous art galeries and also its fabulous Museum.
Don’t miss some lovely riverside walks along the Aven and in the “Bois d’Amour”…
Concarneau, 20 km away is a very popular summer resort. The main draw is the quaint medieval “ville close” (walled town), which offers a lovely walk along it’s narrow cobbled streets filled with restaurants and shops where you’ll find numerous Breton souvenirs.
Concarneau is also famous for its still very active fishing industry .It’s possible for tourists to visit the fish auction, canneries and fishing Museum.
Les îles Glénan
This beautiful archipelago off the coast of Concarneau is made up of nine main islands and many islets, in the middle of which is a lagoon renowned for the clarity of its turquoise water and the whiteness of its sands.
Famous for it’s sailing school and also for it’s nature reserve founded to protect the unique Glénan Narcissus , classified Natura 2000.
Not only is Quimper the capital of the Finistère department. The town is known for its entirely restaured Saint Corentin cathedral. West of the cathedral, Kéréon street, you’ll find the atmospheric old quarter, with many shops and half-timbered houses.
Quimper is also known for its quality museums but most of all for its annual festival “Festival de cornouaille” celebrating Breton culture.
The Odet regarded as France’s prettiest river runs west and enters the sea at Bénodet. Why not take a boat trip?
This exquisite village elected both a Breton village of charcter and classified historical monument since 1924 offers lovely cobbled streets and tempting boutiques. Many craftsmen are still practising local art. It’s also an opportunity to discover Breton cuisine : crepes, beers and other local specialities.