Stroll to the beach
Meander down to the beach for a morning swim, or a day exploring the rockpools and building sandcastles, or perhaps for a drink in the evening at the beachside bar.
Enjoy a wander around the old walled town of Concarneau, the Ville Close, which changed hands numerous times over the centuries due to its enviable location. Nowadays there are lots of little boutiques and places to stop for refreshment! Watch the boats come and go in the harbour, or take a leisurely ride on the Petit Train.
Calling fish and seafood lovers
Enjoy a top class meal in one of Concarneau's excellent fish and seafood restaurants.
Experience the local market
The local market is a great place to pick up fresh produce and local specialities, and to mingle with locals who are doing the same. The main weekly market in Concarneau is held on Friday morning, but the indoor market is open every morning for all sorts of fresh produce and Breton delicacies such as galettes and crepes.
Concarneau's relationship to the sea
Concarneau has been and still is an important fishing port. Learn about the town's fishing history at the Musée de la Peche which is located in the old town, part on land, part on water. And just along the quay, near the marina, is the Marinarium, with displays all about mraine life, sciences and conservation.
Château de Keriolet
Set on the heights of Concarneau, this castle was originally built in the 13th century but was redesigned in neo-Gothic style in the 19th century for a Russian Imperial Princess and her count husband. Visit the restored château's furnished rooms, and discover the usual story of the house and its owners.
Treat yourself to a massage or beauty treatment (or both!) at Concarneau's spa and well-being centre which specialises in thalassotherapy (seawater therapy).
Head to Pont-Aven
Made famous by Paul Gauguin and his group of painters, Pont-Aven is firmly embedded in France's art scene, and its small town centre is jam-packed with art galleries and antique shops. Fun to browse, or you may even find a perfect gift or reminder of your holiday! Turn off the main street at the bridge to enjoy a walk along the river Aven, or join a boat trip from the quay.
Keen golfers will want to head to the 18-hole par 71 course at the 'Golf de Quimper-Cornouaille' in La Forêt Fouesnant.
All at sea
A variety of water sports are on offer in Concarneau including surfing, sailing, kayaking and stand-up paddle. You can also hire sailing boats or motor boats from the harbour.
Family day out
Take the family to the 'Labyrinthe de Pont-Aven' which is open for the summer holidays. Families can enjoy the maize maze, the mini farm, playground, a picnic area, trampolines and mini tractors. A fantastic fun filled day for both adults and children!
Take the kids for a splash about at the ‘Aquasud Pays Bigouden’ in Pont-l'Abbé, an indoor water park with 25m swimming pool, play pool heated to 30°, baby paddling pool at 32°, and a 58m water slide!
Tackle a high ropes course through the treetops at the Adrenature park in the forest just outside of Melgven (about 12km away). You'll have to navigate rope swings, zip wires and various obstacles, the highest being 35m above the ground, but there is also a very easy course suitable for 3-5 year olds.
Brittany's coastal path is open to the public along its whole length, offering some superb views out to sea and of the varied shoreline of bays, headlands, and inlets with little harbours.
No holiday in Brittany is complete without...
a meal in a local crêperie. You won't have to go far to find one - they're everywhere! First choose a 'galette' (a savoury filled crêpe made with buckwheat flour) then follow it up with a sweet crêpe - anything from a simple beurre citron to a highly indulgent option laced with caramel or smothered in cream!
Cruise round the Glénan Isles
Boat trips depart from the port of Bénodet to the Iles de Glénan. This archipelago of seven main islands boasts fine sandy beaches and clear lagoon-like waters. Plenty of opportunity for walking and birdwatching, as well as kayaking or diving for the more energetic.
Tour de France
The Tour de France visits the area on 11th July 2018. Check the route on www.letour.fr
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