Description: Concarneau is home to a very scenic medieval walled town as well as being one of France’s largest fishing ports.  It gets busy here in the height of summer, but still well worth a visit.

Location: Situated on the D783 south east of Quimper.

General Info: Official town website.

Our recommendations:  Cross the drawbridge of the old town, browse the quaint shops and cafes on the old cobbled streets. Visit the fishing museum located inside the walls of the town.  The walk around the bay and ramparts provides some delightful views.  The early morning fish auction “La Criée” is a fascinating experience.

For the children: In mid-August, the fishermen’s festival, La Fête des Filets Bleus, is one of the liveliest in Brittany with traditional music. There are boat trips out to the Iles de Glénan, a small archipelago, home to a famous sailing school and seabird sanctuaries.  And there are many nice beaches in the vicinity.


Here’s more information to make the most of your visit to Brittany: