Description: Founded by the Irish monk, St Ronan the village of Locronan gives the visitor the feeling of being stuck in a time warp. It is incredibly well preserved – granite bricked buildings with slate roofs are centred around a Church in the cobbled square. The town’s prosperity came from the linen/hemp industry and the manufacture and supply of sail cloth for shipping.

Location: About 15km NW of Quimper.

General Information: One of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France.

Our Recommendations: Well worth visiting if you are in the area, particularly as there are many craftsmens/artisans working in the village. Why not visit in the morning, grab a bite to eat in one of the many ‘eateries’ (we had an adequate meal in a restaurant just as you approach the village from the car park) and then walk it all off on an invigorating walk out to the Pointe du Raz, a short drive away to the west.

For the children: Not so exciting for children!


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