Day Trips: Finistere (29)

Biscuiterie Jos Peron
Learn how biscuits were made over 100 years ago and how they are made today. Children can bake their own biscuits. Open all year Monday through to Friday. Based at Route de Quimper (29).
Located at Petanque Loisirs, Carhaix (29). Tuesdays and Saturdays from 14:00 in rue Renan. Open to all.
Galerie du Manoir - Saint Evarzec
Located at 156 route de Concarneau (29), this manor dates from the 15th-16th century. Painters here work in a range of styles, from the abstract to the figurative, via surrealism, expressionism etc. Open every day from 14:30 - 19:00.
Nature Reserve of Cap Sizun
Imposing scenery shaped by the elements and wild heaths near the "pointe du Raz" headland. The cliffs and tiny islands form nesting grounds for numerous species of sea birds - common murres, shags, falcons and Northern fulmars.
Manoir de Kerazan
Situated in the Bigouden region, just 2 minutes from the beaches, discover a large Breton manor house ane its grounds (29).
Tourist Office at Place Liberation. Open from the 15th June until the 15th September. Booking of day trips here.
Musee Bigouden
In 2008, the newly refurbished costume room houses a brand new collection entitled 1802 - 2008. At Musee Bigouden-Chateau (29).
Parc de la Vallee de l'Hyère
Situated at Karaez Adrenaline, BP 60125, Carhaix Plouguer (29). Lake, arboretum (tree collection), bird observatory and playground.
Moulin de Lansolot
Flour-mill based in Saint Derrien (29). This mill is the last one in Finistere to produce exclusively buckwheat using traditional methods.
Petits Trains (Concarneau)
Guided tour on-board the little train departing from the tourist office.
Ecomusee de Plouguerneau et du Pays Pagan
The Seaweed gathers museum. Tours of the lle Vierge lighthouse, events and activities all year round. Open out of season by reservation, from 16th June - 30th September 14:00 - 18:00. Based at Route de Kerveogan.
Brasserie An Alarch
Breton beer, tastings, shop and tour of brewery. Located at Zone Artisanale du Vieux Tronc - Xavier Leproust, Huelgoat (29).
Discover Carhaix
Formly the ancient town of Vorgium, its aqueduct, the making of the "Vieilles Charrues" music festival, the Nantes to Brest canal with its locks, the breton railway network, slate quarries and mines.
Musee de lancienne Abbaye de Landevennec
Visit the Carolingian remains - cloister, sarcophagus etc, the archaeological site and its museum tell the story of this monastic ensemble, which has been part of Breton history since the 6th century.
Chateau de Kergroadez
Located near Brest and built by the Marquis de Kergroadez, this early 17th-century castle shows the defensive architecture of the Renaissance in Brittany. Visit the grounds and enjoy numerous events put on throughout the year.
The Coreff Brewery
Located at Place de la Gare, Carhaix (29). Coreff can be visited free of charge throughout the year. In July and August there are organised tours twice daily at 11:30 and 18:30; out-of-season just phone beforehand to make an appointment
Conserverie Courtin
Located at 3 quai du Moros, Concarneau. Guided tours and free sampling from Monday to Thursday: 10:00– 11:00 – 14:30, Fridays from 10:00 and 11:00. Products include tuna, mackerel, fish soups and potted fish meats, all made in the traditi
Chateau de Kerjean
This Chateau was built at the end of the 16th Century, a stronghold and symbol of the Renaissance in Brittany. It tells the tale of the Lords of Kerjean. The castle is surrounded by 20 hectares.
Grottes Marines de Morgat
Cruise, with commentary to the cave of Sainte-Marine learning about its legend, also the unique and curious Devils Chimney (a giant funnel) and the Devils bedroom, in its sombre austerity. Open from April to 31st September
Aero Club de Morlaix
Situated at Aeroport de Morlaix. Trial flights and flying lessons.
Maison des Dunes
A guide will help you explore the natural treasures of the Keremma dunes. You will discover its winter bird species and distinctive flora, preserved in its natural environment. Based at Treflez (29).
Swimming at Plijadour
Located at rue de la Piscine, Carhaix (29). Toboggan, jaccuzi, counter-current, swimming pool, hydromassage, pleasure pool and toddlers corner. open every day.
Golf Miniature - Concarneau
Mini golf open to the public at Parc de Loisirs de Kersimonou, Kersimonou, Concarneau (29).
Aquashow: Aquariums et spectacle d'oiseaux
Discover birds including owls and eagles as well as sharks, octopuss and watch a 10 minute 3D show on sea life. Open all year but times do vary, bird shows are in school holidays and also from April to November. (29).
Chateau de Suscinio
Botanical garden in the grounds of the chateau. Open January, November, December daily from 10:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 17:00;Febraury, March and October 10:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 18:00;April to September every day 10:00 - 19:00. Based at Ploujean (29).
Le Leon a Fer et a Flots
Explore the landscapes of Leon, the Bay of Morlaix, Batz Island and Taureau Castle with an excursion on foot, by panoramic train and by boat. Guided trips leave from Morlaix and Roscoff.
Centre Nautique et de Plein Air du Kreiz-Breizh
Courses, canoe hire and rafting. Based at Carhaix-Plouguer (29).
Club des Pecheurs a la Mouche du Pays de Morlaix
Fishing club for all ages, both sea and fresh water. Some English spoken.
Château de Lanniron
Situated about 3km from Qiumper center view magnificient gardens created in the "french design" style and a botanical collection (29).
Abbaye de Daoulas
This Abbey is located South of Brest. Its architecture bears witness to its past, with an oratory, fountain and Romanesque cloister. There is also a 4 hectare medicinal plant garden and Renaissance Monastery gardens. Based at 21 rue de lEglise BP
Charters and boat hire of modern designed Sun Fast 36 sail boats at week and weekend rates. Packages adapted to family, race or competition cruises. At 14, ave du Docteur Nicolas, Concarneau.
Musee de LAmiral
Watch the secrets unveiled by the land and sea. Fossils, minerals, fantastic testimonies of the past at Penhors-plage.
Abbaye du Relec
In 1132, a community of Citercian monks founded the Abbey of Relec in the heart of the Monks dArree. Only the Abbey church, the ruins of the cloister and the gardens remain today. Exhibition and events are organised throughout the year.
Compagnie Finisterienne
Ferries from Roscoff to Ile de Batz in the Baie de Morlaix. Also boat tours and special circuits. Embark at the Old Port, Roscoff.
Arbreizh Aventure
Based at Bois de Keroual, Guilers, Brest. Tree-top adventure with full saefty equipment provided. Various routes; monkey bridges, aerial runways, rope swings. Good head for heights needed as some routes are up to 50ft above ground.
Musee de la Fraise et du Patrimoine
This museum tells the story of the strawberry presented through over 60 costumed figures, furniture and paintings at 21 rue Louis Nicolle.
Oceanopolis-Parc de decouverte des oceans
From the poles to the tropics, discover many animals and species. Situated at Port de Plaisance du Moulin Blanc.
The Eotic Garden: Finistere
3000 species of sub-tropical plants, an 18m-high rock offering a panoramic view of the Bay of Morlaix, waterfalls and ponds hosting tortoises, planted out with cactus, rockeries, agaves and aloes. Open all year round except in December - February.
Ecomusee des Monts dArree
A former milling village with architectural character built between the 17th and 20th Centuries:15 buildings including watermills, a traditionally furnished 19th century house, bakehouses, farm outbuildings, a tannery and exhibition rooms.
Brasserie de Pouldreuzic
Breton beer, tastings, shop and tour of brewery, situated at Tregonguen, Pouldreuzic (29). Tours are Monday to Friday at 16:00, 17:00 and 18:00.
Golf Miniature (La Forêt Fouesnant)
Mini golf course open to the public all year at 2 chemin de Penn ar Ster, La Forêt Fouesnant (29).
Le Port-Musee
The museum shows boats and seafaring societies in Europe, Aficia and also within the Pacific Ocean. Free audio-guide in English. Closed for Christmas (29).
Musee de lecole rurale en Bretagne
This old school was built at the start of the 20th century at the foot of Menez-Ham and the gates of the Crozon peninsula and now shows the world of schoolchildren and teachers through various objects, documents and tableaux.
Concerverie Gonidec "Les Mouettes dArvor"
During a guided tour, step into the world of the traditional manufacture of tinned sardines, mackerel and tuna. At the end of the tour, you are invited to sample the products. Based at ZA de Keramporiel (29).
Brittany Shop n Tour
Small, personalised tours of Brittany led by Adela and Mark Meadows, antiques dealers and authors of "Quimper Pottery... a Guide to Origins, Styles, and Values".
Biscuiterie de Pont-Aven
Discover the manufacture of genuine galette biscuits and enjoy a free tasting of the products.
Compagnie Maritime
Frequent ferries and tours through the islands Ouessant, Molene and Sein off the south west coast.
Discover Landerneau
Learn about this town through the 32 explanatory boards found on notable buildings which tell you about the towns history and architecture. A document available at the tourist office can aid you or use a guide. Tourist office, Pont de Rohan.
Located at Les Joueurs de palets sur terre, Carhaix (29). Competitions open to all - free of charge. Season from May to September.
Britt Brasserie de Bretagne
Breton beer, tastings, shop and tour of brewery. Located at Kerouel, Tregunc (29).
Haliotika : Secrets of the Sea
Open all year at Le Port/Terrasse Panoramique learn about life as a fisherman through objects, photos, models and videos. Access for disabled people.
Les Cyclo Pleybennois
Cycling club based at 4, Pre des Bonnets Rouges, Rennes (35).
Domaine de Menez-Meur (Hanvec)
Located at Menez-Meur (29). 520 hectares that shelters and protects flora and funa and some rare domestic animals, typical of the region. Permanent exhibition and during the summer months Breton dance competitions with a Gouren festival in June.
Kart West
Indoor go-karting situated at Z.I. de lHippodrome. Open all year, hours vary.
Nature Reserve of Monts d'Arree
The Mont d'Arree guides invite you to accompany them exploring Le Cragou heath to watch deer at sunset, follow beaver tracks and discover Le Venec peat bog, also the habitat for carnivorous plants and little known grasses.
Chateau du Taureau
Daily excursions takes place at the start of Carantec (beach of Kelenn) and of Plougasnou (Port of Diben).
Le Quartier, centre dart Contemporain de Quimper
In the centre of Quimper, "Le Quartier" is developing a programme of contemporary art exhibitions, updated every 3 months. Based at 10 Esplande Francois Metterand.
Sea outings and Cruises
Roscoff Sailing Centre. As a family or between friends, for a faraway cruise, a discovery outing in the Bay of Morlaix, a weekend cruise or simply an evening outing at sea, during the summer season or on booking for groups. Open all year round
The Base Canoe-Kayak at Moulin du Roy
Located in Carhaix (29). Beginners courses and rentals - open to all who can swim. Activities: canoeing, kayak, rafting, dingy sailing, pedalo, white-water canoeing at canal locks, climbing, cross-country cycling, archery, gold washing…
Les grandes saveurs naturelles
Created in the fifties, this house is the specialist in the production of drinks made from Fouesnant apples. Visit and taste/buy direct from the cider house.
Off shore fishing: An Tuaz Coz
Fishing over wrecks off the Isle of Batz in Finistere. 52 fishing boat which will safely embark you for rod or line fishing of big fish above and around these wrecks. From April to October. It is an all day outing and includes lunch.
Maisons du Niou
Situated at Ouessant (29). Highlights what daily life on the island was like until the mid 20th century. Demonstrations of wool weaving and a chance to meet the elders on the island. Open all year round.
Le Musee du Marquisat
The Marquisat, a stately home dating from the 15th Century, boasts recreated 1930s interiors and presents elements from Cap-Sizuns rich heritage, includes a discovery tour outside. Based at rue de la Prison, Pont-Croix (29).
Nature Reserve of La Cornouaille South and Saint-Nicolas-des...
Half day and full day nature walks exploring Trevignons conservation site and the banks of the river Aven, discovering small cliff-top plants. There is also a programme for children. See the island of Saint-Nicolas-des-Glenan too.
Loisirs a Aquashow
Visit the Aquashow, Rue du Goyen and study marine life, also watch a bird display (excludes November and March). .
Keravale Brewery
Pay a visit to this traditional brewery and cider factory where they brew Rosko (pale ale, amber and stout) and Eost Du (from buckwheat). Guided tours available all year round and direct sales. Located at Keravel, Roscoff
Eglise Saint-Mathieu
Situated at 32 rue du Chapeau-Rouge, Quimper (29). Architecture - open all year from 10:00 - 18:00. Guided visits available on request.
Parc Animalier du Quinquis ( Clohars-Carnoët)
Wander along paths dating from medieval times in the company of deer, ponies, donkeys, small monkeys, wallabies... Opening hours vary depending on time of year. Based at Clohars - Carnoet.
Oceanopolis Brest
Vast ocean discovery park with over 1,000 animal species in recreated natural habitats: Polar region, Caribbean, Great Barrier Reef and more. Restaurant and gift shop. At Port du Plaisance du Moulin Blanc, Brest.
Louet Island Lighthouse
Situated at Carantec (29). Standing on the end of a steep rocky islet, the thin white figure of the lighthouse is one of the standard pictures of the Breton coasts. The light range sits 16m above the high equinoctial tides.
Domaine de Trevarez
Built by James de Kerjeju in the late 19th Century, the Domaine de Trevarez has 85 hectares where you can see camellias, magnolias etc. There are floral displays for all seasons. Based at Route de Laz (29).
AAPPMA de Carhaix
Water courses around Carhaix: the Hyeres, the Aulne, the canal and, for children, the two lakes in the Hyeres valley. Open all year.
Le Musee du Loup
Located at Le Bourg, Le Cloitre Saint-Thegonnec (29). The museum of the wolf includes videos, story telling and games. Open all year.
Faiencerie de Quimper HB Henriot
Earthenware was first produced in Locmaria over 300 years ago - hand-made figurines, jewellery and bowls. Try out painting on earthenware. There is also a seconds shop alongside the factory. Based at Rue Haute, Locmaria (29).
Port Musee - Douarnenez
Located at Place de lEnfer, Douarnenez (29). Permanent exhibition of boats both modern and old. Also art exhibitions on sailing themes held throughout the year.
Algoplus in Roscoff, specializes in edible seaweed, offing a retail range called «les Authentiques»: Sea spaghetti, tartar, spreadable, condiments…seaweed based. A free guided tour is available from gathering, cooking and tasting also
Galerie Verrimst
Quality gallery for original, collectable paintings and drawings from the 19thC and 20thC. At 25 rue Vauban, Concarneau.
Vedettes de lOdet
Boat trips from Benodet and Loctudy to the Iles Glenan: glass bottom boat, guided history tour, "gastoronomic" restaurant cruises and custom cruises. Offices at 2 ave de lOdet, Vieux Port, Benodet.
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Brest
Showing late 16th to 20th century paintings. Italian and French schools. Symbolist and Nabi art collections. Pont-Aven school seascapes. Open every day except Monday and Sunday mornings - open 14th July and 15th August. Based at 24 rue Traverse (29)
Visite de la distillerie
Learn about whisky making from the tun room to the barrel house, discover the secrets of EDDU whisky making on a guided tour. Situated 300m from the center of Plomelin (D785).
Arboretum du Poërop et jardin de l'Argoat
Situated at 55 rue des Cieux. One of the most important botanical gardens in Brittany, with trees and bushes from five continents and more than 3,000 varieties. Closed bank holidays.
Carhaix Golf
Located at Vallee de lHyeres, Kerniguez (close to the campsite). Set on an eight hectare site: - 20 person practice range, putting green, compact six hole course. Open 7 days a week.
Table Tennis
Situated at CLAP (Culture Loisirs Animation) in Plounevezel or in the salle multi-fonctions on Wednesdays at 18:00 throughout the year - free of charge.
Troll Ball:Paint Ball
Open every day at Parc De Kersimonou, Concarneau from 13:00 - 19:00 and on Mondays 14:00 - 19:00.
The Saint-Pierre Church
Built in 1734 and one of the oldest monuments in Plouneour-Trez (29). Surrounded by chapels and crosses, the monument is known for its stained glass windows. One of the chapels is now used as a museum housing local history.
Zoo de Pont-Scorff
Enjoy wandering around the zoo taking in the shows and observing the animals at feeding time. There is a restaurant and a picnic area.
Trevarez Park
Finisteres floral and cultural park offering exhibitions all year round. Chateau, gardens, displays, guided visits and water features. June and September open from 13:00 to 18:00 every day, July and August from 11:00 to 18:30 every day.
Information on local attractions at the Mairie.
Les Vedettes Aven-Belon
Guided boat trips with commentary on several routes: the island castles, the busy little ports and to the scenery that inspired artist Gauguin. Offices at Quai Theodore Botrel, Pont-Aven.
Vedettes Glenn
Boat trips to the Glenan islands and the port of the Ile St Nicolas. Depart from the fishing port. Offices at 17 ave du Docteur Nicolas, Concarneau.
Discover Concarneau
Tour guides will tell you about the towns history. Contact Mairie de Concarneau - Services du Patrimoine - Pole Culturel, Les Halles, Place du general de Gaulle.
Musee YanDargent
YanDargent was born in Saint-Servais in 1824 and buried in 1899 and his work is preserved along with memories of his life. This museum displays his paintings, engravings and illustrated books.
Guided Visit of Pont-Aven
Contact 5 Place de lHotel de Ville, Pont Aven (29) to arrange a guided tour of village.
At the entrance to the Armorique Regional Natural Park. Stroll through squares and discover old houses, stately prison, religious heritage, covered market and museums.
4 Parcours
Situated at 45 Rue du President Sadate enjoy a walk among the trees in bridges made from ropes.
Cidrerie Sehedic
Located at Ty Glas, La foret Fouesnant (29). This cider factory has, since its origins, been specialising in the production of drinks made from local apples. Range of products is available to individuals direct from the estate or by consignment.
Jardins de Rospico
Gardens inspired by English gardens on 5 hectares of land with over 2,000 plant varieties, including hydrangeas and roses. Plants for sale. Open 30 March to 2 November. Wheelchair access. At Port Manech, Nevez.
Brasserie Coreff
Breton beer, tastings, shop and tour of brewery. Located at Place de la Gare, Carhaix-Plouguer (29).
Biscuiterie Francois Garrec A Benodet
Located at route de Fouesnant, Benodet (29). Free guided tours on Wednesday to Friday at 11:00, all year. Shop is open Monday to Friday from 09:00 - 16:00.
The “Seaweed Discovery Centre” - Roscoff
At 5, rue Victor Hugo, Roscoff. Offers simple and complete activities all year round, commentated slide shows, introduction to cooking with algae, observation of micro algae on large screen, outings to discover algae, meetings with scientists…
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Pont-Aven
Dedicated to the painters who made Pont-Aven famous. Gauguin, Bernard, Seusier etc. Based at Place de lHotel de Ville.
Oceanopolis - Brest
A trip around the worlds oceans in this park with aquariums, sharks, dolphins and animations with over 1,000 species of sea life and more. At the Port de Plaisance du Moulin Blanc, Brest.
Musee National de la Marine - Brest
The museum is housed in Tour Madelaine, Portail Paradis and its imposing keep. It features collections that trace the history of the navy and its close ties with the town.
Zone de l'Hippo - Quimper
Huge indoor playarea for children open all year round except during extreme weather conditions. Situated at 5 Rue du Dr Piquenard (29)
Maison de la Riviere - Sizun
This museum is entirely dedicated to water and aquatic environments. Based in the heart of the Regional Nature Park of Amorica, on the banks of the River Elorn explore the reconstructed natural habitats with aquatic flora and wildlife.
La Maison du Pate Henaff
Situated at Pendreff (29). A centre dedicated to pate. Discover the life of Jean Henaff through numerous photographs, accounts, objects from collection, books and films.
Les Balneides - Fouesnant
A water adventure in Fouesnant with Brittanys longest water slide, water chutes, cannons, paddling pool, jacuzzis, saunas and pools suitable for adults and children. Open all year round. In summer from 10:00 to 20:00.
Brasserie Tri Martolod
Breton beer, tastings, shop and tour of brewery. Located at ZA de Colguen, Concarneau (29).
Petit Train : Roscoff
From the old harbour with its shipowners houses, from the Laber to the Point of Perharidy, from the Louis Kerdiles garden to the Johnnies Museum, from the harbour lighthouse to the return of the fishing boats. From May to end of September
Manoir de Kernault
A listed historical monument built in the 15th century. There is a 16th century intendants house, 17th century timber - framed loft, 18th century decor in the lords room, private chapel and fish-pond. There are guided tours and childrens event
Yan Verrimst
Art gallery selling quality paintings and drawings. At 23 rue General de Gaulle, Pont-Aven.
Miellerie De Fouesnant
Learn about bees and ants at Route de Benodet (29) where you can also taste the honey and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with a slice of honey cake.
Brasserie KeravAle
Breton beer and cider, tastings, shop and tour of brewery. Located at Keravel, Roscoff (29).
Musee Departemental Breton
Located at 1 rue du Roi-Gradlon, Quimper (29).
Les Siamoises
Art gallery at 6 rue du Chapeau Rouge, Quimper.
Galerie Gloux, Concarneau
The Galerie Gloux is located at the marina, 22 avenue Docteur Nicolas. Its four rooms display paintings, sculptures, watercolours, engravings and drawings alternated with the works on maritime themes and contemporary artists. Open all year.
The Ornithological Reserve
The ornithological reserve of the islets of the bay of Morlaix was created to preserve puffins and terns. It is an important nesting place where around 60 000 birds winter (marine and sea-side species. Excursions at sea in the summer from Carantec (29)