Day Trips: Finistere (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
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.
Club des Pecheurs a la Mouche du Pays de Morlaix
Fishing club for all ages, both sea and fresh water. Some English spoken.
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)
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)
Troll Ball:Paint Ball
Open every day at Parc De Kersimonou, Concarneau from 13:00 - 19:00 and on Mondays 14:00 - 19:00.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Located at Petanque Loisirs, Carhaix (29). Tuesdays and Saturdays from 14:00 in rue Renan. Open to all.
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.
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…
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
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.
Located at Les Joueurs de palets sur terre, Carhaix (29). Competitions open to all - free of charge. Season from May to September.
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.
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
Quality gallery for original, collectable paintings and drawings from the 19thC and 20thC. At 25 rue Vauban, Concarneau.
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.
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.
Ferries from Roscoff to Ile de Batz in the Baie de Morlaix. Also boat tours and special circuits. Embark at the Old Port, Roscoff.
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.
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.
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
Indoor go-karting situated at Z.I. de lHippodrome. Open all year, hours vary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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
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.
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).
Guided Visit of Pont-Aven
Contact 5 Place de lHotel de Ville, Pont Aven (29) to arrange a guided tour of village.