The walled town is an absolute gem at the heart of Concarneau and one of the most beautiful bays in Brittany. Walk around its ramparts, narrow streets and fishing harbour. Enjoy water sports and seaside activities at the fine sandy beaches in the town.
For a break or longer holiday, Concarneau and Pont Aven are wonderful places to relax and have fun. An ideal destination for a holiday in south Finistère with family, friends or a partner, there is something for everyone – attractive coastal scenery, beaches, a marina, little fishing harbours, places of interest, water sports and coastal footpaths.
The ‘Art and History town’ of Concarneau has many maritime aspects with its14th century ramparts and its bustling harbour, home port for over 200 fishing boats, and fish auction which early risers can visit.
The Tour Vauban tower shows the way to the entrance of the walled town over two small bridges. Stroll along Rue Vauban, the main street which is lined with shops in keeping with the town, and through narrow, cobbled lanes featuring flower-decked half-timbered houses and shops while enjoying a crepe or a home-made ice cream.
The walled town offers magnificent views of the fishing harbour, the marina and the Bay of Concarneau. In the centre of the town itself, don’t miss the covered market dating from1855, the modern church (and its remarkable mosaic by Bazaine), traditional houses and of course, the view from the coastal footpath, the Musée de la Pêche (Museum of Fishing), the Marinarium and the splendid Château de Kériolet. The town has 5 different discovery trails to help with sight-seeing.