What to see in Douarnenez
During your stay in South Finistère, continue your exploration of Brittany’s western side. With family or friends, head for the bay of Douarnenez and the Iroise Sea. Douarnenez is nicknamed the “city of four ports”. Because of its ancestral maritime activity, Douarnenez is a sardine town that cannot be ignored in Brittany.
Discover its maritime heritage by strolling through the town’s various ports: the old port of Rosmeur, the most picturesque, the Port Rhu, which houses the Port Museum, and Tréboul, the marina which hosts numerous nautical events such as the Grand Prix Guyader. A port of call, the latter is the starting point for a stroll along the seafront with a breathtaking view of Tristan Island and the Bay of Douarnenez. As you stroll along, enjoy the unique atmosphere of the lively quays, the narrow streets with their workshops and the fishermen’s houses.
Things to do in Douarnenez
During your family trip to Douarnenez, don’t miss the hamlet of Plomarch to the east of the town. This natural site is astonishing for its rural landscapes and its archaeological heritage. Take a stroll through this place steeped in history: restored stone houses of former fishermen and Roman remains. A hidden route will lead you to the Ris beach. Hiking friends will appreciate the many hiking trails such as the GR34 and other routes through the countryside and woods.
For a stroll, follow the easy and accessible routes on the harbour side. Stay at a campsite near Douarnenez and let yourself be charmed by its superb bay with beaches ideal for water sports and swimming. Opposite, discover the island of Tristan. During your camping holidays in South Finistère, don’t miss this “island of treasures”: preserved nature, hidden garden, fortifications and an exceptional panorama over the whole bay.
Camping at only 45min from Douarnenez
Your trip to Brittany would not be complete without a trip to Douarnenez. Less than an hour from our campsite in Penmarch, visit this Breton town renowned for its harbours and its magnificent bay full of fish. You can sample the fish in the many restaurants in the town or enjoy the sweet treats as you stroll through the historic centre. Take advantage of the sea air of the wild coast to recharge your batteries during your walks. Surfing friends, vary the pleasures by facing the waves of the Iroise Sea, renowned for its swell and strong winds.
After a day of discovering Douarnenez, treat yourself to a moment of relaxation on one of the beaches in the Bay of Douarnenez: the Plage Des Dames, the Plage de Pors Cad, the Plage Saint-Jean in Tréboul or the Plage du Ris, the most hidden and undoubtedly the most beautiful. During your stay in a mobile home or bare pitch in Penmarch, get away from it all in the Douarnenez region, in South Finistère.