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Castles, manors, parks and gardens, parish churyards, ecomuseums, abbeys, lighthouses... culture and heritage are under the spotlights in Finistère.

Unique in Europe, Brittany's typical churchyards or "enclos paroissiaux" are (sometimes richly) decorated architectural monuments, telling the life of the Saints and the Christ. You'll be amazed! Follow the steps of Vauban who built a number of large and important landmarks in Brittany: Meneham, Vauban tower, Château du Taureau... Art lovers will be delighted by the number and quality of Fine art museums as well as the lovely towns and villages where painters used to live such as Douarnenez, Pont-Aven, Camaret, Huelgoat... If you want to know more about the history of the region, go and visit the 5 exceptional sites of Trévarez, Kerjean, Kernault, Le Relec and Daoulas. They house quality exhibitions and events all year long.

In short, you will never get bored during your holiday at the edge of the world, fine! You'll discover below a hundred and more ideas of visits and outings.

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29252 Plouezoc'h - T. 02 98 62 29 73

Sailing from Carantec or Plougasnou, come and discover Morlaix Bay’s iconic monument and its captivating story, told by our enthusiastic guides. From history-lovers to would-be pirate youngsters, take...

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29217 Plougonvelin - T. 02 98 89 00 17

Facing the sea of ​​Iroise, Pointe Saint-Mathieu is a place of walk of the most pleasant. 37 m high (58 m above sea level), the Saint-Mathieu lighthouse was built in 1835 because of the dilapidation o...

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29160 Crozon - T. 02 98 27 19 73

A museum with various activities for those curious about nature. This year, we have a magnificent exhibition from photographer Raphaël Salzedo, called ‘Stone Ingenuity’. Come here, and get to know geo...

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29242 Ouessant - T. 02 98 48 80 70

Located behind Créac'h, the famous lighthouse that guides ships as they cross the Channel, the Lighthouse and Buoy Museum gives you the chance to learn all about the history of maritime signals using ...

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29760 Penmarch - T. 02 98 58 60 35

A collection of 3000 archaeological items recounting the history of Finistère from the first settlers to the Early Middle Ages. Explore the museum, built at the beginning of the 20th century, and gro...

Take a trip back in time from the earliest inhabitants of Finistère to the Early Middle Ages. Discover 500,000 years of Finistère through 3,000 archaeological items including dolmens, menhirs, cut sto...

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29360 Clohars-Carnoët - T. 02 98 71 65 51

Rather like a treasure hunt, our audioguide leads you to explore the Abbey Park and its romantic remains. Audioguides in English, German, Dutch and for children. This old Cistercian Abbey, dating from...

Rather like a treasure hunt, our audioguide leads you to explore the Abbey Park and its romantic remains. Audioguides in English, German, Dutch and for children. This old Cistercian Abbey, dating from...

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29780 Plouhinec - T. 02 98 70 87 33

Travel back to 500,000 BCE on the trail of our ancestors. From the dolmen at the Pointe du Souc'h to the covered Pors Poulhan alleyway, taking in the Menez Dregan grotto (a major Palaeolithic site whe...

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29000 Quimper - T. 02 98 95 45 20

Remarkably diverse, the collections preserved here in Quimper cover over five centuries of European artistic creation (the United Provinces, Spain’s Golden Age, Baroque Italy and more). The Museum giv...

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29600 Morlaix - T. 02 98 88 68 88

12th November-20th May 2017: Portraits and figures. At the Maison à Pondalez (MH, early 15th century): Timber-framed house, an outstanding example of the Golden Age in Morlaix's history.

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29880 Plouguerneau - T. 02 98 37 13 35

Both an historical and ethnological museum, the Museum of seaweed-gatherers and seaweed focuses on the scientific and economic future of Brittany’s seaweed sector – which looks very promising - and sh...

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29270 Carhaix-Plouguer - T. 02 98 17 53 07

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29690 Brennilis - T. 02 98 99 62 36

Youdig is a mini leisure complex with “Gîtes de France” and "Rando Accueil” certified holiday accommodation; a restaurant bearing the “Auberge de Campagne” and “Vraie Cuisine du Terroir” (real local c...

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29440 Saint-Vougay - T. 02 98 69 93 69

The Château de Kerjean is a magnificent example of Renaissance architecture, protected by strong ramparts and surrounded by large grounds. Don’t miss the collection of regional furniture and the origi...

BEL, BELLE, BELLES. Renaissance beauty. Exhibition from 14 April to 4 November. The Renaissance was a period in which interest in the human body was shown as never before : naked, observed and measure...

The Château de Kerjean is a magnificent example of Renaissance architecture, protected by strong ramparts and surrounded by large grounds. Don’t miss the collection of regional furniture and the origi...

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29000 Quimper - T. 02 98 95 21 60

Created in 1846, the museum is housed in the former palace of the Bishops of Cornouaille. It has displays of archaeology, popular arts and decorative arts in Finistère. The ground floor is devoted to ...

Created in 1846, the museum is housed in the former palace of the Bishops of Cornouaille. It has displays of archaeology, popular arts and decorative arts in Finistère. The ground floor is devoted to ...

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29300 Mellac - T. 02 98 71 90 60

The Manoir de Kernault stands at the heart of a 30-hectare estate. The 15th century country house and its 17th century half-timbered granary are the jewels of an architectural ensemble rich in 500 yea...

Listed Hisotrical Monument and owned by the County Council of Finistère, the Manor House of Kernault is one of the most beautiful examples of Breton Manor Houses from 15th century, built in the heart ...

The grounds of Kernault are a wonderful place for a country walk. Breton shire horses, Scottish cattle and Ouessant sheep graze the fields, meadows and orchards and a stream flows gently through the p...

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29300 Quimperlé - T. 02 98 96 37 37

The Ursulines, built from 1667, was a girls' school. Since 1908, it has become a state school (collège Jules Ferry). The chapel, built in 1674, is now the contemporary art centre of the Town of Quimpe...

Exhibition "URSULUMES, DD - Yann Kersalé". Yann Kersalé uses light to create art, in the same way that other people use multiple materials of expression. He chooses the night-time, favoured by sensiti...

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29560 Landévennec - T. 02 98 27 35 90

Located on the Crozon Peninsula, in a remarkable maritime landscape, these 5th-century abbey ruins and the museum tell the tale of the site’s prestigious history. Herb garden and kitchen garden. Exhib...

Located on the Crozon Peninsula, in a remarkable maritime landscape, these 5th-century abbey ruins and the museum tell the tale of the site’s prestigious history. Herb garden and kitchen garden. Exhib...

Located on the Crozon Peninsula, in a remarkable maritime landscape, these 5th-century abbey ruins and the museum tell the tale of the site’s prestigious history. Herb garden and kitchen garden. Exhib...

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29610 Plouigneau - T. 02 98 79 85 80

Plouigneau boasts the top Ecomuseum in Finistère, retracing a century of rural history (1870-1970) through five zones: agriculture, farm buildings, the farm house, the old crafts, a classroom (1950) a...

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29120 Combrit - T. 02 98 56 44 93

The mineral museum has 35 display cabinets showing minerals from Brittany and around the world. All of the items are labelled. Shop selling plants and minerals.

The Parc Botanique de Cornouaille, created in 1983, is set in 5 hectares of natural pinewoods. It comprises English-style gardens with one of the finest plant collections in western France, a water ga...

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29520 Saint-Goazec - T. 02 98 26 82 79

The Château de Trévarez stands in grounds of 85 hectares overlooking the Aulne Valley and marks the fulfilment of a dream. In 1893 James Kerjégu undertook to build a luxury, state-of-the-art residence...

Each year, Trévarez invites a contemporary artist to create a work conveying his/her own particular view of the estate, accompanied by an exhibition in the old stables. In winter the old stables are t...

The Château de Trévarez stands on a 85 hectares ground overlooking the Aulne Valley and marks the fulfilment of a dream. In 1893 James Kerjégu undertook to build a luxury, state-of-the-art residence d...

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29217 Plougonvelin - T. 02 29 02 84 56

A stone's throw from Pointe Saint Mathieu, come back in time in this exceptional German blockhouse. On 5 floors, discover a museography centered on the testimonies and anecdotes, largely illustrated b...

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29000 Quimper

"Les Archi Kurieux' offers visits and fun workshops for families and inquisitive children aged around 6 and over. Through mime, drawings, puzzles, memory games and a host of other activities, discover...

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29560 Trégarvan - T. 02 98 26 04 72

This Museum of rural schooling in Brittany is located in Trégarvan, at the entrance to Crozon Peninsula. It tells the story of education in Brittany’s countryside from the 1800s. Come and learn about ...

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29450 Commana - T. 02 98 68 87 76

This living museum has one site on either side of the Monts d’Arrée : Moulins de Kerouat in Commana ; Maison Cornec and Maison Bothorel in Saint-Rivoal. The hamlet of Kerouat in Commana grew up around...

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29252 Plouezoc'h - T. 02 98 67 24 73

Built 6,000 years ago, this monument is 75m long and 28m wide, and stands as a testament to an unexpected level of engineering know-how. Eleven corridor tombs are hidden within its titanic facade, som...

Built 6,000 years ago, this monument is 75m long and 28m wide, and stands as a testament to an unexpected level of engineering know-how. Eleven corridor tombs are hidden within its titanic facade, som...

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29730 Guilvinec - T. 02 98 58 28 38

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29120 Saint-Jean-Trolimon - T. 02 98 82 13 45

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29410 Le Cloître-Saint-Thégonnec - T. 02 98 79 73 45

At the foot of the Arrée mountains, this Wolf Museum - Musée du Loup – is the only one of its kind in France. It will help you learn more about this fascinating animal so different from the big bad wo...

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29570 Camaret-sur-Mer - T. 02 98 27 94 22

The Tour Vauban was built for watching over the mouth of the waters of Brest, and to prevent anyone from disembarking in Camaret bay. Tis tower is one of many fortifications built by French architect ...

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29259 Île-Molène - T. 02 98 84 41 15

Molène, always one eye on the sea. Explore the island and fall under the spell of its natural and cultural heritage. On your way, discover the semaphore tower whose two levels tell the story of this i...

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29120 Pont-L'Abbé - T. 02 98 66 09 03

The Musée Bigouden is the custodian of the past of Pays Bigouden, a centre of Breton culture despite its location at the ‘end of the world’. Its roles are that of lifestyle museum, collector of memori...

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29470 Plougastel-Daoulas - T. 02 98 30 62 28

Why are fire engines red? What does the French term 'sapeur-pompier' mean? What's the link between Louis XIV and fire-fighting? In which year was the job of rescuing people entrusted to fire-fighters?...

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29830 Ploudalmézeau - T. 02 98 48 73 19

16th March 1978: the Amoco Cadiz sank off the coast of Portsall in Brittany, spilling 220 000 tonnes of crude oil into the sea. This wreckage caused an unprecedented oil slick, and the museum centre o...

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29200 Brest - T. 02 98 22 12 39

The castle, a miraculously spared medevial fortress, is the oldest monument in Brest. Through tower and curtain walls, the visit offers magnificent views of the bay, the ports, the city and the Penfel...

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29710 Pouldreuzic - T. 02 98 51 53 76

The famous little blue and yellow tin of Hénaff Pâté is a cult object in gastronomic circles and is emblematic of Brittany. Take a fascinating journey starting with the life of the founder, Jean Hénaf...

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29560 Argol - T. 02 56 04 81 59

Meet our team of passionate volunteers in a welcoming setting as they teach you about the crafts and trades of yesteryear represented in over 15 workshops: potter, linen and wool spinners, embroideres...

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29560 Argol - T. 02 98 17 21 67

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29250 Sibiril - T. 02 98 29 96 05

A 15th-century fortress, which underwent a siege in 1590, restored in the late 16th/early 17th century. Listed as an historic monument in 1883. The park is open all the year round. There are guided ...

Facing the castle, the park opens on an alley of plane trees overlooking a lawn. Two walkways go along this lawn. One borders a meadow planted with a variety of trees (beech , American oaks, lime tree...

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29200 Brest - T. 02 98 00 87 96

In a building dating from the Reconstruction Era, the Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des beaux-arts) opened its doors to the public in 1968, right in the centre of Brest. It is blessed with an original co...

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29100 Douarnenez - T. 02 98 92 75 41

With free entry throughout the year, the Plomarc'h site offers panoramic views across Douarnenez Bay and Rosmeur Port. This exceptional site is fabulous for walks and leisure, housing a farm with anim...

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29160 Crozon - T. 02 98 27 93 60

The remarkable character of the military heritage on the Crozon Peninsula, with its wealth of fortifications, threads through history from Prehistoric times to the current day. Head off to learn more!...

The remarkable character of the military heritage on the Crozon Peninsula, with its wealth of fortifications, threads through history from Prehistoric times to the current day. Head off to learn more!...

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29242 Ouessant - T. 02 98 48 86 37

Living on an island either fascinates or worries you: the connection to and separation from the mainland beckons and intrigues. At this Ecomuseum on Île Ouessant, you can learn about traditional islan...

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29840 Lanildut - T. 02 98 48 12 88

At the heart of the Iroise Sea, in the Molène archipelago, lies one of the largest fields of algae in Europe. Nearby, the port of Lanildut has become, for a long time, the biggest port of algae unload...

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29930 Pont-Aven - T. 02 98 06 14 43

Enjoy an unforgettable artistic experience in the heart of this ‘Town of Painters’! The new Musée de Pont-Aven offers a unique visit, which is lively and rewarding for all the family.

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29900 Concarneau - T. 0298973650

Gioded tours of the interior and outside of the chateau. Reception hall.

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29880 Plouguerneau - T. 02 98 04 05 43

The Île Vierge lighthouse in Plouguerneau is a precious landmark for countless sailors, and the tallest in Europe. Since 1902, it has illuminated the horizon with its white flash every 5 seconds that...

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29000 Quimper - T. 02 98 90 62 02

A former residence of the bishops of Quimper, the superb Palladian villa overlooks French-style gardens created in the 17th century, which are home to a remarkable collection of plants brought back by...

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29900 Concarneau - T. 02 98 97 10 20

Dive in to the world of fishing and discover a museum that is the only one of France. The 'Musée de la Pêche' fishing museum is a pioneering establishment when it comes to maritime heritage collection...

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29750 Loctudy - T. 09 65 19 61 57

The Manoir de Kérazan was originally built in the 16th century and partially reconstructed in the 18th century. It is one of the oldest seigneurial estates in Pays Bigouden and was bequeathed to the I...

A wonderful illustration of life in a Breton country house during the 19th century, including reception rooms, a smoking room, library, billiard room and an important collection of paintings inspired ...

The 5 hectares of grounds around the house are still in 19th century English-style with winding pathways, broad lawns, plenty of shade and a hint of Romanticism. The original entrance to the property ...

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29253 Île-de-Batz - T. 02 98 61 75 65

Created in 1897 by an enthusiastic botanist, the Georges Delaselle garden on the Ile de Batz is a world apart. In its sheer exuberance it contrasts with the surrounding marine environment. The palm gr...

Created in 1897 by an enthusiastic botanist, the Georges Delaselle garden on the Ile de Batz is a world apart. In its sheer exuberance it contrasts with the surrounding marine environment. The palm gr...

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29950 Bénodet - T. 02 98 57 00 14

Permanent exhibition: Belle Plaisance and the birth of seaside tourism. Step into the early 1900s with this recreation of the pleasures of life by the sea. See the 1930s beach, hotel foyer, films, per...

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29710 Pouldreuzic - T. 02 98 51 52 52

The only one of its kind in Brittany, the 'Musée de l'Amiral' museum is dedicated to the magic of the oceans. Over 12,000 shells from all over the world are presented in this modern, interactive museu...

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29890 Kerlouan - T. 02 98 83 95 63/02 29 61 13 60

Meneham is an old village tucked into the cliffs of the Côte des Légendes, once home to farmers, fishermen and seaweed-gatherers. On an exceptional natural site just 100m from the GR34 coastal path, t...

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29800 Landerneau - T. 02 29 62 47 78

The Hélène & Édouard Leclerc Fund for Culture is a center for contemporary art, located in Landerneau in the former Capuchin convent. Presenting emblematic artists of our time and mediating with a wid...

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29000 Quimper

This garden located along Odet near the priory and classified 'Remarkable Garden' is planted with aromatic and medieval plants as it used to be in the monasteries at the time of Anne de Bretagne. Ches...

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29810 Brélès - T. 02 98 32 43 93

Built by the Marquis François III de Kergroadez, the early 17th-century Château de Kergroadez, near Brest, is a classic of defensive architecture dating from the Breton Renaissance period. This vast r...

Built by the Marquis François III de Kergroadez, the early 17th-century Château de Kergroadez, near Brest, is a classic of defensive architecture dating from the Breton Renaissance period. This vast r...

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29120 Combrit - T. 02 98 51 94 40

Built in 1910 on the harbourside at Sainte-Marine, this Abri du Marin, a listed historic building, was restored in 2007. It was opened as a museum in 2008 to present the work of its founder, the phila...

Firmly anchored on the harbourside in Sainte-Marine, the Abri du Marin is a museum describing the lives of seamen at the beginning of the last century. It also recounts the work of Jacques de Thézac, ...

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29760 Penmarch - T. 02 98 58 72 87

This exceptional site comprises 3 lighthouses, including Eckmühl and the Old Lighthouse. Climb Eckmühl’s 307 steps and discover the fabulous panoramic view from 60 metres up. The Old Lighthouse offers...

This exceptional site comprises 3 lighthouses, including Eckmühl and the Old Lighthouse. Climb Eckmühl’s 307 steps and discover the fabulous panoramic view from 60 metres up. The Old Lighthouse offers...

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29360 Clohars-Carnoët - T. 02 98 39 98 51

‘La Maison-Musée du Pouldu’ is a museum following in the footsteps of the artist Gauguin, a reconstruction of the old-fashioned ‘Buvette de la Plage’ where Paul Gauguin and his painter friends stayed ...

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29200 Brest - T. 02 98 41 88 95

Rare and well-kept treasures! The Jardin du Conservatoire Botanique is a botanic garden inviting you to explore the world’s rarest plants. Tropical glasshouses lead you from humid forests to deserts i...

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29950 Gouesnach - T. 02 98 54 85 95

In this garden, you don't so much walk as take a journey. Bordering the River Odet, you can explore a captivating parkland of nearly 50 acres, where over 40,000 rhododendrons and azaleas will dazzle y...

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29920 Névez - T. 02 98 06 87 90

Névez is a land of lights and contrasts: little ports, thatched villages, standing stones and beach huts. The Tourist Office offers two guided walks, the first tracing the history of stone-cutters and...

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29470 Plougastel-Daoulas - T. 02 98 40 21 18

Stretching over 500m² this Strawberry and Heritage museum in Plougastel aims to bring to life the outfits (from 1820 onwards), traditions and history of the town, and to help visitors learn about the ...

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29680 Roscoff - T. 02 98 61 29 19

Experience the southern hemisphere here in north Finistère! This garden, started in 1986, covers some 16,000m² and offers different viewpoints from every angle. There’s an exceptional panoramic view a...

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29260 Lesneven - T. 02 98 83 01 47

As a gateway to the area, the museum is certainly a must-see if you'd like to understand the land of Léon today. Based in the chapel of the Ursuline convent, the Musée du Léon will draw you into a rem...

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29410 Plounéour-Ménez - T. 02 98 78 05 97

Founded in 1132, the Abbaye du Relec comprises a large Romanesque church, the remains of a cloister, a lake, a driveway bordered with large trees, a monumental fountain and ancient gardens surrounded ...

The grounds are open all year round for walks. From May onwards there is an exhibition and guided tours as well as rucksacks with fun heritage and nature games for families to play while walking aroun...

The grounds of the ancient abbey have many different habitats which are home to a wide diversity of animal and plant life. Several protected species, including otters and bats, find food and shelter t...

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29680 Roscoff - T. 02 98 61 25 48

From the 1800s, onion-sellers known as ‘Johnnies’ would cross the Channel every year to sell their wares in Britain. Near the port, in a small traditional Breton farm, this site retraces their steps, ...

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29950 Clohars-Fouesnant - T. 02 98 54 60 02

A house of painters. Since 2009, the manor has opened its doors to the general public, who can thus view a small selection of the works of Emile Simon and Madeleine Fié-Fieux - a chance for visitors t...

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29770 Audierne - T. 02 98 70 27 49

Opened in 2000, the Cap Sizun Maritime Museum offers two storeys of permanent collections that focus on local maritime life, from prehistoric times to the current day. Throughout the themed rooms, you...

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29200 Brest - T. 02 98 05 39 46

A World War Two war memorial-museum in a fort built in the reign of Louis XVI (late 18th century): - the memorial gallery of Finistère people - themed rooms - vehicles, weapons and equipment - a Churc...

A memorial museum of the Second World War in a fort that was built during the reign of Louis XVI (in the late 18th century). - Memorial gallery of the people of Finistère - Themed rooms - Vehicles, ar...

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29100 Douarnenez - T. 02 98 92 65 20

The Port-Musée is a museum dedicated to boats and people of all cultures from around the world. On the quayside and inside the museum, there are around 20 vessels, exhibitions, and a zone focusing on ...

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