In Brittany, the department of Finistère plunges majestically into the Atlantic Ocean. This territory is quite simply exceptional.
In Finistère, the cut ribs, picturesque towns and villages and the Armorique Regional Natural Park offer a thousand and one discoveries. From Morlaix to Concarneau, via Brest and Quimper, Finistère is a concentrate of Brittany. It is ideal for spending unforgettable holidays with loved ones, discovering Breton heritage.
The essentials of the Finistère department
Guilvinec, Douarnenez, Concarneau, Roscoff, Brest ... But also Aven bridge, the Abers, the Crozon peninsula… In Finistère, there are no longer towns and villages to discover as quickly as possible. On the natural side, the coastline is extraordinarily rich. Pointe du Raz and the Pointe de la Torche have the air of the end of the world. Inland, generous nature hides ancient remains as precious as they are mysterious. During your stay in Finistère, do not forget to taste the delicious local specialties. Galettes, pancakes, seafood and cold meats will delight your taste buds.
Remarkable natural sites
When we talk about Finistère, islands and archipelagos immediately come to mind. Ouessant, Sein, Molène or even the Glénans are the delight of summer visitors. In inland Brittany, these are the mysterious Monts d'Arrée which appeal to walkers who love tales and legends.
In Finistère, athletes naturally look towards the horizon. Here, sailing reigns supreme. But it also leaves room for other water sports, such as surfing, sand yachting, diving or even coasting. For hikers, the coastal path is a must. The GR 34 is indeed the most maritime of the French long-distance hiking trails. In the lands, treat yourself to a hike on the Monts-d'Arrée or through the countryside. Many equestrian centers also dot the territory. They offer you walks on the beach or in the forest.
Heritage side, the castles of Kerjean, Trévarez and Roc'h Morvan are exceptional. The Abbey of Relec and the Abbey of Daoulas bear witness to the religious presence in Finistère during the Middle Ages. On the ocean, the ramparts of Quimper ou Molène's semaphore are monuments not to be missed.