Visiting Concarneau is like discovering one of the pearls of Finistere, not to mention Brittany as a whole. Located less than 30 kilometres from Quimper, Concarneau will first of all attract you for its seaside resort with its beaches sheltered by its superb bay, one of the most beautiful in Brittany, without forgetting its marina and its famous fishing port.
Indeed, in Concarneau, the relationship with the sea has always been based on a constant balance between the useful and the pleasant, between on the one hand an important economic activity linked to fishing and shipbuilding and on the other hand the pleasures of swimming and tourism development that goes with it. Even today, you can easily move from the visit of the marina located in the heart of the city to that of its important fishing port with its auction where fish freshly caught at night are unloaded and put on sale from 6am the same morning. The many fish canning factories also attest to Concarneau's unfailing link with fishing.
Finally, you will not be able to leave Concarneau without a visit to what is known as the 'Closed City': its fortified city surrounded by its granite ramparts, nearly 3 metres wide, the oldest of which date back to the 15th century, its nine towers and its famous belfry proudly located at the entrance to this citadel since its late construction in 1906 and now the symbol of the city itself. In the heart of this former stronghold of Brittany, you will discover a succession of small houses with granite gable facades bordered by narrow cobbled streets.
An unmissable meeting awaits you in Concarneau, not only with the pleasures of the sea but also with the history of France and Brittany.
If you are looking for a selection of hotels by the sea in Finistere, Concarneau will be an essential destination for your stay.