Visit Landerneau (Brittany, France)
Landerneau is in the Finistère department of western Brittany, in the Armorique region. It is quite a lively town with plenty of shops and cafes to entertain you, and found on both banks of the River Elorn.
The centre of the town is both sides of the bridge, and in particular in the streets around Place de Gaulle to the north of the river and Place Saint Thomas to the south.
In the centre of Landerneau there are lots of streets lined with ancient buildings to explore, some in the local slate-fronted architectural style, and others in the light white stone of the region. Most of the town centre developed in the late 17th century.
The highlight for visitors is the 16th century Pont de Rohan and the slate fronted houses built on the bridge itself. There are now very few bridges remaining in Europe of this style with the houses across the bridge still standing (the Ponte Vecchio in Florence is of course the most famous example).
Many of the building have interesting rooves, and there are also some interesting small statues and architectural features set in niches in the walls to discover as you wander around. Among the most impressive buildings are the Maison de la Sénéchaussée and others around the market square in Landerneau centre, and the Auberge Notre Dame de Rumengol just south of the bridge.
There are also two interesting churches to visit in Landerneau - the 18th century Church of Saint-Houardon and the 16th century Church of Saint-Thomas Becket de Canterbury.
Take a wander along the bustling port, which also has some traditional houses around its edges to admire, then head towards the north of the town to admire a selection of grander buildings - the Convent of the Capucins, Keranden Manor House and the Convent of the Ursulines.
Make a noise in Landerneau
There is an old saying in France "that's going to make a noise in Landerneau" meaning "word of that is getting to get out fast" - gossip is going to spread all over!
The Regional Armorique Parc is to the south of Landerneau and has a great deal of scenic highlights to discover, both on the coast and inland. A village that is particularly recommended is Le Faou, a little way south and a listed 'most beautiful village of France'.
Photos taken within 10 km
Address: Landerneau, Brest, Finistere, Brittany, 29800 || GPS: latitude 48.45, longitude -4.25
Map of Landerneau & places nearby
Highlights close by
Le Faou 18km
Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Landerneau, France
- La Roche Maurice - enclos-paroissial (4km)
- La Martyre - enclos-paroissial (6km)
- Plougastel-Daoulas - enclos-paroissial (12km)
- Locmelar - enclos-paroissial (13km)
- Bodilis - enclos-paroissial (13km)
- Sizun - enclos-paroissial (14km)
- Océanopolis - aquarium (15km)
- Armorique - regional natural parc (16km)
- Lampaul-Guimiliau - enclos-paroissial (16km)
- Brest - ville fleurie 4* (19km)
Market days in Landerneau: Regular market(s) are held in Landerneau each Tuesday & Friday. (Markets are held in the morning unless stated.)
The French version of this page is at Landerneau (Francais)