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Calan tourism and travel guide

Photo of Calan in Morbihan

Photo is of Lorient at 16 km from Calan

Visit Calan: highlights and tourist information

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Calan is situated in the Morbihan department and Brittany region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lorient at 16 km and Quimperle at 17 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Calan, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Calan in Brittany.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 16 km (direction south-west)

Due to the fishing industry and war time damage Lorient is...

See Lorient guide


at 17 km (direction west), in the Finistere department

The extremely pretty centre of Quimperlé make it one of...

See Quimperle guide
Ile de Groix

Ile de Groix

Island at 29 km (direction south-south-west)

With a popular beach, lovely traditional cottages and scenic villages the...

See Ile de Groix guide


at 32 km (direction west), in the Finistere department

The watermills and harbour area give Pont-Aven its own...

See Pont-Aven guide
Sainte-Anne d'Auray

Sainte-Anne d'Auray

at 33 km (direction east-south-east)

This ensemble of religious monuments in Sainte-Anne-d'Auray was a most unexpected discovery...

See Sainte-Anne d'Auray guide


at 33 km (direction east-north-east)

Pontivy is particularly interesting because it has a medieval old town and...

See Pontivy guide


at 34 km (direction east-south-east)

Auray is a an attractive town with lovely views across...

See Auray guide
Chateau de Pontivy

Chateau de Pontivy

Castle at 34 km (direction east-north-east)

The Chateau de Pontivy has dominated the centre of Pontivy...

See Chateau de Pontivy guide


at 35 km (direction east-south-east)

The picturesque harbour area of Saint-Goustan is a lovely place for...

See Saint-Goustan guide


at 37 km (direction south-east)

Carnac is famius worldwide because of the extensive number of prehistoric...

See Carnac guide
Carnac Plage

Carnac Plage

Seaside resort at 38 km (direction south-east)

Sooner or later you might fatigue of the thousands...

See Carnac Plage guide
La Trinite sur Mer

La Trinite sur Mer

at 39 km (direction south-east)

The quiet harbour town of La Trinité-sur-Mer is where...

See La Trinite sur Mer guide
Forges des Salles

Forges des Salles

at 39 km (direction north-north-east), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

Attraction or village? The Forges des Salles was a 19th century...

See Forges des Salles guide


at 44 km (direction west), in the Finistere department

Now listed as a town of art and history, you will...

See Concarneau guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Morbihan

Map of places to visit near Calan


Markets in and near Calan

  • Hennebont: market Thursday (8km)
  • Lanester: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Lorient: market Wednesday & Saturday & Friday (14km)
  • Guidel: market Wednesday & Sunday (16km)
  • Locmiquelic: market Friday (16km)
  • Quimperle: market Friday all day (17km)
  • Ploemeur: market Sunday (17km)
  • Riantec: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Port-Louis: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (19km)
  • Port-Louis: market Saturday (19km)

More information about Calan, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Calan, France

What to do at Calan? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Calan.


  • Aquarium de Vannes (49km)

Grand sites of France

  • Massif Dunaire de Gavres-Quiberon (21km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc Victor Chevassu (14km)
  • Jardins de Kerambar’h (23km)
  • Jardin du Botrain (44km)
  • Parc du château de Trévarez (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Saint-Philibert (Morbihan) (40km)
  • Source - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (41km)
  • Lac de Guerlédan (42km)
  • Étang de Toulvern (43km)
  • Presqu'île de Quiberon (44km)
  • Pont du Vincin (46km)
  • Moulin à marée de Campen (47km)
  • Phare de Port-Navalo (47km)
  • Vincin (47km)
  • Embouchure - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (48km)
  • Presqu'île de Conleau (49km)
  • Source - Marle (49km)
  • Embouchure - Marle (49km)
  • Maison rose (Séné) (49km)
  • Pont de Kérino (49km)
  • Golfe du Morbihan (50km)
  • Anse de Mancel (54km)
  • Presqu'île de la Villeneuve (54km)
  • Embouchure - Rivière de Noyalo (55km)
  • Passage Saint-Armel (55km)
  • Presqu'île de Rhuys (57km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Gilles-Vieux-Marche (48km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de Pont-Scorff (10km)

Geography and distances

Calan is in the north-west of France at 48 kilometres from Vannes, the department capital (general information: Calan is 433 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Calan

Canton: Plouay

Arrondissement: Lorient

Department: Morbihan

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 56240

Distance to Calan

from Vannes (prefecture): 48 km

from Paris: 433 km

from Calais: 507 km

from Nice: 942 km

from Bordeaux: 398 km

from Strasbourg: 823 km

Getting here

Most visitors While most UK visitors will arrive by car from the ferry port at Saint Malo a drive of 2-3 hours is still common. For driving distances to Calan from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cleguer, Inzinzac-Lochrist, Lanvaudan and Plouay.

This page in French: Visiter Calan

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