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Carantec tourism and travel guide

Photo of Carantec in Finistere

Photo is of Saint-Pol-de-Leon at 5 km from Carantec

Visit Carantec: highlights and tourist information

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Carantec is situated in the Finistere department and Brittany region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Pol-de-Leon at 5 km and Saint-Pol-de-Léon cathedral at 6 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Carantec, 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 Carantec in Brittany.

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



at 5 km (direction west-north-west)

The highlight of your visit to Saint-Pol-de-Léon migh be the 15th...

See Saint-Pol-de-Leon guide
Saint-Pol-de-Léon cathedral

Saint-Pol-de-Léon cathedral

Cathedral at 6 km (direction west-north-west)

The cathedral in Saint-Pol-de-Leon is one of the most interesting medieval...

See Saint-Pol-de-Léon cathedral guide


at 7 km (direction east-south-east)

At Plouezoc'h you wil enjoy a stroll around the town, and the...

See Plouezoch guide


at 9 km (direction north-west)

Think Roscoff is just a ferry terminal? Take time o...

See Roscoff guide


Island at 11 km (direction north-west)

The Ile-de-Batz is one of the most popular Brittany islands,...

See Ile-de-Batz guide


at 12 km (direction south-east)

The pleasure port is the center of activity in the lively town...

See Morlaix guide


at 20 km (direction east)

Locquirec is a quiet tradional Brittany town, visited above all for...

See Locquirec guide


at 28 km (direction east-north-east), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

Trebeurden is a small resort with a sandy beach on the...

See Trebeurden guide


at 29 km (direction east-south-east)

Guerlesquin, listed as a 'small city of character', is...

See Guerlesquin guide


at 32 km (direction east-north-east), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

Pleumeur-Bodou is a small town in north Brittany with...

See Pleumeur-Bodou guide


at 34 km (direction east), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

Brelevenez is a region of Lannion with a beautiful staircase leading to...

See Brelevenez guide


Seaside resort at 34 km (direction east-north-east), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The resort of Tregastel has one of the nicest...

See Tregastel guide


at 35 km (direction west-south-west)

Among the highlights in the center of Landerneau, the medieval houses...

See Landerneau guide


at 35 km (direction east), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

Lannion is an interesting detour, with several medieval houses and a pretty...

See Lannion guide

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

Map of places to visit near Carantec


Markets in and near Carantec

Market days in Carantec: weekly market: Thursday;

  • Carantec: market Thursday (0km)
  • Saint-Pol-de-Leon: market Tuesday all day (6km)
  • Roscoff: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Plougasnou: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Morlaix: market Saturday all day (11km)
  • Plouescat: market Saturday (19km)
  • Locquirec: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Plestin-les-Greves: market Sunday (21km)
  • Landivisiau: market Wednesday all day (21km)
  • Trebeurden: market Tuesday (27km)

More information about Carantec, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Carantec, France

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


  • Aquarium marin de Trégastel (35km)
  • Océanopolis (49km)

Enclos paroissial churches

  • Saint Thégonnec (16km)
  • Guimiliau (21km)
  • Bodilis (21km)
  • Lampaul-Guimiliau (21km)
  • Plougonven (22km)
  • Plouneour-Ménez (24km)
  • Locmelar (27km)
  • Commana (28km)
  • La Roche Maurice (30km)
  • La Martyre (31km)
  • Sizun (31km)
  • Lannedern (40km)
  • Brasparts (41km)
  • Plougastel-Daoulas (47km)

National Monuments

  • Cairn de Barnenez (7km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin exotique (9km)
  • Jardin Delasselle (11km)
  • Arboretum de Poërop (36km)
  • Conservatoire botanique du Stangalac'h (52km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Molène (Côtes-d'Armor) (26km)
  • Île Milliau (26km)
  • Vallée des Traouïero (31km)
  • Mont Saint-Michel de Brasparts (35km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des Sept-Îles (40km)
  • Menez Bré (46km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Saint-Thegonnec (16km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Carantec is in the north-west of France at 76 kilometres from Quimper, the department capital (general information: Carantec is 459 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Carantec

Canton: Taulé

Arrondissement: Morlaix

Department: Finistere

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 29660

Distance to Carantec

from Quimper (prefecture): 76 km

from Paris: 459 km

from Calais: 485 km

from Nice: 1021 km

from Bordeaux: 496 km

from Strasbourg: 856 km

Getting here

Most visitors Most UK visitors arrive by car from one of the many cross-channel ports along the Brittany and Normandy coast. These are typically within 2 hours drive. For driving distances to Carantec from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Henvic, Locquenole, Plouenan, Roscoff and Saint-Pol-de-Leon.

This page in French: Visiter Carantec

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