Carhaix-Plouguer tourism and travel guide

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Visit Carhaix-Plouguer: highlights and tourist information

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Carhaix-Plouguer is situated in the Finistere department and Brittany region, in the north-west of France at 50 kilometres from Quimper, the department capital (general information: Carhaix-Plouguer is 441 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Huelgoat at 16 km and Guerlesquin at 27 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Carhaix-Plouguer, 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 Carhaix-Plouguer in Brittany.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Carhaix-Plouguer

Markets in and near Carhaix-Plouguer

Market days in Carhaix-Plouguer: weekly market: Saturday all day;

  • Carhaix-Plouguer: market Saturday all day (0km)
  • Gourin: market Monday all day (15km)
  • Huelgoat: market Thursday (16km)
  • Callac: market Wednesday all day (18km)
  • Rostrenen: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Plouaret: market Tuesday (38km)
  • Morlaix: market Saturday all day (39km)
  • Chateaulin: market Thursday all day (39km)
  • Rosporden: market Thursday (40km)
  • Plestin-les-Greves: market Sunday (43km)

More information about Carhaix-Plouguer, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Carhaix-Plouguer, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Carhaix-Plouguer.

Enclos paroissial churches

  • Lannedern (24km)
  • Brasparts (28km)
  • Plougonven (29km)
  • Plouneour-Ménez (30km)
  • Pleyben (30km)
  • Commana (32km)
  • Saint Thégonnec (39km)
  • Guimiliau (39km)
  • Sizun (40km)
  • Locmelar (41km)
  • Lampaul-Guimiliau (42km)
  • La Martyre (48km)
  • Bodilis (49km)

National Monuments

  • Cairn de Barnenez (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum de Poërop (16km)
  • Parc du château de Trévarez (22km)
  • Jardin du Grand Launay (28km)
  • Jardin du Botrain (45km)
  • Jardin du prieuré de Locmaria (50km)
  • Jardin du château de Lanniron (50km)
  • Parc botanique de Cornouaille (61km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Saint-Michel de Brasparts (29km)
  • Menez Bré (39km)
  • Lac de Guerlédan (40km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Saint-Thegonnec (39km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Gilles-Vieux-Marche (45km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Carhaix-Plouguer

Canton: Carhaix-Plouguer

Arrondissement: Châteaulin

Department: Finistere

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 29270

Distance to Carhaix-Plouguer

from Quimper (prefecture): 50 km

from Paris: 441 km

from Calais: 491 km

from Nice: 979 km

from Bordeaux: 446 km

from Strasbourg: 835 km

Getting here

Carhaix-Plouguer is in the north-west of France. 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 Carhaix-Plouguer from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Kergloff, Le Moustoir, Plevin, Plounevezel and Treffrin.

This page in French: Visiter Carhaix-Plouguer