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Carhaix-Plouguer tourism and travel guide

Photo of Carhaix-Plouguer in Finistere

Photo is of Huelgoat at 16 km from Carhaix-Plouguer

Visit Carhaix-Plouguer: highlights and tourist information

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Carhaix-Plouguer is situated in the Finistere department and Brittany region.

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

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!



at 16 km (direction west-north-west)

The walk through the ancient forest that is accessed from...

See Huelgoat guide


at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Guerlesquin guide
Forges des Salles

Forges des Salles

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

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

See Forges des Salles guide


at 38 km (direction north-west)

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

See Morlaix guide


at 42 km (direction north-east), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

Pédernec is a small village with a pretty church...

See Pedernec guide


at 44 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Plouezoch guide
Guingamp Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours

Guingamp Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours

Church at 45 km (direction north-east), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The Basilica in Guingamp is an interesting mix of archtectural styles...

See Guingamp Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours guide
Le Faou

Le Faou

Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction west)

The attractive harbour and traditional wooden houses explain why Le Faou is...

See Le Faou guide


at 45 km (direction north-east), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The centre of Guingamp has several colombage houses and an...

See Guingamp guide


at 45 km (direction south)

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

See Quimperle guide


at 47 km (direction south)

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

See Locquirec guide


at 49 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Pont-Aven guide


at 50 km (direction east-south-east), in the Morbihan department

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

See Pontivy guide


at 50 km (direction west-south-west)

The important town of Quimper is also one of the most...

See Quimper guide

... 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

What to do at Carhaix-Plouguer? 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 château de Lanniron (50km)
  • Jardin du prieuré de Locmaria (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

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

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

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

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