Concarneau tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Now listed as a town of art and history, you will find lots of interesting monuments in Concarneau

Concarneau is situated in the Finistere department and Brittany region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Concarneau. For detailed visitor information see the Concarneau travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Concarneau include "town of art and history".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Concarneau in Brittany.

Popular places to visit nearby include Benodet at 14 km and Quimper at 19 km.

Concarneau, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 13 km (direction east)

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

See Pont-Aven guide


at 14 km (direction west)

The long established resort of Benodet has a very scenic harbour for...

See Benodet guide


at 19 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Quimper guide
Iles des Glenan

Iles des Glenan

Island at 19 km (direction south-south-west)

The uninhabited islands of the Glenan archipelago are now a popular nature...

See Iles des Glenan guide
Pont l'Abbe

Pont l'Abbe

at 23 km (direction west)

One of the quieter towns in Finistere, the port in Pont-l'Abbé and...

See Pont l'Abbe guide


at 27 km (direction east)

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

See Quimperle guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction north-west)

Locronan, listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France' is one of...

See Locronan guide


at 37 km (direction east-south-east), in the Morbihan department

Due to the fishing industry and war time damage Lorient is not...

See Lorient guide


Seaside resort at 39 km (direction west-north-west)

Tourism based around the beaches and pleasure port have largely overtaken fishing...

See Douarnenez guide
Ile de Groix

Ile de Groix

Island at 43 km (direction east-south-east), in the Morbihan department

With a popular beach, lovely traditional cottages and scenic villages the Ile-de-Groix...

See Ile de Groix guide


at 46 km (direction west-north-west)

The Collegiale Church of Notre-Dame de Roscudon and the narow surrounding streets...

See Pont-Croix guide


at 49 km (direction west-north-west)

The picturesque harbour area and the proximity of beaches combine to endure...

See Audierne guide
Le Faou

Le Faou

Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Le Faou guide
Armorique Regional Park

Armorique Regional Park

Natural Parc at 55 km (direction north-west)

The Armorique regional park is a lovely way to enjoy the countryside...

See Armorique Regional Park guide

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Markets in and near Concarneau

Market days in Concarneau: weekly market: Monday & Friday;

  • Concarneau: market Monday & Friday (0km)
  • Fouesnant: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (8km)
  • Fouesnant: market Friday (8km)
  • Nevez: market Saturday (11km)
  • Rosporden: market Thursday (11km)
  • Pont-Aven: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Benodet: market Monday (13km)
  • Combrit: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Quimper: market Wednesday all day & Sunday & Saturday all day (19km)
  • Loctudy: market Tuesday (20km)

More information about Concarneau, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Concarneau, France

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

Enclos paroissial churches

  • Pleyben (39km)
  • Argol (51km)

Grand sites of France

  • Massif Dunaire de Gavres-Quiberon (47km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc botanique de Cornouaille (18km)
  • Jardin du château de Lanniron (19km)
  • Jardin du prieuré de Locmaria (19km)
  • Parc du château de Trévarez (32km)
  • Parc Victor Chevassu (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais de Mousterlin (8km)
  • Archipel des Glénan (18km)
  • Menez-Hom (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de Pont-Scorff (39km)

Geography and distances

Concarneau is in the north-west of France at 19 kilometres from Quimper, the department capital (general information: Concarneau is 476 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Concarneau

Canton: Concarneau

Arrondissement: Quimper

Department: Finistere

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 29900

Distance to Concarneau

from Quimper (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 476 km

from Calais: 539 km

from Nice: 982 km

from Bordeaux: 424 km

from Strasbourg: 867 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 Concarneau from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Foret-Fouesnant and Tregunc.

This page in French: Visiter Concarneau