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Douarnenez tourism and travel guide

Photo of Douarnenez in Finistere

Visit Douarnenez: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Tourism based around the beaches and pleasure port have largely overtaken fishing as the principal industry at Douarnenez

Douarnenez 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 Douarnenez. For detailed visitor information see the Douarnenez travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Pont-Croix at 13 km and Audierne at 18 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Douarnenez, 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 Douarnenez in Brittany.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction east)

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

See Locronan guide


at 13 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Pont-Croix guide


at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Audierne guide


Seaside resort at 20 km (direction north-west)

The long sandy beach at Morgat has been the...

See Morgat guide


at 20 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Quimper guide


at 21 km (direction north-west)

The Crozon peninsula in western Brittany has an ideal combination of...

See Crozon guide
Armorique Regional Park

Armorique Regional Park

Natural Parc at 25 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Armorique Regional Park guide
Le Faou

Le Faou

Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction north-east)

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

See Le Faou guide
Pont l'Abbe

Pont l'Abbe

at 26 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Pont l'Abbe guide


Seaside resort at 29 km (direction north-west)

The pleasure port, local beaches, historic monuments and prehistoric...

See Camaret guide


at 29 km (direction south-east)

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

See Benodet guide


Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction west)

As well as lovely scenery you will also enjoy exploring...

See Ile-de-Sein guide


at 40 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Concarneau guide


at 40 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Landerneau guide

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

Map of places to visit near Douarnenez


Markets in and near Douarnenez

Market days in Douarnenez: weekly market: Wednesday & Monday & Friday;

  • Douarnenez: market Wednesday & Monday & Friday (0km)
  • Pont-Croix: market Thursday (13km)
  • Audierne: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Quimper: market Wednesday all day & Sunday & Saturday all day (20km)
  • Chateaulin: market Thursday all day (21km)
  • Crozon: market Monday (21km)
  • Combrit: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Pont-l'Abbe: market Thursday all day (26km)
  • Benodet: market Monday (29km)
  • Penmarch: market Friday (31km)

Hotels near Douarnenez

More information about Douarnenez, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Douarnenez, France

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


  • Océanopolis (34km)

Enclos paroissial churches

  • Argol (17km)
  • Pleyben (31km)
  • Plougastel-Daoulas (32km)
  • Brasparts (36km)
  • Sizun (40km)
  • Lannedern (40km)
  • La Martyre (42km)
  • La Roche Maurice (43km)
  • Locmelar (44km)
  • Commana (45km)
  • Lampaul-Guimiliau (49km)
  • Guimiliau (50km)
  • Plouneour-Ménez (52km)

Grand sites of France

  • Pointe du Raz (31km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Renan (44km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du prieuré de Locmaria (20km)
  • Jardin du château de Lanniron (20km)
  • Parc botanique de Cornouaille (26km)
  • Conservatoire botanique du Stangalac'h (35km)
  • Parc du château de Trévarez (39km)
  • Arboretum de Poërop (53km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Menez-Hom (16km)
  • Pointe de Penhir (28km)
  • Baie de Douarnenez (28km)
  • Marais de Mousterlin (35km)
  • Mont Saint-Michel de Brasparts (40km)
  • Presqu'île de Kermorvan (46km)
  • Archipel des Glénan (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Brest (35km)

Geography and distances

Douarnenez is in the north-west of France at 20 kilometres from Quimper, the department capital (general information: Douarnenez is 499 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Douarnenez

Canton: Douarnenez

Arrondissement: Quimper

Department: Finistere

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 29100

Distance to Douarnenez

from Quimper (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 499 km

from Calais: 547 km

from Nice: 1020 km

from Bordeaux: 462 km

from Strasbourg: 893 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 Douarnenez from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Kerlaz, Le Juch and Pouldergat.

This page in French: Visiter Douarnenez

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