Le Faou tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The attractive harbour and traditional wooden houses explain why Le Faou is now listed amng the most beautiful villages in France

Le Faou 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 Le Faou. For detailed visitor information see the Le Faou travel guide.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Landerneau at 18 km and Locronan at 22 km.

Le Faou, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Armorique Regional Park

Armorique Regional Park

Natural Parc at 6 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Armorique Regional Park guide


at 18 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Landerneau guide


Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction south)

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

See Locronan guide


at 23 km (direction west)

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

See Crozon guide


Seaside resort at 25 km (direction south-west)

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

See Douarnenez guide


Seaside resort at 25 km (direction west-south-west)

The long sandy beach at Morgat has been the centre of activity...

See Morgat guide


Seaside resort at 31 km (direction west)

The pleasure port, local beaches, historic monuments and prehistoric standing stones nearby...

See Camaret guide


at 33 km (direction east)

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

See Huelgoat guide


at 34 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Quimper guide


at 36 km (direction south-west)

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

See Pont-Croix guide


at 40 km (direction south-west)

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

See Audierne guide


at 41 km (direction north-east)

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

See Morlaix guide
Le Conquet

Le Conquet

at 44 km (direction west)

The surrounding rocky coastline is the main attraction here, and the village...

See Le Conquet guide


at 45 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Saint-Pol-de-Leon guide

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

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Map of places to visit near Le Faou


Markets in and near Le Faou

  • Chateaulin: market Thursday all day (13km)
  • Landerneau: market Tuesday & Friday (19km)
  • Crozon: market Monday (24km)
  • Brest: market every day (25km)
  • Landivisiau: market Wednesday all day (25km)
  • Douarnenez: market Wednesday & Monday & Friday (25km)
  • Lesneven: market Monday all day (33km)
  • Huelgoat: market Thursday (33km)
  • Quimper: market Wednesday all day & Sunday & Saturday all day (34km)
  • Saint-Renan: market Saturday all day (36km)

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Tourist attractions near Le Faou, France

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


  • Océanopolis (22km)

Enclos paroissial churches

  • Argol (11km)
  • Sizun (14km)
  • Plougastel-Daoulas (17km)
  • Brasparts (17km)
  • Pleyben (17km)
  • La Martyre (17km)
  • Locmelar (19km)
  • La Roche Maurice (20km)
  • Lannedern (21km)
  • Commana (21km)
  • Lampaul-Guimiliau (24km)
  • Guimiliau (25km)
  • Bodilis (27km)
  • Plouneour-Ménez (28km)
  • Saint Thégonnec (30km)
  • Plougonven (43km)

Grand sites of France

  • Pointe du Raz (50km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Cairn de Barnenez (47km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Renan (36km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Conservatoire botanique du Stangalac'h (25km)
  • Parc du château de Trévarez (32km)
  • Arboretum de Poërop (33km)
  • Jardin du château de Lanniron (34km)
  • Jardin du prieuré de Locmaria (34km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Menez-Hom (9km)
  • Mont Saint-Michel de Brasparts (18km)
  • Pointe de Penhir (33km)
  • Baie de Douarnenez (33km)
  • Presqu'île de Kermorvan (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Saint-Thegonnec (30km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Brest (25km)

Geography and distances

Le Faou is in the north-west of France at 34 kilometres from Quimper, the department capital (general information: Le Faou is 484 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Le Faou

Canton: Faou

Arrondissement: Châteaulin

Department: Finistere

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 29590

Distance to Le Faou

from Quimper (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 484 km

from Calais: 525 km

from Nice: 1020 km

from Bordeaux: 473 km

from Strasbourg: 880 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 Le Faou from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Hanvec, Hopital-Camfrout, Rosnoen and Tregarvan.

This page in French: Visiter Le Faou