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Visit Le Faou: highlights and tourist information

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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

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.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Landerneau at 18 km and Locronan at 22 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Le Faou, 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 Le Faou 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 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)

More information about Le Faou, Brittany

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 prieuré de Locmaria (34km)
  • Jardin du château de Lanniron (34km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Menez-Hom (9km)
  • Mont Saint-Michel de Brasparts (18km)
  • Baie de Douarnenez (33km)
  • Pointe de Penhir (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

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

Le Faou 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 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

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