Locronan tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Locronan, listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France' is one of our favourite villages in Britany

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

Tourist classifications for Locronan include "most beautiful village".

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Quimper at 14 km and Le Faou at 21 km.

Locronan, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Seaside resort at 9 km (direction west)

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

See Douarnenez guide


at 14 km (direction south-east)

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

See Quimper guide
Le Faou

Le Faou

Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction south-east)

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

See Le Faou guide


at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Pont-Croix guide
Armorique Regional Park

Armorique Regional Park

Natural Parc at 23 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Armorique Regional Park guide


Seaside resort at 26 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Morgat guide


at 26 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Crozon guide
Pont l'Abbe

Pont l'Abbe

at 26 km (direction south)

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

See Pont l'Abbe guide


at 26 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Audierne guide


at 27 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Benodet guide


at 34 km (direction south-east)

Now listed as a town of art and history, you will find...

See Concarneau guide


Seaside resort at 35 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Camaret guide


at 39 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Landerneau guide


Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction west)

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

See Ile-de-Sein guide

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

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Map of places to visit near Locronan


Markets in and near Locronan

  • Douarnenez: market Wednesday & Monday & Friday (9km)
  • Chateaulin: market Thursday all day (14km)
  • Quimper: market Wednesday all day & Sunday & Saturday all day (14km)
  • Pont-Croix: market Thursday (22km)
  • Combrit: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Audierne: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Benodet: market Monday (26km)
  • Pont-l'Abbe: market Thursday all day (26km)
  • Crozon: market Monday (27km)
  • Fouesnant: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (27km)

More information about Locronan, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Locronan, France

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


  • Océanopolis (36km)

Enclos paroissial churches

  • Argol (18km)
  • Pleyben (22km)
  • Brasparts (29km)
  • Lannedern (32km)
  • Plougastel-Daoulas (32km)
  • Sizun (35km)
  • La Martyre (39km)
  • Commana (39km)
  • Locmelar (40km)
  • La Roche Maurice (41km)
  • Lampaul-Guimiliau (45km)
  • Plouneour-Ménez (46km)
  • Guimiliau (46km)

Grand sites of France

  • Pointe du Raz (40km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Renan (48km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du prieuré de Locmaria (14km)
  • Jardin du château de Lanniron (14km)
  • Parc botanique de Cornouaille (24km)
  • Parc du château de Trévarez (30km)
  • Conservatoire botanique du Stangalac'h (38km)
  • Arboretum de Poërop (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Menez-Hom (13km)
  • Marais de Mousterlin (31km)
  • Mont Saint-Michel de Brasparts (34km)
  • Pointe de Penhir (35km)
  • Baie de Douarnenez (35km)
  • Archipel des Glénan (46km)
  • Presqu'île de Kermorvan (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Brest (38km)

Geography and distances

Locronan is in the north-west of France at 14 kilometres from Quimper, the department capital (general information: Locronan is 490 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Locronan

Canton: Châteaulin

Arrondissement: Châteaulin

Department: Finistere

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 29180

Distance to Locronan

from Quimper (prefecture): 14 km

from Paris: 490 km

from Calais: 540 km

from Nice: 1012 km

from Bordeaux: 457 km

from Strasbourg: 884 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 Locronan from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Kerlaz, Le Juch, Ploeven, Plogonnec and Plonevez-Porzay.

This page in French: Visiter Locronan