Locronan tourism and travel guide

Photo of Locronan in Finistere

Visit Locronan: highlights and tourist information

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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

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.

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

Tourist classifications for Locronan include "most beautiful village".

Popular places to visit nearby include Quimper at 14 km and Le Faou at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Locronan, 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 Locronan 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 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

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

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

Locronan 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 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