Ouessant tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ouessant in Finistere

Visit Ouessant: highlights and tourist information

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Ouessant is situated in the Finistere department and Brittany region, in the north-west of France at 90 kilometres from Quimper, the department capital (general information: Ouessant is 548 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Ile Molene and Ouessant at 12 km and Le Conquet at 26 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ouessant, 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 Ouessant 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 Ouessant

Markets in and near Ouessant

  • Le Conquet: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Ploudalmezeau: market Friday (34km)
  • Saint-Renan: market Saturday all day (35km)
  • Lannilis: market Wednesday all day (44km)
  • Brest: market every day (46km)
  • Plouguerneau: market Thursday (46km)
  • Crozon: market Monday (50km)

More information about Ouessant, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Ouessant, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Ouessant.

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Renan (35km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Conservatoire botanique du Stangalac'h (46km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Presqu'île de Kermorvan (25km)
  • Pointe de Penhir (42km)
  • Baie de Douarnenez (42km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Brest (46km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Ouessant

Canton: Ouessant

Arrondissement: Brest

Department: Finistere

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 29242

Distance to Ouessant

from Quimper (prefecture): 90 km

from Paris: 548 km

from Calais: 571 km

from Nice: 1088 km

from Bordeaux: 530 km

from Strasbourg: 945 km

Getting here

Ouessant 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 Ouessant from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have found no other towns and villages within

This page in French: Visiter Ouessant