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Penmarch tourism and travel guide

Photo of Penmarch in Finistere

Photo is of Pont l'Abbe at 11 km from Penmarch

Visit Penmarch: highlights and tourist information

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Penmarch is situated in the Finistere department and Brittany region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Pont l'Abbe at 11 km and Benodet at 18 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Penmarch, 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 Penmarch in Brittany.

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

Pont l'Abbe

Pont l'Abbe

at 11 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Pont l'Abbe guide


at 18 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Benodet guide


at 27 km (direction north-east)

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

See Quimper guide
Iles des Glenan

Iles des Glenan

Island at 28 km (direction east-south-east)

The uninhabited islands of the Glenan archipelago are now...

See Iles des Glenan guide


at 28 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Pont-Croix guide


at 28 km (direction north-west)

The picturesque harbour area and the proximity of beaches...

See Audierne guide


Seaside resort at 31 km (direction north-west)

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

See Douarnenez guide


at 33 km (direction east)

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

See Concarneau guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Locronan guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Ile-de-Sein guide


at 44 km (direction east)

The watermills and harbour area give Pont-Aven its own special appeal...

See Pont-Aven guide


Seaside resort at 48 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Morgat guide


at 49 km (direction north-north-west)

The Crozon peninsula in western Brittany has an ideal...

See Crozon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Penmarch


Markets in and near Penmarch

Market days in Penmarch: weekly market: Friday;

  • Penmarch: market Friday (0km)
  • Guilvinec: market Sunday - seasonal market only (4km)
  • Guilvinec: market Tuesday (4km)
  • Pont-l'Abbe: market Thursday all day (10km)
  • Loctudy: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Combrit: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Benodet: market Monday (19km)
  • Fouesnant: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (26km)
  • Fouesnant: market Friday (26km)
  • Quimper: market Wednesday all day & Sunday & Saturday all day (27km)

More information about Penmarch, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Penmarch, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Pointe du Raz (39km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc botanique de Cornouaille (16km)
  • Jardin du prieuré de Locmaria (27km)
  • Jardin du château de Lanniron (27km)
  • Parc du château de Trévarez (55km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais de Mousterlin (24km)
  • Archipel des Glénan (27km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Penmarch is in the north-west of France at 27 kilometres from Quimper, the department capital (general information: Penmarch is 508 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Penmarch

Canton: Guilvinec

Arrondissement: Quimper

Department: Finistere

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 29760

Distance to Penmarch

from Quimper (prefecture): 27 km

from Paris: 508 km

from Calais: 568 km

from Nice: 1008 km

from Bordeaux: 439 km

from Strasbourg: 899 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 Penmarch from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Guilvinec, Plomeur and Treffiagat.

This page in French: Visiter Penmarch

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