Ploeven tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ploeven in Finistere

Photo is of Locronan at 7 km from Ploeven

Visit Ploeven: highlights and tourist information

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Ploeven is situated in the Finistere department and Brittany region.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Locronan at 7 km and Douarnenez at 10 km.

Ploeven, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 7 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Locronan guide


Seaside resort at 10 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Douarnenez guide
Le Faou

Le Faou

Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Le Faou guide
Armorique Regional Park

Armorique Regional Park

Natural Parc at 17 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Armorique Regional Park guide


at 20 km (direction south-east)

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

See Quimper guide


at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Crozon guide


Seaside resort at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Morgat guide


at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Pont-Croix guide


at 27 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Audierne guide


Seaside resort at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Camaret guide
Pont l'Abbe

Pont l'Abbe

at 32 km (direction south)

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

See Pont l'Abbe guide


at 33 km (direction south)

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

See Landerneau guide


at 33 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Benodet guide


Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Ile-de-Sein guide

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Map of places to visit near Ploeven


Markets in and near Ploeven

  • Douarnenez: market Wednesday & Monday & Friday (10km)
  • Chateaulin: market Thursday all day (11km)
  • Quimper: market Wednesday all day & Sunday & Saturday all day (20km)
  • Crozon: market Monday (22km)
  • Pont-Croix: market Thursday (23km)
  • Audierne: market Wednesday & Saturday (27km)
  • Combrit: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Brest: market every day (32km)
  • Pont-l'Abbe: market Thursday all day (32km)
  • Benodet: market Monday (33km)

More information about Ploeven, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Ploeven, France

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


  • Océanopolis (30km)

Enclos paroissial churches

  • Argol (12km)
  • Pleyben (21km)
  • Brasparts (26km)
  • Plougastel-Daoulas (26km)
  • Lannedern (30km)
  • Sizun (30km)
  • La Martyre (33km)
  • Locmelar (35km)
  • La Roche Maurice (35km)
  • Commana (35km)
  • Lampaul-Guimiliau (40km)
  • Guimiliau (41km)
  • Plouneour-Ménez (42km)
  • Bodilis (43km)
  • Saint Thégonnec (46km)
  • Plougonven (56km)

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 (42km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du prieuré de Locmaria (20km)
  • Jardin du château de Lanniron (20km)
  • Parc botanique de Cornouaille (30km)
  • Parc du château de Trévarez (32km)
  • Conservatoire botanique du Stangalac'h (32km)
  • Arboretum de Poërop (43km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Menez-Hom (7km)
  • Mont Saint-Michel de Brasparts (30km)
  • Pointe de Penhir (31km)
  • Baie de Douarnenez (31km)
  • Marais de Mousterlin (37km)
  • Presqu'île de Kermorvan (47km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Saint-Thegonnec (46km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Brest (32km)

Geography and distances

Ploeven is in the north-west of France at 20 kilometres from Quimper, the department capital (general information: Ploeven is 491 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ploeven

Canton: Châteaulin

Arrondissement: Châteaulin

Department: Finistere

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 29550

Distance to Ploeven

from Quimper (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 491 km

from Calais: 538 km

from Nice: 1017 km

from Bordeaux: 463 km

from Strasbourg: 885 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 Ploeven from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Locronan, Plomodiern, Plonevez-Porzay and Saint-Nic.

This page in French: Visiter Ploeven