Plovan tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Pont l'Abbe at 12 km from Plovan

Visit Plovan: highlights and tourist information

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Plovan 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 Plovan in Brittany.

Popular places to visit nearby include Pont l'Abbe at 12 km and Pont-Croix at 17 km.

Plovan, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Pont l'Abbe

Pont l'Abbe

at 12 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Pont l'Abbe guide


at 17 km (direction north-west)

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

See Pont-Croix guide


at 18 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Audierne guide


at 19 km (direction east)

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

See Benodet guide
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Seaside resort at 20 km (direction east)

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

See Douarnenez guide


at 21 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Quimper guide


Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction north-east)

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

See Locronan guide


Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Ile-de-Sein guide


at 34 km (direction east)

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

See Concarneau guide
Iles des Glenan

Iles des Glenan

Island at 35 km (direction east-south-east)

The uninhabited islands of the Glenan archipelago are now a popular nature...

See Iles des Glenan guide


Seaside resort at 36 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Morgat guide


at 38 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Crozon guide


Seaside resort at 44 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Camaret guide
Le Faou

Le Faou

Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Le Faou guide

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Map of places to visit near Plovan


Markets in and near Plovan

  • Pont-l'Abbe: market Thursday all day (12km)
  • Penmarch: market Friday (12km)
  • Guilvinec: market Sunday - seasonal market only (14km)
  • Guilvinec: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Combrit: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Loctudy: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Pont-Croix: market Thursday (17km)
  • Audierne: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Douarnenez: market Wednesday & Monday & Friday (19km)
  • Benodet: market Monday (20km)

More information about Plovan, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Plovan, France

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

Enclos paroissial churches

  • Argol (37km)
  • Pleyben (45km)
  • Brasparts (52km)
  • Lannedern (55km)

Grand sites of France

  • Pointe du Raz (31km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc botanique de Cornouaille (15km)
  • Jardin du château de Lanniron (22km)
  • Jardin du prieuré de Locmaria (22km)
  • Parc du château de Trévarez (49km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais de Mousterlin (26km)
  • Archipel des Glénan (35km)
  • Menez-Hom (35km)
  • Pointe de Penhir (42km)
  • Baie de Douarnenez (42km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Plovan is in the north-west of France at 22 kilometres from Quimper, the department capital (general information: Plovan is 506 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Plovan

Canton: Plogastel-Saint-Germain

Arrondissement: Quimper

Department: Finistere

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 29720

Distance to Plovan

from Quimper (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 506 km

from Calais: 561 km

from Nice: 1014 km

from Bordeaux: 449 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 Plovan from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Peumerit, Ploneour-Lanvern, Pouldreuzic, Saint-Jean-Trolimon, Treguennec and Treogat.

This page in French: Visiter Plovan


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