Saint-Pol-de-Leon tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The highlight of your visit to Saint-Pol-de-Léon migh be the 15th century Cathedral Saint-Paul-Aurelien - or it might be a nearby beach!

Saint-Pol-de-Leon is situated in the Finistere department and Brittany region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Saint-Pol-de-Leon. For detailed visitor information see the Saint-Pol-de-Leon travel guide.

Attractions in Saint-Pol-de-Leon

The cathedral in Saint-Pol-de-Leon is one of the most interesting medieval cathedrals in the Brittany region, with numerous interesting artefacts: Saint-Pol-de-Léon cathedral

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint-Pol-de-Leon in Brittany.

Popular places to visit nearby include Roscoff at 5 km and Ile-de-Batz at 7 km.

Saint-Pol-de-Leon, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Saint-Pol-de-Léon cathedral

Saint-Pol-de-Léon cathedral

Cathedral less than one km (direction east)

The cathedral in Saint-Pol-de-Leon is one of the most interesting medieval cathedrals...

See Saint-Pol-de-Léon cathedral guide


at 5 km (direction north-north-east)

Think Roscoff is just a ferry terminal? Take time o explore the...

See Roscoff guide


Island at 7 km (direction north-north-west)

The Ile-de-Batz is one of the most popular Brittany islands, with a...

See Ile-de-Batz guide


at 14 km (direction east-south-east)

At Plouezoc'h you wil enjoy a stroll around the town, and the...

See Plouezoch guide
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at 17 km (direction east-south-east)

The pleasure port is the center of activity in the lively town...

See Morlaix guide


at 25 km (direction east)

Locquirec is a quiet tradional Brittany town, visited above all for its...

See Locquirec guide


at 32 km (direction south-west)

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

See Landerneau guide


at 33 km (direction east-north-east), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

Trebeurden is a small resort with a sandy beach on the pretty...

See Trebeurden guide


at 35 km (direction east-south-east)

Guerlesquin, listed as a 'small city of character', is a lovely way...

See Guerlesquin guide


at 36 km (direction east), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

Pleumeur-Bodou is a small town in north Brittany with several popular tourist...

See Pleumeur-Bodou guide


Seaside resort at 39 km (direction east-north-east), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The resort of Tregastel has one of the nicest beaches in the...

See Tregastel guide


at 40 km (direction east), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

Brelevenez is a region of Lannion with a beautiful staircase leading to...

See Brelevenez guide


at 40 km (direction south-east)

The walk through the ancient forest that is accessed from Huelgoat town...

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at 40 km (direction east), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

Lannion is an interesting detour, with several medieval houses and a pretty...

See Lannion guide

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Markets in and near Saint-Pol-de-Leon

Market days in Saint-Pol-de-Leon: weekly market: Tuesday all day;

  • Saint-Pol-de-Leon: market Tuesday all day (0km)
  • Roscoff: market Wednesday (4km)
  • Carantec: market Thursday (6km)
  • Plouescat: market Saturday (13km)
  • Plougasnou: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Morlaix: market Saturday all day (17km)
  • Landivisiau: market Wednesday all day (20km)
  • Brignogan-Plage: market Friday - seasonal market only (25km)
  • Locquirec: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Plestin-les-Greves: market Sunday (27km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Pol-de-Leon, France

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


  • Aquarium marin de Trégastel (39km)
  • Océanopolis (46km)

Enclos paroissial churches

  • Saint Thégonnec (19km)
  • Bodilis (19km)
  • Lampaul-Guimiliau (22km)
  • Guimiliau (22km)
  • Locmelar (27km)
  • Plouneour-Ménez (27km)
  • Plougonven (27km)
  • La Roche Maurice (28km)
  • La Martyre (29km)
  • Commana (30km)
  • Sizun (32km)
  • Brasparts (43km)
  • Lannedern (43km)
  • Plougastel-Daoulas (44km)

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Cairn de Barnenez (14km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin exotique (5km)
  • Jardin Delasselle (7km)
  • Arboretum de Poërop (40km)
  • Conservatoire botanique du Stangalac'h (49km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Molène (Côtes-d'Armor) (30km)
  • Île Milliau (31km)
  • Vallée des Traouïero (36km)
  • Mont Saint-Michel de Brasparts (37km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des Sept-Îles (44km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Saint-Thegonnec (19km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Saint-Pol-de-Leon is in the north-west of France at 77 kilometres from Quimper, the department capital (general information: Saint-Pol-de-Leon is 465 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Pol-de-Leon

Canton: Saint-Pol-de-Léon

Arrondissement: Morlaix

Department: Finistere

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 29250

Distance to Saint-Pol-de-Leon

from Quimper (prefecture): 77 km

from Paris: 465 km

from Calais: 489 km

from Nice: 1027 km

from Bordeaux: 501 km

from Strasbourg: 862 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 Saint-Pol-de-Leon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Carantec, Henvic, Plougoulm, Roscoff, Santec and Sibiril.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Pol-de-Leon


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