Saint-Pol-de-Leon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Pol-de-Leon in Finistere

Visit Saint-Pol-de-Leon: highlights and tourist information

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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!

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.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Ile-de-Batz at 7 km and Plouezoch at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Pol-de-Leon, 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 Saint-Pol-de-Leon 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 Saint-Pol-de-Leon

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)

More information about Saint-Pol-de-Leon, Brittany

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

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

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

Saint-Pol-de-Leon 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 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