Discover Concarneau

Concarneau is a coastal commune in the Finistere department of Brittany, in France. It lies on the south coast of Finistere, around 15 kilometers southwest of Quimper. Concarneau offers visitors a traditional fishing port and one of the oldest walled towns in Brittany. The town's old fortified center, Ville Close, sits atop a rocky island connected to the mainland by bridges and is surrounded by ancient stone ramparts. Inside the walls are cobbled streets filled with souvenir shops and restaurants offering local seafood specialties. There are also many small galleries dedicated to local artisans and craftsmen selling locally made jewelry, pottery, and other goods. Other attractions include several beaches located within walking distance from Ville Close; La Plage des Sables Blancs for swimming or windsurfing; several historic monuments such as Notre-Dame du Kreisker Church; public gardens with stunning views across the bay; and le Musee de la Peche (Fishing Museum).