Southern Finistère


Douarnenez and its Tristan island is protected at the end of the bay of Douarnenez.

Eckmühl lighthouseKerityPenmarc’h

In Penmarc’h, its southern tip, Finistère is facing storms. The Kerity harbour is situated right at the tip.

Phare d’EckmühlPhare d’Eckmühl It is dominated by the Eckmühl lighthouse, a granite lighthouse with a steel lantern house and 307 steps leading to a cornice.

View from Eckmühl lighthouseView from Eckmühl lighthouseView from Eckmühl lighthouseView from Eckmühl lighthouse It has a broad view with the old lighthouse in the foreground, waves battling the Saint–Guénolé harbour, a winding jetty and unfurling waves.

WavesWavesWavesSaint–Guénolé In Saint–Guénolé, waves are battling the rocks, which don’t wear away too fast, even after 16 years, although the blows seem hard.

WavesWavesSaint–GuénoléSeemingly dry rocks are suddenly violently drenched by exploding waves.
Along the roads, many calvaries

Pointe de la TorcheCerfs-volantsPointe de la Torche North of Penmarc’h, the pointe de la Torche is famous for its winds, a surf, wind-surf and kite-surf spot, with kites on the beach, the waves are also pretty impressive.

Trawl doorReflectionFishermanSouthern coast

On the coast, there are many sailors and fishing harbours are among the biggest in France, like Le Guilvinec and Loctudy, where you can find rusted trawlers parts.

GlénanOdet river mouth Further east, Bénodet marks the mouth of the river Odet, which you can sail up to Quimper. At sea, the Glénan islands shelter a yachting school and a natural reserve.


Inland, the town of Locronan is full of history, with its fountain and stone houses.

Pont-AvenRiver Pont-Aven

Here is a focus on Pont-Aven, a city which inspired some of the impressionists painters. It is a very picturesque city, run through by a shallow river.