The Bigouden Region

If Brittany has already been a beautiful discovery thanks to its rich cultural and geographical heritage, the Bigouden region is even more so. Stretching over the south-east point of Finistere, this region is different from the rest of Finistere and Brittany because of its traditions: dress, dances, songs, music, language, economy, beliefs, customs, daily usages, architecture, gastronomy.

Plently of
fauna and flora

 

The landscapes have remained unspoilt through their geographical distance but also especially through the love and care of its inhabitants for their land (and their sea!), You can thus discover well maintained coastlines and if you love nature, you will delight in the abundance of flora and fauna. A wide range of strolls and walks are accessible very close to the campsite.

The cultural richness of the Bigouden region, symbolised by the dress, hat, lacework and unique embroidery of its kind in Brittany, promises that you will discover a beautiful area and leave with unforgettable memories.

Discover the different monuments, towns and walks to do in our beautiful Pays Bigouden!

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Things not to miss
for your holidays in Brittany

 

Our jewel of a tourist visit

From 21st to 28th April, leaving directly from the campsite on foot or by bike: Phare d’Eckmuhl, the port of Saint Guenole, Pointe de la Torche and the flower fields by the sea, chapelle de Tronoen.

Near to the port of Guilvinec

Visit the fresh fish auction, of Haliotika, the magical return to port of the trawlers at 4-30pm, the typical Guilvinec market on Tuesdays and Sundays, the souvenir counter at the comptoir de la mer : maritime co-operative. Think about going on a cycle ride or walk as a family to visit Guilvinec.

Close to Penmarc’h

Le Phare d’Eckhmuhl  the biggest lighthouse in Brittany, or enjoy a unique family experience with the toes in the water walk to Kerity. Also visit the port of Saint Guenole with the fishing sector challenges walk.
Penmarc’h Tourist Office

Close to La Torche and Tronoen

Follow the Brittany coastal paths or roads for a sea-air visit of Finistere. La Torche: large beach famous for Surfing, Windsurfing, Kitesurfing, Sand-Yachting… Tronoen: the oldest wayside cross monument in Brittany is also a prehistoric site. Visit the Musee de la Prehistoire.

Idea for your tourist visit in Finistere

Organise your tourist visit of Finistere with our advisor at the tourist information point on the campsite. Near to the Iles de Glenan, set off from the port of Benodet for a family day out on the mostconcarneau beautiful archipelago in Brittany or along the Odet river. Visit the historical towns such as Concarneau, Quimper, Pont-Aven the city of painters, Benodet or Locronan.

Tourist Map of Cornouaille Ouest

Pointe du Raz / Cap Sizun / Baie de Douarnenez / Pays Bigouden

Download the map of Cornouaille Ouest !

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A weekend walk or bike ride

Looking for inspiration to please your group?
We offer you ideas for activities in the area around the campsite.

Getaways
around the
campsite

 

Leaving directly from the campsite for a tourist circuit by bike or on foot. Map and itinerary available at the tourist information point. Circuit of Penmarc’h, Guilvinec or La Torche with a map and itinerary.

Visit possible taking in these places:

  • Haliotika:port of Guilvinec and its fish auction
  • The market in Guilvinec and Penmarc’h
  • Port of Saint Guenole and its fish auction
  • Visit to the Sainte Guenole canning factory
  • The Eckmuhl lighthouse
  • The Prehistoric Museum
  • La Pointe de la Torche
  • The port of Loctudy and the Ile Tudy
  • The Chapelle de Tronoen and the oldest wayside cross in Brittany

A weekend out in the car or on your motorbike

Leave directly from the campsite to follow the circuit of the solar winds, or personalise your own itinerary with our advisor at the tourist information point.

Some important sites and towns:

  • The town of Pontl’Abbe and its typical Thursday market
  • Benodet, its casino and crossing to the Glenan archipelago
  • Pont-Aven, the town of the Impressionist painters, biscuit factory, museum
  • The enclosed town of Concarneau
  • The town of Quimper; old town centre, Henriot Potteries, Armor Lux and cathedral
  • The town of Locronan
  • The museum port of Douarnenez, the Ile Tristan
  • The Pointe du Raz and du Van

A few activity ideas for your Breton weekend

On the south Finistere coast, live your passion or try out a new activity during your weekend in Brittany.

Available are circuits with maps and itineraries for:

  • hiking/walking
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • motor biking
  • sea fishin

And also sporting activities to try out or to perfect:

  • surfing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • windsurfing
  • stand-up paddle boarding
  • diving
  • treatments and massages in the Well-being Centre

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Walks and strolls in Brittany

With direct access and just 50 metres from the GR34 a major walking route in Brittany and Finistere, Camping Yelloh! Village La Plage offers several trails which you can find at the tourist information point.

To the discovery Brittany

 

Walking trails and maps of Brittany

  • Randonnee (walk) de Lesconil
  • La Pointe de la Torche
  • Stroll along the south Brittany ports
  • Les Menhirs (ancient stones)
  • Les Dolmens (ditto)
  • The Le Steir du Guilvinec dunes
  • The Pointe de Penmarc’h
  • From Ria du Ster to the La Perdrix lighthouse at Loctudy

If you love walking, don’t miss the Randonnee des Tulipes to La Torche  at the start of April!

Feel free to check out our weekend ideas

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Festivals

 

All season, discover the richness of the Breton heritage through the 2017-2018 festivals

Dances, music, sports and traditional games, historical heritage, many traditional festivals are there to testify. They will give you the opportunity to discover the different facets of Breton culture, close to your campsite in southern Brittany.

The wealth Heritage the Breton through festivals

 

Camping de la plage - Brest 2016

Brest 2016

From the 13th until 19th of July 2016
Don’t miss the 7th edition of the Brest international naval event, if you are fond of boats this naval exhibition is the perfect experience. Brest will welcome la frégate l’Hermoine, a replica of the amiral de la Fayette vessel, many sailing boats, naval heritage, ships from around the world and many yachts. Also during the event there will be concerts, different exhibitions, entertainment, fireworks, parades and much more. A magical moment on land and by sea during your holidays in Brittany.

Festivals Camping - temps fete Douarnenez

Temps fête à Douarnenez

From the 19th unil the 24th of July
100 boats, 300 marines and 600 artists only 40 minutes from your campsite in Brittany. The presence of this fleet will blow you away the performance will be exceptional. There will be a marine parade, nautical themed games, boat races, visits on board, performances on stage, on the docks, on the water and so much more. Experience magical moments, with traditional boats lit up, fire works, concerts, performances in streets, sea shanties all days until the end of the night. A multitude of entertainment will enchante the docks.

La Torche Windsurf championships 2016 at la pointe de La Torche Penmarc’h

From the 22nd until the 30th October 2016
The best world riders will come together at La Torche in Brittany to compete for the title of world windsurfing champion. World famous legends make a come back whilst new young contenders finally have the chance to discover this incredible surfing destination. The competition will consist of 2 slalom courses and wave competitions. A spectacular artistic and technical performance not to miss.

The Festival de Cornouaille in Quimper

From 19th to 24th July 2016
Just 30 minutes from the campsite, discover the Festival de Cornouaille, with nearly 180 shows and entertainments: Bagadou (Musical groups) parades, children’s entertainment, bell ringers’ competitions, traditional music concerts, music from round the world, Festou-noz, courses, discovery concerts, workshops, dance shows, summer university, exhibitions, the election of the Queen of Cornouaille.

The Fete des Brodeuses in Pont-l’Abbe

From 8th to 13th July 2016
Just 10 minutes from the campsite, La Fete des Brodeuses in Pont-l’Abbe is a family festival promoting for 4 days the Breton and Bigouden traditions. Bagadous (musical groups) and Celtic circles spread through the streets, enlivening the scenes and mixing in a giant finale to pay homage to the Reine des Brodeuses (Queen of the embroiderers). This year celebrates the 60th year of this traditional festival.

The Festival des Vieilles Charrues in Carhaix

From 14th to 17th July 2016
This Pop rock festival attracts of course a majority of young adults, but you also see whole families there, all generations mingling together as in the early days. As time has passed the good-natured atmosphere and eclectic mix of the music of the Vieilles Charrues has won everyone over. There is something for everyone. Come and enjoy the friendly ambiance and enjoy the music of this festival like no other with internatioanl bands & singers.

Festival du Bout du Monde in Crozon

From 5th July to 7th August 2016
The Festival du Bout du Monde is a multi-cultural/music of the world style festival which apart from its program, is renowned for its warm, family atmosphere. The beauty of the site and the welcome (campsite and parking free of charge, cookery of the world village, children’s area, public transport available, etc.).

Festival Interceltique de Lorient

From 5th to 14th August 2016
1 hour 15 minutes from the campsite, this festival offers an international vision of Celtic culture seen from all angles. 500 musicians, singers, dancers, visual artists, academics, film makers from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, Galicia, Asturias, Brittany, the USA, Canada and Australia all get together to promote their culture….
A huge parade (free) attracts more than 40.000 people on the first Sunday of the festival regrouping all of these participants.

A few important maritime events :

  • The Tour de Finistere by sailing boat: dates to be announced
  • Fete de la Langoustine in Plobannalec-Lesconil, just 2 minutes from the campsite – dates to be announced. Crayfish tasting, sea and land entertainment, big meal, concert and firework display
  • Fete des Vieux Greements in Penmarc’h, dates in mid-August to be announced : 15 minutes from your campsite in Southern Brittany, Regattas, races, children’s workshops, sea shanty singing and meals

But also:

  • The Mondial’Folk in Plozevet dates to be announced : the small Bigouden town is transformed into a crossroads for the world. Every year about 800 artists representing around a dozen countries from the 5 continents bring their colours, rhythms and languages….
  • The Festival du Cinema in Douarnenez – dates to be announced
  • Arts a la Pointe – Le Festival de la Musique – dates to be announced: Festival de la Musique Classique in the chapels at Cap Sizun
  • Arts a la Pointe – The Circuit d’Art Contemporain in Cap Sizun – dates to be announced: Contemporary art exhibitions circuit in unusual heritage settings
  • Le Goeland Masque (police novel salon) in Penmarc’h – dates to be announced

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