Top things to do

Top Choice Historic Site in Concarneau

Ville Close (Walled City)

This special walled town, fortified in the 14th century and modified by the architect Vauban two centuries later, sits on a small island linked to place Jean Jaurès by a stone footbridge. Just past the citadel's clo…
Modern French in Concarneau

Le Flaveur

Le Flaveur is tucked temptingly away from the hustle and bustle down a quiet street near the harbour. Meals range from strictly local dishes through to broader French cuisine. The menu changes regularly so specific …
Museum in Concarneau

Musée de la Pêche

This excellent museum, just inside the main western gate of the Ville Close, delves into Concarneau's seafaring traditions using everything from archive film to scale models and vintage boats. You can even clamber a…
Ceramics in Concarneau

Atelier-Boutique Valérie Le Roux

This terrific shop is a delight, filled with hand-painted and glazed pottery bottles, bowls, tiles and all manner of other bright and colourful things in fresh, child-like patterns. What's on display is truly eye-ca…
Crêpes in Concarneau

Le Petit Chaperon Rouge

This cute and inviting crêperie enjoys a cosy setting and a bumper and enticing selection of savoury galettes and sweet crêpes.
Viewpoint in Concarneau

Pointe du Cabellou

Head southwest of town to this viewpoint poking into the sea, where you can discover the remains of an old 18th century fort.
Beach in Concarneau

Plage du Cabellou

About 7km south of town, this is decent spot for sunbathing and swimming, with views back to Concarneau.
Chateau in Concarneau

Château de Keriolet

This impressive building is an exquisite example of 19th-century architecture. Its intriguing Russian connections are revealed during a guided tour (visits are by tour only). The castle is a well-signed 3km drive no…
Beach in Concarneau

Plage des Sables Blancs

This lovely stretch of sand is around 1.5km northwest of town. There are lifeguards on duty in summer.