Must see attractions in Finistère

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    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…

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    Cairn of Barnenez

    This enormous ancient series of hilltop tombs is set spectacularly overlooking the Bay of Morlaix, on the edge of the modern-day village of Plouezoc'h,…

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    Église St-Ronan

    At the core of Locronan, this beautiful and very sacred church dates from the 15th century. It contains the tomb of St Ronan, as well as a green wooden…

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    Pointe de Pen-Hir

    Three kilometres southwest of Camaret, this spectacular and sublime headland is bounded by steep, sheer sea cliffs. On a peninsula known for its…

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    Église Notre Dame de Kroaz-Batz

    With its spectacular Renaissance belfry rising above the flat landscape, the most arresting sight in Roscoff is this unique church at the heart of the old…

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    Musée Départemental Breton

    Beside the Cathédrale St-Corentin, recessed behind a magnificent stone courtyard, this superb museum over several floors showcases Breton history,…

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    Pointe du Raz

    Few places in France can match Pointe du Raz for its coastal splendour: on every side gorse-cloaked cliffs plummet to the waves 70m below, gulls trace…

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    Cap de la Chèvre

    The peninsula's most southerly point, Cap de la Chèvre is 8km south of Morgat, and offers stupendous panoramas of the Baie de Douarnenez and the Pointe du…

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    Île Molène

    Scarcely 1km across, Île Molène feels even more remote than its neighbour Île d'Ouessant. It's carless, virtually treeless, home to a declining population…

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    Ferme Apicole de Térénez

    This intriguing place, 8km west of Le Faou on the D791, is abuzz with live bees that you can view in its honey museum. Depending on the season, you might…

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    Cathédrale St-Corentin

    At the centre of the city rises Quimper's dramatic Gothic cathedral, with its distinctive dip in the middle where it was built to conform to the land. It…

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    Océanopolis

    If you've kids in tow, bring them here. Much more than just an aquarium, this enormous 'aquatic world' is divided into three pavilions containing polar,…

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    Musée des Phares et des Balises

    The black-and-white-striped Phare de Créac'h is one of the world's most powerful lighthouses. Beaming two white flashes every 10 seconds and visible for…

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    Musée de la Marine

    Get to grips with Brest's maritime military history and briny past at this museum housed within the fortified 13th-century Château de Brest, built to…

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    Château du Taureau

    Sail out to this amazing petite prison-fortress constructed in the 16th century by Vauban, on a small islet in the Bay of Morlaix. Most departures are…

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    Écomusée d'Ouessant

    Two traditional local houses make up this small but rewarding ecomuseum. One re-creates a traditional homestead, furnished like a ship's cabin, with…

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    Musée de l'Ancienne Abbaye

    The village is home to the ruined Benedictine Abbaye St-Guenolé (only the foundations remain). The abbey museum records the history of the settlement,…

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    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…

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    Musée de Pont-Aven

    For informative insights into the town's place in art history, stop by this well-organised and well-presented museum. Gallery size has doubled in recent…