Église St-Ronan

Top choice in Finistère

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 pulpit that is a marvel to behold, carved and painted with scenes from the saint's life in Brittany. Ronan was an ascetic pilgrim from Ireland who established a hermitage in the woods here, around which the village eventually formed.

Also look out for the lovely statue of St Christophe (the patron saint of travellers), carrying the young Jesus on his shoulders.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Finistère attractions

1. Musée Municipal d'Art et d'Histoire

0.04 MILES

Situated next to the small town hall (off the main square near the church), this museum is largely dedicated to the history of the linen industry. It…

2. Musée des Beaux-Arts

8.58 MILES

The ground-floor rooms of the town's main art museum are home to 16th- to 20th-century European paintings, and upper levels include a room dedicated to…

3. Cathédrale St-Corentin

8.62 MILES

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…

4. Musée Départemental Breton

8.64 MILES

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

5. Statue of King Gradlon

11.38 MILES

Outside the wall of Église St-Pierre et St-Paul, on the corner of place de L'Église and rue de L'École, you will find this 3m-long statue of Breton legend…

6. Église St-Pierre et St-Paul

11.41 MILES

At the heart of Argol, this 1576 church – dedicated to St Peter and St Paul – was much enlarged in the late 17th century, while its bell tower dates to…

7. Maison du Cidre de Bretagne

12.63 MILES

This farm and working cider factory produces cider, apple juice and vinegar. A visit takes you from the orchard to production and, of course, you get a…

8. Ferme Apicole de Térénez

12.94 MILES

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…