Explore the area during your stay at Locouarn campsite
Locouarn campsite located in Clohars-Carnoët in Finistère near Guidel is the ideal base from which to explore the numerous sites steeped in history and beauty.
Ideally located on the border of the Morbihan and Finistère departments, Locouarn campsite is the ideal place to enjoy a relaxing break close to nature. Here you will find a few suggestions of places to visit, just a few examples of the unique charm of southern Brittany !
Our delightful region is brimming with nature and history, quaint harbours, landscapes and legends, buzzing towns and idyllic picture-postcard islands.
Clohars-Carnoët is a small town located near Lorient in the district of Quimperlé and has a population of 4300. It is a very pretty town boasting numerous shops and restaurants as well as a market every Saturday morning where you can discover the local specialities.
The Laïta river runs alongside the east of Clohars-Carnoët and is the border between the Finistère and Morbihan departments. Clohars Carnoët is linked to the Morbihan by Saint-Maurice bridge. The pretty town includes the Pouldu coastal resort as well as Doëlan harbour and several beaches.
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Doëlan harbour : an unparalleled tourist site
Doëlan harbour in Clohars-Carnoët is a definite must-visit during your stay in Brittany. It is without a doubt one of the prettiest harbours in Brittany.
Nestled between orchards and valleys, this pretty town consists of traditional stone and thatched houses, some of which are still lived in by famous authors and writers.
A white and green lighthouse sits on the left bank above the slipway as well as the “pink” house, where the “Capitaine Cook” cannery once stood. On the right bank, watched over by a red and white lighthouse, you can watch the fishing boats come in with their fresh catch which is then served in the local restaurants.
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Concarneau : the blue town
Concarneau, known as the « blue town » is a picture-postcard town located 30 kilometres from the campsite. It is the largest tuna port in Europe and the third largest for fresh fish. The early morning fish auction is a spectacular sight and popular with tourists.
You’ll soon fall in love with the quaint « ville close » (walled town) and impressive forfifications located right in the centre of the town. When visiting this islet measuring 350 metres long and 100 metres wide, you’ll come across the splendid belfry and sundial. Within the walls, the streets are lined with pretty houses, a fishing museum, a fountain at Place Saint-Guénolé as well as all sorts of shops and boutiques to buy your souvenirs.
Concarneau is one of the most visited sites in Brittany and we strongly recommend you visit in the morning. Click here for further information on Concarneau.
Pont-Aven : the village of artists
Your holiday at Locouarn campsite would not be complete without a trip to Pont-Aven. This famous village of artists owes its fame to its school of artists founded by Gauguin. Whilst you are visiting this arty village, you can visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts, a museum listed by « Musée de France ». Here, you will find no less than 850 works of art displayed at its permanent exhibition and three temporary annual exhibitions.
If you take a stroll along the banks of the Aven and across its many footbridges you will understand why it was such an inspiration to so many artists.
One of the loveliest walks in the area is the Promenade Xavier Grall which takes you from one bank to the other along secret footpaths. You will come across several wash houses, millraces and sluice gates. And of course, your visit would not be complete without tasting the famous galettes or other biscuits from the « Biscuiterie Traou Mad».
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Lorient : a town steeped in history
Lorient was founded in the 17th century but was nearly entirely destroyed during the Second World War. This « five port city » has fragments of world history intermingled with its heritage and landscapes.
Lorient is also renowned for its fishing port (the second largest in France) and the quayside and fish auctions are a hive of activity every morning. Also worth a visit is the « City de la Voile Eric Tabarly » (sailing world) located on the former submarine base. This interactive museum will plunge you into the sailing world and you can also admire Eric Tabarly’s famous « Pen Duick » yacht.
If you are in the area in August, don’t miss the Interceltic festival, when the streets fill with Celts from all over the world and the town is buzzing with music, warmth and friendliness.
Larmor Plage, a small coastal town with fabulous beaches and a pretty harbour, is located a few kilometres from Lorient. Also worth a visit, Hennebont and Port-Louis, two towns of character steeped in history.
Discover Groix and its unique beach
From Lorient, set sail to the beautiful island of Groix, the second largest island in Brittany (8 km long and 3 km wide).
The ferry crossing to this beautiful island takes 45 minutes. The island is comprised of a plateau and numerous small valleys, much appreciated by sports enthusiasts for its steep climbs.
You can relax on the island’s unique beach, « Plage des Grands Sables » the only convex beach in Europe. Another remarkable feature is the blend of colours of the sand on this huge stretch of beach : garnet red streaks can be spotted in the white sand. Also discover the wild landscapes, pretty fishing harbours and small coves.
Douarnenez : historic town of sardines
According to the legend, Douarnenez, located an hour from Locouarn campsite, sprung from the mythical city of Ys. Once you have soaked up the atmosphere of the bustling quaysides you can take a stroll along the narrow streets lined with craft workshops and fishermen’s cottages. Douarnenez is brimming with fabulous sites like the footpath at Ploumarc’h, its stunning bay and sandy beaches. At low tide, you can reach the isle of Tristan and enjoy a guided tour.
You can also explore a beautiful botanic garden, orchards, relics of fortifications and even a princess’ house. Or why not visit the maritime museum Port-Musée and its splendid boats at anchor. Centred around the sardine industry until the 1980s, « Douarn », as it is known by its inhabitants, managed to develop other industries but has maintained its charm of yesteryear.
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Pointe du Raz : a stunning natural site
Pointe du Raz, France’s equivalent to Land’s End, is a definite must-see during your stay at our 2-star campsite. A listed « grand site de France », the cliffs at Pointe du Raz stand 70 metres tall. Sculpted by the ocean and the wind, the cliffs face the square-shaped lighthouse « Phare de la Vieille ». First lit in 1887, it was inhabited up until 1995, the year in which it was automated.
You can also see Ile de Sein and Armen lighthouse on a clear day. A walk along the clifftops is a definite must whilst you are visiting the site. You can walk from Pointe de Millier to Beuzec and Brézellec and admire the breathtaking view over Cap de la Chèvre, the southernmost point of the Crozon peninsula.
This stunning site, feared by the most experienced sailors, is, thanks to its preservation since 1996, home to a multitude of birds such as the famous black-headed gull, guillemots and northern fulmars. For a better view, telescopes and binoculars are available on site.
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