Concarneau, town of art and history

CONCARNEAU, a coastal fortified town of art and history, enjoys a rich architectural and cultural heritage. Built in the 14th century on a small rocky island, the medieval walled Ville Close has shopping streets, squares and flower gardens. Concarneau has managed to preserve the treasures of its past – its ancient residences steeped in history, timber-frame houses and granite facades and gables are sure to stir your curiosity.

Sites to visit:

  • The large squares along the Pénéroff and Duquesne quays, with their spectacular maritime view.
  • The Marinarium, an exhibition dedicated to the importance of oceans and their extraordinary biodiversity
  • The Trinity Chapel
  • The Pointe du Cabellou, accessible with the Concarneau ferry, known as “the shortest cruise in the world”
  • The “Petit Train” tourist train for exploring Concarneau. A guided tour about the history of fishermen, the canning industry and painters.
  • The 1500m² Fishing Museum presents the history and the techniques of maritime fishers all over the world.
  • At the Château de Keriolet, five minutes away from the Ville Close, discover the unusual stories of the Russian Imperial Princess and her husband, Count Charles de Chauveau, as well as the story of the extraordinary Château itself, whose origins date back to the 15th century.
  • The medieval city of Locronan and its superb 15th-century church
  • The Glénan island archipelago, situated opposite the hotel, with its "Les Glénans" sailing school
  • The Odet, one of the most beautiful rivers in France

Beaches around the hotel

The Sables Blancs beach, at the doors of the hotel, is the biggest beach in the Concarneau bay. You will appreciate its peace and tranquillity, its fine sand and its clear water.

The Sables Blancs beach is patrolled every day of the week, from 2 July to 1 September, from 1pm to 7pm.
Two “Tiralo” amphibious beach wheelchairs are available from the lifeguards.

Our leisure activity recommendations


  • Boat renting :

Vent d'Ouest

Quai des Seychelles - 29900 Concarneau

Opportunity to pick you up on the Sables Blancs beach in front of the hotel.

Boat renting from a half a day, with or without skipper.

The chef will prepare a picnic basket for your excursion on request.

Ideal for exploring the islands of Glénan and even Odet,
and Aven rivers or simply the many coves of our coast.

Tél.+33(0)6 07 74 01 99

  • catamaraning, windsurfing, kayaking, rowing, and diving.
  • Visitors have the opportunity to embark on cabin cruisers leaving from Concarneau to discover the islands of Glénan, Odet and Aven rivers


  • Golf Club :

Le Golf de Cornouaille

Manoir du Mesmeur - 29940 La Forêt-Fouesnant

18-hole course, only 6 Km away.

Tél. +33(0)2 98 56 97 09  

Le Golf de L’Odet

Formule Golf - Golf de l'Odet - Clohars-Fouesnant - 29950 Bénodet  

18-hole, 72-par golf course compact 9-hole 27-par driving range, putting green and approach to green

Tél. +33(0)2 98 54 87 88  

Le Golf de Kerbernes

Route des Châteaux - 29700 Plomelin  

9-hole course, 3-par course, huge equipped driving range

Tél. +33(0)2 98 94 28 31  

Le Golf de l’Orangerie

Chemin de Lanniron - 29000 Quimper  

9-hole course, putting greens, driving range, bunkers and pitching range. Golf school, lessons and workshops.

Tél. +33(0)2 98 90 62 02  


  • Walks or Hiking, by foot or bicycles, the Concarneau hiking path offer a multitude of faces seaside or countryside, blue and green meet. 
                                Our hotel arranges bicycles, possible rental of one hour to one week.
                                 (supplied equipment: helmet, lock, baby seat) Booking at the hotel reception
  • Sporting Activity facing the sea with a private coach:
    • Yoga, Pilates, balloons gym, stroller gym, Nordic walking. Booking at the hotel reception. 

In the surrounding area

- QUIMPER, city of art and history, invites guests to discover its St Corentin square, the heart of this walled city, and its cathedral, one of the three oldest gothic cathedrals in Brittany. Next to the cathedral is the Palais des Evêques, which houses the Breton Departmental Museum. It is also thanks to the timber-frame houses, the charming Rue Kéréon and the "Terre aux Ducs" square, where you will find the principal cultural sites, that you will appreciate this surprising Breton city.

- Before its painters, PONT AVEN

was known for its windmills. Taking advantage of the ideal location along the Aven river, around fifteen windmills were built and worked continuously until the beginning of the 20th century. Known today as the “city of painters”, it served as inspiration for painters such as Gauguin and Bernard, but also for writers such as Coppée, Brizeux and especially Xavier Grall, as well as the famous bard Botrel, who lived there until his death in 1925.

- LORIENT:  On the coast, the little Gâvres sea and the Ile de Groix are just some examples of the unmissable treasures of this city. In the countryside, the verdant valleys of the Blavet, Scorff and Laïta rivers have a wide range of nature activities on offer. When it comes to culture, discover Hennebont, Pont-Scorff and Port-Louis, two towns with unique characters and a village of craftsmen, which will delight visitors with the talent and passion on display. The city also hosts the Festival Interceltique every year in August, where artists from the Celtic world come together to perform.

-"La Pointe du Raz" and the Ile de Sein are also worth a visit. During the summer season, some legendary festivals take place in our region 

Festival des Filets Bleus in Concarneau, Festival des Vieilles Charrues in Carhaix in Carhaix, Festival de Cornouaille (“Cornwall Festival”) in Quimper and Festival Interceltique de Lorient.