Finally, you have reached the end of the earth, welcome in Finistère! "Degemer mat e Penn Ar Bed !" in the Breton language.
Finistère, the western part of Brittany, has always jealously taken care of its natural and cultural heritage. The areas scenic beauty is really worth the trip!
In addition, the local people will warmly welcome you, just to make you feel like at home. They will promptly invite you to share their lifestyle and well-anchored traditions.
For recreation, the region offers a large range of activities. You will certainly find something to suit your taste in the variety of available fields such as sport, discovery, gastronomy, culture and many more.
Here are some ideas to brighten up you stay:
Thrill and fun guaranteed, for all ages, with the full range of water sports available:
- Optimist sailing
- Catamaran sailing
- Sand yachting
- Deep-sea diving
Nautisme en Pays d'Iroise (Nautism in Pays d'Iroise)
Good opportunities to take breaths of fresh air and to make the most of a remarkable environment:
- Mountain biking
►Nature and Discovery
There are numerous ways to discover the beauty of the region: on foot, by bike or on horseback. Walkers and hikers will enjoy the many waymarked footpaths.
Traditions and sea products are well represented in the local gastronomy. At the market, at the grocery or at the restaurant, don't hesitate and opt for the regional products:
- Charcuterie (andouille sausage, ham, terrines, pâtés, etc.)
- Fruits and vegetables (strawberries, tomatoes, artichoke, etc.)
- Fishes and seafood (crab, lobster, langoustines, oysters, etc.)
- Cakes and biscuits (kouign amann (1), galettes bretonnes, etc.)
- Drinks (chouchenn (2), cider, beer, etc.)
- Breton pancakes (buckwheat crepe, wheat flour crepe, etc.)
- Kig ha farz (3)
- Far breton (4)
(1) Sweet buttery pastry.
(2) Drink made from fermented honey.
(3) Batter made of flour, eggs and milk and put in a cloth bag, then cooked in a pot-au-feu. It is generally eaten with streaky bacon.
(4) Kind of custard flan filled with prunes or raisins.
Visit our markets!
You will easily find a variety of local products at the Ploudalmézeau's Market on Fridays or at the Saint-Renan's Market on Saturdays.
►Local Festivals and Fetes
The Bretons like to celebrate their history and for that reason organize many festivals during all seasons.
- Fest-noz (traditional Breton music and dance)
- Noce bretonne (traditional wedding every 15th August in Brélès)
- Celtic festivals
- Sea festivals
- Farm festivals
- Pardons (religious celebration)
A lot of fun and amazing discoveries for all family.
In summertime, you can laze on the fine and white sand of one of the many beaches in the region; there are never overcrowded and bring delight to the children.