You have five days to explore South Brittany. You're in for a treat!

Check out Lorient Bretagne Sud and the island of Groix! In central Brittany, don’t miss a visit to Le Faouët. To the east, discover the Golfe du Morbihan and Vannes.

Neighbouring south Finistère has some beautiful places to discovery such as Pont-Aven, Concarneau and Quimper. To the west, Bigouden Country and the Pointe du Raz reveal magnificent, wild landscapes.

Here are some ideas for day trips to discover the most beautiful corners of Southern Brittany.

Placeguen, vue panoramique de la vallée depuis les Montagnes Noires.

Two days in Lorient Bretagne Sud and the Island of Groix

In the morning, visit the site of Lorient La Base. Then have lunch on the promenade de Port-Maria in Larmor-Plage. In the afternoon, why not visit the village of Poul-Fetan in Quistinic for a trip back in time to the 19th century?

And above all… Don’t miss the unmissable: head for the island of Groix, this secret and unexpected island with its hidden treasures: wild landscapes of beaches and cliffs, coastal paths and sunken paths, small hamlets; Prepare to be surprised!

You will find many other ideas for unique experiences in Lorient Bretagne Sud…

Plage des Grands Sables à Groix, vue dus entier côtier.
© Thomas DEREGNIEAUX. Plage des Grands Sables à Groix.
Promenade de Port-Maria à Larmor-Plage.
© Thomas DEREGNIEAUX. Promenade de Port-Maria à Larmor-Plage.

A Day Out in Vannes

La Grande Plage de l'ïle aux Moines, vue aérienne.
©Yannick LE GAL-CRTB. La Grande Plage de l'ïle aux Moines.

Visit the town of Vannes, city of Art and History, 45 mn from Lorient. Discover its old centre, the oldest traces of which date back to the Middle Ages. We recommend a drink on the terrace overlooking the marina.

The Golfe du Morbihan is a pure marvel. One idea for an excursion: take the boat at Larmor-Baden, to go to the Ile aux Moines. Take advantage this short crossing to discover the landscape of the Golfe du Morbihan. There are plenty of oyster parks open for tastings. Savour the taste of the sea in these shellfish, sipping a glass of white wine, looking out over the Golfe…

A Day Out in Pont-Aven and Concarneau

La ville close de Concarneau.

On the way to Concarneau, stop off in Pont-Aven, a village that charmed Paul Gauguin. There are many art galleries to visit, especially from 15th April to 15th September. The Musée de Pont-Aven now has a beautiful exhibition about the painters of the Pont-Aven School.

Then on to Concarneau. Enjoy a wander through the medieval walled town! Fancy a dip? Head to the beaches of Trégunc or Névez.

La rivière de l'Aven au coeur de Pont-Aven.

Half-days in Quimper and Le Faouët

Maisons à colombages à Quimper.
©Catherine LE BAIL. Maisons à colombages à Quimper.

Half a day in Quimper

50 minutes from Lorient, the town of Quimper has some nice sights: the old town centre, Saint-Corentin’s cathedral, the musée des Beaux-Arts, the Breton departmental museum, and the banks of the Odet.

Further on, visit Locronan, a medieval village that has been used for several movie sets.

Visite du musée au Faouët.
© Alexandre LAMOUREUX - CRTB. Visite du musée au Faouët.

Half a day at Le Faouët

Head into central Brittany, to Le Faouët. Don’t miss the beautiful chapelle Sainte-Barbe, nestled below a green and stoney landscape. Not forgetting the Musée du Faouët and its paintings by famous Breton artists.

Push on to the Pointe du Raz

Falaises de la Pointe du Raz et au loin le Phare de la Vieille.

The Western Lighthouse!

Pass through Cornouaille and the town of Douarnenez, famous for its salty past, sardines and its museum port. If you still have some time left, push on to the pays Bigouden and the Pointe du Raz. Come rain, wind or shine, you will be amazed by the landscape and its cliffs!

Le Phare de la Vieille au large de la Pointe du Raz.
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