Labelled City and Country of Art and History, Concarneau has preserved some old houses combining timber-framed walls and granite gables. Its development is linked to the peak of tuna and sardine fishing, which generated up to thirty canning factories. Trawlers still perpetuate this tradition, bringing back fresh fish and shellfish every day. To be enjoyed in the restaurants near the quays and the Place Saint-Guénolé, decorated with the picturesque crocodile fountain.
Large sandy beaches or more intimate coves decorate the rocky ledge of this seaside resort, appreciated by generations of holidaymakers. From the pontoons, not far from the fish market and the Walled City, you can also sail to the Glénan archipelago or the wild tip of Beg Meil, near Fouesnant. There is also a wide range of water sports and quiet walks and bike rides in the immediate vicinity. In the heart of the oldest scientific marine station in the world, the Marinarium finally allows you to understand the treasures and challenges of the seabed, with films, aquariums, a touch pool and a fun and interactive trail.
Campsites near Concarneau
Discover Concarneau during your camping holidays. You are spoilt for choice with 5 different sites for all budgets. Our favourite is the Le Cabellou Plage campsite ***** with a very high level of comfort and services from June to September around a huge aquatic complex. On the seafront, there are more than 200 pitches and nearly 150 cottages to rent.
From April to October, you can also stay at the Les Sables Blancs campsite **** near the beach with almost 200 rentals and pitches, a heated swimming pool. Also on the waterfront, the campsite Les Prés Verts aux 4 Sardines *** has about 10 rental units and about 150 pitches. The Lochrist campsite ** offers a hundred pitches and ten mobile homes under the shade of its orchard. Finally, the Moulin d'Aurore Campsite **, between the sea and the Porzou woods, has almost 200 pitches and ten or so rental units.
The Walled City
In the middle of the harbours, this astonishing little fortified town is accessible by a drawbridge or a small electric ferry. Surrounded by nine towers and thick panoramic granite ramparts, its foundation dates back to the 13th century. Discover an extraordinary destiny at the Maison du Patrimoine, housed in the former governor's fiefdom. As is the museum dedicated to local fishing, which is rich in models and typical objects.
The castle of Keriolet
Perched not far from the Moros Bridge and the shipyards, this vast neo-gothic building, surrounded by a superb wooded park, has long been the property of the Russian imperial family. Inside, you can admire the style and decoration of the armoury and guardrooms, the crypt, the living room, the dining room and the tiled kitchen.