Douarnenez

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TownDouarnenez
Insee code29046
Postcode29100
Latitude48.0932280
Longitude-4.3286190
AltitudeFrom 0 to 86 meters
Surface24.94 km²
Population15402 inhabitants
Density617 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelKerlaz at 6.4 km (11 min)
Chief townQuimper (at 26 km, 28 min)Pouldergat at 6.5 km (12 min)
DepartmentFinistèreLe Juch at 7.2 km (11 min)
RegionBrittanySearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Douarnenez .... In French: "Earth Island".

City Douarnenez result of the merger in 1945 of common Douarnenez ("Douarnenez-center"), Tréboul, and Ploaré Pouldavid become today the districts of Grand-Douarnenez.

The origin of Douarnenez itself goes back much further.

Douarnenez, well known for its fish canneries, is much less for its Gallo-Roman. Nevertheless, both stories have in common a major player: the sardine. The path of the sardine, circuit path, was designed to share with you this unique history.

Douarnenez this, firstly, a picturesque urban heritage consists of former canning factory owners of houses, families of fishermen and workers of Sardinerie. On the other hand, seaside villas, the largest to the smallest, dot the neighborhood Tréboul.


SIGHTSEEING

Wearing Rosmeur.

Port Museum: With almost 250 boats entered in its records, the port-museum has Douarnenez the first French collection of traditional boats. 5000 objects complete the fund motors, sails, nets, packing machines, tables ... Presentation of the museum's collection that highlights the universal maritime expertise. From fishing to boating, Brittany and European shores to those of Africa or the Pacific, the museum presents a thirty-sized boats and hundreds of objects. Traditions such as the modernization of coastal navigation are illustrated by the collection. The famous fish-canning business is represented in a new space.

The path of sardines: The path of the sardine is a two hour walk around to discover Douarnenez and its history.

Tristan Island is an island not far from Douarnenez, owned by the Conservatoire du Littoral. It is an island classified, accessible at low tide (banned unaccompanied, please check). In a roundabout way, the island reveals its secrets: the height of Napoleon III, the former canning factory, the house master of the family Richepin the terrible stories of Guy de La Fontenelle Eder ...

The natural site of Plomarc'h: Pleasant Parkway between sea and countryside with panoramic views over the bay of Douarnenez. Playground for children, traditional Breton village and educational farm.

The archaeological site: Free access and within walking distance of the coastal path Plomarc'h. The archaeological site of Douarnenez is one of the most important industrial sites Gallo-Roman Northern Europe. The Romans were making "garum," condiment made from fish.

The Coastal Trail White Rocks: From the marina, which hosts numerous sailing competitions, the road to waterfront provides access to different beaches Tréboul. The bay view is remarkable. The water is exceptional for water activities is still driven by the sailing school.

The Spa: Relaxation and wellness.

Boating: boat trips, water sports: catamaran, dinghy sailing, kayaking, windsurfing.

Horseback riding: ride and internship ...

Art Gallery: Exhibition of artists.

Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Douarnenez
Information pointsTourist Office of Douarnenez
Leisure centresBeach Saint-Jean,   Beach of Pors Cad,   Beach of the Dames,   Beach of the Ris,   Beach of the Sables Blanc,   Marina of Tréboul,   Museum Le Port-Musée
MonumentsChurch Saint-Herlé de Ploaré,   Lighthouse of L'Île Tristan
Performance hallsFestival Hall of Douarnenez
Natural sitesHeadland of Leydé,   Island Tristan

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

The large market town on the marina Tréboul every Wednesday and Saturday morning.

The maritime festivals: collection of old rigs in July.

The celebration of seagulls: Breton traditional festival to August 15.

The film festival in late August.


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Outing or cruise in a live-in sailboatNature and the outdoorsFrom 55 € to 335 €Audierne (17.4 km)

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PHOTOS

Wearing RosmeurWearing Rosmeur
 
Natural site Plomarc'hNatural site Plomarc'h
View DouarnenezView Douarnenez
 
The Ris beachThe Ris beach
House DouarnenezHouse Douarnenez
 
The archaeological siteThe archaeological site
TréboulTréboul
  

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WEATHER

Wednesday 26 November
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Min. 3°C - Max. 11°C
Thursday 27 November
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Min. 2°C - Max. 13°C
Friday 28 November
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Min. 15°C - Max. 16°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLa Parenteizh   NEW
Douarnenez
CUISINE TRADITIONNELLE – Rendez-vous au restaurant La Parenteizh à Douarnenez. Adeptes du fait maison, Michel CERDA vous y accueillent chaleureusement et proposent une carte alléchante....
Located in Douarnenez27 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Clos de Vallombreuse  
8.8
Douarnenez
With a wonderful view over the Bay of Douarnenez, just after a large park with swimming pool facing the sea, Le Clos de Vallombreuse opens its doors. Enjoy the refined decor and calm...
Located in Douarnenez42 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Bigorneau Amoureux  
8.1
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Douarnenez
BRETON - Douarnenez, Brittany Le Bigorneau Amoureux welcomes you in an exceptional setting. Seashores, direct access to the beach Des Dames and a breathtaking view awaits you: the stage...
Located in Douarnenez21 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Farm with 5 bedroomsGîtes Chambres d'Hôtes de charme Lanevry    
9.7
Kerlaz
First Prize in the floral department Finistere in 2000 and 3rd in 2009 and again in 2010 the first...  In the late 60's Henry and Henrietta farmer, a pioneer in moving to rural tourism...
Located 3.2 km from DouarnenezFrom 65 € to 76 € the double room 
Apartment with 4 bedroomsLanevry vue sur mer    
9.5
Kerlaz
Discover the charms of the country facing the sea bed and breakfast on dairy farm 4bedroom three sea view breakfast on the veranda.
Located 3.3 km from DouarnenezFrom 50 € to 55 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsChambres d'hôtes de Kerioret Izella    
9.7
Kerlaz
Halfway between the Pointe du Raz and Crozon peninsula, near Douarnenez and Locronan, Kerioret Izella is a former farmhouse situated in a quiet, rural and 800 m from the beach. Our...
Located 3.9 km from Douarnenez55 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 4 personsMaison de plain-pied à Douarnenez Trébou
Douarnenez
Detached house on one level, non-family, on fenced grounds of 500 m² with lawn, in a very quiet residential area. 2 bedrooms (1 bed 2 seats 2 beds 1 place). General Gas heating, fireplace,...
Located in DouarnenezFrom 280 € to 650 € per week 
House for 8 personsGîte 2-8 personnes - Douarnenez  
10
Douarnenez
Mansion located in a farmhouse (not evaluated) within 5 km from the sea and the city center of Douarnenez. Independent, not overlooked, it is an ideal haven for lovers of tranquility....
Located in DouarnenezFrom 390 € to 800 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsResidence Ker Ar Moor plage de kervel  
10
Plonévez-Porzay
Located 50 m from the beach Kervel, panoramic view over the bay of Douarnenez. Apartments from 2 to 5 people. The perfect place for a holiday by the seahttp: http://douarnenez-baie...
Located 4.4 km from DouarnenezFrom 300 € to 570 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
120 places over 3 haCamping Indigo Douarnenez  
Douarnenez
Douarnenez Indigo Campsite**, renovated in 2012, is located in Brittany, in the Finistère Sud region, 500 m from the Sables Blancs beach and the Roches Blanches coastal path. The campsite...
Located in Douarnenez 
197 places over 17 haDomaine de bel air    
8.4
Landudec
The Domaine de Bel Air has just received a fifth star. The Estate welcomes you to a site of 17 hectares exceptionally green and flowered at 9 km from the beaches. Camping decorated...
Located 11.3 km from DouarnenezFrom 17 € to 34 € per day 
100 places over 2,5 haCamping L'Armorique ****    
9.4
Telgruc-sur-Mer
Family Camping **** 800 m from the beach. Our aquatic area heated to 27 ° with pool, splash pool, slide, and solarium offers panoramic views over the bay of Douarnenez ! Children's...
Located 15 km from DouarnenezFrom 14.28 € to 21.38 € per day 

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HOTELS

Hotel Best Western Thalasstonic & Spa - Hotel in DouarnenezHotel Best Western Thalasstonic & Spa     
7.9
Douarnenez
Set only a few steps from the beach of White Sands, the Best Western Thalasstonic features a restaurant, lounge bar with fireplace and game library. Its spacious rooms come with free...
Located in DouarnenezRoom from 53 €
Résidence Spa - Le Lochmer - Hotel in DouarnenezRésidence Spa - Le Lochmer    
7.5
Douarnenez
Located in the Finistere department, right next to Saint-Jean beach, this residence offers apartments with kitchenette overlooking the sea. Guests have free access to the wellness centre,...
Located in DouarnenezRoom from 38 €
Pierre & Vacances Premium Le Coteau et la Mer - Hotel in DouarnenezPierre & Vacances Premium Le Coteau et la Mer     
8.5
Douarnenez
Résidence Pierre & Vacances Le Coteau et la Mer is situated in heart of Tréboul’s residential area. It offers direct access to the beach and features a heated indoor swimming pool....
Located in DouarnenezRoom from 45 €

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Appart’Hotel Spa de Rockroum
This residence is located 150 meters from the Thalassotherapy centre and the beautiful Rockroum beach. It offers studios and 1-bedroom apartments with...
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