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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Finistère

Douarnenez - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Finistère

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.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude48.0932280 (N 48° 5’ 36”)
Longitude-4.3286190 (W 4° 19’ 43”)
Surface area24.94 km²
Population15333 inhabitants
Density614 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureQuimper (26 km, 28 min)
Insee code29046
IntercommunalityCC Douarnenez Communauté

Nearest cities & towns

Kerlaz6.4 km (11 min)
Pouldergat6.5 km (12 min)
Le Juch7.2 km (11 min)
Poullan-sur-Mer8 km (11 min)
Locronan10.2 km (14 min)
Plonévez-Porzay10.6 km (15 min)
Confort-Meilars11 km (14 min)
Guiler-sur-Goyen11.9 km (19 min)
Gourlizon12 km (15 min)
Landudec12.1 km (16 min)
Plogonnec13.1 km (16 min)
Plonéis13.1 km (17 min)
Guengat13.1 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

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.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites
Performance halls

Events and festivities

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.


Wearing Rosmeur
Wearing Rosmeur
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Natural site Plomarc'h
Natural site Plomarc'h
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View Douarnenez
View Douarnenez
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The Ris beach
The Ris beach
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House Douarnenez
House Douarnenez
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The archaeological site
The archaeological site
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Sunday 30 august
Min. 11°C - Max. 24°C
Monday 31 august
Min. 11°C - Max. 19°C
Tuesday 1 september
Min. 9°C - Max. 20°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Outing or cruise in a live-in sailboat
Nature and the great outdoors89 € to 299 € Audierne (17.4 km)
Day trip in the Glénan archipelago
Nature and the great outdoors120 € Bénodet (28 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Fortifications Route
HikeIntermediate4h20Roscanvel (30 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals