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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Finistère

Breton town, Landivisiau is in the Finistere department, about twenty kilometers from Brest. This old historic capital of the Breton horse is named after Breton Lann which means hermitage, as well as Thivisiau saint. The town would have a monastery of the Middle Ages that lasted until the French Revolution.

Ideally located and turned to tourism, the city of Landivisiau present to all its visitors a pleasant face and resolutely turned towards traditions. Different sites bear witness to the history of the town and its typical Breton architecture. It was formerly oriented textile industry and tanneries. The latter was recently replaced by the preparation of smoked salmon dishes that will delight the most discerning palate.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude48.5101310 (N 48° 30’ 36”)
Longitude-4.0732650 (W 4° 4’ 24”)
AltitudeFrom 32m to 126m
Surface area18.99 km²
Population9507 inhabitants
Density500 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureQuimper (73 km, 1h04)
Insee code29105
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Landivisiau

Nearest cities & towns

Lampaul-Guimiliau3.8 km (8 min)
Bodilis5.3 km (7 min)
Plougourvest5.7 km (9 min)
Loc-Eguiner6.6 km (9 min)
Saint-Servais6.8 km (8 min)
Guimiliau7.2 km (12 min)
Locmélar8.1 km (10 min)
Plougar8.9 km (12 min)
Plouvorn9.3 km (11 min)
Saint-Thégonnec-Loc-Eguiner9.9 km (11 min)
Saint-Sauveur9.9 km (14 min)
Lanneuffret10.7 km (11 min)
Guiclan10.7 km (12 min)
Plouzévédé10.9 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

Charming and very nice, the city of Landivisiau presents some particularly interesting sights.

Jewel City Landivisiau, St. Thivisiau fountain is an architectural wonder. It presents no less than ten stone panels carved panels representing as angels, the Holy Trinity, monks or a pilgrim. Not far away, wash houses reflect the ancient traditions of the town.

The religious heritage of Landivisiau also worth a visit with Saint Thivisiau church or the Chapel of St. Anne dating from the early seventeenth century.

Reconstructed as a cultural space, the mansion Créac'h Kelen is an architectural beauty.

Places of interest

Information points
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Landivisiau The market is held on Wednesdays throughout the day.

In September, the city hosts the carnival of Saint-Mathieu with many events.

In November, the festival Me the Words is an opportunity to honor the poetry in all its forms.


Wednesday 26 october
Min. 16°C - Max. 16°C
Thursday 27 october
Min. 17°C - Max. 17°C
Friday 28 october
Min. 17°C - Max. 17°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Goémoniers Circuit
HikeEasy2h00Plouescat (20 km)
The Fortifications Route
HikeIntermediate4h20Roscanvel (41 km)
Locarn Moors and Corong Gorges
HikeEasy1h00Locarn (52 km)
Traouïéro Valley
HikeIntermediate2h30Trégastel (53 km)
Ploumanac'h Natural Site
HikeEasy3h00Perros-Guirec (57 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals