Between Douarnenez and Pointe du Raz, in the heart of Cape Sizun, between sea and river Mahalon offers a unique approach to the rural world. Mahalon unfolds according to its trails, mills and ponds, mansions and chapels, woods and meadows, clavaires, fountains and mills.
Green resort, flowered village (national label), it offers many activities: leisure (free entrance), playground Breton, discovery skills, outdoor activities, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, animations regular (Flower Festival, Festival of the Hydrangea, the Rando-Health and the famous world championship race rollaway beds which publicized the town).
Mahalon (900 residents, mahalonnais) is a rural community-oriented agricultural base (thirty farms, dairy and swine production). The town is booming (population increase of 8% over the past five years).
Local gastronomic specialty is kouing Fatty, a cake dough (different from kouing amann) that made the reputation of Mahalon. It is now made year round.
Church of Saint-Magloire: the Romanesque period. It houses one of the first monuments of the Renaissance in Britain. Embedded in the north aisle wall, a "enfeu" (niche) welcomes the 16th century monument. This enfeu was walled, probably during the Revolution and was found quite by chance during restoration of the church in 1911.
Chapelle Saint-Pierre: a religious building of the 16th century.
Poulguidou Pond (35 acres), "a remarkable link in the floristic and ecological chain linking wetlands and coastlines to those inside." Botanical and ornithological richness of the site is attested by the presence of rare and protected species: drosera rotundifolia and intermedia (two carnivorous plants), the summer spirante (orchid) butterwort Portugal rhyucaspore white, whorled illicèbre for plant species grebe grebes, terns, herons, egrets gazettzs among other birds.
Valley Goyen Mahalon village is located on the hillside of the valley Goyen River, which rises on the plateau Ploneis to throw into the sea Audierne. 35 km, the river winds through woods and meadows, in the heart of unspoilt nature. Deep valley, it becomes ria between green banks from Pont-Croix: Goyen then expands to become high tide a small inland sea.
Valley of Frout and six mills.
Leisure: green leisure 2 ha in the village including children's playground, picnic area, traditional games space Britain, floral space (collections of camellias and roses).
The third weekend of July: Festival of Hydrangea. Exhibition of more than 350 varieties of hydrangeas, a plant-symbol of Britain. Floral art. Gardening workshops.
July 14: Unusual Festival. World Championship race rollaway beds. Challenge Finistère racing karts. Records strange to beat world. Street entertainment. Country dining. Concert. Hoedown.
The first weekend of September: Rando-Health (hiking, cycling, mountain biking). 2000 participants. Carrefour Health (exhibitions, conferences). Healthy food workshops. Musical entertainment. Kids entertainment.
"The Paths of discovery" theme tourist operation (July-August), the "Travel Discoveries" combine technical visits (cider, farms, artisan bakery, horse farm) and outdoor activities (hiking and biking tours , introduction to traditional games of Britain, introduction to river fishing) offering a daily activity 7 days 7.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
La Pointe du Raz, Grand Site de France.
La Pointe du Van.
Pont-Croix, a small town character.
The Mill at Keriolet Beuzec or training.
The fishing port of Poulgoazec.
The prehistoric site of Menez-Dregan in Plouhinec.
The Ports-shelters Cape Sizun.
The Port of Douarnenez Museum.
The Country Bigouden.
Locronan, one of the most beautiful villages of France.