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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Finistère

Mahalon - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Finistère

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.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude48.0349790 (N 48° 2’ 6”)
Longitude-4.4362380 (W 4° 26’ 10”)
AltitudeFrom 2m to 101m
Surface area21.39 km²
Population942 inhabitants
Density44 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureQuimper (36 km, 38 min)
Insee code29143
IntercommunalityCC Cap Sizun - Pointe du Raz

Nearest cities & towns

Confort-Meilars2 km (3 min)
Plozévet5.5 km (9 min)
Plouhinec5.6 km (9 min)
Poullan-sur-Mer5.9 km (10 min)
Guiler-sur-Goyen6.8 km (10 min)
Pont-Croix7.7 km (9 min)
Beuzec-Cap-Sizun10.1 km (12 min)
Pouldergat10.2 km (11 min)
Tréboul12.7 km (16 min)
Audierne12.7 km (15 min)
Pouldreuzic12.7 km (18 min)
Douarnenez13.1 km (17 min)
Landudec14.4 km (15 min)
Esquibien15.6 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities


The church of Saint-Magloire
The church of Saint-Magloire
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Rando Health
Rando Health
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Festival of the unusual
Festival of the unusual
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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 (7.7 km)
Ride and fishing in the Iroise Sea
Nature and the great outdoors28 € to 96 € Douarnenez (10 km)
Day trip in the Glénan archipelago
Nature and the great outdoors120 € Bénodet (29 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Fortifications Route
HikeIntermediate4h20Roscanvel (32 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals