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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Mahalon
Insee code29143
AltitudeFrom 2 to 101 meters
Surface21.39 km²
Population934 inhabitants
Density43 inhabitants/km²


National labelsConfort-Meilars at 2 km (3 min)
Chief townQuimper (at 36 km, 38 min)Plozévet at 5.5 km (9 min)
DepartmentFinistèrePlouhinec at 5.6 km (9 min)
RegionBrittanySearch another town


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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).
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Natural sitesPond of Poulguidou


  • 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.


  • La Pointe du Raz, Grand Site de France.
  • La Pointe du Van.
  • Audierne resort.
  • 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.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Outing or cruise in a live-in sailboatNature and the outdoorsFrom 55 € to 335 €Audierne (7.7 km)

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The church of Saint-MagloireThe church of Saint-Magloire
Rando HealthRando Health
Festival of the unusualFestival of the unusual



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Monday 20 October
Min. 11°C - Max. 16°C
Tuesday 21 October
Min. 9°C - Max. 17°C
Wednesday 22 October
Min. 8°C - Max. 16°C


French cuisine restaurantLe Goyen  
FINISTÈRE DREAM - A Hotel-Restaurant staring the Audierne bay and estuary, a beautiful house with blue glass balconies and terraces: you are Goyen. Let yourself be drunk by the sea...
Located 7.6 km from Mahalon40 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantL'Armor  
Douarnenez MANAGEMENT - At the bottom of one of the most beautiful bays in Brittany... 100m from the sea is a little slice of heaven and the promise of an unforgettable dining experience:...
Located 9.8 km from Mahalon23 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Bigorneau Amoureux  
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 10.3 km from Mahalon21 € per person 

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Villa with 5 bedroomsVilla leshortensias    
Villa the hydrangeas wishes you bienvenue, située with 800 m of the centre town of bridge-Cross and to 5mn of the sea on the circuit of the point of the strong current de la point of...
Located 3.6 km from MahalonFrom 65 € to 80 € the double room 
Manor house with 4 bedroomsManoir de suguensou    
House middle-class of family of the 19th century, located in full shift at 1.5 km of the sea, restored by its owner. Large raised garden. Roomy and luminous rooms with privative bathroom...
Located 7.4 km from MahalonFrom 60 € to 65 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsLe Vent Solaire    
At the heart of the Bay of Audierne, 4 spacious bedrooms open onto the garden. Halfway between Raz and Penmarc'H. Sea two kilometers. Table breakfasts around products inshore fishing...
Located 8.9 km from Mahalon60 € the double room 

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House for 4 personsMaison de plain-pied à Douarnenez Trébou
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 9.2 km from MahalonFrom 280 € to 650 € per week 
House for 8 personsGîte 2-8 personnes - 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 9.7 km from MahalonFrom 390 € to 800 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsResidence Ker Ar Moor plage de kervel  
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 14.6 km from MahalonFrom 300 € to 570 € per week 

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197 places over 17 haDomaine de bel air    
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 7.7 km from MahalonFrom 17 € to 34 € per day 
120 places over 3 haCamping Indigo 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 9.5 km from Mahalon 
100 places over 2,5 haCamping L'Armorique ****    
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 22 km from MahalonFrom 14.28 € to 21.38 € per day 

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Résidence Néméa Le Domaine de la Baie - Hotel in MahalonRésidence Néméa Le Domaine de la Baie     
Offering an outdoor swimming pool and an indoor swimming pool, as well as a fitness room, sauna, hammam and hot tube, Résidence Néméa Le Domaine de la Baie offers holiday houses just...
Located 7.5 km from MahalonRoom from 41 €
Hôtel Le Goyen - Hotel in MahalonHôtel Le Goyen     
This hotel is located right on the Baie d’Audierne in the Finistère region of Brittany. It offers rooms with balconies with panoramic views of the bay. The guestrooms at the Hotel Le...
Located 7.6 km from MahalonRoom from 73 €
Résidence Pierre & Vacances Le Phare de Trescadec - Hotel in MahalonRésidence Pierre & Vacances Le Phare de Trescadec     
This Résidence Pierre & Vacances is located just 300 meters from the beach and features a heated outdoor pool. It offers apartments with private loggias with views of the Brittany coast....
Located 8.1 km from Mahalon

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Logis Hotel Center
Near the city centre, Logis Hotel Center offers a fitness room, a bar and a restaurant. Room service, Canal+ and Wi-Fi access in the entire hotel are provided...
Hôtel Le Continental
This Art-Deco style hotel is located in the centre of Brest, with a short walk to the TGV station and Palais des Congres,...
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