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Concarneau - Tourism in the Finistère

City of Art and History, Concarneau is famous for its large and very busy fishing port, very active, and its historic walled town. Built on a rocky island, this fortified town is a former military compound. Its ramparts, dating from the 13th century and restored by Vauban in the 17th century, are flanked with towers. The inside of the fortification, accessible by a small bridge, has pretty narrow streets lined with restaurants and tourist shops. The Fishing museum recounts the history and techniques of marine fishing.

In August, the Filets Bleus festival is an important occasion with music and dancing.

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City Close (© Jean Espirat)City Close (© Jean Espirat)
The City Close (© Jean Espirat)The City Close (© Jean Espirat)
Central Rue de la Ville Close (© Jean Espirat)Central Rue de la Ville Close (© Jean Espirat)
The port and dock views from the walled town (© Jean Espirat)The port and dock views from the walled town (© Jean Espirat)
Entrance to the City Close (© Jean Espirat)Entrance to the City Close (© Jean Espirat)
The fishing port (© Jean Espirat)The fishing port (© Jean Espirat)
bright colors of the harbor (© Jean Espirat)bright colors of the harbor (© Jean Espirat)
The quay walls seen (© Jean Espirat)The quay walls seen (© Jean Espirat)
The northern wall (© Jean Espirat)The northern wall (© Jean Espirat)
Concarneau (© Jean Espirat)Concarneau (© Jean Espirat)
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