Quimper, the capital of the “department” of Finistère, is a thousand-year-old city recognised for its artistic and historic significance through the label “Ville d’Art et d’Histoire”. Quimper boasts four permanent museums and is also an ideal place for window shopping. The town has many pedestrian zones lined with shops selling clothes, jewellery, accessories, housewares and… Read More Quimper


As well as being France’s third most important fishing port, Concarneau has other assets that make it a very popular summer resort. The main draw is the quaint ville close (walled town) followed by some lovely sandy beaches and a lively maritime festival in the summer. Concarneau is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes drive… Read More Concarneau

Pont Aven

East of Concarneau, Pont-Aven is best known for its association with the post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin and is a must for art lovers. This attractive little village also has some lovely riverside walks, a mouth-watering food speciality and a colourful summer festival. Market Day is Tuesday (morning only). It is well worth a visit and… Read More Pont Aven