A witness to its military past, this iconic fortified island, known as the « Ville Close » (walled town) takes centre stage in this prettty town steeped in history. The first signs of fortifications date back to the 14th century. A series of bridges and doors lead to the enclosure, taking you back in time. A collection of gabled houses dating back to the 15th to 18th centuries line the narrow streets alongside timber-framed houses, cottages with elegantly carved facades and 15th and 16th century chapels.

Ancient doorways and archways along the wall open onto the sea, a reminder of the town’s former sea-faring activities.

Concarneau is also a faubourg nestled on the coast boasting a variety of different architectural styles : fishermen’s cottages, bourgeois houses and façades of 1930’s canning factories which have been converted into houses.

Concarneau is also a pretty fishing harbour with a coast road overlooking a string of small beaches. It is a captivating town awarded the well-deserved label of « a town of art and history ».

Source: Concarneau Tourist Information Concarneau

Whatever the weather, you can enjoy a stroll around the cobbled streets, browse around the boutiques or pop into one of the many restaurants.

From the top of the ramparts you can admire the fishing habour. Also a must-see : fishing museum, the Marinarium, Kériolet castle, a tour of Concarneau on a tourist train…

The « Filets Bleu » folk festival is also an event not to be missed. It is part of the maritime heritage of the « Ville Close ».

Concarneauhalf an hour from the campsite

The Glénan islands and the coast of Finistère in South Brittany

Vacances famille sur la côte de Bretagne en Finistère sud face aux îles Glénan

GPS coordinates : Lat 47.866789 / Long -4.015743

Access and location
Carte de la Bretagne sud et du Finistère où se situe le camping
Camping de la Piscine dans le Finistère sud à Fouesnant
Camping de la Piscinecampsite rated 4 stars
51 Hent Kerleya BP12
29170  Fouesnant Bretagne sud France

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