Bénodet is a perfect departure point for touring around Brittany. There are plenty of not-to-be-missed destinations right near Bénodet.
Discover them on a day trip
Cornouaille in southern Finistère is wild and authentic with wide open natural spaces for discovering colourful local traditions. Bathed in light and surrounded by the sea, Cornouaille has become a little slice of heaven for artists, athletes and fans of beautiful landscapes and gourmet delights.
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Our personal suggestions for your stay in Finistère:
The Bretonne Riviera
A true discovery for lovers of Brittany – and Bénodet is its gem!
The ultimate destination for relaxing and for well-being, the Brittany Riviera is brimming with diverse landscapes: long sandy beaches, intimate coves, heavenly islands and marinas. There are also protected natural sites and a flower unique to the area: the Glénan Narcissus. Enjoy the breathtaking landscapes with the unlimited activities on offer: water sports, hiking, cycling, golfing, thalassotherapy seawater spas, casinos and more. Take your pick of accommodation: hotels, campsites, holiday flats, rentals. Welcome to Finistère’s top tourist destination! The Brittany Riviera, a dream destination! More info
Simply cross over the Cornouaille Bridge from Bénodet and discover the Bigouden region, especially the charming little port of Sainte Marine across from Bénodet.
This region is full of character and traditions, famous for the 36 cm tall Bigoudène headdress!
While strolling along the coast, gaze in wonder at the force of nature and the amazing and beautiful authentic landscapes.
Surfers are sure to enjoy legendary Torche Point. Further inland is the hilly and green countryside of the Bigouden region.
A land of fishermen, a curious ritual takes place every day at the four ports of the Bigouden: Saint-Guénolé-Penmarc’h, Le Guilvinec, Lesconil and Loctudy. Come see the fish market and auction at around 6 a.m. for the deep-sea fishermen’s catch and then around 5 p.m. for the return of the coastal fishing boats. More info
Quimper, capital of Cornouaille
Follow the Odet River upstream all the way to the centre of Quimper, just 20 km from Bénodet. A Town of Art and History, Quimper is brimming with wonders to discover. Stroll through the medieval town with its 16th and 17th century half-timbered houses, 19th century flower-lined footbridges, museums, the Locmaria district, the famous Henriot-Quimper faience manufacture and Saint Corentin Cathedral, a jewel of Breton gothic art. More info
Raz Point, welcome to the edge of the world!
Less than an hour from Bénodet, the Cap Sizun peninsula boasts a wild, unspoilt and typical Brittany landscape: white sandy beaches on the southern coast and spectacular viewpoints over the Mer d’Iroise and the Ile de Sein, with Raz Point and Van Point to the west and unspoilt natural cliffs on the northern coast. Your outing to Cap Sizun is sure to be one of the best moments of your holiday! On this gigantic playground brimming with discoveries, it’s up to you to choose the setting: land or sea? Appreciate a landscape that’s been shaped and polished by the sea spray, storm after storm, with ports and seaside buildings all along its coast. Being up close with nature at the “edge of the world” is sure to leave its mark on your holidays in Brittany, whether you’re walking, running, cycling, or simply admiring the view. During your stay in Bénodet, treat yourself to an outing to the edge of the world! More info
Registered as a historical monument since 1924, Locronan is one of France’s “Most Beautiful Villages” and is also a “Little Town of Character of Brittany”. All the houses date from the 15th to 18th centuries, making Locronan a unique holiday destination. Many artists and artisans have set up shop in the charming little town that’s brimming with sites to see. Discover their artistic universes in one of the many workshops and galleries that you’ll find along the streets and squares. More info
This charming little town less than an hour from Bénodet is brimming with history – it’s a delight for the eyes as well as for the taste buds. Discover the charming little port, lovely houses, a lush green valley dotted with rocks, wash houses, mills, the guided cruise along the Aven River and a multitude of galleries and artist workshops. The museum invites visitors to discover the masters of the Pont-Aven School. You’ll quickly understand why Paul Gauguin, Sérusier and other artists chose this holiday town! More info
A former hub for sardine fishing with picturesque urban heritage, Douarnenez is full of former canning factories and homes for factory owners, fishing families, and canning factory workers, but also seaside villas that dot the Tréboul neighbourhood. Douarnenez is well known for its fish canneries, including Connétable and Petit Navire. It also has two major marinas: Tréboul and Port-Rhu, as well as two registered natural sites: the Plomarc’h natural site and Tristan Island, only accessible at low tide. Its museum houses an exceptional collection of boats of all kind, displayed both in and out of water. Douarnenez Bay features majestic landscapes and legendary sites, including the famous lost city of Ys. More info
The Crozon Peninsula
The Crozon Peninsula boasts an extraordinary range of landscapes, from steep cliffs to sandy beaches, but also secret coves, majestic points and capes, estuaries, deltas and a tree-lined river. The GR34 footpath and numerous other hiking trails are one of the best ways to discover the rich natural and cultural heritage of the Crozon Peninsula. With so many wonders to discover, there’s never a dull moment, just one hour from Bénodet! More info
The Arrée Mountains, the heart of Finistère
If you’re looking to discover the inland regions during your stay in Bénodet, visit the stunning landscapes of the Arrée Mountains. In the heart of the Armorique Regional Nature Park, these hills immerse you in a Celtic fantasyland filled with legends. It’s a breathtaking landscape of moors, heaths, peatland and rocky ridges that blend together as far as the eye can see. There are a multitude of possibilities to learn more about this land brimming with magic: see the Youdig basin of Saint Michel Mountain, climb to the top of Tuchenn Kador, scale Roc’h Trevezel and admire the stunning views of the Léon region, discover sundews along the Korrigans Trail, immerse yourself in legends along a storytelling walk or wander through the granite block fields. A guaranteed extraordinary experience! More info