Known nationally for its walled city, this port city offers a wealth of attractions. Whether it is historical or cultural, it will dazzle you with its port and its ability to surprise you.
The walled city was an important point of defence for Brittany in the 11th century. The town is surrounded by ramparts up to three metres high with nine towers and three gates. These fortifications have been classified as "Historic Monuments" since 1899.
It is a real historical city which bears witness to its time thanks to its granite and timber-framed houses such as the Governor's house which you can visit. There are also beautiful reused chapels and small shops with their wooden lintels.
To enter this testimony of the old days, you can use the only possible entrance, i.e. the drawbridge.
The walled city is therefore a must-see during your visit to Concarneau.
It is located 10 minutes by car from the walled city. It is a neo-gothic style castle, filled with the secrets of the life of the Russian princess Zénaïde Narischkine Youssoupoff and her husband the count Charles de Chauveau. You will discover the different rooms where her owners lived with period furniture. A short tour of the castle's crypt will show you the ingenious floor heating system of the time.
The nickname of Concarneau? The blue city. Indeed, it has always had a maritime identity, which is well anchored in its reputation.
Its fishing port is very active thanks to the many boats that ply the sea in search of sardines or tuna. In July and August, you will have the opportunity to visit La Criée with a guided tour. This is the large building where the harvests of the fishing boats are stored and where the auctions are held.
The naval activity is very important, while strolling on the quays you will be able to admire beautiful sailboats and launches. Today there are a total of 767 berths in the marina, 395 of which are at the foot of the ramparts.
Its beaches will delight all holidaymakers, with their fine sand and nestling coves, it is a real haven of peace to bask in the sun. Some of the beaches are bordered by large rocks which are the testimony of the old fort built to protect the town.
If you are a lover of nautical activities, you will be delighted with the sailing, kayaking, paddle, catamaran and dinghy activities.
The town of Concarneau offers many walks for the whole family. On foot or by bike, take the famous "sentier des Douaniers" or the GR34 trail for the more adventurous. The different paths, such as the sand and the rocks, will not tire you of walking there.
In addition, the tourist office offers themed walks. There are six of them, depending on whether you visit the seaside, sardine or artist side.
Just 20 minutes drive from your campsite Le Vieux Verger, make the most of your holiday here to visit the blue city of Concarneau.