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Concarneau

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Historic Walking Areas · Spas · Specialty Museums
Concarneau is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. Concarneau is bordered to the west by the Baie de La Forêt.The town has two distinct areas: the modern town on the mainland and the medieval Ville Close, a walled town on a long island in the centre of the harbour. Historically, the old town was a centre of shipbuilding. The Ville Close is now devoted to tourism with many restaurants and shops aimed at tourists. However restraint has been shown in resisting the worst excesses of souvenir shops. Also in the Ville Close is the fishing museum. The Ville Close is connected to the town by a bridge and at the other end a ferry to the village of Lanriec on the other side of the harbour.EventsIn August the town holds the annual Fête des Filets Bleus . The festival, named after the traditional blue nets of Concarneau's fishing fleet, is a celebration of Breton and pan-Celtic culture. Such festivals can occur throughout Brittany but the Filets Bleus is one of the oldest and largest, attracting in excess of a thousand participants in traditional dress with many times that number of observers. In 2005, the 100th festival was celebrated.LiteratureConcarneau was the setting for Belgian mystery writer Georges Simenon's 1931 novel Le Chien jaune, featuring his celebrated sleuth Maigret.
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Historic Walking Area
Ville Close de Concarneau
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Spa
Spas
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Musee de la Peche
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Castle
Chateau de Keriolet
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Concarneau

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Ruin
Carnac stones Carnac
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Landmark
Pointe du Raz Plogoff
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Landmark
Centre Historique de Vannes Vannes
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Port Museum (Port-Musee) Douarnenez
4.4
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Concarneau

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Marina
Port de Plaisance
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Beach
Plage de Cornouaille
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Aquarium
Marinarium
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Beach
Plage Des Sables Blancs
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Concarneau

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Farmers Market
Les Halles de Concarneau
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Maison Georges Larnicol
3.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Creperie Bosser
3.2
Duration: 30 minutes

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