Finistère, a region with character
Camping les Grands Sables in Clohars-Carnoët, entertainment in the heart of Le Pouldu…
Le Pouldu is ideally located in South Finistère on the border with Morbihan. This location makes it easy to visit both the Finistère and Morbihan departments.
- Cultural heritage
- Festivals and shows
- Historic towns and villages
The wealth of a unique cultural heritage
A stay in Brittany also means discovering its rich cultural and historical heritage. If you come to the Grands Sables campsite, you can visit the Maison Musée Marie Henri in Le Pouldu, a reconstruction of the inn run by Marie Henry, and the Buvette de la Plage, where Gauguin and his friends Meijer de Haan, Paul Sérusier and Charles Filiger settled in the autumn of 1889.
They painted the walls, ceilings and windows. The Maison-Musée du Pouldu is a historical reconstruction of the Buvette de la Plage. You can also visit Saint Maurice Abbey in Clohars-Carnoët, a ruined Cistercian abbey that has preserved its fine architectural features in a splendid natural setting. Not far away is the Moulin de Kercousquet, dating from 1535. After ceasing to operate in 1936, it was restored by an association using stones from old houses in the area.
Meet the towns of Brittany
Quimperlé Terre Océane organizes the Festival des Rias every year at the end of August. Free and open to all, the festival invites you to discover contemporary street theater, circus and dance performances in remarkable venues. If you go further afield, you’ll discover some of Brittany’s prettiest towns, as well as its vibrant culture and rich heritage.
You’ll have the chance to visit Quimperlé and its old town, Pont-Aven and its new museum and numerous painting galleries. Quimper is also worth a visit. This thousand-year-old city, which has been awarded the “Ville d’art et d’histoire” label and is a jewel on the banks of the Odet, is also considered one of the most beautiful in France, just like Concarneau, which grew up around its famous walled town. Carnac, famous for its menhir alignments. Discover Vannes, a multi-faceted city on the shores of the Gulf of Morbihan.
From the tree-lined quays to the 15th-century houses, the whole town exudes the sweetness of life. Don’t leave southern Brittany without visiting the surrounding islands, real little jewels that guarantee a complete change of scenery (Glénans and Groix islands…).
At the heart of regional identity
Finally, don’t miss out on the many musical festivals, such as the famous Festival Interceltique de Lorient, just a 25-minute drive from the Grands Sables campsite. The region also hosts numerous folk festivals in the immediate area.