Finistère, a region full of character

Les Grands Sables Campsite in Clohars-Carnoët, the happening place in Le Pouldu…

Le Pouldu is a seaside resort enjoying an ideal location in South Finistère on the borders with Morbihan. This position makes it easy for you to visit both the department of Finistère and the department of Morbihan.

The riches of a unique cultural heritage

Holidaying in Brittany also gives you an opportunity to discover the riches of its cultural and historical heritage. From the Grands Sables campsite you can, for instance, visit the Maison Musée Marie Henri museum in Le Pouldu, a reconstruction of Marie Henry's inn, La Buvette de la Plage, where Gauguin and his friends Meijer de Haan, Paul Sérusier and later Charles Filiger stayed in the autumn of 1889. They painted its walls, ceilings and windows. The Maison-Musée at Le Pouldu is a historical reconstruction of La Buvette de la Plage. You can also visit Saint Maurice abbey in Clohars-Carnoët, a ruined Cistercian abbey with some fine architectural elements that have survived, in a magnificent natural setting. Not far away is Kercousquet Mill, believed to date from 1535. In 1936, having fallen into disuse, it was restored by an association, using stones from the old houses that stood nearby.

Discover Brittany's cities

Quimperlé Terre Océane organises the Festival des Rias every year (in late August). At this festival, open to all and free to attend, you can watch street theatre, circus acts and contemporary dance performances in remarkable settings. If you venture a little further afield you'll come to some of Brittany's beautiful cities and discover their dynamic culture and the riches of the local heritage. Take the opportunity to visit Quimperlé and its old town, and Pont-Aven with its new museum and its many art galleries. Quimper, too, is well worth a detour. This ancient city, a "Town of Art and History", is a jewel set on the banks of the river Odet and is regarded as one of France's most beautiful cities; this is one place you must not miss, and another is Concarneau, which grew up around its famous walled town. Carnac, famous for its menhir alignments You must also visit Vannes, a multi-faceted city beside the Gulf of Morbihan. From its tree-lined quaysides to its 15th-century houses, the whole of the city has a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere. Before you leave southern Brittany you should take a trip to its offshore islands, real little gems that guarantee you the feeling of getting away from it all (Iles des Glénan, Ile de Groix etc.)

At the heart of the region's identity

Last but not least, don't miss out on the many music festivals, such as the famous Festival Interceltique at Lorient, only 25 minutes by car from Les Grands Sables campsite. The region also organises many folklore festivals in the neighbourhood.

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