Without being exhaustive, we offer you a personal choice of our favorite discoveries and activities in Pays Bigouden South.
We recommend you first to visit the “Pays Bigouden” website link for more detailed and useful information. The "Inhabitant map", available at the following address link, is another way to prepare your stay in south Britanny.
Near by the long-distance path named GR34 link
nice walks for all levels starting from the house or at few kilometres by car: discovery of Loctudy village, the roky point of “la Torche” and its surf spot,
the Audierne bay, l’Ile-Tudy village and Sainte Marine by crossing the Pont l’Abbé river by ferry at the Loctudy marina and many others outdoor sightseeing and natural sites in Pays Bigouden south :
old chapels, fountains, lighthouse as well as dolmens and menhirs along the paths accross the countryside.
Many routes are available at the following address link. You also can access to an interactive map link to select the walk you want. Obviously, we are at your disposal to help you for choosing the best walks according to your interest. Free maps and guides loan at Balade Océane.
Several trails for jogging will be proposed starting from the house along the seacoast or the Pont l’Abbé or Ster rivers following small roads or marked trails.
the “vélo-route N°5” of Britany named « La littorale à Vélo, de Roscoff à Saint-Nazaire » link
, is passing nearby the house. You can follow it since Pont-l’Abbé until the Audierne bay. It only takes small and quiet roads, a “green trail” (an old railway), linked The Guilvinec to Saint Guénolé.
Bikes rental is available at Loctudy for adults as well as children link.
Several wonderful beaches link
of white and fine sand are at your disposal at Loctudy: well oriented and protected for safe swimming particularly for children like for instance the Langoz beach (supervised and accessible for disable people) or the large Lodonnec beach only at 5 min by walk from the house.
Wilder beaches along the Audierne bay are also easily accessible by car.
20 km far from the house, the rocky point of “la Torche” is well known for its surf spot and surfing schools as well as kite surfing.
Lessons and material renting are available on spot
link et link
(upon reservation). An initiation to “char à voile” is also possible on the very large beach of the Audierne bay.
Kayak outing is proposed on the Pont l’Abbé river starting from Loctudy to Pont L’abbé link
or on the wider Odet river from Benodet to Quimper link.
Kayak rental at Loctudy and Bénodet harbours.
An “off the coast” kayak outing is also proposed to discover the “Etocs” rocks between Gilvinec and Penmarch point and to meet the grey seals link.
Sailing or sailboarding lessons are available at the “sailing school” situated at the Langoz beach in Loctudy link or at Lesconil harbour link for starting, improving or even to rent a sailing boat.
Motor boats or jet-skis are also proposed for rental at the Loctudy marina link.
Beaches but also the Pont l’Abbé river as well as the Ster river close by Lesconil offer the opportunity to watch seabirds.
Free binoculars and guides loan at Balade Océane to make the most of it.
Discovery of fauna, flora and dune landscape along the Audierne bay at the following address link.
It is possible to stay in Brittany at “Balade Océane” without your car!
Arriving at Quimper railway station, the bus number 56-C belonging to the “Penn-ar-Bed” network link will directly bring you to “balade Océane” (« Lodonnec » bus stop near by the house). Regular flights to Quimper or Brest are also available. Bike rental is available at Loctudy link to get around.
the “Biscuiterie de Pont l’Abbé” link with typical Breton cakes like the Kouign-Amann
, the Kerné cider factory link as well as the Henaff pâté house in Pouldreuzic,
the visit of two fish canning factories in Saint Guénolé link
et link where you will discover and taste specialties of Brittany based on local fishing.
An interactive map link
will propose you a wide range of activities around the Audierne bay, the Pays Bigouden, the Cap Sizun and the pointe du Raz.
Nevertheless we have selected a wide choice of sites to visit and to discover:
The Kerazan manor link, the Tronoën chapel and its calvair dating back from the XV° century link, The Bigouden museum located in the Pont l’Abbé castel link.
Harbours of Loctudy, Lesconil and Guilvinec with its museum Haliotika link For discovering the local fiching, the Eckmühl lighthouse and its safeguard boat museum link.
The Brittany games house in Saint-Jean-Trolimon link , the discovery by boat of Glénan archipelago link, A walking or bicycle tour of l’Ile-Tudy village by crossing the Pont l’Abbé river thanks to a small ferry from the Loctudy marina.
Quimper old city as well as the Saint Corentin cathedral visits organized by the tourism office link also the fine arts museum and the departmental museum of Brittany link.
Obviously, do not forget to visit the harbour museum of Douarnenez link, the so typical village of Locronan link , the pointe du Raz link , the old city of Concarneau link , the Cornouaille festival by end of July in Quimper link.
The archaeological site of Menez-Dregan located north of Pays Bigouden link will show you a major Paleolithic site with an occupation dating back to -465,000 years and the oldest traces of use of fire in the world. We can also discover the beautiful covered alley of Pors Poulhan as well as the neolithic necropolis of the pointe du Souc’h, classified as a Historic Monument.
We will also not forget to visit Pont-Aven to discover the village and its museum presenting works and paintings from the "Pont-Aven school" link and take a unique trip to Brest to the heart of the oceans with Oceanopolis link.
Finally, the discovery of Fest-Nozlink , these typical Breton "night parties" starting with a meal enlivened by sailors songs followed by a ball with Breton orchestras.