Must-see places in Cornwall

Cornwall has a particularly extensive coastline with a wide variety of landscapes.

 Residents and travellers share their Cornwall, discover their favourites


Situated on a mountain in an exceptional natural setting 5km from the sea, this medieval town is one of the most prestigious sites in Brittany because of its architectural quality. It has been awarded the following labels: Petite Cité de Caractère en Bretagne, Plus Beaux Villages de France, and is home to numerous art craftsmen.


Douarnenez region

Douarnenez, the former sardine capital, has a picturesque urban heritage made up of old canneries, factory workers' houses, fishermen's families and sardine factory workers. On the other hand, seaside villas, from the most imposing to the most modest, dot the Tréboul district.

breast island

The Cap-Sizun and the Pointe du Raz

The Cap-Sizun offers a concentrate of Brittany in a wild and preserved territory: white sandy beaches, spectacular viewpoints on the Iroise Sea, rough and preserved cliffs. With the emblematic site of the Pointe du Raz, the main cliffs of Cap Sizun form the "Grand Site de France".

Bigouen headdress embroidery party

Pont l'Abbé and the Pays Bigouden

The Pays Bigouden is a land of character and traditions, known for its headdress, but not only. Pont l'Abbé, its castle and its inhabited bridge are home to traditions. A true land of fishermen with its four lively ports: Le Guilvinec, Loctudy, Saint Guénolé-Penmarc'h and Lesconil

Bénodet lighthouse

Pays de Fouesnant and Bénodet

Fouesnant les Glénan will surprise you with the diversity of its charms: jagged coasts, long sandy beaches, hiking trails via the mythical GR34. Let yourself be charmed by the superb seaside resort of Bénodet, its cornice, its beaches... without forgetting its Casino and its thalassotherapy.



Concarneau is a port city and former stronghold of Brittany, and has preserved a rich architectural heritage. Sheltered by the fortifications of the walled city, trawlers and coastal fishermen unload their catch not far from the canneries and shipyards. Its bay is home to a seaside resort with fine sandy beaches.

Aven Bridge

Aven Bridge

Follow in the footsteps of Paul Gauguin. Imagine him on the port, on the banks of the Aven, admiring the successive mills. You will understand why he loved this city of painters so much, which he made known beyond the seas. For a gourmet break, there are of course the authentic galettes.

Crozon island hike

The Crozon peninsula

Breathtaking sites, which one would like to never forget: this peninsula is grandiose on all sides. This is not new: megaliths, the Vauban tower (Unesco heritage), the fortification route. Thrill seekers, rock climbing, canyoning or sea fishing await you.