The essentials of Breton Cornwall, a tour not to be missed under any circumstances.
DAY 1: QUIMPER (5 kms)
Meeting in the afternoon with your guide at the Quimper Tourist Office. Discover Quimper, City of Art and HistoryLet yourself be charmed by the historic centre with its timber-framed houses, the Gothic cathedral of Saint-Corentin, the ramparts, the flowered footbridges along the Odet...
Settle into your 3* hotel located on the outskirts of Quimper. Welcome drink. Dinner at the hotel.
DAY 2: LOCRONAN AND THE POINTE DU RAZ (120 kms)
Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with your guide/lecturer in the lobby of your hotel for a day of guiding.
The morning will start with a guided tour of the Breton Departmental Museum The museum occupies the former Palace of the Bishops of Cornwall, next to the cathedral. It preserves and reveals some wonderful treasures from the Breton past. Furniture, earthenware, objects of daily life and traditional costumes are also presented.
Continuation to Locronan. Early afternoon, guided tour of the Petite Cité de CaractèreThe town is a favourite of painters and film-makers: the Grande Place, the priory church
Lunch in a traditional crêperie.
In the afternoon, passage through Douarnenez then on to the Pointe du Raz, classified "Grand Site de France. The Pointe du Raz is a remarkable natural site; a true masterpiece of nature facing the impetuous Raz de Sein. Stop to enjoy the breathtaking panorama.
Return to Quimper at the end of the day. Dinner at the hotel.
DAY 3: BÉNODET & THE BIGOUDEN COUNTRY (85 kms)
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Bénodet to board the Vedettes de l'Odet for a commented cruise on the Odet. Coming down from the Montagnes Noires, the Odet deserves its title of "the prettiest river in France". The Odet has its source in Saint-Goazec in the Montagnes Noires and is renowned for its numerous castles and manors visible on its shores. Return to the quay around noon.
Lunch in a traditional restaurant.
In the afternoon, drive to the Pays Bigouden: Penmarc'h and Le Guilvinec. Situated in the heart of the first artisanal fishing port in France, Haliotika - The Fishing City welcomes you to the fascinating world of fishermen. Guided tour of Haliotika then you will attend the arrival of the boats followed by the auction and taste the delicious "Demoiselles du Guilvinec accompanied by a glass of muscadet. Return to Quimper at the end of the day. Dinner at the hotel.
DAY 4 : CONCARNEAU & PONT AVEN(45 kms)
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Concarneau. Appointment with your tour guide in front of the Tourist Office in Concarneau for a guided tour of the famous and picturesque walled city and its paved streets lined with granite houses. Road to Pont Aven passing by the charming thatched cottage village of Kerascoët. Continuation to Pont Aven, the city of painters and mills for lunch in a traditional restaurant. Return journey.