Finistere Holiday Travel Guide

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Map of Finistere, Brittany, France

Finistere - the End of the Earth – Brittany’s and indeed France’s most westerly department is rich in history and maritime traditions.

Famous for privateers and sailors, Finistere is now a coastal mecca of charming seaside resorts and fishing ports.

Finistere’s coastline varies from the wild headlands facing the English Channel, to sandy, dune-backed, Atlantic beaches in the south. Inland are peaceful valleys with a wealth of wildlife.

Visit the Armorique Regional Natural Park or Brest’s ‘Oceanopolis’. In Finistere, you can discover Brittany’s folklore celebrated through song, dance and festivals.

Wander through medieval Concarneau or search the cathedral city of Quimper for pottery, stopping to sample a crepe or savory galette – the traditional Breton pancakes – along the way.

Camaret holds attractions for artists and writers, whilst there’s something for everyone on Presqu’ile de Crozon including beaches, birds, boat trips, history, caves and breathtaking views of the rugged coast.

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