With over 1.5 million visitors a year, the walled town of Concarneau is one of the most popular sites in Brittany, and particularly in South Finistère. Located close to your holiday destination, just 20 km from the 3-star Bénodet campsite Le Hellès, you’ll also find plenty of places to relax, but not only! During your stay at the Bénodet campsite, you can stroll along the ramparts to discover this town, listed asa “Ville d’Art et d’Histoire” (Town of Art and History), and its historic monuments. From the top of the fortifications, you’ll be able to discover the whole bay, as well as the fishing and yachting harbours and their superb panoramic views.
Discover Concarneau from camping Le Helles
Located opposite Bénodet, Le Helles campsite welcomes you to Combrit in the Pays Bigouden. During your stay at our South Finistère campsite, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get away from it all with family and friends, just like in Concarneau. The walled town of Concarneau is just a 30-minute drive away. This proximity will enable you to explore this essential Finistère town. What’s more, the campsite’s location is ideal for reaching other places of interest that are also well worth a visit. These include Pont-l’abbé, capital of the Pays Bigouden, as well as Loctudy and the Glénan islands.
Things to see and do in Concarneau, Finistère
A stroll around Concarneau will delight even the most inquisitive visitors, with a wide choice of visits! You can start your visit in the historic heart of the town, fortified in the 17th century by the renowned architect Vauban. The view from the ramparts leaves no one indifferent. Those wishing to take advantage of Concarneau’s seafront are sure to be charmed by its bay, port and beaches. With its Plage des Sables Blancs (White Sands Beach), you’re sure to find what you’re looking for in a seaside stroll or a lazy day! Holidaymakers looking for relaxation can also visit Concarneau’s thalassotherapy center.
And to continue the discovery of Concarneau’s seafaring side, the Fishing Museum offers an insight into this activity, with a scenography that will appeal to young and old alike. But Concarneau’s cultural heritage doesn’t stop there. On the heights of the town, 5 minutes from Concarneau, lovers of history and fine stonework can also visit the superb neo-Gothic Château de Kériolet. Guided tours of this 13th-century castle, transformed by a Russian princess, will captivate young and old alike!