The Musée du Bord de Mer in Bénodet

During your next stay in Finistère, take the opportunity to discover Bénodet. This friendly Breton seaside resort offers a multitude of activities, each more fun than the last. Not least in the Musée du Bord de Mer, just a stone’s throw from the town’s tourist office.

The museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions

The Musée du Bord de Mer in Bénodet offers an original annual program based around the sea, and plunges you into the history of sea bathing in Brittany, on the banks of the Odet. The permanent exhibition is open all year round. It retraces life in the seaside resort, from the first baths to the present day, through photos, models and objects.
The museum also offers temporary exhibitions. This summer, it’s a joint exhibition by several artists who are members of the Peintres officiels de la Marine. This season’s theme is “To each his own island”. You’ll discover many Breton and non-Breton islands, brought to life by the paintbrushes of their authors. This temporary exhibition is available until September 18, 2023.

Practical information

The museum is open to the public all year round. However, in July and August, it is open from Thursday to Monday. Admission is free and accessible to all, including the disabled. However, for organizational reasons, group bookings are compulsory. Opening hours are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the mornings, and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the afternoons. This gives you plenty of time to plan your visit during your vacation.

Activities near the museum

Once you’ve planned your visit to the Musée du Bord de Mer, you can easily take advantage of all the activities available in and around Bénodet. Numerous sandy beaches are available for relaxing, swimming or sunbathing. You’ll also find a number of water sports such as paddling, kayaking, sailing and more. If you fancy a trip to the seaside during your stay, there are shuttles that will take you to discover the Breton islands or the Odet river. A visit to the marina at Penfoul is another great way to spend your vacation.
For your evenings, Bénodet organizes festive evenings, concerts and other entertainment. Don’t hesitate to ask at the tourist office when planning your stay. Finally, the Casino Barrière also offers a program of shows during the summer, as well as access to the games as long as you’re over 18.

Camping near Bénodet

There are plenty of accommodation options for your camping vacation in Finistère. You can stay at the 3-star Le Helles campsite in the seaside resort of Sainte-Marine, opposite Bénodet. It will take you about twenty minutes by car to get to your mobile home or traditional pitch. You can set up your tent, caravan or camper van in a wooded area.
For a comfortable stay, you can rent 1 to 3-bedroom mobile homes near Bénodet. So whether you’re traveling alone, as a couple or with your family, there’s something for everyone. The campsite offers a wide range of services, including a laundry, snack bar and bread and pastries delivery service. For swimming during your stay, direct access to the sea allows you to enjoy the Sainte-Marine beach, and the campsite also has a heated swimming pool.

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