Pont l’Abbé

Pont l’Abbé is one of South Finistère ‘s leading destinations, with a cultural heritage that has retained all its authenticity. As the capital of the Bigouden region, Pont l’Abbé, like most Breton towns, has inherited a rich historical and artistic past. Its monuments, the medieval architectural style of its houses and its shops, a true blend of modernity and tradition, are among its best assets. The nearby Sainte-Marine campsite, Le Helles***, takes you on a discovery tour of Pont l’abbé.

Pont l’Abbé, a town of Breton history and traditions

The Breton commune is linked by its past to the legendary kingdom of Cornouaille. The barons and counts of Pont L’Abbé formed one of the largest seigneuries in the area. In the Middle Ages, they were responsible for the construction of many of the castles that are now the pride of Brittany on the French tourist map.

Inhabitants gradually developed a strong culture of trade by ship, to be succeeded by rail transport in the 19ᵉ century. This tradition has become so ingrained in modern habits that shops are omnipresent in Pont L’Abbé. Bakery, embroidery, butchery, fishmonger’s, florist, second-hand goods, etc. In the city center, tourists can discover the centuries-old identity that has made Pont L’Abbé so famous.

What to see and do in Pont L’Abbé while camping?

For visitors, the Bigouden Museum is the ideal starting point for discovering the town’s traditions. Here you can admire the fashions and furnishings that have accompanied the Pont-Labbistes over the centuries, including the famous Bigouden headdress. The Barons’ castle and Lambour church are two of the most interesting tourist sites for immortalizing the beauty of Brittany’s medieval architecture.

The Notre-Dame de Carmes church, with its magnificent rose window, and the monument to the Bigoudens are also well worth a visit. However, your stay at camping Finistère sud wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the quays of the port of Pont L’Abbé, one of the great trading centers of yesteryear. It’s a delight for walkers, with the towpath, stone dyke, landscape and unique wildlife all waiting to be explored. The river estuary and the Transbigouden are the other two attractions to be discovered on site.

Enjoy a camping vacation in Pont L’Abbé and live to the rhythm of Breton traditions

If you choose to visit Brittany in summer, don’t miss a stop at the embroiderers’ festival. Half a century old, this great folk celebration is dear to the hearts of the Bretons, known as excellent embroiderers. Other summer events include the Pardon de lambour and the Pardon de la Tréminou.

Nature and sports enthusiasts can also enjoy water sports, fishing, diving and hiking.

And to make the most of all that Pont l’Abbé has to offer , Le Helles campsite welcomes you 250 m from the sea for your stay in a mobile home or comfortably installed on one of its seafront pitches.

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