Tourism - Finistère

Finistère is a French department located in the Brittany region. It is almost surrounded by the Channel and the Atlantic Ocean. With its 1200km of coastlines and its varied landscapes, the department of Finistère is quite attractive for tourists. It enjoys a pretty mild weather. With its 5000 km of marked tracks, from Armor to Argoat, one can visit Finistère by foot, on a bike or on a horse.

Nautical activities are plenty with sailing, surfing, wind surfing and these are mainly located on the Pointe de la Torche. There are Marinas everywhere along the coast. The centre of the department has some relief. In Mont D’Arrée, the Mont Saint-Michel de Brasparts is the highest point culminating over a vast landscape of moors and peat bogs. Hills called Black Mountains are located in the centre east of the department and in the south of Carhaix, the capital of the region called the Poher; The regional natural park of Armorique that protects a large range of wildlife species. There are many beaches located along the coasts with good hotels and restaurants, which make it easy to spend pleasant holidays in Finistère.

A rich historical heritage is very present in Finistère with many manors and small castles such as Kerjean, Kernault and Trevarez. In addition, the wealth of the religious héritage is also strong with the cathedrals in Quimper and Saint-Pol-de-léon, parish constructions in the region of Saint-Thegonnec and Guimiliau.

Top tourist cities in Finistère


Tourism Quimper

Quimper is the main city of the department of Finistère, with a population of about 63,000 inhabitants, known as the Quimpérois. Quimper is also the capital of Cornwall, the region which lies at the top of Britanny. Since 1989, Quimper is classed as a City ...

Must : Musée des Beaux-Arts de Quimper, Cathédrale Saint-Corentin de Quimper


Tourism Brest

Brest is a city located in the north west of France,  taking part of the Brittany region and the Finistère department. It is famous for its massive bridge called le ‘Pont de Recouvrance’, the ‘rue de Siam’ and its military ...

Must : Musée des beaux-arts, Brest, Musée national de la marine à Brest, Océanopolis


Tourism Châteaulin

Châteaulin is situated in the department of the Finistère and the region Bretagne. Sights Chapel Notre-Dame  Church Saint-Idunet Chapel of Lospars Chapel Notre-Dame of Kerluan The viaduct in bend, constructed at the first 20th century.


Tourism Morlaix

Morlaix is situated in the department of the Finistère and the region Bretagne. This is a beautiful city that possesses many monuments and tourist places. Sights in Morlaix Former convent of the Jacobins Theater of the Italian Church Saint-Melaine, of ...