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Douarnenez

With its three harbour, the city of Douarnenez has more than one asset. A maritime history loaded in the heart of the territory, but also several must-see are not to be missed when you come to Douarnenez !

Three harbour, three identities

#1 With its alleys and stairs leading to the sea, the old harbor of Rosmeur is a picturesque harbour full of charm and authenticity that reminds us of the “sardinière” soul of the city. You can discover it in different ways : by taking the “sardine trail” (map available free of charge at the Tourist Office), as a treasure hunt ideal for families or on guided tours !

#2 The Port Rhu is home to the Port-Musée, an essential cultural visit to the Douarnenez region. Strolling along the quays, you will also discover many shipyards, where wooden boats are built or restored.

#3  The marina of Tréboul welcomes every year many nautical events such as the Grand Prix Guyader. Port of call, it is the starting point for a stroll along the seafront with a breathtaking view of Tristan Island.

The religious buildings in Douarnenez

Nine churches and chapels are located in Douarennez, which makes them a large number for a municipality of this size ! Indeed, the four neighbourhoods that make up today’s Douarnenez were originally four separate towns. Thus, each of these towns had its own religious buildings, which are now part of a single city.

In the center of Douarnenez, you can visit the chapels of Saint-Michel* and Saint-Hélène* as well as the Church of the Sacred Heart. In the district of Ploaré, the church Saint-Herlé* and the chapel of Sainte-Croix are visible, while in Pouldavid are located the church of Saint-Jacques* and the chapel of Saint-Vendal. Finally, in Tréboul, the church of Saint-Joseph and the chapel of Saint-Jean* face the Douarnenez Bay.

*Churches and chapels classified as Historical Monuments.