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Pays Bigouden

will blow you away!

Let the adventure begin!

The vast area known as Pays Bigouden has no shortage of great spots, but here are the highlights.

Languidou Chapel Ruins

Languidou Chapel was first built in the 1200s then restored in the late 1300s and early 1400s. Destroyed during the French Revolution, its stones were then used to create a guardhouse. Now in ruins, the chapel still has a great deal of charm and somehow, the lacelike outline of its splendid rose window from the original apse has remained intact, which dates from the early 1400s. This chapel is one of the best examples of what is known as the Pont-Croix school of sacred architecture.


Trunvel Pond and its reed beds

Trunvel Pond is of global importance thanks to the migration of marsh warblers, drawn to its reed beds. Feel free to come and visit the site’s bird-ringing station, which is open every morning. There will be a member of staff to tell you about the whys and hows of ringing the birds that come here.


The Coiffe, an icon of Pays Bigouden

Traditionally worn during ceremonies, the local head-dress known as the Coiffe Bigoudène was worn by the women of Pays Bigouden. Each part of Brittany has a different style of head-dress, but thanks to its height, that of the Pays Bigouden has become a symbol for the entire region of Brittany.

Penmarc’h, Le Guilvinec: two distinct maritime legacies

Penmarc’h, at the very bottom of Audierne Bay, is famous for its incredible lighthouse, the Phare d’Eckmühl (a true work of art), as well as the fabulous beaches, particularly La Torche near Penmarc’h itself, which is a mecca for surfers throughout the year, taking on the challenge of the swells. Le Guilvinec is all about the fishing, the to-and-fro of fishing boats heading out for their catch, particularly the much-prized langoustine!