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Holidays in South Finistere La Cornouaille

Welcome to South Brittany, land of legends and traditions!

Make the most of your stay at the 5-star Sandaya L’Escale St-Gilles campsite and discover Bénodet and its surroundings: Quimper, Concarneau, Locronan and some of the not-to-be-missed sites of South Finistère and Cornouaille…

Ideally located by the sea in the seaside resort of Bénodet and facing the Glénan islands, our campsite is the ideal starting point for your excursions, visits and cruises in the area. Discover Bénodet and its sandy beaches, the Glénan islands and their crystal-blue water, Quimper the City of Art and History or Concarneau and its famous Ville-Close…  
For some unforgettable holidays with family or friends!


The must-see places of Cornwall

Coastal wonders, cities of Art and History, untouched landscapes or architectural treasures… There are so many things to discover in Breton Cornouaille! Here are 10 must-see sites that you have to visit during your stay with us:

  • The classified village of Locronan: also labelled as a “Petite Cité de Caractère” and “Plus Beaux Villages de France”.
  • The Pointe du Raz: welcome to the end of the world! Close your eyes, breathe the fresh air, facing the ocean.
  • The Quimper city centre: amazing architecture, gourmet restaurants, lively terraces and many shops.
  • Surfing at la Pointe de la Torche: discover that internationally renowned spot where you can also practice windsurfing and funboarding.
  • Climb up the Eckmühl lighthouse: 307 steps to climb before being able to admire the entire bay of Audierne.
  • Trawlers in the port of Guilvinec: to soak up the atmosphere, watch the unloading of the fishing and the deep-sea auction.
  • The Walled City and the Concarneau auction: visit the fishing museum “Musée de la Pêche”, walk through the medieval streets between the art craft workshops and the local specialty shops.
  • The Crozon peninsula: classified as a “remarkable area of Brittany”, the natural reserve of the Crozon peninsula shelters paradisiacal coves, unique landscapes and Neolithic treasures like the Lagatjar lines.
  • The cruise on the Odet river: discover the elegant waterfront of Bénodet, go up to the Quimper port of Corniguel and admire the castles and manors that line the banks. Find out more about the Odet river.
  • The cottage villages of Kerascoët and Kercanic: in the area of Névez, these hamlets form a unique set of traditional thatched roofs, surrounded by megalithic fences, old wells and bread ovens.

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A trip to Finistère and Cornouaille

Welcome to the end of the world. From the marvelous and fascinating Pointe du Raz, the amazed visitor truly understands where the Finistère takes its name. And because the Finistère wants more, we will find, a few kilometers from the coast, magnificent islands whose authenticity reflects that of its inhabitants. Ouessant, Batz, Virgo, Callot and its strange seahorse shape, Tristan, Molène, the seven islands of the Glénan islands… Not to mention the island of Sein, which faces La Pointe du Raz.

Don’t forget to stop in some of the main maritime cities! In Brest, some spots are not to be missed: the Oceanopolis museum,the Maritime Museum, the Tanguy Tower or the National Botanical Conservatory, a 47 hectare haven of peace. We also advise you to have a walk in Concarneau with its Walled city, in Douarnenez with its three ports, in Roscoff or in one of  the charming little ports along the Finistère coastline.

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Whatever visit you are planning to schedule during your holidays at the 5-star Sandaya l’Escale Saint-Gilles campsite in Bénodet, you will have a daily appointment with art and history:

  • With painting in Pont-Aven, a city of painters that has enchanted Paul Gauguin.
  • In the Middle Ages in Locronan, one of the most beautiful villages in France.
  • With the Renaissance in Saint-Pol-de-Léon, with its superb religious heritage.
  • With the Bigouden tradition in Pont-l’Abbé, where you will find many shops and a medieval castle that now houses the Bigouden Museum.

Finistère is also a land of myths, legends and megaliths. When you see the cairn of Barnenez, keep in mind that this burial chamber was built 2,000 years before the first pyramids, more than 4,000 years ago. The alignment of Lagatjar menhirs (Camaret-sur-Mer) and the Kerloas menhir are also among the major megalithic sites in Finistère.

Finally, take advantage of your visit to Finistère to enter the amazing Saint-Corentin cathedral in Quimper, the capital of Cornouaille. Every year, in July, Quimper hosts the Cornouaille Festival, one of the biggest cultural events in Brittany. Dances, parades of traditional costumes, concerts: the festival is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture of Cornwall and, of course of Brittany.

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