Kermorvan lighthouse

AUTHENTIC STOPOVER

Le Conquet, Trébabu

You can discover the town and its heritage, enjoy the beaches, stroll along the coast and through the surrounding countryside to the romantic valleys of Trébabu. Want to spend a day in Ouessant? A number of boats depart daily from Le Conquet. At sunset, you're guaranteed a magical sight, thanks to the ballet of lighthouses and lights at sea.

WALKING

Le Conquet, Petite Cité de Caractère® (Little City of Character)

Charm on the menu

The sloping streets lead down to the old quays, offering views of the sea. Some beautiful houses recall the rich past of this lively port, punctuated by the return of fishing boats and shuttle traffic to the islands of Molène and Ouessant.

the heritage port of Le Conquet
©Thibault Poriel
Le Conquet port heritage

HISTORY & CULTURE

A journey through time

A rich and prosperous town since the 10th century, Le Conquet has been visited many times by the Normans and the English. Its glorious maritime past is present throughout the town, in its stonework, in its houses nicknamed "English houses" or "Maison du Lion d'Or", in its old port, in its shops...

The Quai du Drellac'h and the Corniche du Drellac'h have also preserved a number of residences built by bourgeois, merchants and shipowners during the most prosperous periods of Le Conquet's maritime trade, including the "Maison des Seigneurs". Ten explanatory panels in enameled lava line the town to help you discover the historical and cultural heritage of Le Conquet, which was awarded the Petite Cité de Caractère® label in 2022.

ARTISTS & GALLERIES

A meeting place for artists and craftspeople

The small town of Le Conquet is particularly dynamic, with numerous shops and restaurateurs making it an attractive place to visit: delicatessens, souvenir and clothing stores... and art galleries share the doorsteps. Whatever the season, come and discover the talent of local artists.

Seafood platter

TESTIMONIAL

Tuesday is market day!

On the Place de Llandelo, commerce is in full swing: cheese makers, fishmongers, fruit and vegetable producers ... This is where I discovered Molène sausage!

like a local

Le Conquet, fishing port

See you at the auction

Don't miss the return of the many gillnetters, caseyeurs and trollers at the end of the day... Not a minute to lose, the stall is quickly set up, and the auction can begin. You couldn't ask for fresher fish! It's a great opportunity to meet the locals. With a fleet of 40 boats, this is France's second-largest fishing port for edible crab.

Fishing boat from Le Conquet
transport to Molene

EVASION

Departure for the islands

Molène and Ouessant

In all seasons, the port is bustling with the arrivals and departures of shuttles to the islands of Molène and Ouessant. The Penn ar Bed company runs weekly rotations 7 days a week all year round, while Finist'Mer comes on board in summer. It's also possible to board launches to discover the islands and the flora and fauna of the Parc Naturel Marin d'Iroise.

NATURE

Les Blancs Sablons

Between waves and dunes

Head for the Croaë footbridge for a stroll to the Kermorvan peninsula, its lighthouse and the dune site of the Pays d'Iroise's largest beach: Les Blancs Sablons. Here, swimmers, surfers and kite surfers share a beautiful playground.

 

 

Blancs Sablons beach in Le Conquet
©Franck Gicquiaud

GET REAL!

Pancakes, seafood, local cuisine

Discover our vitamin-packed spaces by the sea or in the heart of the village, where you'll feel right at home!

NATURE

The Kermorvan peninsula

or disconnection just a stone's throw from Le Conquet!

Make the most of a sunny day, and put on some good shoes. The islet offers breathtaking views of the port of Le Conquet, the islands of Molène and Ouessant and the vast bay of Blancs Sablons. What a pleasure to stroll here. Your steps will lead you to the fort on the islet, to the emblematic Kermorvan lighthouse at the end of its rocky headland, and why not to the porz Pabu beach, the only beach on the peninsula.  

Keep an eye out for playful dolphins or seals in search of fish in the currents offshore.

 

Kermorvan peninsula
kermorvan lighthouse

sentinel

Kermorvan lighthouse

West-most lighthouse ashore

It's a quick ascent, and almost half the height of the Trezien or Saint-Mathieu lighthouses. What makes it special? Its square tower houses the living quarters of the former lighthouse keepers. From here, it feels like the end of the world. From the chemin de ronde, the view is unique: from the pointe Saint-Mathieu to the pointe de Corsen, you'll never be so close to the fearsome currents of the chenal du Four. Don't miss out on the tide or you'll be on your way.

NATURE

Ria du Conquet

a vast salt meadow, a bird's paradise

In autumn, winter and spring, many migratory birds stop here, sheltered from the prevailing winds. Observation posts are available along a birdwatching trail. Be discreet and keep your eyes peeled! Curlews, spoonbills, grey herons, turnstones, redshanks, oystercatchers, shelducks and sandpipers nest or frequent the ria, depending on the season.

The Conquet ria
©Thibault Poriel
Ria du Conquet

NATURE

Lanfeust Wood

Suspended time

Head for the far end of the ria, where the wooded banks of the Kerjean pond offer the promise of beautiful walks. The small country roads and sunken lanes of Trébabu will take you to the Moulin d'en bas, the old Moulin de Kerléo or the Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Val (Itron-Varia-an-Traon).

PEPITE

Off the beaten track

In Trébabu

Surprise, surprise! Open to visitors every day, the Notre-Dame du Val chapel in Trébabu is home to an unusual statue of the Virgin Mary holding a fig in her right hand. Stolen in 1977, the statue was found 28 years later in a church in Solliès-Pont, the capital of the fig! 

Other anecdotes will be told by Cathy Collet, a member of the Greeters network, during a themed walk around her home in Trébabu.

Notre-Dame du Val chapel

ACCOMMODATION

Our selection

Hotels, self-catering cottages, B&Bs... Here are our suggestions for accommodation in Le Conquet for a successful vacation!

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