Le Port de Plaisance
DISCOVER THE SURROUNDINGS AND FINISTÈRE
The Breton Riviera, opposite the superb Glénan archipelago… The mouth of the Odet, one of the most beautiful rivers in Brittany… Discover a charming region full of treasures and surprises! A campsite surrounded by numerous tourist sites, natural and cultural heritage to be discovered without restraint.
Facing the Glénan archipelago and at the mouth of France’s most beautiful river, the Odet, the seaside resort of Bénodet welcomes you for an unforgettable holiday in Brittany. With its superb beaches, marina, casino, thalasso, golf course and many other surprises, the flagship resort of the Breton Riviera is sure to appeal to you during your stay at Le Port de Plaisance campsite.
The beaches of Coq, Letty, Saint Gilles and Trez are among the most beautiful in South Finistère. You can swim in the clear, top quality water, but also sunbathe on the sand or practice various water sports. The wild coast conceals many treasures to be discovered during a 13 km walk, the “Boucle des Corniches” which will lead you from the Anse de Penfoul, along the Odet, to the paradisical lagoon of Letty.
Fall under the spell of Quimper, one of the most beautiful cities in Brittany! Packed with history, the cultural capital of Finistère is located in the heart of Cornouaille and 18 kilometres north of Le Port de Plaisance campsite. Crossed by four rivers, the Odet and its three main tributaries, the Steïr, the Frout and the Jet, Quimper is a city of just over 60,000 inhabitants classified as a “city of art and history”.
With its three ancient hearts, the Locmaria district, the city of the bishops and those of the Dukes of Brittany, Quimper is a city that can be visited on foot, by strolling along its lively medieval streets and shops. There are also many factory shops, such as those of Faïenceries Henriot-Quimper and Armor Lux. It should also be noted that Quimper has three permanent museums: the Museum of Fine Arts, the Breton Departmental Museum as well as the Museum of Earthenware.
THE CORNOUAILLE COAST
Alternating long and beautiful sandy beaches, steep cliffs and rocky coasts, fishing and yachting harbours, theCornouaille coast stretches from Pont-Aven to the Pointe du Raz. It is certainly one of the most beautiful in Brittany and France.
From the Pointe du Raz to that of Lervily, in the north-west of the Cornouaille coast, the shoreline is wind-swept and the coastline steep. Cliffs and rocks are constantly battered by the waves. To the south, from the Pointe de Lervily to the Pointe de Penmarc’h, dominated by the giant Eckmühl lighthouse, the coastline gives way to immense sandy or pebble beaches, a paradise for surfers. Finally, from Bénodet to Port-la-Forêt, creeks, beaches and rocks form a heavenly landscape with an evocative name: the Breton Riviera!
Concarneau is among the must-see tourist destinations in the region of Finistère.
The walled city, the name given to the oldest part of the city because of the ramparts that enclose it, resembles a fortified island set in the middle of one of the most beautiful bays in the region. At the top of the ramparts, from the walkway, it is possible to observe the round of trawlers that come and go according to the tides, practising coastal or deep-sea fishing.
Who has never heard of Pont Aven? Brittany’s most famous “Cité des peintres” is a 35-minute drive from Bénodet.
The painter Gauguin is at the origin of the Pont Aven school, a group so named that gathered together under the same label all the artists who regularly came to paint in Pont Aven.
Today, the small town of Pont Aven is home to many art galleries thus perpetuating the “Bohemian” spirit of yesteryear in the town that is now nicknamed the “City of Painters”.
THE GLENAN ARCHIPELAGO
Clear water, white sandy beaches, paradise on earth has a name, Glénan Archipelago. Located about ten nautical miles from the mainland, off the coast of the seaside resorts of Bénodet and Fouesnant, this Breton archipelago is worth discovering during your stay at Le Port de Plaisance campsite.
To get there and discover the seven islets that make up this archipelago, the clear waters of its inland sea, its white sandy beaches, and more. nothing could be easier! From April to September, shuttles serve Saint Nicolas, the main island of the Glénan Archipelago, from Bénodet, but also from the ports of Concarneau, Loctudy, Port la Forêt and Beg Meil.
Note that in season, the Archipelago, uninhabited the rest of the year, comes alive when a diving and sailing club opens its doors. The latter enjoys a worldwide reputation, so take the opportunity to try it out!