Visit the Pays Bigouden

The Pays Bigouden in South Finistère

At the extreme south-west of the Finistère tip, the Bigouden region is a concentrate of Brittany which will not fail to seduce you!

You have probably already seen the high headdresses so characteristic of Breton women and well they are “bigoudènes”. The bro (country) bigouden is a land that stands out from the other Breton countries as it has kept its culture intact with its language, its music, its dances, its songs: it is the land of fest noz and traditional festivals.

From Penmarc’h to Pors Poulhan, the Bigouden country stretches out, offering splendid fine sandy beaches, punctuated by famous lighthouses, luminous stone sentinels that still guide sailors.

Famous for its gourmet stops and its traditional festivals, the Bigouden country will charm you with its towns of character and its authenticity, but also its ports where craft fishing remains an essential economic activity.

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Ideally located in the heart of the Bay of Audierne, Kerlaz campsite allows you to discover the richness of the Bigouden country, the tip of South Finistère. Come and stay at the Kerlaz campsite in a pitch or mobile home in South Finistère to recharge your batteries in a wilderness and natural area.

Discover the must-see monuments to visit and the important events during your holiday in Finistère Bretagne.

The Bigouden country and the sea

Discovering the Bigouden country means, on the one hand, the south with the yachting harbours and fishing harbours going from Sainte-Marine to Penmarc’h.

During your stay, you won’t miss the late afternoon rendezvous when all the chaluts return to the port of Guilvinec, French’s leading artisanal fishing port.

Of course, you will take the opportunity to discover Haliotika and the fishing town, a very interesting discovery of the fishing world, especially with the auction. Then, you will continue your route or you will be bewitched by the famous Eckmühl lighthouse and the magic will be there as soon as you climb the 307 steps, a breathtaking view!

Penmarc’h is also Saint-Guénolé, 1st sardine port of France, where it is good to stop and discover the rocks of Saint-Guénolé. And it is also the port of Kérity, very well known in the Bigouden country for its atmosphere, for the fishing on foot but also for the amateurs of kayaking and those who wish to discover the phoques!

On the other hand, the Bigouden country is to the west the Bay of Audierne with its immense beaches, its wild coast for nature lovers, its surfing spots very well known all over the world, such as La Torche!

The Pointe de la Torche located on the commune of Plomeur is a natural classified site since 1965. In summer and winter, many surfers come to this mythical spot.

Just 10 minutes from the camping Kerlaz, you too can surf at La Torche. Know that in the Bay of Audierne, you will have the choice to surf, several surf spots, some more for beginners or on the contrary others for confirmed surfers. You can surf at Pors Carn, Tronoën, Kermabec beach, Tréguennec or Penhors.

Surfing is not the only activity, kitesurfing, bodyboarding, windsurfing, sand yachting, hiking, horse riding, mountain biking… So many activities to enjoy during your stay in the Bigouden country!

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