Things to see and do - Douarnenez
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Douarnenez Travel guide
Douarnenez : Michelin's recommendations
Nestled deep within a bay of the same name, Douarnenez is a fishing port, a centre of the canned-fish industry, a spa for thalassotherapy and a seaside resort. Having in the past bewitched artists like Renoir and Boudin with its coloured façades and attractive little streets, this town (which in 1921 became France's first Communist municipality) draws numerous visitors.
Tourist attractions Douarnenez : Things to see and do
Place de l’Enfer F - 29100 Douarnenez
This unique museum, dedicated to maritime activities, displays dozens of old fishing and pleasure boats which are gradually disappearing from French waters, but which provide a fascinating insight into traditional maritime culture. The museum is divi..
place de l’Enfer F - 29100 Douarnenez
The boats moored in the floating museum section of the Port-Musée de Port-Rhû are accessible to visitors. These include the large Breton lobster boat Notre-Dame de Rocamadour, on board which it's well worth climbing down to its machine room and ice r..
quai du Grand-Port F - 29100 Douarnenez
This small port is the heart of the local economy. Here, you can enjoy watching life by the sea: the unloading of fish starting at 11.00 p.m. and the sale by auction beginning at 6.30 am. The type of fish include: mackerel, cod, monkfish, whiting, co..
3, Rue Saint Jean F - 29100 Douarnenez
The Ty Mad hotel is located behind the Saint Jean Chapel on the Douarnenez Bay in Brittany. It offers free WiFi and free on-site parking. Ty Mad offers comfortable rooms, most of them offering a view of the Douarnenez Bay. Each guest room has a TV a..
7 rue d'Estienne d'Orves F - 29100 Douarnenez
This hotel dates from the 19th-century and is just 290 metres from the beach and 500 metres from the scenic port town of Douarnenez. It offers en suite rooms, an elegant restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool. All the guest rooms at Relais du Silen..
Rue Des Professeurs Curie F - 29177 Douarnenez
Prix Prices from : 69 €
Set only a few steps from the beach of White Sands, the Best Western Formule Economique features a restaurant, lounge bar with fireplace and game library. Its spacious rooms come with free WiFi. Directly connected to the thalassotherapy centre via a..
4 rue Jean-Jaurès F - 29100 Douarnenez
You will love the fine cream of Jerusalem artichoke soup with truffle cream, and the honey-roasted and spiced duck breast. Regional produce takes on original guises in an endless display of inventiveness from two passionate young chefs who have train..
11 quai du Petit-Port F - 29100 Douarnenez
This is something like the bistro version of L'Insolite, the restaurant in the Hôtel de France (it is run by the same people). Take a seat by the bay windows and choose from a selection of tapas, seafood and an a la plancha set menu.
3 rue St-Jean F - 29100 Tréboul
29 rue Croas-Talud F - 29100 Douarnenez
All aboard! You can expect traditional cuisine, locally produced ingredients and locally fished seafood in this restaurant with a subtle marine decor. You can sleep here too, in simple little rooms.
7 rue d'Estienne-d'Orves F - 29100 Douarnenez
This pretty villa exudes a classical and bourgeois charm, but don't get the wrong impression, the cuisine is very much in tune with the times! The chef, formerly of La Grange à Sel (a Bourget-du-Lac restaurant with a Michelin star) composes fine dish..