Things to see and do - Douarnenez
Unmissable tourist sites
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
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..
pl. de l'Enfer
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
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
Prix Prices from : 130 €
The Ty Mad hotel is located behind the Saint Jean Chapel on the Douarnenez Bay in Brittany. It offers free Wi-Fi and free on-site parking. The Ty Mad offers comfortable rooms with a sea or garden view. Each guest room has a TV and en suite bathroom ..
99, Avenue De La Gare F - 29100 Douarnenez
Prix Prices from : 48 €
Halfway between the centre of Douarnenez and the Tréboul marina, Citotel Hôtel Du Port Rhu is open all year round. It features 13 en suite rooms with LCD TV and free Wi-Fi internet access. For those rooms without a hairdryer, guests can easily reque..
23 rue Duguay Trouin F - 29100 Douarnenez
Le Bretagne is located in the heart of Douarnenez in Brittany, with close access to its port and beaches. It features a spa and sauna available for an additional supplement, and a tree-lined terrace. Guest rooms at Le Bretagne - Hôtel & Spa are equi..
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.
3 rue St-Jean F - 29100 Tréboul
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.
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..
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..