Pays Bigouden

The Bigouden country is made up of 22 municipalities in South Finistère. Between renowned fishing ports and magnificent natural landscapes, this territory will appeal to people passionate about history (and Bigouden headdress), as wellsport as to sportsmen and women who love surfing and hiking.

Among the unmissable

The Guilvinec

The first French artisanal fishing port, the Guilvinec is the pride of the Bigouden country. During your visit, stroll through the streets and enjoy the annual photo festival. This year, on the theme of Man and the sea, until 30 September 2021, discover the daily life of Breton fishermen in photos. From Monday to Friday from 4:30 pm, the return of the trawlers allows you to experience the excitement of the auction. For gourmets, the large markets on Tuesday and Sunday mornings will allow you to stock up on local products.Finally, with the fishing town Haliotika, discover and understand the fishing trades with your family with guided tours of the auction house and the discovery area on fish « from the sea to the plate ».


The town of Plomeur is internationally known for its surf spot. Indeed, the Pointe de la Torche is the stronghold of regional, national and international surfing competitions thanks to its imposing waves. The town has also a rich history with key moment from prehistory to the Bonnets rouges revolt.

Combrit Sainte-Marine

If you go through the Saint-Marine district in Combrit, visit its fort built under Napoleon III and bought by the commune in 1990. Today, from June to September, the fort presents exhibitions by contemporary artists living in or originating from the region.

The exhibition "André Dauchez, peintre des estuaires et du vent" is available until 29 August 2021. During this excursion you can also visit the port, the point and the lighthouse of Saint-Marine.


Pont-l'Abbé is the capital of the Bigouden country. In the 18th and 19th centuries its port was an important trading place. Today, it welcomes a few pleasure boats, offers a pleasant stroll and a magnificent view of the bridge and the castle keep. During your visit, take the towpath and immerse yourself in the history of its trading port. The estuary of the river of Pont-l'Abbé is classified as a site of major ecological interest. Finally, visit the town hall (former castle of the Barons) built in the 13th and 14th centuries, where you can discover the interior of the keep and the Bigouden Museum.