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Woods and Forests

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Loved for their welcome shade on hot days, their captivating leaves in autumn and the ever-changing shades throughout the year, our woods and forests guarantee a refreshing visit - alone, as a couple or as a family outing. 

In Finistère, there are canopies of green at every turn. Whether you pass them as you're out walking or choose a clearing for a cool picnic, our woods are a natural haven for wildlife and plants.


Huelgoat Forest (Huelgoat / Berrien / Locmaria-Berrien) : le Moulin du Chaos, la Grotte du Diable, la Roche Tremblante, le Camp d’Artus… a wide range of sites to discover in the legendary forest of Huelgoat!

Cranou forest (Le Faou / Hanvec / Lopérec) streches over 600 hectares between Menez-Hom and the Arrée Mountains. The woods were used by marine carpenters to build boat hulls and masts. Today, it is a ideal place for tourism. Numerous walks or rides are signposted.

Practical infos
Viewpoint : the summit of «Pen Ar Hoat».
Access : Between Brest and Quimper, take the exit Le Faou, then follow the sign and cross Rumengol, direction 'la forêt domaniale du Cranou'. Follow the road D42, until the lower part of the wood.
Interests : Hike 100% in the woods. Picnic areas.

Carnoët (or Toulfoën) forest (Quimperlé / Clohars Carnoët) offers 750 hectares planted with oak and beech trees for nice walks in the woods. On foot, on a mountain bike or with a horse, several themed strolls are proposed.
Its most remarkable sites are highlitghted by information boards.

Practical infos
Tourist office of Quimperlé, Telephone : +33 (0)2 98 96 04 32
Walk along megalithic and medieval monuments in the woods.
Acces: road Quimper-Lorient, exit in Clohars-Carnoët, around Quimperlé.
What to do around: Doëlan harbour, walk along the coastal path, beaches, Saint-Maurice Abbey.

Pomme de pin

Forests managed by the French National Forest Authority
  • Forêt de Coatloch (Scaër)
  • Forêt de Fréau (Poullaouen)
  • Bois du Gars (L'Hopital-Camfrout / Hanvec)
  • Forêt de Landévennec (Landévennec / Argol)
  • Forêts et dunes de Beg-Meil et Mousterlin (Fouesnant / Bénodet)
  • Forêt de Dinan (Crozon)
  • Forêt de Santec (Santec)

Interactive map


Top-of-the-range places
Finistère trails

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