The Museums of Finistère
Finistère is blessed with many museums on every imaginable topic - almost!
Painting has its fair share of dedicated collections, in the Fine Arts Musées des Beaux-Arts in Quimper, Brest and Pont-Aven and in the curious house-based Musée Marie Henry in Le Pouldu.
Popular arts and archaeology can be found in the Musée Départemental Breton in Quimper and in Pont L’Abbé, fishing is explored in the Musée de la Pêche in Concarneau and in Haliotika in Le Guilvinec, while marine history is celebrated in Brest.
There are also places to learn about lighthouses such as the Musée des Phares et Balises on Ouessant Island, and a rather unique strawberry museum in Plougastel Daoulas, home of Brittany's most famous fraises.
Finally, be sure to visit Océanopolis in Brest which offers three pavillions showing Polar, Temperate and Tropical environments, a fantastic window on the underwater world and a very lively, must-see museum in a beautiful harbourside setting.
- Le Cloître-Saint-Thégonnec
- By the sea
- In the town centre
- In the country
Since the 19th century, there has been a tradition of onion-sellers leaving the shores of north Brittany to sell their wares in Great Britain. These onion-sellers were known as ‘Johnnies’. Near Roscof...
This millers' village was built between the 17th and 20th centuries and awaits your discovery. Two water mills are the centre of the attraction. They are surrounded by furnished dwellings, bakeries, s...
‘La Maison-Musée du Pouldu’ is a museum following in the footsteps of the artist Gauguin, a reconstruction of the old-fashioned ‘Buvette de la Plage’ where Paul Gauguin and his painter friends stayed ...
The "Fonds Hélène & Édouard Leclerc pour la culture" is a private modern art centre in the Capucins convent in Landerneau. It aims to showcase the iconic artists of our time to a wide audience through...
Come and discover Brittany's most famous secret... the area known as Pays Bigouden. Head-dresses and embroidered costumes, astonishing interiors, picture archives and more: as you explore the château,...
The 'Musée des Goémoniers' is a museum dedicated to the seaweed-gatherers, both traditional and modern. Our programme of events for children and grown-ups is available from local Tourist Offices and c...