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The top 6 spots for acting up in Finistère

Film it if you can

Romance, adventure, comedy, action movies – no doubt you have your own favourites. Here in Finistère, there’s sure to be a place where you can re-enact your favourite movie moments. Here are our top spots for all you film-fans to get into character during your holidays.

#1: The historic film: spend a long day in Locronan

Imagine if French actors Audrey Tautou and Gaspard Ulliel decided to live in Finistère. Follow in their footsteps in Locronan, where the movie ‘A very long engagement’ was filmed. Do you remember the final scene? Go to the garden of the old presbytery to relive that unforgettable moment.


#2: The epic film: hunting for the ring in Huelgoat Forest

You don’t need pointy ears or extra-large feet to go and visit Huelgoat Forest - although you might meet a Hobbit or two along the way. Listen carefully, the trees sometimes whisper their secrets to passers-by. The local pixies, known as Korrigans, can also pop up everywhere in this part of Finistère – mind they don’t get up to any mischief!



#3: The fantasy film: Night at the Museum (of the Wolf)

At night, the animals of the Wolf Museum come to life. Don’t believe us? Come and see for yourself! Relive ‘Night at the Museum’ by coming to the ‘Nuit du Loup’ (Wolf Night) event that takes place every summer with an evening visit and a nocturnal walk in the Cragou Moors...



#4: The adventure film: Jack Sparrow comes ashore on a mysterious island

Pirates of the Caribbean in Finistère? Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley could easily film their next instalment here, as we have everything they might need: desert islands surrounded by the clearest waters, boats of real character, breathtaking landscapes and captains of the high seas. To take on the role of Jack Sparrow, head for the Glénan Islands that feel like an earthly paradise or set sail for Ouessant Island and unravel its mysteries.


#5: The comedy film: Babysitting at the fun fair

One child and a group of rowdy friends is not a great recipe for childminding, but it’s the basis of the French comedy ‘Babysitting’. Come to the leisure park and funfair Récré des Trois Curés in Milizac to show the kids a truly great day out!


#6: The romantic film: Leonardo and Kate on the water

No, there’s no Titanic in Finistère but you’ll be spoilt for choice if you want to re-enact the romantic embrace on the prow of a boat with our tallships, sailboats and motorboats. And rest assured, there’s not a single iceberg in sight!



Over to you – let your imagination run wild!

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