This really is a wonderful place for a holiday, with something for everyone!

 

Markets at la Forêt-Fouesnant

marcher place de la baie 

 

There is a lively market every Sunday morning on the square in the lower town, which sells local produce, food, clothes and a wide range of other goods. Parking can be difficult in high season, so a gentle stroll down to the market is a good option.

 

During July and August there is an evening market, starting at 7pm, at Port-la-Forêt.

 

 

 

 

Port La Forêt

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At Port-la-Foret (known locally as Portlaf’ ) owners of pleasure craft rub shoulders with professional sailors and fishermen as well as with world famous champions of ocean-going yacht races

A number of ocean- going yachtsmen and women have made Port-la-Foret their home port, thanks to the”: Pole Finistere Course au Large” which aims to train and develop sportsmen and women to a high level in ocean-going yacht racing.

 

 

 

 

Sailing School Kerleven

The sailing school is at Port-la-Foret, near to Kerleven beach. Awarded the official title of Ecole Francaise de Voile (French Sailing School) in 1971, it is open throughout the year. Courses are available for those wanting to learn how to wind-surf or to manage light craft, (small dinghies or catamarans) or how to sail larger yachts (for example: First 210, Sun Dream 28, Sun Light 31).

 

 

La Forêt-Fouesnant and surrounding area

The house is a fifteen to twenty minutes walk from the beautiful, family-friendly beach at Kerleven, passing through the marina at Port la Forêt and about five minutes on foot from the small town of la Forêt-Fouesnant.

Access to the long distance coastal path (Grande Randonnee - GR34) is within 10 minutes, from which there are spectacular views and plenty of opportunities for a gentle walk.

La Forêt-Fouesnant is a lively town, with a good range of shops and restaurants and a bustling market on Sunday mornings. There is also a colourful market every Tuesday evening at Port-la-Forêt during the summer season. Not to be missed are the performances of Breton dancing – or other folk dancing/music - every Wednesday evening during the summer months at Penity open air theatre, behind the market place. There is no charge for these concerts which start at approximately nine pm and which are usually very well attended - so get there in good time to secure a seat.

This is an ideal location from which to explore the surrounding area with its rich history, spectacular coastline and gentle rural scenery. The ancient town of Quimper with its timbered houses, narrow pedestrian streets and magnificent cathedral is about 10 Km away, as is the lively resort and fishing port of Concarneau, with its ancient walled-town (Ville-Close) and busy Friday morning market. Nearby too, the elegant resort of Bénodet has a beautiful beach, a marina as well as restaurants, a hydro-therapy spa (Thalasso) and a casino. From Port-la-Foret and the pretty resort of Beg-Meil, you can take a day cruise to the Glénan Islands – an off-shore archipelago famous for its diving school, rare flora and fauna and crystal clear waters.

A bit further afield are picturesque Pont-Aven - made famous by Gauguin and his contemporaries – and still a thriving centre for the arts, the busy port town of Lorient with its museum dedicated to the yachtsman Eric Tabarly, and the Pointe du Raz the magnificently rugged, most westerly tip of France. Other places of interest for a day’s outing include the scenically impressive Crozon peninsula, the sea-life centre - Oceanopolis - at Brest, the fishing port of Douarnenez and the islands of Groix, Sein, Molène and Ouessant (Ushant in English).

The “Golf de Cornouaille”

Le golf de cornouaille.

The 18 hole golf course is idyllically set at the back of la Foret bay. Designed by Fred and Martin Hawtree and opened in 1959, it is the oldest golf course in southern Brittany. (Total 5682 metres, par 71)