The fishing port of Concarneau is a popular summer resort with a quaint walled town and a beautiful bay which will be your base for the tour. Pass numerous castles and manor houses on a delightful river cruise and soak up the old town atmosphere in Quimper with its gothic cathedral and 14th century houses. © ATOUT FRANCE Michel Angot
Detailed Overview

Price includes

  • Return ferry crossings including one overnight cabin on a room only basis (2-berth inside cabin - bunk beds)

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Welcome glass of Kir Cassis or wine

  • Cold buffet breakfast

  • 3-course fixed set menu on arrival night

  • 3-course menu - fixed starter & dessert & 2 choices of main course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Free use of leisure facilities

  • 2-hour cruise on the River Odet

  • City Tax

Image: © ATOUT FRANCE Michel Angot

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We make our way to the ferry for an overnight crossing (2-berth cabin accommodation included).

Day 2

Journey towards the quaint walled town of Concarneau.

Day 3

River Odet Boat Cruise, Quimper & Brest
This morning, we will make our way to the seaside resort of Benodet, from where we embark on a circular river cruise lasting for two hours, along the beautiful Odet River, "the most beautiful river in France" according to Winston Churchill! Our journey will take us past wooded landscapes, numerous castles, manor houses and forgotten creeks and the guided commentary will tell us all about the attractions along the route. Afterwards, we will make our way to Quimper, the cultural heart of Brittany. The city's crowning glory is its gothic cathedral, which dominates the atmospheric old town, full of half-timbered 14th century houses. We spend time here and enjoy lunch (not included) before making our way to Brest. Forget everything you thought you knew about Brest and come and explore the heart of this naval port, nestled in one of France's most beautiful natural harbours. Places to visit include the amazing Pont de l'Iroise bridge, a stroll along the lively quays as far as the castle museum, and of course Océanopolis. Why not explore the city on from the sky on the first urban cable car?

Day 4

Today is free for you to discover Concarneau. Why not take the land train or simply wander along the beach to the beautiful walled town that sits on a long island in the centre of the harbour?

Day 5

Vannes and Pont-Aven
This morning we will visit Vannes, one of Brittany's most important and picturesque towns. With its charming half-timbered houses, Vannes dates from the 16th century and its old town is a pleasure to explore with something new to admire around every corner. Why not finish your morning down by the harbour where you can enjoy a relaxing drink whilst admiring the sea views of the 'Gulf of Morbihan'? In the afternoon we will visit the pretty 'village of artists' and historical port town of Pont-Aven. Historic watermills along the banks of the River Aven provide a scenic backdrop to the town that is also famous as an artists' retreat and for the invention in 1920 of galettes (butter biscuits).

Day 6

After breakfast, we begin our journey to the ferry and back home.

Other Information


Hôtel Restaurant de l'Océan

Just a 15-minute walk from the walled medieval city of Concarneau this modern hotel and restaurant has stunning panoramic views over Concarneau Bay.

• Restaurant • TV •  Hairdryer • Heated outdoor swimming pool, sauna, hot tub • Pool table • 

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