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Douarnenez!  One of the most beautiful bays in Europe

Where’s that ?  I know, I asked that very same question myself!

Douarnenez  is situated in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France.  

The steep, narrow cobbled streets which climb up to the town have changed little over the past century, revealing a wide range of places of interest, including old chapels, Les Halles (covered market) and houses once inhabited by local fishermen.

Douarnenez is famous for its sardine and mackerel fishing and still has fish canning facilities in operation.

Perhaps the most picturesque part of the town is the road along the sea front at the Port of Rosmeur which is lined with cafés and restaurants specialising in seafood which are always worth a visit.

Douarnenez is a lifetime away from the hustle and bustle of city life, in a quite majestic region of France. We welcome people from many nations and many of those that come actually come back again and again, the weather in the summer months can be quite exceptional and when it is there is not another place like it in the whole of France.

There always seems to be a good mixture of people, those that are quite sporty and enjoy the watersports and those that just want to relax, in Douarnenez you can do both at will.

The small island Tristan which is located in the bay has a mysterious past which is linked to the legend of Ville d’Ys, Tristan and Iseult.

In summer, make the most of the sunlight by catching one of our incredible ocean sunsets - don't forget that here the sun sets later than anywhere else in Europe!

Most restaurants offer a selection of shellfish, like crab, lobster, prawns, sardines, mussels and the catch of the day. One item we must not forget is Douarnenez's buttery cake, kouign amann, famous throughout France and beyond.  As for drinks, Breton cider can be drunk either alone or as a kir breton, a cocktail consisting of cider and cassis.

Port Rhu is famous for its boat cemetery and its Port-Musée (Museum) where it is possible to walk around a number of fishing vessels dating back to the early 20th century.

Tréboul, situated on the other side of the estuary, also has a harbour for pleasure boats, where there are bars, cafés and crêperies, all the things you could possibly need in such a magnificent iconic place.

A haven for water sports enthusiasts, and there are lots of exciting possibilities within this genre for you to try. For those who prefer to stay out of the water, there is hiking on the GR34, walking, cycling, pétanque and even the Thalasso and Les Sables Blancs a wide sandy beach, which is absolutely awesome.

“Whether the sky is grey or blue, the magic of this region always manages to seduce you"

 

 

Tour Planning

The choice for travel is yours.  Arrive at either Brest, Lorient or Quimper airport.   (Hop! Air France offer flights, New York to/from Lorient via Paris Orly and Wow Air offer low cost flights between California and many airports throughout Europe.)

Or if flying is not for you why not experience French travel by train and arrive at Quimper station. Whichever option you choose, we’ll be there to meet you. You can travel quite easily from Paris Gare De Bercy (which is just a short walk from Gare De Lyon) and Charles de Gaulle Airport directly to Quimper.

Driving takes 1 hour from Brest, 1½ hours from Lorient or ½ hour from Quimper to Douarnenez. Once you have booked into your hotel, your pre-chosen activities, visits etc can begin.

We offer three different tours with a recommended minimum stay of 8 days / 7 nights and one tour recommending a stay of 10 days / 9 nights.

All our tour days and nights are at your discretion and on demand.  We also have Special Tours available which have been developed and designed around specific festivals.

Obviously, depending on your choice of tour, hotel, activities and special requests, our tour costs differ.  Please note: Breakfast and dinner are fully inclusive.

When your personalised holiday has been determined a full itinerary with daily schedules will be emailed to you for your approval.

Hiking - For your comfort, we recommend good comfortable walking/hiking shoes and, as we are on the coast and the weather can be unpredictable, a good wind cheater/rain jacket.

Sailing and Spa Thalasso - Sailing jackets will be provided for yachting.  Don’t forget your swimming costumes and caps and most importantly in very sunny weather!

About Enjoy France Tours

From the very beginning of your tour you will have a personal English/French speaking guide. This is especially valuable to non-French speaking people, travel itself can be very daunting for some people, but where there is a language barrier too this can be extremely stressful, we shall be on hand to minimise any stress caused by language issues therefore allow you to enjoy France to the full. 

I am the main guide, interpreter, and organiser of Enjoy France Tours and on certain occasions the driver too. We have a regular driver who speaks French, English and also German.

All specialised activities are sub-contracted out to local professionals thus guaranteeing the expertise in activities and most importantly safety, and keeps work and financial interests within our region.

We offer three different tours with a recommended minimum stay of 8 days / 7 nights and one tour recommending a stay of 10 days / 9 nights.

Our goal is that you enjoy true France, experience the French way of life, taste and smell France, hear French, learn and “like” the French.   All of this in our very unpolluted part of the world.

Basically, it is a dream life and one (we doubt) you will ever forget. Remember - we will be there to assist, translate and generally help you from the moment your tour starts (although perhaps we won’t stay at your hotel each night!) Please do not hesitate to contact us for availability dates, any further details.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions or queries about our tours, we will be pleased to help you.

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Contact  Michèle Clark Nickler  -  Douarnenez 29100 - FRANCE  

M: + 33 (0) 698 190 855     O:  +33 (0) 981 393 410  

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