Category Archives: Uncategorized

Le Temps des Fêtes a Douarnenez

Every two years there is a great pilgrimage of hundreds of classic working boats from Brest to Douarnenez. This will start with a week of festivities in Brest from July 13th to the 19th when the entire flotilla passes around the Cape de la Chèvre and into the the bay of Douarnenez. The maritime festival Temps des Fête will take place from the 19th to the 24th of July.

Continue reading Le Temps des Fêtes a Douarnenez

What to do in May around Douarnenez?

If you are on the bay of Douarnenez in May, then it is imperative to come down to the beach of St. Anne la Palud for the Festival Breizh Wind. Taking place May 9th and 10th.

Breizh Wind 2015
Breizh Wind 2015


Then La Semaine du Golfe festival kicks off on the 11th of May and runs all week to the 17th with a jammed schedule of events.  The Morbihan Golfe is just south of Vannes which is 144km from Douarnenez.

Semaine du Golfe du MorbihanThis is one of the greatest opportunities to see one of the worlds largest wooden boat gatherings. Throughout the week there will be innumerable cultural activities and beautiful boats to see. This year the honorary guest is Croatia and they will bring their traditional gajeta falkusa to the festival.

Tourism Resources for Visitors to Douarnenez

The office of Tourism of Douarnenez is a good start for information on local attractions and cultural events in the region:

If you are looking for information about the maritime trades or businesses related to the sea. The Maritime Federation of the bay of Douarnenez is your best bet.

July 24 to 27th 2014 Douarnenez will host its bi-annual maritime festival Temps des Fête:

In 2012 they had a record 1200 boats participate in the festival with over 100,000 people attending more than 60 shows and programs throughought the three ports of Douarenenez & Treboul

temp des fetes

The municipality of Douarnenez is also a good resources for local events and attractions of interest as well as practical information about the city.