Visiting and staying at a campsite in La Forêt-Fouesnant
Around the campsite in South Finistère
Take advantage of your next stay at camping at La Forêt Fouesnant to discover an ideal seaside resort for vacations in South Finistère. The Kérantérec campsite invites you to explore its many facets.
Visit La Forêt Fouesnant, a forest and a port near Concarneau
Breathe in the sea air at La Forêt-Fouesnant. You’ll discover a seaside resort in South Finistère, on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, between Cap Coz and Concarneau, into which the ria¹ of La Forêt-Fouesnant flows. With 30 km of marked trails, La Forêt-Fouesnant offers walks, hikes and nature outings to discover the picturesque charm of the commune.
This charming, authentic Breton village has a population of 3,300 and covers an area of 18 km². Anchored on a rich terroir, in the shade of fruit trees, facing the open sea, La Forêt Fouesnant exudes the gentleness of life and conviviality. The picturesque gardens of traditional homes punctuate the flower-filled lanes, which hug the old port and the long sandy beach. Together with Bénodet and Fouesnant, La Forêt-Fouesnant now forms the ” Breton Riviera “.
Discover our natural and cultural heritage
The trails allow you to combine the pleasures of nature and the discovery of our heritage on foot, by bike or on horseback. Magnificent natural landscapes with exceptional local flora and fauna enhance this Breton paradise. In the center of the commune, you’ll discover a veritable little country cathedral, thechurch of Notre Dame Izel Vor (Our Lady of the Low Seas), this church built largely during the first half of the XVIᵉ century is in a Gothic style typical of Cornouaille.
Carved dates can be found on the walls: 1538 under the porch, 1628 above the baptistery. This monument has been listed as a historical monument since June 8, 1914. Just as remarkable is the chapel of Peniti (or Penity, a penity being in Breton a hermitage or small monastery), built in 1723.
It is located at the head of the La Forêt-Fouesnant ria. Nearby is a healing fountain, reputed to encourage young children to walk. Destroyed around 1960, it was rebuilt identically in 2005. An open-air theater has been set up in the chapel’s cloister, and every Wednesday for the past twenty years has been the venue for free summer shows as part of the “Nuits Celtiques de Peniti” (Peniti Celtic Nights).
The ports of La Forêt Fouesnant
A maritime city par excellence, the commune boasts two harbors. Once known as the “Stang Al Lestreg” harbor, the Vieux Port was at one time the heart of commercial exchanges. Its strategic location and the importance of commercial traffic led to the construction of quays and 2 slipways from 1850 onwards. Every year, around a hundred ships picked up and unloaded a variety of goods (sand, maerl, wood, grain, etc.). In the early 20th century, many farmers in La Forêt-Fouesnant took part in this activity during the winter months, supplementing their income. At that time, the port was also home to sardine and mackerel fishermen.
Today, La Forêt-Fouesnant has its own marina: Port-la-Forêt. One of the largest in Brittany. It’s known here as the capital of ocean racing, or the Valley of Fools. Located in the heart of the Baie de la Forêt, facing the Glénan archipelago, Port-La-Forêt offers an exceptional view of a protected natural site. Ideal setting for preparing for ocean racing. The biggest
sailors such as Samantha Davies, Michel Desjoyeaux, Armel Le Cléac’h, Jean Le Cam, François Gabart and many others. Port-La-Forêt is a port for all sailors, with yachtsmen, fishermen and professional skippers rubbing shoulders. It has 1,130 berths afloat, accommodating boats of all sizes, including the impressive 60-foot racing yachts.
What to do in La forêt Fouesnant
Staying at a campsite in La forêt Fouesnant will allow you to take advantage of its natural and cultural assets, while benefiting from an ideal location between Fouesnant and Concarneau.
The Beaches of La Forêt Fouesnant
Holidaymakers who come to enjoy the pleasures of camping by the sea in South Finistère can choose one of the following beaches in La Forêt Fouesnant:
- Kerleven beach
- The coves of Anse Saint Laurent
For those who wish, there are pleasant walks through La Forêt Fouesnant. From the market, to the port, to the beaches, there’s no shortage of ideas. More experienced hikers can also follow the GR34 from Anse Saint-Laurent, where our campsite is located.
What’s more, the seaside resort’s proximity to other towns and villages in South Finistère makes it an ideal base for visiting the region.
Take advantage of the amenities and attractions close to our campsite at La Forêt Fouesnant
Port-la-Forêt also has a night market on Tuesday evenings in July and August, where you can buy local produce, crafts, food and much more. The mythical port is dotted with a host of restaurants, from ice cream parlors to pizzerias and cocktail bars, where you’ll always find a place to feel like a fish in water. Come and relax on one of the terraces and watch the sun set or the boats come and go.
How to get to La Forêt Fouesnant beach
La Forêt-Fouesnant’s main beach is a kilometre-long stretch of fine sand, largely sheltered from the wind. Kerleven beach is ideal for swimming and relaxing. During the summer, it is equipped with a first-aid post. What’s more, it’s only a few minutes’ walk from our campsite in La Forêt Fouesant to the beach.
Discover South Finistère
Concarneau‘s neighbor, the Ville Close, can be reached from the Kérantérec campsite in just 7 km.
However, it’s not the only getaway on offer for holidaymakers wishing to explore the many facets of Finistère. They will also be able to reach nearby :
Where to stay at La Forêt Fouesnant campsite?
Looking for your next vacation destination in La Forêt Fouesnant? Whether you’re looking for a Foret Fouesnant campsite with an indoor pool or a seaside campsite, Camping Keranterec has something for everyone. Ideally situated on the edge of Anse Saint-Laurent, this Finistère seaside campsite lets holidaymakers enjoy the Petit Manoir beach and the Kerleven beach when they’re not in the water park.
¹ An aber (Celtic word for estuary) or ria (Galician-Portuguese word) is a bay formed by the lower part of a coastal river valley invaded, in part or in whole, by the sea. International geography uses the word ria, but the Breton word aber is also used.