Discover Le Pouldu
At the end of the Laïta River, the mouth of Le Pouldu has been home to many artists, including the world-famous painter Paul Gauguin. All were inspired by the beauty of its landscape. Today, this corner of South Finistère remains as attractive as ever. From your campsite in Le Pouldu, discover a rich heritage. Explore the region is the perfect place to enjoy a wide range of activities for all ages.
The beaches of Le Pouldu
Discover Le Pouldu and its three magnificent beaches, where every holidaymaker ends up with a favorite, and where events often take place in high season. Stroll along the famous Cornouaille coast on the Atlantic to admire the different spots in the port of Le Pouldu. At low tide, all these beaches reveal the stretches of water left behind by the tide. How many crabs can you catch?
The coastline of Le Pouldu consists mainly of rocky cliffs. However, this South Finistère coastline is also home to some beautiful sandy beaches that are directly accessible by bus. Swimming areas have been set aside on the beaches of Le Pouldu. If you have children, don’t worry, as they are constantly supervised by teams of lifeguards.
- Les Grands Sables, cradle of tourism in the region.
- Kérou beach is the region’s surfing headquarters. In this area, surfers are attracted by the intensity of the swell and the tubular waves. There’s even a surf school.
- As for Bellangenet, it’s the ideal beach for beach volleyball or handball.
Enjoy sporting activities from your camping holiday in Le Pouldu
Le Pouldu’s greatest asset is probably its coastline and beaches. However, the South Finistère region also boasts undergrowth, paths and trails suitable for hiking or horse-riding in the heart of nature. Stroll along the Chemin des peintres and enjoy the landscapes that have inspired so many artists. Other footpaths follow the coastline. For the safety of hikers, certain trails such as the GR4 have been marked. Kilometre-long mountain bike trails are also available.
And with its ancient trees and ruins, the Toulfoën state forest is the ideal place for a family walk or picnic. It’s a haven of peace stretching over 660 hectares. There’s also enough diversity for wildlife observations.
The Pouldu coastline is also ideal for water sports. You’ll be able to go sailing and surfing. You can also kayak on the waters of the Laïta. What’s more, the mouth of the river is home to several harbors suitable for pleasure boats and fishing vessels.
Book a campsite in Le Pouldu to enjoy the combination of Breton heritage and the great painters of the 19th and 20th centuries. In the commune of Clohars-Carnoët, you can visit the Maison musée du Pouldu. The house has served as a holiday resort for artists such as Gauguin, Meyer de Haan, Sérusier and Filiger. Its walls, ceiling, doors and windows still bear the marks of these pioneers of Synthétisme. A must during your camping holiday in Le Pouldu is of course a visit to the port of Doëlan. This postcard port offers an authentic and atypical view of South Finistère.
So if you’re passionate about art, history or beauty, the Maison musée is waiting for you. In the same town, you can visit the 400-year-old Kercousquet windmill. Discover Pont-Aven, nicknamed “the city of painters”, and the picturesque streets of the walled town of Concarneau.
The Church of Our Lady of Trogewall and its four chapels bear witness to the strong influence of Christianity in the region. Some of these religious buildings have been little altered and still retain the architecture of past centuries. You’ll be able to visit buildings dating back to the 18th century.
For history and nature lovers alike, the abbey site of Saint Maurice is another gem to visit. In fact, the landscape combines buildings erected for the abbey in the 13th century with a natural park with a good ecosystem. Its location also combines the beauty of the sea with that of the forest. On site, you can observe a colony of bats and visit a number of nature exhibitions.
Other not-to-be-missed attractions in the port of Le Pouldu
Close to the beaches, the Quinquis animal park also welcomes you with its wildlife and equestrian activities. It even has a structure similar to an accrobranche course. This installation is often used as a stage for the park’s many shows.
In summer, from June to September, numerous festivals are held: Festival Rêves d’Océan, Fête du Moulin, Festival Rockland and Festival des Rias. With all these events, you’ll discover the cultural richness of Pouldu’s heritage. It’s also an opportunity to enjoy performances by over a hundred artists, painters, musicians and comedians.
Finally, don’t forget to take a stroll around the charming marina at Le Pouldu, where you can see the mouth of the Laïta River flowing into the ocean. While the beaches are an essential part of the coastline, it’s the port that really makes this seaside resort famous. You’ll discover a natural, unspoilt environment. Thanks to regular shuttles, you can cross the river to Guidel or head upstream to Quimperlé.
Stay at Camping du Quinquis, a campsite in Le Pouldu
Finding a campsite in Le Pouldu is the best way to enjoy the dozens of attractions available in the area. In Clohars-Carnoët, camping le Quinquis offers even more activities and leisure facilities. So don’t hesitate to make your reservations and enjoy the wonders of this region. Find a wide choice of mobile home rentals in Le Pouldu, as well as spacious, shady campsites. Let yourself be tempted by a set of swimming pools at the heart of this 4-star South Finistère campsite with swimming pool.
There’s an excellent restaurant on the harbor, as well as a bar overlooking the estuary where you can relax and unwind. You can also take a lovely walk along the banks of the Laïta river, from the port of Posmoric to the port of Le Pouldu. All less than 2 km from the campsite.