Silversea Expedition Cruises To Concarneau

Concarneau

Fishing has dominated the Britanny town of Concarneau from its beginning. Starting as a safe harbour for local fishing boats it expanded to become an important port and fish processing base for a deepwater tuna fishing fleet. A museum highlights the rich fishing history, and other reminders of fishing both past and present are all around. The harbour shores have walking tracks, beaches and smaller villages to explore. Listen out for the Breton language of Britanny being spoken. View more

The main town today is large and bustling and occupies the mainland of the harbour. The original old part of town, known as the Ville Close, is a different story. It was built on an island in the harbour for safety. A defensive wall around the town was constructed in the 14th century and upgraded in the 17th century. You can still patrol the ramparts of the wall today. The strategic safe harbour and town was fought over several times. One famous battle was in 1373 during the 100-year War when the Breton knight Bertrand du Guesclin, "The Eagle of Brittany", drove the English from the town. The inside of Ville Close is a jumble of timbered and gabled houses, often decorated with flowers, crowding cobbled streets. It is a tight fit, as the town is only 350 metres (1150 feet) by 100 metres (330 feet) in size. We can understand why the town overflowed to nearby shores. As you cross the bridge to Ville Close you leave much of the modern world and pass an old clock tower that perhaps symbolises a step back to a medieval time.

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DUBLIN To LISBON
  • Departure
    Aug 27 2022
  • Duration
    11 Days
  • Ship
    Silver Cloud
From US$ 6,570
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Excursions in Concarneau

Expedition Activities with Silversea Expedition team

Join the Expedition team on a scenic walk along the coastal path from Quai de la Croix to Plage des Sables Blancs, or from Les Sables Blancs to La Forêt Fouesnant (part of the famous GR34 path).

Quimper and Locronan

Visit the villages of Quimper and Locronan. Quimper the administrative capital of the Finistère department and the cultural heart of Brittany. The town is known for its cathedral, atmospheric old quarter and museums. Locronan's history goes back more than 2000 years, it was originally a sacred place for the celts known as a 'nemeton'. It then became an important religious centre during the middle ages. Walk this stunning Medieval town known as one of France's prettiest ones.

Walled City and Keriolet Castle

Tour the walled city of Concarneau, fortified in the 14th century and modified by the architect Vauban two centuries later, and the Keriolet Castle, learn about the atypical destinies of the Russian Imperial Princess Zénaïde Narisckine (aunt of Tsar Nicolas II,) and her husband the Count Charles de Chauveau. The castle originally dates back to the 13th century, but was transformed into a true jewel of 19th century architecture.

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