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Port of DoŽlan

DoŽlan harbour mouth

Fishing boats at DoŽlan

Fishing boats at DoŽlan

Fishing boat

Grands Sables beach at Le Pouldu

Grands Sables beach at Le Pouldu

Grands Sables beach at Le Pouldu

Road in Le Pouldu

Cafť on the right bank, DoŽlan harbour

Lower Le Pouldu on the LaÔta river

Storm at DoŽlan

Coastline at DoŽlan

Storm at DoŽlan, a 40 metre wave

Rough weather on the jetty at DoŽlan

Cross on the coastal path at DoŽlan

Cross on the coastal path at DoŽlan

 

Clohars-CarnoŽt is the most southerly Ďcommuneí (municipality) in FinistŤre, known as the commune of the ten bell towers due its numerous churches and chapels, and with three distinct facets: sea, countryside and forest. It sits at the gateway to the Cornouaille region, in River Aven country, and along the ĎRoute des Peintresí, so-called because it has inspired painters through the years and in turn has become known because of them. The coastal path encircles the commune, taking in the Belle Epoque style seaside resort of Le Pouldu, three beautiful south-facing beaches (BellangenÍt, Les grands sables, Le Kerou), and many other coves and inlets. In Le Pouldu you can visit the Marie-Henry house, La Buvette de la Plage, an auberge where Paul Gauguin once lived and whose paintings adorned the walls, now a museum.

Not far from there, you can admire the picturesque little port of DoŽlan, much loved by painters, fishermen and amateur sailors alike. Straight from a picture postcard, and often used as a location for television dramas or films, this spot truly embodies southern Brittany. Fresh fish and shellfish can be bought here in the afternoon when the fishermen come in.

At the eastern end of the commune, along the border with the Morbihan dťpartement, stretch the legendary CarnoŽt forest and the magnificent LaÔta estuary, whose wooded banks lead to a little port behind Le Pouldu, across the river from Guidel. In this area lie the ruins of the famous 13th century Cistercian Abbey of St Maurice, on the right bank of the LaÔta, a protected site within the forest of CarnoŽt. The town itself has a full range of amenities including a small supermarket. MoŽlan sur Mer is 6km away and Quimperlť is about 15km.