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Stretched along the right bank of the River Aulne, this district is composed of 4 ‘communes’: Le Faou, Lopérec, Pont-de-Buis and Rosnoën. It is found in the centre of Finistère and is fortunate to be encircled by two rivers which descend from the Monts d’Arrée hills and disgorge themselves into the bay, the Rade de Brest. Le Faou is very picturesque with its medieval houses with their bay windows and their façades covered with slates. ‘Faou’ comes from the Breton word meaning 'beech tree' and indeed the lovely Cranou forest offers some wonderful walks along the GR37 hiking trail.

The following places nearby should also be mentioned: the Armorique Regional Natural Park, and the Monts d’Arrée hills. A visit to Landévennec, its peninsula and its abbey is very interesting, and then the Crozon peninsula, crossing the Térenez Bridge, the first arc-shaped cable-stayed bridge.

Not far away you can find the Hôpital-Camfrout and its 15th century church, set on the edge of the bay of Brest, 25km to the south of this city, where you can visit the Océanopolis museum, the military port, the maritime museum ... and further on the St Mathieu headland.

About 15km away is Plougastel-Daoulas, with its strawberries and its Calvary monument. And not much further, just a few kilometres, is Daoulas, nestled between two rivers – the Elorn and the Aulne, which both flow into the aforementioned Rade de Brest. This region has a particular reputation for its excellent greengrocers and for its strawberries, and also for its traditional costume… a land where the fervour for tradition is in the very air.

Renowned for its prestigious 6th century abbey, the town of Daoulas is about 20 miles south of Brest at the crux of a bay into which the River Mignonne flows. The port and the Logonna Daoulas chapels are among the places to visit here.