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Plonéour-Lanvern is one of the most endearing Bigouden towns. ‘The’ capital of the crêpe, and also the largest municipality in the Bigouden area, it offers plenty in the way of ‘green tourism’, being a rural commune centred around animal rearing, but also just a stone’s throw from the ocean, a feature which led to two canneries being established here in the 20th century.

Take a countryside walk around here and you will come across fascinating chapels that appear lost in greenery, notably the 13th century chapel of Notre Dame de Languivoa – whose bell-tower was demolished in 1675 during ‘La Révolte des Bonnets Rouges’, a revolt against taxes imposed by the then King of France, Louis XIV – as well as the remains of the 14th century chapel of St Philibert de Lanvern.

Other points of interest are the mills beside the rivers and lakes. And along the coast, eight kilometres of beaches, backed by dunes and lakes, form the Bay of Audierne, a key ornithological site in Brittany as large sea birds come to take refuge here.

The surrounding villages also merit a visit: Plogastel-St-Germain, Plozévet, Pouldreuzic and its magnificent Penhors beach, the birthplace of Brittany’s most well-known writer, Pierre-Jakez Hélias, the author of ‘Cheval d’Orgueil’. Also ‘born’ here, in 1907, the famous pork pâté, ‘Jean Hénaff’, a Breton speciality now found across France.

Other sites to visit in the region include Tréogat and its 15th century church in the style of the Pont Croix school, which is typical in this region; Plovan and its Languidou chapel from 1162; Plonéis, a rural village in the traditional Glazik area; Landudec and its magnificent altarpiece; Peumerit and its Neolithic and Gallo-Roman remains; and also the Pommeraie Zoo.