"Moëlan sur Mer, Finistere, brittany." Moëlan-sur-Mer by ranger49

Moëlan-sur-Mer Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 25 photos

Moëlan sur Mer

First of all the village is not really "sur Mer" but a litlle way inland in typical rolling countryside with creeks, coves and beaches that go on forever, all within easy reach. The village has a fine old church, a weekly market and the usual shops. It has long been popular with holiday makers because of the local walking and cycling trails and its proximity to more famous and touristy places like Pont Aven, Quimper and Concarneau. It is an ideal place for a relaxing holiday with plenty of opportunities for exercise and sight seeing.


This is the nearest large town, famous as a major fishing port and centre for marine research - and for its history. Ignore the snooty remarks in some Guide Books about over commercialisation of the old walled town. It is well worth a visit. Stroll around the narrow streets and stout ramparts - for over 600 years they have withstood attack and onslaughts worse than any that can be inflicted by Tourism . Walking the Ramparts on May 8th 2006 (VE Day) we came across a concert within the walls in aid of World Peace.


For a smallish village the Tuesday market at Moëlan is very big and very good. But Guidel - just over the border in Morbihan - is the place to go on a Sunday morning. The things I remember best are the cooked pork with real crackling, the freshly baked, still warm Far Breton and the flowers!

  • Last visit to Moëlan-sur-Mer: Jul 2007
  • Intro Updated Jan 30, 2008
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Barbara, lovely little page with brilliant photos of this quaint French gem.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    Picturesque for sure! It is disappointing to return to a Restaurant and find it has gone downhill, epsecially when we take guests to the place for the "good" meal!

  • ATLC's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2007 at 5:28 AM

    Aren't French markets a joy to visit?!

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