Concarneau villas with pools, holiday cottages, rental homes, self catering accommodation for letting, luxury gites for family holidays in Concarneau. Ranging from delightful 2 bedroom villas right on the seafront to superb 5 bedroom villas with private swimming pool. Concarneau is one of the main coastal resorts in southern Brittany and has a particularly impressive old town.
The old town or citadel at Concarneau is accessed via a bridge as it is in effect a fortified island which defends the entrance to the harbour. Within the walls of the citadel is a myriad of narrow streets with souvenir shops, cafes and restaurants, all in a very atmospheric setting.
Traveling to Concarneau is very convenient for self drive holidays as it is within easy driving distance of most western channel ports, the nearest are Roscoff 123km (about 1 hour and 58 minutes by car) and Saint Malo 268km (roughly 3 hours and 6 minutes driving), then Cherbourg 433km (around 4 hours and 42 minutes drive), Caen 398km (estimate 4 hours and 10 minutes), Le Havre 477km (allow 4 hours and 55 minutes) and Dieppe 564km (say 5 hours and 50 minutes), finally the short sea crossing Calais 728km (should take 7 hours and 21 minutes). There is good duel carriageway and motorway access.
Fly drive to Concarneau is also possible with direct international flights to Dinard (DNR) 270km (3 hours and 1 minute), Brest 93km (1 hour and 19 minutes), Saint Brieuc 130km (2 hours and 13 minutes), Rennes 201km (2 hours and 22 minutes) and Nantes 217km (2 hours and 31 minutes).
The climate in Concarneau is warm and pleasant from May to September with some rainfall which helps keep temperatures from getting too hot and maintain lovely green vegetation.
Concarneau is still a major fishing centre and there is a sizable fleet of trawlers as well as smaller fishing boats which dock in the harbour and sell their catch through the morning fish auction which is great to see if you can manage getting up very early in the morning. In August there is the annual festival known locally as the Fete des Filets Bleus.
The main part of town has plenty of shops and facilities and a large open area which hosts the market, overlooking the sea.
There are numerous excellent beaches in and around Concarneau and the sea waters of the Finistere coast benefit from the warm currents of the gulf stream.