Cycling along the Élorn - Pays de Landerneau Daoulas Tourisme


A day out in Landerneau all to myself!

  • General public
  • On foot or by bike
City walk in Landerneau - Pays de Landerneau Daoulas Tourisme

Stroll on the heritage circuit

Discover Landerneau's heritage

I arrived early at Landerneau station and have a little time to spare for my visit to the FHEL. After a cup of coffee on the terrace, watching the town come alive, I decide to follow the town's historical heritage circuit. It's easy when you don't really have a sense of direction: just follow the blue line on the ground!

This heritage itinerary invites you to explore the city through its narrow streets: the Saint-Thomas district and its Rohan gallery, a center for contemporary art, rue Lafayette and its artists' studiosYou'll also find the banks of the River Élorn and the famous inhabited bridge, all the way to Place de l'Église. The soul of the city is perceptible right down to the old shipowners' houses, and it's easy to imagine the hustle and bustle that reigned daily around the port a few centuries ago.

Did you know?

Landerneau was once a port of international renown. The region was renowned for growing and weaving flax, which was exported from the ports of Brest, Morlaix and Landerneau all over Europe.

Visit the FHEL in Landerneau

It's time for me to join the Fonds Hélène et Édouard Leclerc pour la culture. Created in 2012 by the Leclerc family, this contemporary art center hosts a major international exhibition every year. The founders' ambition: to make contemporary art accessible to all, thanks to a strong mediation program. The center is housed in the former Capuchin convent, which has been magnificently restored but still retains all its soul.

Fonds Hélène et Édouard Leclerc - Tourism Pays de Landerneau Daoulas
creperie in Landerneau Daoulas

Lunch break in a crêperie

1 p.m. I'm feeling a bit peckish. And my favorite food is crêpes! The weather's fine and I want to enjoy a pretty view of the river, so I sit down on the terrace beside the Élorn. I order a "kraz" buckwheat pancake, with lots of butter, just the way I like them. The harbor of Brest is not far away, and the scent of iodized air tickles my nostrils.


Our good addresses in Landerneau
river elorn stroll in Landerneau - Pays de Landerneau Daoulas Tourisme

Cycling around the city

This sea air made me want to get away for a while. I've got some time on my hands, so I decide to rent a bike from Ti Vélo.Electric assistance will be great after a meal of crêpes! I head west, towards the Brest roadstead and La-Forest-Landerneau. The scenery changes and is varied over the few kilometers I cover, along the banks of the Elorn. I also come across kayakers and a stand-up paddle group. It makes me want to come back with my family for a day of hiking + kayaking!

L'Elorn vue du ciel à Landerneau - Tourisme Landerneau Daoulas

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Remontez l'Élorn en bateau

Avec la Compagnie maritime Brest Ouest

Découvrez l’Élorn autrement avec la Compagnie Brest Ouest !
Au départ du port de commerce à Brest, vous remonterez l’Élorn jusqu’à Landerneau avec le Brestoa. Le temps de l’escale dans la cité de la Lune, une visite flash du cœur de ville vous sera proposé par l’Office de tourisme. 

Une autre façon de découvrir la ville, sa rivière et ses paysages fantastiques ! 

Remontée de l'Élorn avec le Brestoa - Tourisme Landerneau Daoulas

Hiking in Landerneau

Discover Landerneau on one of its four hiking trails: chemin des berges, chemin de Saint-Ernel, chemin de la Garenne and chemin de Penguelen.

Shops and craftsmen in Landerneau - Pays de Landerneau Daoulas Tourisme

Shopping in Landerneau

Once I've dropped off my bike, I decide to take one last look around before getting back on the TER. The town center is full of small independent boutiques, locallocal craftsmenand bookstores where you can pick up pretty treasures or gift ideas. The atmosphere is friendly, far from the anonymity of the big cities. Landerneau is definitely a great place to stroll, and certainly a great place to live!

Extending your stay

To spend the night

Under the spell of Landerneau? Why not spend the night, or more! 

How do I get there?

Landerneau, heading for Brittany!

By car

  • Access via RN12 from Paris-Rennes-Saint-Brieuc
  • Access via RN165 from Nantes, Vannes, Quimper

By train

  • Landerneau SNCF train station

By plane

  • Brest-Bretagne Airport
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