Meaning: ‘Place of crime' in Breton
Population: 803 inhabitants, known as 'kerlaziens'.
You'll come through this small community when you arrive from Brest, Quimper or Locronan; it is bordered by the sea and the countryside, woods and beaches, streams and saltwater waves. In Kerlaz, you will find:
- A coastline of 3km trimmed by its own tourist trail (the coastal path GR 34), beaches, and marine caves that are only visible at low tide.
- Nevet Woods (Bois de Nevet) where you can relax and unwind.
- A church dating from 16th and 17th centuries, with its unique churchyard and stained glass depicting the legend of the lost City of Ys.
Events in Kerlaz:
- 1 Sunday each year: musical celebrations from the Douarnenez area
- 19th July: running races
- 10th August: Traditional Breton games and outdoor meal. Breton music and dancing.
To find out more, take a look at the calendar of events.
Kerlaz Town Hall and Town Council
Kerlaz town plan
The history of Kerlaz
A bit of heritage