POULLAN SUR MER
Meaning: from the Breton ‘Poul-Lann', meaning ‘parish of the hermitage'
Population: 1490 inhabitants, known as ‘poullanais'
7km from Douarnenez, 10km from Pont-Croix, 25 km from the famous Pointe du Raz, this small town is close to the sea yet has countryside tranquillity - a blend particularly appreciated by the walkers that use its many paths.
- Walking paths, bike routes and mountain bike trails, plus the coastal walk GR 34.
- Its incredible megalithic monuments: the standing stones and tombs at Lesaff, the gallery grave of Lesconil (c. 3000 BC)
- The churches and chapels: a parish church dating from the 17th century, the Notre-Dame-de-Kérinec chapel (13th century) with its outside pulpit, St They chapel (rebuilt in 1766) with its beautiful green setting. There is also a very attractive walk with exercise points as you come into the village.
Events at Poullan sur Mer:
- 19th July: the great Fest-Noz (a traditional fête held at night).
- 20th July: Pardon at Notre-Dame-de-Kérinec chapel
- 15th August: outdoor meal at Notre-Dame-de-Kérinec chapel.
- 2nd September: Pardon at St They chapel.
To find out more, have a look at the calendar of events.
Poullan sur Mer Town Hall
Poullan sur Mer town plan
History of Poullan sur Mer