The beauty of Doëlan harbour
En route pour Doëlan, situé sur les côtes du Finistère sud !
Pas trop vite, quand on va à Doëlan, on prend son temps… Les routes sinueuses, pour rejoindre le port, nous offrent des vues imprenables sur les hauteurs du port.
Dès l’arrivée, on est déjà conquis. L’eau bleu glaz contraste avec les deux phares, l’un vert et l’autre rouge. Les jolies maisons blanches, quant à elles, nous donnent la touch bretonne.
À Doëlan, on s’émerveille, chaque jour, de la palette de couleur qu’offre le petit port. Au gré des marées et de la météo, c’est alors tout un autre paysage devant nos yeux. Quelque soit le temps, Doëlan est une étape à ne pas manquer.
Off to Doëlan, on the coast of southern Finistère!
When you go to Doëlan, you don't go too fast, you take your time... The winding roads to the port offer breathtaking views over the heights of the harbour. As soon as you arrive, you're already won over. The glaz blue water contrasts with the two lighthouses, one green and the other red. The pretty white houses give us the Breton touch. Every day in Doëlan, we marvel at the palette of colours in the little harbour. Depending on the tides and the weather, a whole new landscape unfolds before our eyes. Whatever the weather, Doëlan is a stopover not to be missed.
Doëlan is a breathtaking sight. At the sea wall, the waves break and crash against the jetty. From the right or left bank, there are plenty of vantage points from which to admire the scenery.
The port of Doëlan is best explored on foot, as there's no better way to find the hidden corners of this ria. We recommend that you start your walk on the right bank. It offers a beautiful panorama of the mouth of the ria and an unbeatable view of the pink house. This little pink house is so named simply because its walls are painted pink, so you'll have no trouble distinguishing it. A symbol of Doëlan, because of its exceptional location and special colour, it serves as a navigational landmark.
Fishing and yachting set the pace in the small port of Doëlan
In the 19th century, the port of Doëlan was renowned for its fishing and trading activities. With its rich history, Doëlan remains one of the main fishing ports of the Destination Quimperlé les rias.
Nestling in a deep, narrow ria, the harbour is home to numerous fishing boats and pleasure craft. In the late afternoon, the harbour comes alive with the return ballet of inshore fishing boats. On the right bank, the fish market stalls fill up with the day's catch. This is your chance to buy directly from the fishermen.
From 1877 until 1998, there was a canning factory in the port of Doëlan. It was located on the left bank, just after the green lighthouse. Initially called "Conserverie Peyron", it changed its name to "Capitaine Cook" the year it was created. Then, in 1988, it was taken over by the Intermarché group.
At the time, it produced mainly canned tuna and mackerel. Today, the manufacturer is still present in the commune, but lives in the Kerrana industrial estate.
The former cannery site, long an industrial wasteland, is set to become an exceptional hotel site...