In the Breton language: “Poul-Lann”, in French:”the parish of the hermitage”: Population: 1,490 inhabitants, known as the “Poullanais”.
This village is 7 km from Douarnenez, 10 km from Pont-Croix, and 25 km from the Pointe du Raz, and lies in peaceful countryside close to the sea. A combination much appreciated by walkers who use the hiking trails.
- Its hiking trails for walkers, cyclists or mountain bike riders; its coastal path – GR 34.
- Its astonishing megalithic monuments: the Lesaff menhir and dolmen, “covered alley” of Lesconil (around 3000 B.C.).
- Its churches and chapels: 17th century parish church, Notre-Dame-de-Kérinec chapel (13th century) and its outdoor pulpit, St They chapel (rebuilt in 1766) and its lush green setting. Pretty walkway (fitness trail) at the entrance to the village.
Activities and landmarks around Poullan-sur-Mer
This impressive watermill stands in the heart of a sheltered valley just a stone's throw away from the Pointe du Millier at Beuzec Cap Sizun.
It was restored in 2008 and has been producing flour ever since. Come and see the large wheel and its buckets, and the millstones grinding the wheat to make flour with a distinctive taste...
The “Discovery paths” take you to Mahalon to meet the people there who create, transform and restore.
The “Discovery paths” wander all summer long to Mahalon, in the Cap Sizun, combining technical tours with outdoor activities.
A town port
A few kilometres away from Pointe du Raz and Quimper is Audierne, a charming Breton port with bustling quays and narrow streets steeped in history.
Must-see locations: Trescadec Beach – the Port of Audierne Bay – the Goyen Valley