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Menez-Hom Atlantique

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a question about the Menez-Hom Atlantique destination?
Perhaps the answer is in the "frequently asked questions" section below!
We've listed the main questions we're asked at our tourist office reception desks.
Our tourism advisors are also available to answer any other questions you may have.

Practical information

Click on our online diary and select the dates of your stay. All the events, local festivals, guided tours, concerts, guided walks, shows... offered during your stay in Menez-Hom Atlantique will be displayed! In July and August (and during off-season school vacations), the tourist office also offers a weekly calendar of events. It is distributed by newsletter and available at our 5 tourist information offices.

Find one of the 5 hotspots of the Menez-Hom Atlantique and enjoy a free and unlimited Wifi connection.
Network name: WIFI-PUBLIC
Châteaulin: tourist office, Les Halles
Pleyben: tourist office, Place Charles de Gaulle
Plonévez-Porzay: tourist office, 10 place de l'église
Plomodiern: tourist office (under construction - please contact us)
Saint-Nic: tourist office, plage de Pentrez

Lost and found should be returned to the Mairie or the gendarmerie (rue de Coatigrac'h in Châteaulin, rue Laennec in Pleyben).

Town halls offer a fee-based service for printing and photocopying documents (black & white or color).

Polysonnance in Châteaulin (5 Quai Robert Alba) provides computers and a printer, as well as wifi access.
Opening hours

> school holidays:
Tuesdays: 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Wednesdays to Fridays: 9am - 12pm and 1:30pm - 5:30pm
> school vacations:
Mondays to Fridays: 9am - 12pm and 1:30pm - 5pm.

The chapel is open to the public from April 1 to October 31. Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

In July and August, tours are offered by SPREV guides Monday to Friday, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm / 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm and Sundays, 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

Visits are free and open to all.

Out of season, guided tours are available on request by contacting the tourist office on 02 98 81 27 37.

Easy access by car via the Châteaulin - Crozon axis on the D887 and then the D83. Free parking is available a few steps from the summit, which rises to 330m.

The tourist office

One of our tourist offices is open all year round. In 2023, this will be the Plonévez-Porzay office. Here are the opening hours.

Off-season: Monday to Friday: 9:30am - 12:30pm / 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Season (April to September): Monday to Saturday: 9:30am - 12:30pm / 2:00pm - 5:30pm

Sundays: 9:30am-12:30pm (mid-July to mid-August)

City maps are available from tourist offices and town halls.

Châteaulin: 02 98 86 02 11 (April to mid-September)
Pleyben: 02 98 26 71 05 (April to September)
Plonévez-Porzay: 02 98 92 53 57 (all year round in 2023)
Plomodiern: 02 98 81 27 37 (reception temporarily closed)
Saint-Nic: 02 98 26 55 15 (July and August)

Family vacations are great, but you still need to find activities for all ages?

For families with children, Menez-Hom Atlantique has put together a special selection!

The GR 34, the "sentier des douaniers", the Menez-Hom, the Roche du Feu, the Nantes-Brest canal...
Find out more about all the walks you can do in the Menez-Hom Atlantique region.

365 kilometers of cycle paths along the Nantes-Brest canal invite you to discover the Atlantic Menez-Hom. Find out more about this river route for a relaxing experience.

Musée de l'école de Trégarvan, musée du chemin de fer de Plonévez-Porzay, enclos paroissial de Pleyben, Biscuiterie Les galettes de sainte-Anne, Chocolaterie Châtillon, Océanopolis...
Find all our ideas for outings when it rains.


To fish in freshwater, you must have a fishing licence valid for the area where you are fishing.

This card proves that you meet the 3 conditions required for fishing:

  • Be a member of an approved fishing association
  • Have paid the fee for the protection of aquatic environments
  • Have the authorization of the fishing right holder

Please note: fishing cards are not required for the annual fishing promotion day, which takes place on the1st Sunday in June.
To find out more about freshwater fishing and fishing cards, click here.

The beaches

Our friends the dogs are banned from our beaches from June 1 to September 30 (prefectural decree dated January 19, 2018).

Four of our beaches are supervised from early July to late August (afternoons):
Plonévez-Porzay: Sainte-Anne-La Palud and Kervel beaches
Plomodiern: Pors-ar-Vag beach
Saint-Nic: Pentrez beach

Surfing, sand yachting, kite-surfing, paddling, kayaking... the Menez-Hom Atlantique offers a wide choice of water sports.


Find all the Tourist Office's partner bike rental companies.

Parking is free in all communes! In Châteaulin town center, blue zone parking is regulated. Failure to present a parking disc will result in a fine. 

Plonévez-Porzay: motorhome service area - rue des Eglantines
Plomodiern: motorhome service area - parking de la salle des sports
Pleyben: motorhome service area - ancienne gare (direction Morlaix)
Find all motorhome service areas in Menez-Hom Atlantique.

At the automatic terminal located outside Châteaulin station (rue de la Gare, 29150 Châteaulin), payment by credit card only or on

Quimper departing from Plonévez-Porzay, Ploéven, Plomodiern, Saint-Nic: line 37
Presqu'île de Crozon departing from Plonévez-Porzay, Ploéven, Plomodiern, Saint-Nic: line 37
Brest and Quimper departing from Châteaulin: line 31
Carhaix departing from Châteaulin and Pleyben: line 35
Find all the lines of the departmental network on breizhgo

Bus stops :

Châteaulin: at the SNCF station, Cosmao quay and Pouillot interchange

Pleyben: Place Charles de Gaulle

Ploéven: Roundabout at the entrance to the town, approaching the D63

Plomodiern: Rue du Porzay, in front of the pharmacy

Plonévez-Porzay : Place de l'église, behind the Tourist Office

Saint-Nic: 2 route de Pentrez, in the parking lot.

In July and August, three lines serve the villages on the way to the beaches of Pentrez (Saint-Nic) and Lestrevet (Plomodiern). Each route includes an early afternoon outward journey (departing at 1 or 1:15 p.m.) and a late afternoon return journey (departing at 5:30 p.m.).

Fare: €2.50 reduced to €2 for under-26s, free for under-12s. Tickets can be purchased individually from the driver or in booklets of 10 at the Café de l'Aulne, 12 quai Charles de Gaulle, Châteaulin.

For wheelchair users, please call 02 99 300 300 before 5pm the day before.

By boat from the following landing stages:

For Ushant, departure from :

  • Brest: 1er Eperon - Port de Commerce CS 82954
  • Le Conquet: Quai Vauquois
  • Camaret April to September except Sundays: Quai Louis Auguste Téphany

For Sein, departure from :

  • Audierne: Place de l'embarcadère - Sainte-Evette
  • Camaret (Sundays from April to September): Quai Louis Auguste Téphany

For the Glénan Islands, depart from :

  • Bénodet: 2 avenue de l'Odet (old port)
  • Concarneau: at the marina

If you are exploring the islands for a day or several days, it is not possible to transport your vehicle by boat.

Bicycles can be transported to the islands of Ouessant and Molène, depending on the ship, and must be specified when booking. The Petrel and Enez Sun 3 do not carry bicycles.

Bicycle trailers: Bicycle trailers are charged at the price of 2 standard bicycles.

It's not possible to transport your bike to Sein, as it's much more pleasant to discover the island on foot!

Local products

Lichouzic", "Cœur de Plougastel", "de Marie" chocolates, crêpes, Kouign amann, cider... Discover local produce and flavours in Menez-Hom Atlantique.

Discover local products from producers and craftsmen in Menez-Hom Atlantique.


European call: 112
SAMU / S.M.U.R: 15 (or by sms: 14)
Pompier: 18
Centre anti-poisons 24h/24 (Rennes): 02 99 59 22 22
Médecins généraux urgences nuits, week-ends et jours fériés: 15
SOS Médecin: 3624
Pharmacies de garde: 3237
Urgences dentaires (Brest): 02 98 22 33 30

Hospital - Brest: 02 98 22 33 33 - Bd Tanguy Prigent
Hospital - Quimper: 02 98 52 60 60 - 14 Avenue Yves Thépot
Hospital - Douarnenez: 02 98 75 10 10 - 83 Rue Laennec
Hospital - Carhaix: 02 98 99 20 20 - Rue du Docteur Menguy

Clinique Vétérinaire du Porzay - 28 Bis Route de Ste Anne - 02 98 92 50 24

Clinique Vétérinaire de Saint-Herbot - 20 Rue Amiral Bauguen - 02 98 86 75 75
Clinique Vétérinaire Tyki - 42 Rue Graveran - 02 98 86 16 22


Clinique Vétérinaire des Ajoncs - 41 Rue de Quimper - 02 98 26 60 20