Where to stay around Douarnenez?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 752 holiday lettings near Douarnenez. From 393 houses to 198 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Douarnenez is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Douarnenez?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Douarnenez. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Port-Musee: 2,178 holiday lettings
  • Morgat Beach: 1,729 holiday lettings
  • Point de la Torche: 2,087 holiday lettings
  • Audierne Port: 1,675 holiday lettings
  • Cap de la Chevre: 1,680 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Douarnenez listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Douarnenez?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 393 houses in Douarnenez. Our other popular types of Douarnenez holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 198 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 59 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 38 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including mobile homes and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Douarnenez?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 129 holiday homes with pool available in Douarnenez. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make A Holiday Rental Cottage in Douarnenez, France, Your Home Away From Home

    Situated in a well sheltered bay, Douarnenez is a coastal town in Brittany, rich in maritime history. Once home to a huge fishing fleet, dozens of canneries made this town their base. As time has moved on, and catches are down, the town has developed into a living heritage site based upon the fishing industry, as well as a summer tourist resort. There are a range of accommodation options on offer here, but the best way to feel a part of the town is to take a holiday rental cottage in Douarnenez. You will feel as though you have stepped into a home-away-from-home from the moment you arrive, and it makes the perfect base from which to explore this part of Brittany.

    Things to Do on Holiday in Douarnenez, France

    Lovers of water sports will be particularly thrilled with the amount of activities it is possible to try whilst on holiday in Douarnenez. Take your pick from water skiing, sailing, windsurfing and many more besides. If you prefer to keep dry, then look inland for horseback riding, cycling and golf. The immediate area also has many nature trails that you can wander along.

    Places to Visit on Holiday in Douarnenez, France

    Your self catering accommodation in Douarnenez is positioned almost halfway between the large towns of Brest and Quimper. Each one is worth at least a half day trip, whether it is to visit the marina at Brest, or admire the cathedral at Quimper. If you have access to a car, then it is also recommended that you travel farther afield. Try the megalithic stones of Carnac, or Le Mont St Michel monastery which are both worth a day spent at each.

    Weather in Douarnenez, France

    The weather in this part of France can be compared with that of the Cornwall area of the UK, although slightly warmer, and with slightly bluer skies! Day time temperatures during the summer months average out in the low-twenties degrees Celsius and rainfall is minimal at less than 50mm per month. July and August are both the driest and the warmest months. During the winter, the temperatures can drop to as low as freezing, but more normally average at 9 degrees. A holiday in Douarnenez can be taken at any time of year, but the summer is by far the most popular.

    Travel to Douarnenez, France

    The two travel choices when considering booking a holiday rental cottage in Douarnenez are to drive or to fly. If you choose to drive, then you will most likely land at the port in Roscoff, where it is a short drive to the self catering accommodation in Douarnenez. For flights, you will most likely land at Brest (BES) airport, where Flybe connect with Birmingham (BHX) and Manchester (MAN). There are also seasonal Ryanair flights available. Unfortunately, national carriers do not connect this airport with the UK.

    Seasonal weather in Douarnenez

    If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 19°F.

    Exploring the natural landscape of Douarnenez

    Douarnenez is famous for its beautiful ocean views and pristine beaches. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Douarnenez is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Sables Blancs Beach (1.2 mi / 2 km)
    • Plage du Ris (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
    • Menez-Hom (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
    • Ile de l'Aber (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
    • Morgat Beach (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
    • Jardin de la Retraite (12.4 mi / 19.9 km)