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Old Jul 6, 08, 11:13 am
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I will spending some time in Finistere - Quimper and the southern shore. Any suggestions for what to do? Aside from the natural attractions, I saw that Brest Airport has a special sightseeing tour ....
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Old Jul 6, 08, 2:13 pm
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If the weather is good and the sea smooth enough, I would suggest a boat day trip to Ouessant (Wissant), an offshore island, and hire a bike to see around it.
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Old Jul 7, 08, 4:16 am
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Come to mind :
- take a boat on the Odet river
- Benodet + Sainte Marine
- Presqu'ile de Crozon
- fish salesroom (criée) in the early morning in Concarneau or any other place

I second the Ouessant suggestion, or Sein, eventhough seasick is guaranteed if the sea is not calm.
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Old Jul 7, 08, 3:34 pm
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Thank you very much. We will definately do this...

On restaurants, we've made reservations at Tri-Men in Sainte Marine and at Doris in Kerity. Any thoughts? Other restaurants you would recommend - we're looking for something a bit upscale...
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Old Jul 8, 08, 6:05 am
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"La Roseraie de Bel Air" in Pluguffan is a 1 Michelin star restaurant.

I did not try though.
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Old Jul 8, 08, 8:10 am
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What an amazingly beautiful part of the world! Yes, I would also suggest the boat ride from Le Conquet to Ouessant. Another good boat ride is from Quiberon to Belle-Ile. You can also visit Pointe du Raz, which isn't too far a drive from Quimper.

I also enjoyed just driving around the local roads as close to the coastline as possible. Beautiful. Just beautiful.
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Old Jul 8, 08, 10:52 am
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There is only one boating company to Ouessant : http://www.pennarbed.com/

Otherwise there is an airline : http://www.finistair.fr/
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