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About Carhaix-Plouguer

A quaint historic town with connections to ancient Rome, Carhaix-Plouguer’s winding streets are lined with half-timbered buildings housing boutiques, cafés and restaurants — perfect for people-watching in the sunshine. Popular with families, friends travelling together and tranquil couples, the town offers a wealth of cultural and outdoorsy attractions throughout the year. Whether you’re dreaming of unwinding in a cosy cottage or a beautiful converted manor, the best places to stay in Carhaix-Plouguer promise a blissful taste of the Breton countryside.

Keen history buffs should consider a guided tour of the town centre for a sense of its long history, as well as visits to the Mari Eugénie Museum and Vorgium, detailing archaeological discoveries made in the area, and the nearby Vallée des Saints, home to almost 1000 statues. Adventurous travellers can zoom along zip-lines and tiptoe on high ropes courses at Karaezadrenaline, or go hiking, biking and horse riding through the countryside. The Vallée de l'Hyeres offers scenic walks, and there’s golf, tennis and fishing, too. If you’re on holiday as a family, Plijadour waterpark is not to be missed.

The town’s largest annual event is the Vieilles Charrues Festival, France’s largest music festival. Book your room at one of the best places to stay in Carhaix-Plouguer well in advance if you plan to join the crowds in mid-July!

The Best Places to Stay in Carhaix-Plouguer

For Couples

  • Manoir de Kerledan is a spectacularly renovated 15th Century mansion with magnificent gardens. The four bedrooms feature sandstone walls, big beds, soft lighting and beautiful fabrics, and the vibe is wonderfully relaxing. Gather in the evenings for small plates and a glass of wine in the gardens. Crackling fires on cooler evenings are a real treat! Very romantic.


  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner


  • Fly to Brest Bretagne Airport, 1 hour's drive from Quimper, or take the train from various hubs across north-western France.
  • Brittany is brilliant for a road trip! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Travel during the spring or summer for the best weather, with temperatures peaking at around 20°C in July and August — though this is the busiest time of year. For a quieter trip, consider visiting in May or September, although the weather will be cooler.



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Best Hotels in Carhaix-Plouguer

  • Manoir de Kerledan Carhaix-Plouguer 4 rooms from £78

    Garden  -  Stunning gardens.
    Romantic Break
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    Spectacularly renovated B&B manor house with magnificent gardens. Four bedrooms are romantically decorated - sandstone walls, elegant beds, soft lighting and beautiful fabrics. Rose filled gardens boast box hedges and animal sculptures. Delicious dinners. Laid back and romantic. See More

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