Locronan gets its name from Saint Ronan, the hermit who founded the town in the 10C. It reached its peak in the 16C thanks to the sailcloth industry, with one of the biggest customers being the East India Company. The granite village has been wonderfully preserved and still has very fine Renaissance houses and a magnificent 15C church.

+ d'infos : www.villedelocronan.fr

Information : Tourist Office - Tel : +33 (0)2 98 91 70 14

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Must-sees and must-dos

  • Church of Saint Ronan and Pénity Chapel
  • Notre Dame de Bonne Nouvelle Chapel
  • Musée d’Art et d’Histoire (art and history museum : weaving loom, painting, engraving, earthenware)
  • A guided tour of the village


  • Abbeys and churches : Church of Saint Ronan, Pénity and Notre Dame de Bonne Nouvelle Chapels
  • Gastronomy : Kouign-amann (puff pastry gateau made with butter and sugar), savoury pancakes
  • Panoramas : sight from Locronan's Mountain (Plas Ar Horn)