In partnership with the Relais thalasso de Bénodet wellness offers you the possibility to do courses of thalassotherapy during short or long stays as well as a la carte treatments. The Espace Hydromarin® offers you other free activities in addition to your treatments. Enjoy a 19 meters-long swimming space, the virtues of 32°C sea water, PARCOURS AQUATIQUE with underwater jets at different heights, a Jacuzzi, bubble benches, a waterfall, a seawater walk, the aromatherapy lounge, a gym, a Turkish bath and two saunas. Let yourself be transported by a wave of serenity in this sanctuary dedicated to wellness…
Relais Thalasso de Benodet
The Breton Riviera, jewel of Cornouaille thanks to the beauty of its nature, its long beaches of golden sand and its hiking trails, lets you the discover the Glénan Islands. This archipelago of 7 islands, haven of peace in the middle of the ocean offers you a fairy-like show. Here the beaches of white sand and the emerald-green waters make you feel like you’re in the tropics.
From June until September, restaurants, kayak trips, scuba diving center and the famous sailing school animate the life of the Glénan Islands. There, you can choose a commented cruise around the archipelago or a discovery of the underwater life in a glass bottom boat… Located in front of the pier, the Grand Hotel allows you to embark without wasting time! You can also take the P’tit Bac to cross the River and explore Sainte-Marine for only €2!
Enjoy a unique experience in a warm environment at the Casino Barrière in Bénodet! Come in and try your luck at the slots machine! Lights, music and a warm atmosphere are waiting for you in our slots machines lounge: bets go from €0.01 to €2 to vary your enjoyment. You can entertain at the tables as well. The elegance of the raw game! Take a seat at the Black Jack or Ultimate poker table in a snug atmosphere. Discover the new electronic English roulette, the sensations of the roulette, simplicity at your fingertips.
Casino Barrière de Benodet
At a 15-minutes’ walk away from the hotel on the ledge of the beach, the Cinemarine screens all sorts of films aimed at all audiences and auteur films in 2 great comfort equipped rooms of 110 and 310 seats, 2Ds and 3Ds movies and a Dolby Digital sound.
Access for people with limited mobility
Booster seats for children
Headsets for hearing-impaired people
The Museum of Seashore
The Musée du Bord de Mer (“Museum of Seashore”) offers a colourful palette of artists in a coastal atmosphere, and where the seaside way of life presides.
At the entrance to the town, near the Maison Du Tourisme (“Tourist Information Burea”), the Musée du Bord de Mer will welcome you in a space of 500m². Faithful to the wishes of its legatee, Jean Boissel, the museum recounts the life of seaside baths and boating along the coast of the Odet. The permanent exhibition dedicated to the leisure activities of the coastline displays model ships, beach toys, photos, films and unusual objects, and recounts the history of regattas of large and small boats on our coasts.This way of life by the sea weaves the path for an original museum journey, inspired by the coast, and which invites the whole family to come and dream. Bénodet has always inspired artists, and the last few seasons have been brightened up by several temporary exhibitions (Emile Simon, André Dauchez, les peintres à la plage, les petits bateaux qui vont sur l’eau, A bord des paquebots…). In 2010, 19 Official Painter of the Marine had a striking exhibition.
Le Musée du Bord de Mer de benodet
Le Celtic’ Train
All abord the Little Bretons Trains for a moment of enjoyement and discovery!
Commented visits of Bénodet of 35/40 minutes with a nice musical background.
Every day from April until October. Departure times displayed at the train stops.
Tickets on sale aboard.
Just have a look at the cars parked plaques to figure out how renowned François Garrec is: visitors come from every part of France and even abroad. For tourists passing by, the factory has become a compulsory stop during their stay in Brittany.
Biscuiterie Le Garrec
At the entrance of the town, the factory unveils all the secrets of true Breton biscuits.
In this famous family company you are welcome to watch the making and baking of Breton biscuits and the famous Koign-Amann, laminated with churned butter extra.
The Compagnie Bretonne du Poisson welcomes you in its outlet in Bénodet. Every Tuesday morning at 11.00 am, from mid-May until late September, on reservation, you can watch a commented presentation of the family factory. After the presentation, you can try some of their products.
Visits of the Furic’s factory in Penmarc’h are possible.
More information in the shop. Open year round.
The Structures shipyard builds fast boats for reduced crew sailing.
The Structures team is composed of boat enthusiasts, competitors and cruisers, who for more than 15 years have dedicated themselves to the development and the construction of these pure modern yachts, accessible to all.
Since its creation in 1938, Armor-Lux has built its reputation on the quality of its garments. With its brands (Armor-Lux, Armor-Lux Héritage, Bermuda …), the company defends an exceptional textile know-how to sign a chic and authentic marine style. More than a brand, Armor-Lux today symbolizes a know-how, an art of living and ethical commitments.
- Free tour of the factory year round at 10.00am, 11h15am, 2.00pm and 3.30pm
- Only by appointment (groups and individuals))
- Durée: 1h
Hiking in Benodet
Many beautiful walks in Finistère, including the famous GR 34 called “the path of the Douaniers” which passes through Bénodet. It is indeed the most emblematic French hiking trail which runs along the entire Breton coast over more than 1,800 km, constantly offering stunning views of the sea. Unforgettable!
Discover the itineraries marked out by the French Hiking Federation.
250 km of paths open to you to discover the richness of the natural heritage of Fouesnant surroundings.
30 detailed tours are also offered in a guide of walks available in the tourist offices at the price of 5 € TTC.
Petit Moulin bay
Corner of Route de Perguet and Route de Kerguell
2 km + 0.7 km
The Grand Hotel offers quality bikes for hire.
Leaving the Grand Hotel, take a bike along the coastal road that takes you past the majestic Bridge of Cornouaille and explore the Breton coast. Ride to the end of the earth and admire the singular landscapes of the coasts of Finistere: the bay of Audierne, the Penmarc’h lighthouse, and the fishing ports of the Bigouden County to THE Pointe du Raz! Also worth a visit are the numerous megalithic sites along the route, which will definitely take you back in time.
Cycling in Brittany, the official website for routes reserved for bikes and pedestrians
The bike paths of Bénodet will offer you pleasant and invigorating bike rides!
Map of Bénodet and cycling paths 2016
Velo Bretagne Voie N°5
Discover an exceptional course in the heart of Cornwall. Close to the seaside resort of Bénodet, this course is above all a magnificent wooded area of 130 hectares where traditional Breton slopes separate the wide fairways of peaceful ponds.
Golf de l’Odet
The golf course of Cornouaille, ideally located on the bay of La Forêt-Fouesnant, 15 km south of Quimper and 20 minutes from the Grand Hotel, presents an 18-hole course (5688 meters, par 71) combining architectural and techniques. Designed by Fred and Martin Hawtree, opened in 1959, it is the oldest golf course on the south coast of Brittany.
Golf de Cornouaille
Benodet Tennis Club
In groups or individually, come and play tennis!
Located less than 10 minutes away from the Grand Hotel, the Poulpry sports complex is equipped with 2 covered courts (resin), 3 outdoor courts, a bar and a club house.
Halfway between Quimper and Bénodet, the equestrian center of Quimper is located in a meander of the Odet. Throughout the year, thanks to quality facilities, it is possible to practice equestrian activities in ideal conditions and adapted to each level. You will practice riding by group of level and age, accompanied by a team of 1 instructor and 3 monitors ready to meet your expectations.
Depending on your age, the equestrian center of Quimper offers you the practice of riding on Shetland pony, double pony or horse.
Located at the mouth of the Odet, “the prettiest river in France”, door opened on the Atlantic horizon, the port of Bénodet has forged a solid international notoriety. Its bay, protected from the rage of Eole, makes it a particularly appreciated stopover in the south of Brittany. Accessible at all times, whatever the tide and type of boat, the port of Penfoul offers 500 berths on pontoon and 250 berths on buoy.
The visitor pontoon is also easily accessible for people with reduced mobility.
For over a century, the Yacht Club de l’Odet has brought together lovers of the sea, our beautiful river, boats and sailing. Whether you live on one or the other side of the Odet, near or far, whether you own a boat or not, our Club will be very happy to welcome you among its members if you share its values of cheerfulness, good humor, and courtesy. Possible volunteer participation in various events.
Yacht Club de l’Odet
Cornouaille Nautique in Bénodet offers you the new Bénéteaux in Open and SunDeck as well as many other brands to satisfy you. You can book directly online by paying your rental on a secure system. You will then receive the confirmation of booking as well as the rental contract by mail as an attachment.
Located at the nautical base of Creach Gwen, not far from the Aquarive swimming pool, the Kayak club of Quimper welcomes you in an exceptional setting, open on the Bay of Kergan and bathed by the tides by the flow and the peaceful reflux of the Odet River. Some will say that it is “the most beautiful river in France”, this compliment alone invites a wonderful walk along the water. Strolling in canoe kayak along its 16 kilometers of banks, carried by the tide of Quimper in Bénodet, or conversely, is probably the best way to admire its many castles nestled in greenery, its preserved wildlife, its wild anchorages which lead to a sweet reverie. Initiate or walk for a day, alone or with family, choose your kayak (1 to 4 places) and make this day of relaxation an unforgettable moment. In July and August, the club also awaits you at the cale du Bac (the slipway) in Bénodet. Shuttles are provided for your return.
Club canoë kayak Quimper Cornouaille
The nautical center proposes a la carte formulas to adapt to the best of your availabilities: single sessions, per card of 5 or 10, you choose what suits you. Every Wednesday afternoon, the nautical center offers nautical activities open to valid and disabled public. From 7 to 77 years, embark aboard our mentor for a crewed navigation session!
Bali Ocean Surf is a Traveling Surf School from Bénodet. The “Surf-Taxi” concept: We pick you up at home*, take you to Surf spots, and drive you back.
*Return transport is included in the rates for the towns of Fouesnant, Gouesnac’h, Bénodet, Combrit, Sainte-Marine, Pont-l’Abbé and Quimper.
More than a Surf school, a real concept based on sharing a way of life … You will discover the different ‘spots’ from Bénodet to the Bay of Audierne: You are assured of the best wave conditions at each session, which guarantees your progress and safety.
Our Partners Gastronomy
With brilliance, the chefs reinterpret the classics of their region. They perpetuate the spirit of adventure by emphasizing the products of the terroir with spices, flavors from far away. Langoustines, crabs, clams, shrimps, periwinkles … are the must-sees of seafood platters. With or without them, oysters are the jewels of gastronomy. A dozen oysters, bread-butter, a glass of muscadet … life is beautiful!
Facing the Coq beach with a panoramic view of the estuary, this restaurant–bar–glacier is worth the detour. Inside, the contemporary setting declines a palette of grey, white and black, holiday spirit version. The beautiful terrace is an invitation to have a cocktail or a glass of champagne, offered on the appetizing menu dedicated to them: a moment of relaxation assured. The menu follows the seasons and the market that go hand in hand, a guarantee of freshness and gustative pleasures each time renewed; who would complain? Fish, from the market precisely, clams, oysters, plates of langoustines. Open from April to September.
Terrace. 02 98 57 16 00
Located opposite the Grand Hotel and next to the Marine Anchor of Bénodet, the restaurant Le Transat welcomes you every day, from February to late December. The restaurant Le Transat is a beautiful sailing boat that has hoisted the mainsail. It invites you by its brilliant design to come to discover Brittany in a plate. In partnership with the Grand Hotel, half-board or group meals are offered to hotel guests Terrace. 02 98 66 29 29
In front of the Grand Hotel, the restaurant La Croisette offers traditional cuisine as well as seafood platters on the terrace or in a large room upstairs with a panoramic view over the River Odet. Open from mid-December to mid-November. La Croisette also welcomes the guests of the Grand Hotel for stays, half board, individual meals as well as group meals.
Terrace. 02 98 57 06 39