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Maritime Festival

Douarnenez - From 18 to 21 July 2024

Blowing up a storm! The unmissable Douarnenez Maritime Festival is making landfall again in Rosmeur harbour… something that only happens every two years! Put it in your diary: historic ships and the maritime world are getting ready to celebrate the age of enlightenment and piracy in an 18th-century atmosphere.

The highlight of Brittany’s maritime festival season

From all corners of the world, traditional sailing ships get together and feel at home at the Pointe du Finistère. Douarnenez gives them a great welcome. The festival is an institution that has been taking place during even years for 32 years. You’ll hear music on every quayside. The open-minded, curious and cosmopolitan atmosphere makes it a great place to meet interesting people. Simplicity and friendship are still the keywords of this great event, which centres on its majestic processions of ships but offers much more as well: demonstrations of sailors’ knots, films devoted to sailing and a chance for younger people to have a go at climbing the rigging. Again this year, the 18th century is the theme – but this time with something new: a visit by the galleon, ‘El Galeón’, which has never visited France before. Book now, or you’ll to have to wait another two years!

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