Best Things To Do in Morlaix, France

Are you looking for what to do in Morlaix?

PLACES TO SEE

  • Chateau de Taureau: The fort with a rich history, great views of the bay and excellent bird-watching is the town’s foremost tourist attraction.
  • Viaduct: A 19th century rail line meant to link Paris to Brest that soars over the town and captured the hearts of many poets and painters who lived here.
  • Old Town: Cobblestoned streets and colourful half-timbered houses.
  • Cairn of Barnenez: An ancient megalithic mausoleum.
  • Jacobin convent: Now a museum of fine arts.

Below we have a list of things to do in Morlaix and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Morlaix getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Morlaix with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Morlaix

Here is the list of things to do in Morlaix and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Carantec

    Hotel, Amusement Park, Beach, Garden

    Basically a tiny resort town, Carantec is a charming commune. Its beach is its main attraction, an affair of soft and clean sands, excellent seafood restaurants, and great watersports when the tide is high. It also has a small but interesting maritime museum – a collection of fossils, shells, and the salvaged contents of a sunken pirate-ship. For a small operation; the museum surprisingly...Read more
  2. Viaduct

    Landmark

    From the tourist office, ask for directions up to the middle level of the Viaduct of Morlaix. You can’t go right up to the top, but this is a good enough spot from which to reminisce about its history. This great granite structure was built in the mid 19th century to help link Paris to Brest by train. It’s 292 metres long, 58 metres high, and it soars majestically over Morlaix. That...Read more
  3. Cairn Of Barnenez

    4 (140 Votes)
    Cairn Of Barnenez

    Landmark

    This awe-inspiring megalithic mausoleum isn’t just Europe’s largest… it’s also the oldest in the world. 75 metres long and 25 metres wide, the mausoleum holds two burial chambers – one from 4500 years ago, and another that was added a few centuries later. It’s not allowed to actually go into the cairn’s interior passages. There is evidence that the civ...Read more
  4. Chateau Du Taureau

    4.5 (176 Votes)
    Chateau Du Taureau

    Historical Site, Fort

    This imposing island fort was built in 1542 to protect the Bay of Morlaix from the marauding British. It has since been used as a stronghold, a prison, a Nazi base, a resort and even a sailing school. This lively history led to it being declared a national monument, and it is now a tourist favourite. The best way to get to the fort is by boat from Carantec. These trips don’t sail every da...Read more
  5. Jacobin Convent And Museum Of Fine Arts

    Museum

    This erstwhile Jocobin monastery is technically the oldest religious build in town. However, it’s been serving as an art museum for almost a hundred years now. Most of its collection focuses on the modern and contemporary. There are also examples of religious sculpture, 17th-19th century painting, archaeology and photography. Another interesting collection is of silverwork.
  6. Maison Dite De La Duchesse Anne

    Museum

    This beautiful half-timbered townhouse in the heart of Morlaix was probably built in the early 16th century. Its architecture is a striking example of the Renaissance lantern house: an interior covered courtyard that lets in a well of light into the building. The façade and the interior are ornately decorated. Especially beautiful are the staircase and the fireplace. Its design was so po...Read more
  7. Musee Du Loup Or Wolf Museum

    Museum

    This may be the only museum of its kind in France, may be the world – A museum dedicated to the mysterious wolf. Upto a hundred years ago, many packs of this fascinating animal roamed these forests. The museum, through its various exhibits teaches you about its behaviour, human interactions, and feeding and hunting habits. It makes you aware of the creature’s role in the environment...Read more
  8. Old Town

    Art Gallery, Church, Statue, Old Town

    The historical centre of Morlaix is renowned for mainly for the streets that wind through brightly painted half-timbered houses. But while you’re ambling along these pretty streets, also keep an eye out for: The great pink-granite viaduct. The Church of Saint Melaine – 15th century church containing some artwork and sculptures. The hill at Venelle aux Prêtres and Venelle du C...Read more
  9. Abbaye Du Relec (Relec Abbey)

    Church, Garden, Village, Concert

    Built in 1132, Romanesque abbey hosted Cisterian monks right up to the French Revolution. It was famous for its clever hydraulic-irrigation system that would water the gardens and pump water through the buildings. Today, you’ll see: A Romanesque church Ruins of cloisters A pathway that winds through trees, around two lakes and some really old gardens. A monumental 18th century fountain A...Read more
  10. Eglise Saint-mathieu

    4.3 (12 Votes)
    Eglise Saint-mathieu Image
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    Church

    Overview of Église Saint-mathieu As you traverse the city of Morlaix, you'll stumble upon Église Saint-mathieu. Église Saint-mathieu is easily missed on a visit to Morlaix. An ideal Morlaix trip includes top things to do in Morlaix like Carantec, Viaduct, Cairn Of Barnenez, Chateau Du Taureau and Jacobin Convent And Museum Of Fine ...Read more
  11. Eglise Saint Melaine

    4.4 (24 Votes)
    Placitre St Melaine, 29600 Morlaix, France
    Church
  12. Cinema La Salamandre

    4 (2 Votes)
    Rue Eugène Pottier, 29600 Morlaix, France
  13. Atipik Bilig

    4.2 (1 Vote)
    1 Rue Ange de Guernisac, 29600 Morlaix, France