Le Conquet

Le Conquet (Konk-Leon in Breton) is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. This is the most westward town of mainland France. Only three insular towns—Ouessant, Île-Molène and Ile de Sein—are more westward.

Le Conquet

Port of Le Conquet with bridge

Coat of arms
Location of Le Conquet
Le Conquet
Le Conquet
Coordinates: 48°21′31″N 4°46′14″W
IntercommunalityPays d'Iroise
  Mayor (20142020) Xavier Jean
8.45 km2 (3.26 sq mi)
  Density320/km2 (840/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
29040 /29217
Elevation0–51 m (0–167 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.


Le Conquet is a fishing port in the northwest of Brittany and it is located north of the Pointe Saint-Mathieu (commune de Plougonvelin).

Maritime transport

The port of Le Conquet is served by the company Penn-ar-Bed providing links with Ouessant and the archipelago of Molène throughout the year. During April to September, the company Finist'mer also provides fast links between the port of Le Conquet and Lanildut, and the archipelago of Molene and Ouessant .


As he fled from Wales in exile, Henry Tudor landed in Le Conquet rather than France due to a storm that blew his ship off course.


Inhabitants of Le Conquet are called in French Conquetois.

Historical population of Le Conquet


The tomb of Jean-François Le Gonidec

Chapel dedicated to Michel Le Nobletz

International relations


Fishing harbour

As an important crab fishery port, Le Conquet also became an ideal place for catching uncommon species. The fishing port is managed since 2007 by Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Brest. In recent years,alongside traditional crab fishing ships, the fleet has diversified its activities with other ships, which use fishing nets bringing back monkfish, skate, brill, turbot, lobster and the fresh daily catches. However, the crab still remains the symbol of the harbour.

Rescue station SNSM

The rescue station was inaugurated in March 10, 1867. Nowadays, the rescue station uses the first class life boat of SNSM. She mesures 14 meters in length. She is modern, unsinkable and self-righting. The SNS 151 La Louve is always anchored in the harbour with two inflatable boats. One of the latter, named ville du conquet is city property and is used for the coastal watch during the summer season.

Sports and leisure

  • Le Conquet has a dive center named Club Subaquatique.

See also


  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
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