In the heart of the first French artisanal fishing harbour, Haliotika – La Cité de la Pêche takes its visitors into the fascinating world of sea fishing. From 4 pm, come and watch the return of the Guilvinec coastal trawlers from the panoramic terrace and observe the variety of fish species caught. Then, Haliotika will answer all of your questions : how do fishermen live ? Where does our fish come from and how is it caught ? What are the flagship species of our coasts ? How are they sold, at what price and when should we eat them ? After visiting Haliotika, fishing will no longer hold any secrets for you !
The Sea fishing Discovery Center
In our new 2020 exhibiton « Embarquement Immédiat » (Immediate boarding), you will virtually embark on board the « Bara Breizh », a deep-sea trawler from Le Guilvinec. Each space on the ship has been reconstructed : the kitchen, lazarette, interactive bridge, berths, showers, cloakroom, fish hold, engine room… This is a unique opportunity to experience a real immersion in the daily life of fishermen by sharing a tide with a local Bigouden crew, without getting seasick !
Our 2nd exhibition « De la Mer à l’assiette » (From the Sea to the plate) will give you the opportunity to discover the products of the fishermen’s quest : fish ! Follow its journey through the fish market, the fish shops, the fish monger’s… to our plates !
Duration of the visit : about 1.30hr
Entrance fee :
♦ Exhibition center : Adult €8.50 / Child €5
♦ Exhibition center + fish auction : Adult €13.50 / Child €8
♦ Audioguide : + 2€
Discount : -50% off the entrance fee for disabled people (proof of eligibility required).
Discount : -10% off the entrance fee for students, jobseekers and large families (proof of eligibility required).
Opening hours :
♦ Easter holidays : From Monday to Friday from 10am to 7pm
♦ Summer holidays : From Monday to Friday from 10am to 7pm
+ WE and bank holidays from 3pm to 6:30pm
♦ May, June, from 4th of September to 18th of September : from Monday to Friday from 10am to 12:30pm and from 2:30pm to 6:30pm.
♦ From 18th of September to 22th of October : From Monday to Friday from 3pm to 6:30pm.
♦ Halloween and Christmas school holidays : from Monday to Friday from 10am to 12:30pm and from 2:30pm to 6:30pm.
♦ 30 minutes from Quimper via the D785, direction Pont-L’Abbé
♦ 1 hour 15 mins from Lorient via the N165, direction Quimper
♦ 1 hour 30 mins via N165, direction Quimper
Parking facilities 550 metres away
Access for persons with disabilities
To reach the panoramic terrace, a lift is located at the end of the building, near the lighthouse.
We also have a lift inside Haliotika to visit our exhibitions.
Warning : the lift is momentarily unavailable.