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 (no guide)
After the return of the fishing boats, you will have the opportunity to visit one of the largest fish halls in France and admire the day’s catch.
Visit the fish auction in French: from Monday until Friday from 16:00 hrs.
Duration : 45 min
Booking required !
Please do not forget to bring a jacket and closed shoes for the visit of the fish hall.
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 :
- Summer holidays : From Monday to Friday from 10am to 7pm + WE from 3pm to 6:30pm
- Bank holidays, May, June, from 4th of September to 29th of September : from Monday to Friday from 10am to 12:30pm and from 2:30pm to 6:30pm.
- From 2th of October to 20th 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.