Already mentioned in the 14th century under the name of Trève de Goyen in the maritime annals of Bordeaux, the town was built in small, narrow, picturesque streets behind the quay which surrounds the harbour and spread out over the neighbouring hills.
A few blocks from the Pointe du Raz, and 32 km from Quimper, Audierne offers the charm of a busy port, lively quays and winding streets on the hillside.
Fishing made the town famous. Today, yachting, which is omnipresent along the quays located in the heart of the town, has happily complemented this still dynamic maritime activity.
The immense fine sandy beach of Trescadec, open to the infinite horizon, offers rest and swimming to the stunned walker after his long walk along the estuary.