Penmarch ( Penmarc'h Breton ) is a commune in the Finistère department (Region: Bretagne) in France with 5664 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2011).


The municipality is located next to the inland capital, especially from the coastal towns Kerity, St- Guénolé and St- Pierre. In the port of St- Guénolé a sizable fishing fleet is located, which, with an annual catch of about 14,000 metric tons of the most important of the country. A large part of the fish is offered in a modern auction hall in the port area, a certain portion processed in canning factories on site. North of the harbor is a rocky coast, which merges into the sandy beach of Pors Carn at the local end.


Sites include in addition to some churches and chapels ( including the standing directly on the coast Chapelle Notre Dame de la Joie ) and single menhirs and dolmens especially the location at the Pointe de Penmarc'h Phare d' Eckmühl, a 65 meter high lighthouse, which was built in the late 19th century. A few kilometers away is found in Saint -Jean- Trolimon the Featured Chapelle de Notre- Dame de Tronoën with the most Calvary Brittany.

Calvary in front of Saint -Jean- Trolimon

Figures at Calvary before Saint -Jean- Trolimon