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Bénodet

Bénodet
Benoded
Bénodet harbour
Bénodet harbour
Coat of arms of Bénodet
Coat of arms
Bénodet is located in France
Bénodet
Bénodet
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Finistère
Arrondissement Quimper
Canton Fouesnant
Intercommunality Pays Fouesnantais
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Christian Pennanech
Area1 10.53 km2 (4.07 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 3,208
 • Density 300/km2 (790/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 29006 / 29950
Elevation 0–59 m (0–194 ft)
Website Official website

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Bénodet (Breton: Benoded) is a commune in the Finistère département in Brittany in northwestern France.

The name Benoded means in Breton, "mouth of the Odet". It is about 16 kilometres south of Quimper.

The town is home to a casino, a thalassotherapy, cinema, a marina, hotels and a few beaches. As with many coastal towns in Brittany, there are many second homes in the town, the population increasing sixfold over the summertime. Bénodet is also home to menhirs and a church named after Brigid of Kildare, a 5th-century Irish saint; which was built at the end of the 11th century and classed as a historic monument in 1916. The town is home to the Tri Martolod brewery.

Population

Inhabitants of Bénodet are called Bénodetois.

Events

Most events in the town take place in the summertime, due to the town's bustling summer season. In May, the Odet yacht club runs the Obelix Trophy, a sailing race with about 100 boats taking part over 4 days. Every year the commune runs a series of music concerts every Friday evening, with French pop rock group

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