Main town in a canton of Finistère (29)
Population: 16,500 (Landerneau residents), 50,100 within the 72 communes comprising the Landerneau-Daoulas municipality, 903,800 in the department
Cycling: 23km of dedicated bike lanes. In 2021, launch of a cycling plan and an electric bike hire service
Sport and culture: Landerneau Bretagne Basket (Women’s League). Personality: Michel-Édouard Leclerc, sponsor of the King of the Mountains’ polka dot jersey, has his roots in Landerneau (first shop opened in 1949).
Athletes: Jean Malléjac (second in the 1953 Tour and fifth in 1954), Laurent Pichon (Arkea-Samsic team), Perrig Quéméneur (cycling), Paul Le Guen (football, coach of Le Havre Athletic Club). Events*: Fête du Bruit Festival (contemporary music), Kann Al Loar Festival (Breton
Sights: Rohan Bridge (16th century, one of the oldest of Europe’s 45 inhabited bridges and one of three inhabited bridges in France), Fonds Hélène et Édouard Leclerc pour la culture (contemporary art exhibitions), Rohan Gallery (contemporary art), Grande Briqueterie de Landerneau (19th century ceramics and brick works)
Gastronomy: Lunes de Landerneau (chocolates with almonds, hazelnuts, crêpe dentelle)
Distinctions: Faire du bruit dans Landerneau (colloquial expression), Cité de la lune (the town’s heraldic lunar symbol), active and sporting city, two-star floral town. Member of the towns of Art and History and the historic towns of Brittany