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The church of Saint-Brévalaire, in Kerlouan
The church of Saint-Brévalaire, in Kerlouan
Coat of arms of Kerlouan
Coat of arms
Kerlouan is located in France
Location within Brittany region
Kerlouan is located in Brittany
Coordinates: 48°38′46″N 4°21′52″W / 48.6461°N 4.3644°W / 48.6461; -4.3644Coordinates: 48°38′46″N 4°21′52″W / 48.6461°N 4.3644°W / 48.6461; -4.3644
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Finistère
Arrondissement Brest
Canton Lesneven
Intercommunality Pays de Lesneven et de la Côte des Légendes
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Charlotte Abiven
Area1 17.80 km2 (6.87 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,272
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 29091 /29890
Elevation 0–61 m (0–200 ft)

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.

Kerlouan (Breton: Kerlouan) is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in northwestern France not far from Brest. It also contains the village of Meneham.


Inhabitants of Kerlouan are called in French Kerlouanais.

Historical population of Kerlouan

Fishing hamlet of Meneham[edit]


The village of Meneham, locate in Pagan county (bro Pagan), was initially built as a lookout post in the 17th century by Vauban. The main building has the distinction of having a stone roof. The inhabitants came to steal the wood used for the fire.

The lookout is built around many huge granite rocks. This village is almost deserted and in disrepair in the 1990s. A rehabilitation operation is then initiated from 2004.

The old cottage is now the Village Inn (restaurant).


  • Kerlouan transmitter, for transmitting orders to submerged submarines in VLF-range.
  • The coast is an other great point of interest, as the beaches of "Boutrouille" or "Le Fanal", and for climbers the "île aux vaches".
  • Le Gallion restaurant is located in the northwestern part of the main town.

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