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At the beach
The name Benoded means "mouth of the Odet" in Breton. It is about 16 kilometres south of Quimper.
Bénodet is one of the most fashionable seaside resorts in Brittany. The town is home to a casino, thalassotherapy, a cinema, 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 during summer. Bénodet is also home to menhirs and a church named after Brigid of Kildare, a 5th century Irish saint. Built at the end of the 11th century it was classified as a historic monument in 1916. The town is also home to the Tri Martolod brewery. Most events in the town take place during summer due to the town's bustling tourist season. In May the Odet yacht club holds the Obelix Trophy, a sailing race with about 100 boats taking part over 4 days. Each year the commune runs a series of music concerts every Friday evening. Every Monday there is a market in the town centre.