What to do and see in Cotes-d'Armor, Brittany: The Best Sights & Landmarks

May 26, 2021 Concepcion Newsome

Discover the best top things to do in Cotes-d'Armor, France including Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, Cap d'Erquy, Chapelle De La maison Saint Yves, Basilique St-Sauveur, Fort La Latte, Cap Frehel, Les Chaos du Gouet, La Vallee des Saints, Abbaye de Beauport, Pointe du Roselier.
Restaurants in Cotes-d'Armor

1. Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h

Perros Guirec, 22700, Perros-Guirec France +33 2 96 23 21 15 http://www.tourismebretagne.com
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5.0 based on 2,046 reviews

Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h

Reviewed By Tour564785

Incredibly beautiful, whatever the weather. With children, Perros-Guirec is the best place I ever visited to spend healthy holidays, to reconnect with nature, in a breathtaking environment. Everyone will find ones pleasure, revitalizing baths in the sea at beautiful sandy beaches, sailing (with dolphins possibly!), fishing, walking, surfing, visiting 16th century chapels, playing golf at St Samson golf course, enjoying fantastic restaurants with sea view, and many more things. If you are tired of crowded beaches of Southern France and prefer the family simplicity and discretion of Brittany, do not hesitate anymore. If you are lucky enough and can rent a Villa "Belle Epoque" (20') for you and your family or friends, go for it, they are just stunning with their pink granite stone and sea view.

2. Cap d'Erquy

Erquy France +33 2 96 72 30 12 http://www.erquy-tourisme.com
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5.0 based on 477 reviews

Cap d'Erquy

Reviewed By Kreeshmw

We were staying at Les Pins campsite nearby and decided to take a coastal walk as a family (12 and 9 year old) having heard that Brittany’s coastline needs to be seen to be believed! We were not disappointed! We asked about paths in Erquy tourist office and the staff were very helpful, recommending the Plages Sauvages trail in particular, advising us to stick to the names on the signs rather than the colours of the trails - on the maps the different trails are different colours, but on the signs they’re all yellow for some odd reason! The walk took us up on to the hilltop right next to the most stunning scenery of little harbours, an emerald seascape and incredible beaches as well as a hidden lake. The weather started to turn so we took a shortcut back (well sign posted and easily found) but we spent a good two hours exploring the beautiful landscape and scenery. There were some rocky bits, but I would say that the walk is easily doable for able bodied people. There are well signposted alternatives for wheelchair and buggy users. Highly recommended if you’re in this area.

3. Chapelle De La maison Saint Yves

81 rue Mathurin Meheut, 22000 Saint-Brieuc France +33 2 96 68 13 40 http://www.baiedesaintbrieuc.com/agenda/chouette-il-pleut/121289-chapelle-de-lancien-seminaire-saint-yves
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5.0 based on 18 reviews

Chapelle De La maison Saint Yves

4. Basilique St-Sauveur

Pl. St-Sauveur, Dinan France http://paroisse-dinan.catholique.fr/Basilique-St-Sauveur
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4.5 based on 393 reviews

Basilique St-Sauveur

Reviewed By simonbR4136TT - Abingdon, United Kingdom

This church is a gem - with wonderful Romanesque features - the decorated west facade and the internal rounded arches. There are tombs of significance inside for those who know their medieval history and look out for the column capital with an image of a camel!

5. Fort La Latte

Chateau de La Roche Goyon, 22240 Plevenon France +33 2 96 41 57 11 [email protected] http://www.lefortlalatte.com
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4.5 based on 1,355 reviews

Fort La Latte

The Castle of Roche Goyon, also called Fort La Latte, is a castle located on the tip of the Latte, near Cap Frehel in the department of Cotes-d'Armor in the municipality of Plevenon in the bay of Saint-Malo. Remarkable for its location on a rocky cape, facing the sea, it served as a backdrop for several films. The castle of Roche-Goyon was built in the fourteenth century by the lord of Matignon, Stephen III Gouon. The construction of the castle began in the 1340s, its keep dates from 1365-1370. In 1379, after the exile of the Duke of Brittany John IV, the castle was besieged by Bertrand Du Guesclin. It was not until the eighteenth century, under Louis XIV, that the castle regains its strategic interest. It will serve until the end of the First Empire where the evolution of military techniques led to its inadaptability. From 1892, it was sold to various private owners before being bought by an enthusiast Frederic Jouon Des Longrais in 1931 who undertook heavy restoration work.

Reviewed By svk1201 - Ettlingen, Germany

Already while approaching the Fort via Hiking path you get fabulous views on the castle. The entrance fee is 6,50 for adults - not cheap, yet everything is in good order and you stroll around and get a good impression of medivial life (although of course a bit limited because of COVID). A highlight is the view from the tower.

6. Cap Frehel

Route du Cap, 22240 Plevenon France +33 2 96 41 43 06 http://www.grandsite-capserquyfrehel.com/
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4.5 based on 1,303 reviews

Cap Frehel

Reviewed By Bree_Guitta - Dublin, Ireland

Very nice spot, not too crowded (due to Covid?) Beautiful view of the cliffs. Nice to have an easy walk (you can do more if you like!). To get up the lighthouse you have to pay 3€ but its‘ worth it. Parking fee is 3€ for 3 hours (longer stay not possible) and keep 3€ in coins ready,it‘s easier and faster to pay this way.

7. Les Chaos du Gouet

Les Chaos acces par derriere l'Eglise de Saint-Julien a 10 Km de St-Brieuc, 22000 Saint-Brieuc France http://www.baiedesaintbrieuc.com/decouvrir/cote-nature/sites-naturels/121097-les-chaos-du-gouet
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4.5 based on 197 reviews

Les Chaos du Gouet

Reviewed By 190soraya - Waregem, Belgium

was a wonderful walk..... beautiful nature with the river as highlight a little bit better signings would have been nice

8. La Vallee des Saints

Lieu dit Saint Gildas, 22160 Carnoet France +33 2 96 91 62 26 [email protected] http://www.lavalleedessaints.com
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4.5 based on 652 reviews

La Vallee des Saints

Reviewed By 247laurec - France, null

Whether you are religious or not, this site is bound to impress you ! Hundreds of granite statues of Saints from Wales , Ireland or Scotland who sailed to and settled in Brittany as of 5th century are represented here . Each sculptor has their own vision and it makes the place a truly magical site ! To fully understand the history of the place, I would recommend you buy the guidebook which details the story of each saint . Otherwise, you meander through the gigantic statues without understanding the legends surrounding them. We spent at least 3 hours on the site, with a 15 and a 10 year old in tow . We set them a challenge : to find out which statues were carved by which sculptor, as they have their own distinctive mark ! My favourite sculptor is a local one from Plouezec nicknamed Kito. He carved Saint Riom among others, and another of his statues can be seen in the harbour at Paimpol .

9. Abbaye de Beauport

Abbaye de Beauport, 22500, Paimpol France +33 2 96 55 18 58 [email protected] http://www.abbayebeauport.com
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4.5 based on 828 reviews

Abbaye de Beauport

One of the finest preserved surviving examples of the religious architectural fervour, the abbey was constructes in the 13th century overlooking Paimpol bay. The French Revolution saw the dissolution of the abbey and it becam in turn a town hall, residential accomodation, shool and cider press. Today, the grounds surrounding the abbey extend over 297 acres and shelter a variety of fragile and threatened ecosystems.

Reviewed By judithRsw12 - London, United Kingdom

Thoroughly enjoyed the history & the setting; stayed just south of Paimpol, spent the earlier part of the day cycling the north of the ‘presqu’ile’ lunch then the abbey- a lovely day

10. Pointe du Roselier

Rue du Roselier, Plerin France +33 7 86 61 15 35 http://www.baiedesaintbrieuc.com/decouvrir/cote-nature/sites-naturels/121251-pointe-du-roselier
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4.5 based on 202 reviews

Pointe du Roselier

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