Moving northwest towards Paimpol along the Côte de Goëlo, the shoreline becomes wilder and harsher and the seaside towns tend to be crammed into narrow rocky inlets or set well back in river estuaries. Along this coast you will find the Pointe de l’Arcouest, a unique place which is part of the uncountable treasures in our region.
The island facing the Pointe de l’Arcouest is the most reputed island chain in Brittany, Bréhat and its 96 small islands. On this charming island you can stroll around in the labyrinth of narrow streets, where only pedestrians, cyclists and tractors are authorized.
Hydrangeas, mimosas, blackberry bushes, eucalyptus, aloe, camellias… Bréhat, the island of flowers. The agapanthus is definitely the symbol of Bréhat. From June until September, you can see this purple-blue flower bloom everywhere on the island.
Ploubazlanec is a special place, offering different landscapes rarely seen in Brittany. This little paradise stretches out for 19 kilometers along the coast.
Ploubazlanec, and its ancient’s villages, owe its reputation to the inhabitants all over the centuries but also at its geographical location: the ancient harbors where fishing boats set sail to Iceland, to the end of the world…
For more information: http://www.ploubazlanec.fr/
L’abbaye de Beauport
Member of the Network for Great sites in France, the abbey of Beauport and its 110 hectares are an exceptional historic, cultural and natural heritage.
In Beauport’s bay, the maritime landscape changes every hour.
For more information: http://www.abbaye-beauport.com/
Castle of la Roche Jagu
Nowadays, a proudly military fortress from the fifteenth century, renovated in accordance with former traditions. Almost 60 hectare of surrounding land has been acquired by the Department.
Since 1992, a part of it became a garden. The rest is covered by forest and fields, purchased bit by bit to preserve this site, classified since 1974 a pastoral and ecologic unity.
For more information: http://www.larochejagu.fr
Nowadays, the harbor welcomes many sailboats and pleasure boats.
Two chapels, a church, an ancient cider works, the famous marine festival… it all makes Paimpol a charming village ready to be discovered.
For more information : http://www.paimpol-goelo.com/