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The 5 places to visit in the Côtes-d’Armor

Among the most charming places in the Brittany region, the Côtes-d’Armor is certainly the place with the greatest potential. The Côtes-d’Armor department concentrates all the diversity and assets of Brittany. Its mythical and magnificent sites make it the ideal place to discover the region. From the island of Bréhat to Cap Fréhel via the medieval city of Dinan, here are the 5 places to visit in the Côtes-d’Armor.

The Wonders of the Pink Granite Coast

If there is one place that embodies the benefits of visiting the Côtes-d’Armor, it is the Pink Granite Coast. You will find incredible sites such as the beautiful town of Perros-Guirec. This little Breton paradise located in the heart of the Pink Granite Coast has an incredible richness. Between the emblematic rocks and moors of Ploumanac’h, the favourite village of the French, the archipelago of the 7 islands, the Traouïéro valley and the religious and cultural heritage of the region, the diversity and beauty of the Perros-Guirec scenery are simply exceptional. You will be able to freely enjoy the landscapes and keep memorable memories. It is possible to have a picnic, take a snack/water break while admiring the landscape or the sunset on one of the beaches bordering the Pink Granite Coast. You can also go on hikes and guided tours. But enjoying the charm of the Pink Granite Coast and Perros-Guirec also requires quality accommodation. For a stay close to the sea and in a place that embodies all the qualities of the region, stay at the  Manoir des petites Bretonnes in Perros-Guirec.

Head for the island of flowers: the island of Bréhat

The most beautiful island in Brittany, Bréhat is an archipelago made up of a main island and several dozen islets and reefs. Bearer of history, this island was the first classified natural site in France in 1907. Historical monuments such as the Pont Ar Prad and the citadel of the Verreries de Bréhat bear witness to a heritage that carefully preserves the past. But its richness is not only historical. There are also several varieties of exotic flowers and plants that illuminate the archipelago. Hence its nickname of the Island of Flowers.

Thanks to its port, the archipelago is accessible by boat from the Pointe de l’Arcouest in Ploubazlanec. However, spring and autumn should be the best time to visit Bréhat. During these seasons, there are fewer tourists, but excellent climatic and environmental conditions. If you want to swim, the water temperature is ideal in August and September. As cars are prohibited, in Bréhat you can get around by train, bike or on foot. It is therefore possible to go for walks and guided tours, swimming and lazing on the beaches, hiking, diving, kayaking, sailing, but also boat trips.

If you are planning to enjoy the region as a couple, with family or friends, this magnificent accommodation:  La Clé des Champs will certainly interest you for your stay in the Côtes d’Armor.

The medieval city of Dinan

A city of art and history, the city of Dinan is characterized above all by its medieval atmosphere. With its fabulous colourful half-timbered houses, Dinan has an extraordinary heritage. The town’s castle, built in the 14th century, is a living testimony to the princely residences of medieval times. But Dinan is above all its incomparable view of the Canal de La Rance. From the ramparts that surround the city as in the cities of the Middle Ages, it is possible to admire the Rance valley. The calm waters of this river magnify the landscape. In the past, the Rance was a trade route. Today it offers an idyllic spectacle of fauna and flora that will captivate nature lovers. In addition, every 2 years an unmissable festival of the ramparts is organized in the city. For a weekend, Dinan celebrates the Middle Ages with, among other things, chivalry tournaments, a large parade and the large medieval market. You will be able to take full advantage of it by staying in this magnificent house in Ille et Vilaine: Le Jardin des Simples

A quiet break at Lake Guerlédan

Deep nature, calm, retreat, the lake of Guerlédan is ideal for visiting the Côtes-d’Armor. Lake Guerlédan is the largest lake in all of Brittany. A haven of peace, it is a remote place where there are very few people. With its large expanses of vegetation where animals flourish in freedom, Guerlédan offers a paradisiacal landscape that reconciles with nature. Many activities are available with your loved ones, such as hiking, kayaking, climbing, water skiing and horseback riding.

Far from the hustle and bustle of the city: Cap Fréhel

With 70-metre-high cliffs, Cap Fréhel is an extraordinary site. It is a set of pink sandstone cliffs overlooking the sea. Its moorland is one of the most visited places in all of Brittany and embodies the charm of a visit to the Côtes-d’Armor. This attractiveness comes not only from the breathtaking landscapes, but also from the calm of the countryside that the site has to offer. Between the discoveries of heritage and nature, the sports and cultural activities and the children’s outings, you will not come back from Cap Fréhel unscathed. During the visit, the guest rooms of the château de mont dol and the gîte du cocon du matelot offer fabulous accommodation suitable for short and long stays alone or accompanied. You can’t help but be amazed.

During your stay in Brittany, don’t miss the opportunity to discover the other departments of the region, Charme Bretagne has gathered for you the 5 best places to visit in Morbihan, Ille et Vilaine and Finistère !

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