Eager to know what you can discover while staying in the Brit Hotel Saint-Brieuc Plérin? You’re in the right place! We are going to tell you everything about the tourist curiosities in Saint-Brieuc and Plérin.
An exceptional view over the whole Bay of Saint Brieuc, the fifth-largest in the world, in terms of tidal range. A remarkable site, full of history: a rocky overhang from the Iron Age, guards’ barracks during the 17th century, a heated-shot furnace dating from the Revolution, a blockhouse from the Second World War, and headstones dedicated to those who died and disappeared at sea. A large fine sandy beach, which stretches over more than 2 kilometres. The swimming areas are supervised during the summer. Disabled access, children’s club, aid station, shower and toilets, animals welcome.
The shops are only a short walk away. The centre of Saint Brieuc is easily accessible throughout the summer, thanks to a summer bus route.
The Rosaires beach, the Tournemine Yacht Club, the Légué Marina
A large fine sandy beach, which stretches over more than 2 kilometres. The swimming areas are supervised during the summer. Disabled access, children’s club, aid station, shower and toilets, animals welcome. The shops are only a short walk away.
The centre of Saint Brieuc is easily accessible throughout the summer, thanks to a summer bus route.
First and foremost, a marine region
Situated on the Goëlo Coast, Saint-Brieuc and the coastline are inseparable.During your stay, enjoy the beaches of the region, especially those of Plérin. You can also go to the Bay of Saint-Brieuc, and discover its nature reserve (40,000 birds, 112 different species), its wild beaches and its GR34 hiking trail! Do you love fishing? Go shore fishing during low spring tide. Collect molluscs, shellfish and crustaceans left by the sea during ebb tide. Would you prefer to do water sports? Try out sand yachting and windsurfing, or go for a peaceful boat trip.
A rich archaeological and cultural heritage
In the Bay of Saint-Brieuc, 5000 years of history are gazing at you! Discover numerous architectural relics, such as the passage tombs of Ploufragan. Saint-Brieuc offers some museums worth visiting. The Museum of Art and History invites you to delve into the past, discovering the underwater archaeology, craftsmanship and daily life of past centuries.
You can also head to the Brickworks, a beautiful museum which recounts the history of salt manufacturing and market gardening. The Bay House for its part will lead you on a journey to the heart of the world of marshes, geology, fauna and flora. Lovers of contemporary art can also go to the Espace Victor Hugo where numerous temporary exhibitions take place every year.
Parks and Gardens
Do you need to catch your breath in a calm and peaceful setting? Saint-Brieuc offers you some pretty parks and gardens in which to relax: the Ty Coat rose garden, the Parc du Grand Pré or the Parc des Eaux Minérales.
A food lover’s town
Its fine food is another one of the attractions in Saint-Brieuc and the region. Discover the delicious produce of land and sea during your stay in Saint-Brieuc. The Bay of Saint-Brieuc is the main scallop deposit in France. A chance to taste this delicious shellfish, cooked in various ways! In 2011, Saint-Brieuc was represented by no less than 3 Michelin-starred restaurants.
The greeters of Saint-Brieuc
Discover this new tourist trend in France! A greeter is an inhabitant besotted by their own region, and eager to volunteer to help tourists discover it. So meet one of them at the Tourist Office of Saint-Brieuc and head off for a 2-hour outing, having decided on the theme of your trip. Don’t wait any longer, book your room at the Brit Hotel Saint-Brieuc Plérin and come to discover a region full of tourist treasures, without delay!
Nicknamed the Beauty Spot of Côtes-d’Armor, situated at the start of the Goëlo Coast, this seaside resort town is known for its quays, its port, its pretty pier which links the town’s fine sandy beaches together, which in the outer harbour has a swimming pool and a seawater pool, as well as disabled access. It is found along the coastal control path which is part of the GR34 hiking trail. In the second half of the 19th century, Binic sent a large number of schooners of 30 to 35 metres in length to Iceland, to fish for cod.
Listed as a seaside resort town in 1921, the town offers a fine sandy beach, a deepwater port, unveiled in 1990, an old port with alleyways, and a casino open every day.
The district of Paimpol was founded in 1790, and the town became the capital. The towns of Kérity and Plounez have been part of Paimpol since 1960. Paimpol is famous for being, at the start of the 20th century, one of the largest fishing ports off the coast of Iceland, a subject about which Pierre Loti wrote a novel in 1886, ‘An Iceland Fisherman’. The Breton cod fishermen paid tax on the sale of cod in the middle of the 15th century. This licence fee was recorded in the transaction deeds established between the monks of the Abbey of Beauport in Kérity, founded in 1202 by Count Alain de Goëlo, and the inhabitants of the Île-de-Bréhat.
A seaside resort town on the Pink Granite Coast, with a coastline 13km long and 3 fine sandy beaches, which enjoys a panoramic view over the archipelago of 7 islands, one of the largest bird sanctuaries in France. A protected nature spot which offers extraordinary landscapes, where land and sea are strewn with pink granite rocks, in shapes which have been carved by wind and the waves for millennia.
A market village which forms part of Perros-Guirec, a seaside resort famous for its pink granite rocks, which are 300 million years old. They spread over 25 hectares, between the beaches of Trestraou and Saint Guirec. Listed as a national heritage site and a property of coastal conservation, the exceptional beauty of this site earned it the title of French people’s favourite village in 2015.
One of the smaller towns in the region with a surface area of 7 km² for 2400 inhabitants, a figure multiplied by 5 during the summer season. It offers an aquarium and unique aquatic complex, on the beach of Coz Pors, opposite the granite terrain of the Ile Ronde: the Forum de Trégastel. Open throughout the year, it contains among other things a 30°C seawater pool and a wellness area.
A stud farm built between 1825 and 1907, listed as a historical monument in December 2015.The Maison du Bourreau: a museum of the painter Mathurin Méheut (1882 - 1958)
Twinned with Perros-Guirec, this fortified town consists of, among other things, the ‘old château’ (17th century), the ‘new château’ (18th century), a basilica and old convents.
Dinan, a medieval town, listed as a Town of Art and History, is surrounded by 3km of ramparts. The town and its 14th-century château look over the Rance river and its small marina.
Dinard, a seaside resort town on the Emerald Coast, in Ille-et-Vilaine, particularly renowned among the British and Americans for its belle époque villas and its British Film Festival.
A town in Ille-et-Vilaine, the 2nd largest commercial port in Brittany, its tides are among the largest in Europe. Its history dates back to the Gallic era. The Romans chose to fortify the port at the end of the 3rd century. The town houses 83 historical monuments, such as the St Vincent cathedral and a château. It is the starting place for the Route du Rhum, a transatlantic single-handed yacht race.
The Char a Bancs, Plelo
This farmhouse inn, open for over 40 years, offers you its pork stew baked in a wood-fired oven, made with products of the farm, as well as delicious buckwheat or wheat crêpes, or more traditional cuisine.
Within a pleasant rural setting, the Lamour family offers you a visit of its vegetable garden, of the valley, Jeanne’s flea market and the nursery with its outdoor games, as well as a small tour on Shetland ponies, or trips along the river.