Visit Perros-Guirec (Brittany, France)
Perros-Guirec is a popular resort on the northern coast of Brittany best known for being at the centre of the Coast of Pink Granite.
Perros-Guirec is not in itself an exciting town, having developed largely as a resort due to its great location. However, in the part of the town near the beach the streets are lined with palm-trees and stone villas with slate rooves and the beach is lovely.
The main beach is a nice sandy beach in a cove sheltered by the rocky outlet of land on both sides of the beach. These have some wonderful villas built on them. Looking out across the sea you can also see a number of islands. The combination of pink rocks, blue sea and a few islands on the horizon make this very picturesque.
Another beach in Perros Guirec, the Trestignel beach is one of the best beaches in Brittany.
Take the coastal path which runs from the beach (Plage de Trestraou) in Perros-Guirec around to the fishing village at Ploumanac'h and on to Pointe de Squewel. This will be one of the highlights of your trip to Brittany - not to be missed!
The walk meanders around the cliff revealing lots of the beautiful pink rocks the coast is named after. This particular stretch has lots of rocks sculpted into fabulous shapes by the sea.
If you are ever in Perros-Guirec in early summer you really must take a boat trip out to the Sept Iles which has become an amazing bird sanctuary. The sight of the seabirds that meet you on arrival at the main island is absolutely amazing and not to be missed.
We took the trip in early June and were privileged to also spot a few puffins as unfortunately they tend to migrate from the islands about mid-summer onwards.
If you are in need of pampering there is a spa in Perros Guirec.
While most of your visit to Perros-Guirec will be based along the local coast and beaches we also recommend you take the time to visit the coastal village of Tregastel to the west, and the historic town at Lannion, a few kilometres south of Perros-Guirec. We have a detailed review of a campsite close to Perros-Guirec - see Camping at Le Ranolien, Brittany
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Address: Perros-Guirec, Lannion, Cotes-d'Armor, Brittany, 22700 || GPS: latitude 48.8142, longitude -3.44222
Map of Perros-Guirec & places nearby
Highlights close by
Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Perros-Guirec, France
- Aquarium marin de Trégastel - aquarium (6km)
- Lannion - ville fleurie 4* (9km)
- Jardin du Kestellic - remarkable garden (15km)
- Treguier - secteur sauvegarde (16km)
- Maison Ernest Renan - national monument (16km)
- Jardins de Kerdalo - remarkable garden (18km)
- Jardin du château de la Roche-Jagu - remarkable garden (23km)
- Pontrieux - ville fleurie 4* (24km)
- Paimpol - recommended detour (29km)
- Beauport Abbey - grand site of france (31km)
Market days in Perros-Guirec: Regular market(s) are held in Perros-Guirec each Friday. (Markets are held in the morning unless stated.)
The French version of this page is at Perros-Guirec (Francais)