Perros-Guirec, Brittany: tourism & sightseeing
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Perros-Guirec is a popular resort on the northern coast of Brittany best known for its beaches and for being at the centre of the Coast of Pink Granite.
Perros-Guirec is not an exciting town from a historical point of view 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.
During the summer the town is very vibrant and you will find numerous cafes, shops and a very wide range of choices of places to stay.
The main beach is a nice sandy beach in a cove sheltered by the rocky outlets of land on both sides of the beach that have some wonderful villas built on them. Looking out across the sea you can also see a number of islands and 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.
France This Way comment: the lively atmosphere and nearby beaches and coast ensure that this is one of the most popular resorts in Brittany and makes an ideal and accessible resort for all the family to enjoy a holiday.
After an afternoon at the beach, if you are in need of pampering there is a spa in Perros Guirec.
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.
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 and among the most popular sites of the Coast of Pink Granite. 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, France || GPS: latitude 48.8142, longitude -3.44222
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Sightseeing & tourist attractions to visit nearby
- Aquarium marin de Trégastel: aquarium (6km)
- Vallée des Traouïero: site of natural beauty (7km)
- Réserve naturelle nationale des Sept-Îles: site of natural beauty (9km)
- Lannion: ville fleurie 4* (9km)
- Île Milliau: site of natural beauty (12km)
- Molène (Côtes-d'Armor): site of natural beauty (13km)
- Jardin du Kestellic: remarkable garden (15km)
- Treguier: secteur sauvegarde (16km)
- Maison Ernest Renan: national monument (16km)
- Jardins de Kerdalo: remarkable garden (18km)
Market days in Perros-Guirec, France
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)