Visit Plancoet (Brittany, France)
Plancoet is located in north-eastern Brittany in the Cotes d'Armor department, about 20 kilometres south-west of Dinard. The town is about 10 kilometres inland from the beaches of the Emerald Coast and is set on the banks of the quiet River Arguenon.
Although a small place Plancoet is pleasant to wander around and to take a stroll along the river front below the traditional granite houses. Among the individual highlights in the town are two 19th century churches - the Church of Saint-Sauveur and the Church Notre-Dame de Nazareth.
Plancoet also prides itself on its flowers, and has been awarded a 3* 'ville fleurie', which is quite an achievement for a small town (the maximum award is 4*).
The town is well known locally for its mineral water - produced from the Source at Sassay it is the only mineral water commercially produced in Brittany.
Interesting note for literary lovers - Plancoet was the 'small village' referred to in 'Mémoires d'outre-tombe' by Chateaubriand (a famous 19th century French writer and politician) who stayed here several times during his childhood.
To discover more of the natural beauty of the region don't miss the opportunity to follow the valley of the Arguenon downstream towards the coast through an attractive countryside of light woodland, open fields and marshland.
The beaches of the Emerald Coast within easy reach include the Plage de Saint-Cast le Guildo and the beach at Saint-Jacut de la Mer, while the scenic headland at Cap Frehel is also recommended. Dinan and Dinard are popular excursions.
Photo of Plancoet kindly contributed by Mrs Daryl Gardner
Photos taken within 10 km
Address: Plancoët, Dinan, Cotes-d'Armor, Brittany, 22130 || GPS: latitude 48.5239, longitude -2.23306
Map of Plancoet & places nearby
Highlights close by
Cap Frehel 15km
Emerald Coast 22km
Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Plancoet, France
- Jardins de Montmarin - remarkable garden (14km)
- Dinan - recommended detour (16km)
- Dinard - town of art and history (17km)
- Cap Frehel - site of natural beauty (19km)
- Cap d'Erquy / Cap Frehel - grand site of france (21km)
- Saint-Malo - ville fleurie 4* (21km)
- Saint-Juvat - ville fleurie 4* (24km)
- Jardins du château de la Bourbansais - remarkable garden (28km)
- Parc du château de Caradeuc - remarkable garden (33km)
- Pointe du Grouin - site of natural beauty (35km)
Market days in Plancoet: Regular market(s) are held in Plancoet each Saturday. (Markets are held in the morning unless stated.)
The French version of this page is at Plancoet (Francais)