Moncontour tourism and travel guide

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Visit Moncontour: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The highlight in Moncontour is exploring the streets of half-timbered houses within the medieval defensive walls

Moncontour is situated in the Cotes-d'Armor department and Brittany region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Moncontour. For detailed visitor information see the Moncontour travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Moncontour in Brittany.

Popular places to visit nearby include Pointe du Roselier at 23 km and Le Val-André at 27 km.

Moncontour, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 20 km (direction north-west)

Saint-Brieuc has a cathedral and a historic centre with several medieval houses to see...

See Saint-Brieuc guide
Pointe du Roselier

Pointe du Roselier

at 23 km (direction north-north-west)

The Pointe du Roselier is a beautiful view of the cliffs and Bay of...

See Pointe du Roselier guide
Le Val-André

Le Val-André

at 27 km (direction north-north-east)

Le Val-André is a family friendly seaside resort on the Brittany coast...

See Le Val-André guide


Seaside resort at 30 km (direction north-west)

Binic is a small seaside resort with an attractive harbour and several beaches...

See Binic guide


Seaside resort at 33 km (direction north-north-east)

Erquy is a small resort near several sandy beaches and the viewpoint at Cap...

See Erquy guide


at 35 km (direction east-north-east)

Quiet when compared with the coast towns in Brittany, Plancoet and the nearby valley...

See Plancoet guide


Seaside resort at 36 km (direction north-east)

Sables-d'Or-les-Pins is a lovely beach on the Brittany coast...

See Sables-d'Or-les-Pins guide
Cap Frehel

Cap Frehel

at 36 km (direction north-east)

Cap-Fréhel is a scenic clifftop, viewpoint and coastal path...

See Cap Frehel guide


at 36 km (direction north-north-west)

Saint-Quay-Portrieux is a small resort in Brittany, with a sandy beach and a port...

See Saint-Quay-Portrieux guide


at 40 km (direction north-east)

Plévenon is a small village in Brittany near Cap Fréhel...

See Plevenon guide
Chateau de Pontivy

Chateau de Pontivy

Castle at 40 km (direction south-west), in the Morbihan department

The Chateau de Pontivy has dominated the centre of Pontivy in Morbihan since 1485...

See Chateau de Pontivy guide
Forges des Salles

Forges des Salles

at 40 km (direction west-south-west)

Attraction or village? The Forges des Salles was a 19th century village for workers...

See Forges des Salles guide


Seaside resort at 41 km (direction north-east)

Saint-cast-le-Guildo is a small seaside resort with a sandy beach and easy access to...

See Saint-Cast-le-Guildo guide


at 41 km (direction south-west), in the Morbihan department

Pontivy is particularly interesting because it has a medieval old town and also a...

See Pontivy guide

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Markets in and near Moncontour

  • Ploeuc-sur-Lie: market Thursday (9km)
  • Lamballe: market Thursday all day (15km)
  • Saint-Brieuc: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (19km)
  • Quintin: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Loudeac: market Saturday (22km)
  • Plerin: market Sunday (22km)
  • Pleneuf-Val-Andre: market Tuesday & Friday (26km)
  • Broons: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Binic: market Thursday (31km)
  • Chatelaudren: market Monday (32km)

More information about Moncontour, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Moncontour, France

What to do at Moncontour? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Moncontour.

Grand sites of France

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Colombier (5km)
  • Jardin du Botrain (31km)
  • Jardin du Grand Launay (43km)
  • Jardins de Montmarin (49km)
  • Jardin du château de la Roche-Jagu (56km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Source - Rance (10km)
  • Îlot du Verdelet (28km)
  • Baie de Saint-Brieuc (33km)
  • Lac de Guerlédan (35km)
  • Le Grand-Pourier (37km)
  • Cap Frehel (43km)
  • Îlot de la Colombière (43km)
  • Baie de Lancieux, baie de l'Arguenon, archipel de Saint-Malo et Dinard (46km)
  • Forêt de Paimpont (51km)
  • Rance (fleuve) (54km)
  • Embouchure - Rance (54km)
  • Cézembre (54km)
  • Forges de Paimpont (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Quintin (21km)
  • Saint-Gilles-Vieux-Marche (28km)
  • Saint-Juvat (44km)
  • Pontrieux (54km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zooparc de Trégomeur (31km)

Geography and distances

Moncontour is in the north-west of France at 20 kilometres from Saint-Brieuc, the department capital (general information: Moncontour is 370 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Moncontour

Canton: Moncontour

Arrondissement: Saint-Brieuc

Department: Cotes-d'Armor

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 22510

Distance to Moncontour

from Saint-Brieuc (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 370 km

from Calais: 433 km

from Nice: 922 km

from Bordeaux: 422 km

from Strasbourg: 765 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive by car, often from a ferry port such as Roscoff or Saint Malo nearby on the northern Brittany coast. For driving distances to Moncontour from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brehand, Henon, Plemy, Trebry and Tredaniel.

This page in French: Visiter Moncontour