Moncontour tourism and travel guide

Photo of Moncontour in Cotes-d'Armor

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

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.

Moncontour is situated in the Cotes-d'Armor department and Brittany region, in the north-west of France at 20 kilometres from Saint-Brieuc, the department capital (general information: Moncontour is 370 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Plancoet at 35 km and Cap Frehel at 36 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Moncontour, France: places to visit and attractions

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

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

 
 

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Cotes-d'Armor

Map of places to visit near Moncontour

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

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

  • Cap d'Erquy / Cap Frehel (33km)

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

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

Moncontour is in the north-west of France. 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