Paimpol tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The harbour and the traditional small houses combine to make Paimpol a very interesting town to explore

Paimpol 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 Paimpol. For detailed visitor information see the Paimpol travel guide.

Attractions in Paimpol

The 13th century abbey at Beauport is a lovely mix of ancient abbey buildings and gardens: Beauport Abbey

The gardens of Beauport Abbey form a charming setting for the evocative ruins.: Beauport Abbey Gardens

Tourist classifications for Paimpol include "recommended detour".

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Beauport Abbey Gardens at 1 km and Ile Brehat at 7 km.

Paimpol, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Beauport Abbey

Beauport Abbey

Abbey at 1 km (direction east-south-east)

The 13th century abbey at Beauport is a lovely mix of ancient...

See Beauport Abbey guide
Beauport Abbey Gardens

Beauport Abbey Gardens

Garden at 1 km (direction east-south-east), in the Cotes d'Armor department

The gardens of Beauport Abbey form a charming setting for the evocative...

See Beauport Abbey Gardens guide
Ile Brehat

Ile Brehat

Island at 7 km (direction north-east)

The views and landscapes of the small island of Ile-Bréhat can be...

See Ile Brehat guide


at 12 km (direction west-south-west)

The canals, river and port in Pontrieux - and the famous washhouses...

See Pontrieux guide
Treguier cathedral

Treguier cathedral

Cathedral at 14 km (direction west)

Tréguier cathedral is a gothic style cathedral with a beautiful cloister...

See Treguier cathedral guide


at 14 km (direction west)

The cathedral and the 15th century half-timbered houses combine to make Treguier...

See Treguier guide
La Roche-Derrien

La Roche-Derrien

at 17 km (direction west)

La Roche-Derrien is a village with medieval origins ad several medieval houses...

See La Roche-Derrien guide


at 20 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Quay-Portrieux guide


Seaside resort at 25 km (direction south-east)

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

See Binic guide


at 25 km (direction south-south-west)

The centre of Guingamp has several colombage houses and an important basilica...

See Guingamp guide
Guingamp Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours

Guingamp Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours

Church at 25 km (direction south-south-west)

The Basilica in Guingamp is an interesting mix of archtectural styles and...

See Guingamp Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours guide


at 26 km (direction south-west)

Pédernec is a small village with a pretty church and two chapels...

See Pedernec guide


Seaside resort at 30 km (direction west)

Peros-Guirec is a popular town in the heart of the beautiful Cote...

See Perros-Guirec guide


at 31 km (direction west)

Lannion is an interesting detour, with several medieval houses and a pretty...

See Lannion guide

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

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Markets in and near Paimpol

Market days in Paimpol: weekly market: Tuesday;

  • Paimpol: market Tuesday (0km)
  • Plouezec: market Saturday (5km)
  • Pleubian: market Saturday (11km)
  • Plouha: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Treguier: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Lanvollon: market Friday (17km)
  • Penvenan: market Saturday (20km)
  • Saint-Quay-Portrieux: market Monday & Friday (21km)
  • Etables-sur-Mer: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Binic: market Thursday (25km)

More information about Paimpol, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Paimpol, France

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


  • Aquarium marin de Trégastel (36km)

Grand sites of France

National Monuments

  • Maison Ernest Renan (14km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de la Roche-Jagu (10km)
  • Jardins de Kerdalo (12km)
  • Jardin du Kestellic (15km)
  • Jardin du Colombier (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Abbaye de Beauport (1km)
  • Sillon de Talbert (12km)
  • Menez Bré (30km)
  • Baie de Saint-Brieuc (30km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des Sept-Îles (35km)
  • Vallée des Traouïero (36km)
  • Îlot du Verdelet (40km)
  • Île Milliau (41km)
  • Le Grand-Pourier (42km)
  • Molène (Côtes-d'Armor) (42km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zooparc de Trégomeur (24km)

Geography and distances

Paimpol is in the north-west of France at 35 kilometres from Saint-Brieuc, the department capital (general information: Paimpol is 394 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Paimpol

Canton: Paimpol

Arrondissement: Saint-Brieuc

Department: Cotes-d'Armor

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 22500

Distance to Paimpol

from Saint-Brieuc (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 394 km

from Calais: 425 km

from Nice: 971 km

from Bordeaux: 476 km

from Strasbourg: 791 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 Paimpol from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ile Brehat, Kerfot, Lezardrieux, Ploubazlanec, Plouezec and Plourivo.

This page in French: Visiter Paimpol