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Visit Paimpol: highlights and tourist information

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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

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.

Paimpol is situated in the Cotes-d'Armor department and Brittany region, in the north-west of France at 35 kilometres from Saint-Brieuc, the department capital (general information: Paimpol is 394 kilometres from Paris).

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".

Popular places to visit nearby include Beauport Abbey Gardens at 1 km and Ile Brehat at 7 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Paimpol, 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 Paimpol 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 Paimpol

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

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

Paimpol 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 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

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