Saint-Brieuc tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Saint-Brieuc has a cathedral and a historic centre with several medieval houses to see

Saint-Brieuc 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 Saint-Brieuc. For detailed visitor information see the Saint-Brieuc travel guide.

Attractions in Saint-Brieuc

The Pointe du Roselier is a beautiful view of the cliffs and Bay of Saint-Brieuc, in northern Brittany: Pointe du Roselier

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Binic at 11 km and Saint-Quay-Portrieux at 17 km.

Saint-Brieuc, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Pointe du Roselier

Pointe du Roselier

at 6 km (direction north-east)

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

See Pointe du Roselier guide


Seaside resort at 11 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Binic guide


at 17 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Saint-Quay-Portrieux guide
Le Val-André

Le Val-André

at 18 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Le Val-André guide
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at 19 km (direction south-east)

The highlight in Moncontour is exploring the streets of half-timbered houses within...

See Moncontour guide


Seaside resort at 26 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Erquy guide


at 29 km (direction 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 29 km (direction west)

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

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


Seaside resort at 30 km (direction east-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 32 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cap Frehel guide
Beauport Abbey

Beauport Abbey

Abbey at 35 km (direction north-west)

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

See Beauport Abbey guide
Beauport Abbey Gardens

Beauport Abbey Gardens

Garden at 35 km (direction north-west), in the Cotes d'Armor department

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

See Beauport Abbey Gardens guide


at 35 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Plevenon guide


at 36 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Pontrieux guide

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Markets in and near Saint-Brieuc

Market days in Saint-Brieuc: weekly market: Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday;

  • Saint-Brieuc: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (0km)
  • Plerin: market Sunday (3km)
  • Binic: market Thursday (12km)
  • Etables-sur-Mer: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Quintin: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Chatelaudren: market Monday (16km)
  • Saint-Quay-Portrieux: market Monday & Friday (16km)
  • Pleneuf-Val-Andre: market Tuesday & Friday (17km)
  • Ploeuc-sur-Lie: market Thursday (18km)
  • Lamballe: market Thursday all day (19km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Brieuc, France

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

Grand sites of France

National Monuments

  • Maison Ernest Renan (46km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Colombier (15km)
  • Jardin du Grand Launay (38km)
  • Jardin du château de la Roche-Jagu (38km)
  • Jardin du Botrain (38km)
  • Jardins de Kerdalo (45km)
  • Jardin du Kestellic (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de Saint-Brieuc (17km)
  • Îlot du Verdelet (18km)
  • Le Grand-Pourier (27km)
  • Source - Rance (29km)
  • Abbaye de Beauport (35km)
  • Cap Frehel (38km)
  • Lac de Guerlédan (40km)
  • Menez Bré (41km)
  • Îlot de la Colombière (43km)
  • Baie de Lancieux, baie de l'Arguenon, archipel de Saint-Malo et Dinard (46km)
  • Sillon de Talbert (47km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Quintin (16km)
  • Saint-Gilles-Vieux-Marche (34km)
  • Pontrieux (36km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zooparc de Trégomeur (12km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Brieuc is in the north-west of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Cotes-d'Armor department (general information: Saint-Brieuc is 377 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Brieuc

Canton: Saint-Brieuc

Arrondissement: Saint-Brieuc

Department: Cotes-d'Armor

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 22000

Distance to Saint-Brieuc

from Saint-Brieuc (prefecture): 1 km

from Paris: 377 km

from Calais: 428 km

from Nice: 939 km

from Bordeaux: 441 km

from Strasbourg: 773 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 Saint-Brieuc from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Meaugon, Langueux, Plerin, Ploufragan, Tregueux and Yffiniac.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Brieuc


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