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Ploumanac'h is a village on the north coast of Brittany, in the Cotes-d'Armor department. It is part of Perros-Guirec, an important town a few kilometres to the east. I was not sure when I was in Ploumanac'h and when I was in Saint-Guirec which is the adjacent secteur, so comments below refer to both...

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France This Way comment: there is perhaps not a great deal to see in Ploumanac'h itself except the harbour and a small beach but you are likely to visit as you tour the Coast of Granit Rose: the village is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in France!

Ploumenac'h harbour

Ploumanac'h beach and harbour

The beach here is called the Plage Saint-Guirec, and is not very large but is picturesque, sandy and surrounded by the lovely pink granite of the region. There are various small sandy coves along the coast but if you prefer a large sandy beach with all facilities and lifeguards you should travel to the Plage de Trestraou at Perros-Guirec, a few kilometres from Ploumanac'h.

A few hundred metres south of the beach you can walk around the harbour, which has a small number of hotels and restaurants (and not enough parking spaces) which is pleasant for a promenade.

Phare de Men Ruz

The main attraction of Ploumanac'h is the area around the lighthouse, called the Phare de Men Ruz and at the northern end of the promontory. The lighthouse and the few houses here are surrounded by great boulders of the pink granite, and while the lighthouse is not particularly interesting the views are exceptional.

You can walk along the coast from here to reach further impressive rock formations such as the Cale de Ploumanac'h and the Récif de la roche branlante viewpoint. This area around the Phare de Men Ruz lighthouse is probably the most beautiful part of the Coast of Granite Rose.

Your children will also enjoy clambering on the big rocks. This location is extremely popular with visitors so it can be rather crowded: try and visit in the morning if possible.

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Ploumanac'h sculpture park

On the edge of Ploumanac'h, the sculpture park is quite a recent attraction and features monumental sculptures by various artists.

Much like the Brittany attraction called the Valley of the Saints (in Carnoet), the use of giant stone blocks for the sculptures is inspired by the standing stones and other prehistoric monuments that are common sights in Brittany.

There are about 10 of these large sculptures, most of them very impressive, and they are set in a large open grass area which is ideal for a picnic. There is no charge to enter so make sure you stop for a quick look when you visit Ploumenac'h.

There is a 20 kilometre mountain bike route that starts here, and parking is usually not too difficult either in the sculpture park car park or nearby.

Monumental sculpture in the Ploumanac'h sculpture park

Places to Visit nearby

The principal town of interest is Perros-Guirec, a short distance to the east of Ploumanac'h and where you will find more shops and restaurants and a choice of beaches, and another small resort nearby is Tregastel. See also our guide to the Coast of Granit Rose.

You can find more travel ideas in the Cotes-d'Armor guide and the Brittany guide.

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Visit near Ploumanac'h with France This Way reviews

Cote de Granit Rose

Cote de Granit Rose

The pink rocks and blue seas of the Cote de Granit Rose make it one of the prettiest coastlines in France

Cote de Granit Rose guide
Tregastel

Tregastel

The resort of Tregastel has one of the nicest beaches in the area, and we also enjoyed following the coast path near here

Tregastel guide
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec

Peros-Guirec is a popular town in the heart of the beautiful Cote de Granit Rose

Perros-Guirec guide
Pleumeur-Bodou

Pleumeur-Bodou

Pleumeur-Bodou is a small town in north Brittany with several popular tourist attractions including a planetarium

Pleumeur-Bodou guide
Trebeurden

Trebeurden

Trebeurden is a small resort with a sandy beach on the pretty Cote de Granit Rose

Trebeurden guide
Brelevenez

Brelevenez

Brelevenez is a region of Lannion with a beautiful staircase leading to a medieval church

Brelevenez guide

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

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