Cotes-d'Armor places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Cotes-d'Armor department of Brittany. See also our Cotes-d'Armor travel guide

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Beauport Abbey

The 13th century abbey at Beauport is a lovely mix of ancient abbey buildings and gardens
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Binic is a small seaside resort with an attractive harbour and several beaches
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Brelevenez is a region of Lannion with a beautiful staircase leading to a medieval church
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Cap Frehel

Cap-Fréhel is a scenic clifftop, viewpoint and coastal path
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Chateau de Dinan

Dinan castle is an imposing medieval castle which also has views across the town from the ramparts
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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
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The extensive medieval centre of the walled town of Dinan ensure its popularity - one of our favourite Brittany towns!
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Dinan basilica of Saint-Sauveur

The basilica of Saint-Sauveur in Dinan incorporates romanesque elements from the 12th century and gothic elements from the 15th century
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Dinan church of Saint-Malo

The Church of Saint-Malo in Dinan is a large 15th century church with interesting architectural features
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Dinan Rue du Jerzual

The Rue du Jerzual and the port are two of the most picturesque areas in Dinan
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Erquy is a small resort near several sandy beaches and the viewpoint at Cap d'Erquy
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Forges des Salles

Attraction or village? The Forges des Salles was a 19th century village for workers in the forges, now restored as attraction.
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The centre of Guingamp has several colombage houses and an important basilica among its places of interest
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Guingamp Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours

The Basilica in Guingamp is an interesting mix of archtectural styles and includes an ancient statue of the black Virgin
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Ile Brehat

The views and landscapes of the small island of Ile-Bréhat can be explored on foot or by bike; a lovely escape from the crowds
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La Roche-Derrien

La Roche-Derrien is a village with medieval origins ad several medieval houses a few kilometres from the Coast of Granite Rose
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Lannion is an interesting detour, with several medieval houses and a pretty riverfront to explore
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Le Val-André

Le Val-André is a family friendly seaside resort on the Brittany coast
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The highlight in Moncontour is exploring the streets of half-timbered houses within the medieval defensive walls
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The harbour and the traditional small houses combine to make Paimpol a very interesting town to explore
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Pédernec is a small village with a pretty church and two chapels near Guingamp
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Peros-Guirec is a popular town in the heart of the beautiful Cote de Granit Rose
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Quiet when compared with the coast towns in Brittany, Plancoet and the nearby valley of the Arguenon river merit exploration
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Pleumeur-Bodou is a small town in north Brittany with several popular tourist attractions including a planetarium
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Plévenon is a small village in Brittany near Cap Fréhel
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Ploumanac'h is a small village that is very well situated for exploring the beautiful Coast of Granite Rose in Brittany
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Pointe du Roselier

The Pointe du Roselier is a beautiful view of the cliffs and Bay of Saint-Brieuc, in northern Brittany
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The canals, river and port in Pontrieux - and the famous washhouses - make it a very scenic town to explore
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Sables-d'Or-les-Pins is a lovely beach on the Brittany coast
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Saint-Brieuc has a cathedral and a historic centre with several medieval houses to see
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Saint-cast-le-Guildo is a small seaside resort with a sandy beach and easy access to attractive coastal scenery
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Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer is a small town on a peninsula in Brittany that is surrounded by beaches
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Saint-Quay-Portrieux is a small resort in Brittany, with a sandy beach and a port
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Trebeurden is a small resort with a sandy beach on the pretty Cote de Granit Rose
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The resort of Tregastel has one of the nicest beaches in the area, and we also enjoyed following the coast path near here
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The cathedral and the 15th century half-timbered houses combine to make Treguier a particularly interesting town to visit
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Treguier cathedral

Tréguier cathedral is a gothic style cathedral with a beautiful cloister
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For more information see the Cotes-d'Armor guide

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Market towns & days in Cotes-d'Armor

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Binic: Thursday
Broons: Wednesday
Callac: Wednesday all day
Chatelaudren: Monday
Dinan: Thursday
Erquy: Saturday
Etables-sur-Mer: Tuesday
Guingamp: Saturday all day & Friday
Lamballe: Thursday all day
Lancieux: Tuesday & Tuesday
Lannion: Thursday
Lanvollon: Friday
Loudeac: Saturday
Matignon: Wednesday
Paimpol: Tuesday
Penvenan: Saturday
Perros-Guirec: Friday
Plancoet: Saturday
Pleneuf-Val-Andre: Tuesday & Friday
Plerin: Sunday
Plestin-les-Greves: Sunday
Pleubian: Saturday
Ploeuc-sur-Lie: Thursday
Plouaret: Tuesday
Plouezec: Saturday
Plouha: Wednesday
Quintin: Tuesday
Rostrenen: Tuesday
Saint-Brieuc: Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday
Saint-Cast-le-Guildo: Monday (high season only)
Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer: Friday
Saint-Quay-Portrieux: Monday & Friday
Trebeurden: Tuesday
Tregastel: Monday (high season only)
Treguier: Wednesday

Tourist attractions to visit in Cotes-d'Armor

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

Zoo or wildlife park

Zooparc de Trégomeur

4* Towns in Bloom

Lannion: See tourist guide

Pontrieux: See tourist guide




Towns of Art and History

Dinan: See tourist guide

Sites of Natural Beauty

Cap Frehel: See tourist guide

Secteur Sauvegardé (protected historical town centre)

Dinan: See tourist guide

Treguier: See tourist guide

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Jardin du Botrain

Jardin du château de la Roche-Jagu

Jardin du Colombier

Jardin du Grand Launay

Jardin du Kestellic

Jardins de Kerdalo

Towns classified as Recommended Detours

Dinan: See tourist guide

Paimpol: See tourist guide

National Monuments

Maison Ernest Renan

Grand Sites of France

Beauport Abbey: See tourist guide

Cap d'Erquy / Cap Frehel: See tourist guide


Aquarium marin de Trégastel