Brittany a region rich in culture and heritage
Castles, abbeys, historic cities or cities of art bear witness to a living architectural, craft and cultural heritage. A thousand treasures to discover during your holidays in Côtes d’Armor or northern Brittany.
Cities of art and history, not to be missed
How not to fall in love with this medieval city in Brittany? Stroll through its streets and alleys to read the history there through the ramparts, its medieval castle, its houses with half-timbered and corbelled porches or its tall residences of shipowners or wealthy merchants. By the rue du Jerzual, gently let yourself be carried towards the port and continue the walk on the banks of the Rance.
Intra-muros, sheltered by the ramparts Saint Malo can be visited along the narrow streets and its tall residences. From its chemin de Ronde, the Cité Corsaire offers breathtaking views of the estuary and Dinard. On reaching the Château, take a walk on the long Sillon beach.
The Mont Saint Michel
The changing lights with the tides and the weather give magic to this Bay, an architectural gem. If you have time, take advantage of the walk to go to Cancale and Pointe du Grouin.
Small towns but not lacking in character
The Notre Dame Collegiate Church and two listed churches, St Jean Church and St Martin Church, bear witness to the great history. Since the 19th century, the Haras National has made this city the city of horses. It still hosts around fifty stallions including the Breton postman. City of arts and crafts with the Mathurin Méheult museum, which celebrates this painter from the city, offers a new exhibition every year, and the museum of popular arts.
Discover this medieval city, this stronghold of the Chouannerie perched on its hill and protected by its ramparts Before enjoying the surrounding countryside and the many surrounding castles, visit the church of St Mathurin which houses one of the most beautiful windows of Brittany.
You will stroll with pleasure in this little Venice of Trégor and discover along the way the washhouses, the fountains of the 18th century, the half-timbered houses or freestones. Extend the walk to the small marina which opens out towards the Trieux estuary.
This city of weavers owes its fortune to the flax industry in the 17th and 18th centuries. From this rich past the city retains an exceptional architectural heritage since no less than two castles and thirteen listed monuments are listed there.
Let’s not forget our castles
Fort La Latte Castle
Fort La Latte remains above all a fortified castle. Courtines, towers, walls, dungeons and drawbridges transport you to another time. A medieval garden enhances the visit. A must visit for the castle and the exceptional view of Cap-Fréhel.
This stately home, classified as a 15th and 17th century historical monument, is open to visitors from mid-June to mid-September. Its visit will charm you with its history, its formal gardens and its vegetable garden, its moat, its stables, its main courtyard, its chapel, and above all its furnished interior, witness to a living house. In summer, Bienassis comes alive with the setting up of “Tuesdays of Bienassis” and “Thursdays of Bienassis”.
Castle of La Hunaudaye
On the edge of the Hunaudaye forest, on an ancient Gallo-Roman site, this castle is a valuable witness to medieval architecture in Brittany. During the visit of this majestic building, you will discover the great and the small history of this castle and the lords of Hunaudaye. The discovery of the castle always reserves surprises: exhibitions, night visits, workshops for children… What to do to go back to the time of the castles!
The Castle of La Roche-Jagu
In the heart of Trégor, very close to the town of Pontrieux in the Côtes d’Armor, the Domaine de la Roche-Jagu overlooks the Trieux estuary. This site combines heritage and landscape creation, since its park, of medieval inspiration, is recognized as a “remarkable garden”.
Beauport Abbey, Paimpol
Stroll through the orchards and get lost in every corner of its architecture.
Many shows and events throughout the year.