What to visit in the Côtes d’Armor ?

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In Brittany, you travel back in time, in a postcard setting.
Here, everything is magic. Here, it is said that the sea has signed a pact of love with the land…

Are you a history buff?
Looking for hiking trails in a preserved wilderness?
Do you feel like recharging your batteries, lying on a beach of fine golden sand and admiring the emerald waters?
Taste Breton gastronomy and its authentic local flavours?
Feel like discovering dream islands? To make nice encounters?
To share moments with family or friends?
To try fishing on foot? Fill up on nice souvenirs?
You’ve come to the right place!


Discover this elegant medieval city, along its cobbled streets or in its famous “Jerzual” (the street of the craftsmen). This city of Art and History (71 protected historical monuments), full of charm, has seduced many artists. Go down to the port and visit the Vallée de la Rance, on foot or by bike, on a Voie Verte (Greenway) or on board a boat. You will savour an extraordinary nature and heritage. Ideas for visits :

The 14th century Castle-Museum, the Clock Tower (15th century belfry), the Saint-Sauveur Basilica (12th century), the Saint Malo Church (15th-19th centuries), the Cordeliers Convent (13th century), the half-timbered houses (15th-17th centuries), the Maison d’Artiste de la Grand Vigne, the Rail Museum, the Harp House, the Port and the Green Way, the Ramparts Festival…


A small City of Character. Visit the Abbey Saint-Magloire, on the banks of the Rance, and the Museum 39-45.


Maison de la Rance, nature house.

Saint-Malo, the Corsair City

Some “curiosities” to discover:

  • Around the ramparts
  • The Fort du Petit Bé and the former Fort Royal (Fort National) are part of a defensive belt designed by Vauban and intended, during the reign of Louis XIV, to protect Saint-Malo from English and Dutch ships.
  • The largest tides in Europe
  • The Great Aquarium


This pretty harbour is as much to be savoured by the eye as by the palate. Elected a remarkable site of taste, Cancale has long been famous for its oysters and shellfish. Come and enjoy these iodized delights while admiring the marvel that is the Mont Saint-Michel, set in the middle of the bay.

La Pointe du Grouin

Rocky and wild, the ultimate limit before entering the Bay of Mont Saint Michel, this site is a magnificent observatory, exposed to the wind, of breathtaking beauty. This spur overlooks the sea from 40 meters. The panorama extends from Cap Fréhel to Granville. The GR 34 allows to go at low tide to explore a cave dug in the cliff.

Cap Fréhel

More than 400 hectares of moorland and 70 m high cliffs of porphyry or pink sandstone dominate the waves, thousands of seabirds nest on the islets: grandiose!

The cape of Erquy

Pink sandstone cliffs and 170 hectares of moors and pines frame wild beaches: superb.

Overlooking a sea of emerald hues, the two capes change colour each season. Paths traced through gorse and heather inspire countless walks in this large nature.

The Bay of Mont Saint Michel

This exceptional site is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Abbey, a mythical architectural jewel, is reflected in the iodine immensity. Magnificent seascapes, tides of 14 metres, polders, mussel beds, wild strikes of grass where sheep graze, succession of sand enchant us during pleasant walks.


Elegant seaside resort with its Belle Epoque villas, casino, art galleries and beautiful hotels make it a place full of charm. The British Film Festival attracts many celebrities every autumn. Lose yourself in the narrow streets and walk along the Customs Road. Every evening, from July to September, between the Priory Beach and the Pointe du Moulinet, the Promenade du Clair de Lune, lined with Mediterranean gardens, is illuminated and accompanied by music.


Founded by a Breton monk in the 6th century, this village is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France. To appreciate the place, come and stroll there in the morning. Here, the houses are made of granite and bear pretty names, the fishermen’s nets still cling to the facades and the streets are so narrow that they are nicknamed “ruettes”.

The Rance Valley

The Rance Valley is one of the most characteristic estuaries of the region. While vast expanses are discovered at low tide, the place resembles an inlet at high tide. From Dinan to Dinard and Saint Malo, the stroll along the river is really worth the detour! You can admire picturesque villages and pretty malouinières.


Port of character, Museum of the Sea and Museum of Breton costume.

Brehat Island

A short crossing allows you to explore this piece of paradise on foot or by bike. The region is famous for its blue lobsters and oysters.

Perros-Guirec, Pink Granite Coast

Between Perros and Trebeurden, the coast becomes coppery and as if sculpted by the elements. Defying the laws of balance, enormous blocks of granite pile up on the moor as if in the sea, creating a unique decor. Ploumanac’h, Renote Island or Père Trébeurden are beautiful examples. The view of the Seven Islands encourages you to take the boat to go and see the 40,000 gannets nesting there and, once at sea, take another look at this magical coastline.

Dol de Bretagne

Saint-Samson Cathedral, jewel of Breton Gothic and medieval houses are the must-see in Dol. Go to the market on Saturday morning and fill up on sausage cakes. You can also take a trip to Boris’s café, which served as a movie set some time ago.

From the Mont Dol, you will have a breathtaking view of the entire Bay of Mont Saint Michel.