Located in the Côtes d'Armor department, Gouarec is a charming village, typical of the inland Brittany, in a valley at the confluence of Gilded and the Nantes-Brest canal.
Its houses with characteristic architecture, almost medieval, do not leave indifferent the visitors. If we find a trace of the existence of Gouarec from the twelfth century, the village name has changed. First Gwareg spelled his name might evoke in Breton "arc", referring to the Blavet River that curves in the town or Welsh "protector" in reference to the castle disappeared Rohan.
Before the French Revolution, there was in place of the current village than a hamlet in Plouguernével and bearing the name of St Gilles-Gouarec. Because of its location, the village became the seat of shows and a real village in the seventeenth century.