Historic city of North Finistère, Saint-Pol-de-Léon about 7200 inhabitants, offers visitors its 13 kilometers of coastline. It opens with one of the most beautiful bays in northern Britain, which houses a rare bird sanctuary. Ancient episcopal city, it boasts cathedral built from the 13th to the 16th century, its chapel Kreisker (XIV) whose bell tower 78 meters surpasses all those in the region. It still has many houses, mansions and built at the time of its economic peak (XVI and XVII) monuments. She leans against an exceptional rural activity, "Phytopôle Britain ', making it the first French horticultural and vegetable dish basin.
There are cities where time has no outlet. Nestled around exceptional monuments that preserve an identity established by the ancestors, as fixed once and for all, Saint-Pol-de-Léon of those. It has a character and charm that strikes visitors who discover it for the first time. Facing the sea, it is closer to that of Plymouth Rennes. Administratively, it is the chief town of a canton and head of a community which includes eight municipalities and 22 000.
But if it is renowned for its architectural gems, including a Gothic cathedral and a stunning chapel surmounted by a tower of 80 meters, the highest in Britain, the capital of Leon is also the heart of a very active economic center . Where there grow artichokes, cauliflowers and a score of other horticultural products. Here there are also preparing vegetables tomorrow. Saint-Pol is also one of the first French centers of horticultural production.
Leonarda city is a haven where life is good, rich cultural and sports facilities, beaches and strikes, picturesque streets and old houses. Just a century ago, a traveler passing through, Charles Fuster, wrote his happiness "come to Saint-Pol as we went to Venice and Bruges." What was it exactly? "The feeling of wide, full health in serious beauty and male ...".
The city of Saint-Pol is busy throughout the year. Indeed, through its various cultural venues there is always an exhibition to discover the Prébendale home, a sight to behold TST (Théâtre Sainte-Thérèse), or watching a movie at the cinema Majestic. The service culture and entertainment also offers meeting point:
A Easter activities for families with day Famille Plus.
June: music festival.
July: Festival Kastell Paol, folk festival honoring Breton culture including artichoke, vegetable flagship Léonarde region.
August 15: Feast of the sea
In September, animations and games as part of the European Heritage Days.
A Christmas market animations.
Pavillon Bleu in Sainte-Anne
Festival Kastell Paol
Cathedral Pol Aurélien view of the chapel Kreisker