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Saint-Pol-de-Léon

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Finistère

Saint-Pol-de-Léon - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Finistère
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Historical city of the North Finistère, Saint-Pol-de-Léon about 7100 inhabitants, offers visitors its 13 kilometers of coastline. It opens with one of the most beautiful bays in northern Britain, which is home to rare bird sanctuary. Old 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 monuments built in the time of economic apogee ( XVI and XVII ). It is backed by an outstanding rural activity, " Phytopôle Britain ", which makes it the first French horticultural and vegetable dish basin.

Geographical information

MunicipalitySaint-Pol-de-Léon
Postcode29250
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Latitude48.6851130 (N 48° 41’ 6”)
Longitude-3.9865330 (W 3° 59’ 12”)
Surface area23.43 km²
Population7104 inhabitants
Density303 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureQuimper (97 km, 1h28)
Insee code29259
IntercommunalityCC du Pays Léonard
DepartmentFinistère
RegionBrittany

Nearest cities & towns

Roscoff5 km (10 min)
Santec5.2 km (10 min)
Plougoulm5.9 km (9 min)
Plouénan6.7 km (10 min)
Sibiril7 km (10 min)
Henvic8.8 km (11 min)
Mespaul9 km (15 min)
Carantec10 km (15 min)
Cléder10.1 km (13 min)
Trézilidé12.7 km (14 min)
Tréflaouénan12.9 km (16 min)
Taulé13.2 km (15 min)
Locquénolé15 km (19 min)

Things to see and do

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 ...".

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Natural sites
Transport

Events and festivities

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.

Photos

Sainte-Anne
Sainte-Anne
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Pavillon Bleu in Sainte-Anne
Pavillon Bleu in Sainte-Anne
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Sainte-Anne
Sainte-Anne
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Festival Kastell Paol
Festival Kastell Paol
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Chapel Kreisker
Chapel Kreisker
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Cathedral Pol Aurélien view of the chapel Kreisker
Cathedral Pol Aurélien view of the chapel Kreisker
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Alley of the old Saint-Pol
Alley of the old Saint-Pol
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Peninsula Sainte-Anne and sandy beach
Peninsula Sainte-Anne and sandy beach
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Sainte-Anne
Sainte-Anne
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Pol Aurélien Cathedral
Pol Aurélien Cathedral
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Chapel Kreisker
Chapel Kreisker
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Kastell Paol Festival
Kastell Paol Festival
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Fest to rock the festival Kastell Paol
Fest to rock the festival Kastell Paol
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Rock Fest at the festival Kastell Paol
Rock Fest at the festival Kastell Paol
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Pempoul
Pempoul
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Weather

Saturday 23 may
Min. 12°C - Max. 14°C
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Sunday 24 may
Min. 13°C - Max. 15°C
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Monday 25 may
Min. 13°C - Max. 13°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Spot surfing and sailing on Dossen the beach near the island of Sieck, ideal for family walks.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Kayak hire on the Pink Granite Coast
Sports sensations12 € to 34 € Trégastel (37 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Goémoniers Circuit
HikeEasy2h00Plouescat (16.7 km)
Traouïéro Valley
HikeIntermediate2h30Trégastel (38 km)
Ploumanac'h Natural Site
HikeEasy3h00Perros-Guirec (42 km)
Locarn Moors and Corong Gorges
HikeEasy1h00Locarn (58 km)
The Fortifications Route
HikeIntermediate4h20Roscanvel (58 km)

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