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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Saint-Pol-de-Léon
Insee code29259
AltitudeFrom 0 to 57 meters
Surface23.43 km²
Population7104 inhabitants
Density303 inhabitants/km²


National labelsRoscoff at 5 km (10 min)
Chief townQuimper (at 97 km, 88 min)Santec at 5.2 km (10 min)
DepartmentFinistèrePlougoulm at 5.9 km (9 min)
RegionBrittanySearch another town


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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 ...".

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TransportTrain station of Saint-Pol-de-Léon
Information pointsTourist Office of Saint-Pol-de-Léon
Leisure centresBeach Man,   Beach Sainte-Anne,   Beach of Kersaliou
MonumentsCathedral Saint-Paul-Aurélien,   Church Notre-Dame du Kreisker,   Church Saint-Pierre,   Town Hall of Saint-Pol-de-Léon
Natural sitesBay of Trégondern


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-AnnePavillon Bleu in Sainte-Anne
Festival Kastell PaolFestival Kastell Paol
Chapel KreiskerChapel Kreisker
Cathedral Pol Aurélien view of the chapel KreiskerCathedral Pol Aurélien view of the chapel Kreisker
Alley of the old Saint-PolAlley of the old Saint-Pol
Peninsula Sainte-Anne and sandy beachPeninsula Sainte-Anne and sandy beach
Pol Aurélien CathedralPol Aurélien Cathedral
Chapel KreiskerChapel Kreisker
Kastell Paol FestivalKastell Paol Festival
Fest to rock the festival Kastell PaolFest to rock the festival Kastell Paol
Rock Fest at the festival Kastell PaolRock Fest at the festival Kastell Paol


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Sunday 26 October
Min. 11°C - Max. 14°C
Monday 27 October
Min. 14°C - Max. 17°C
Tuesday 28 October
Min. 14°C - Max. 17°C


French cuisine restaurantLe Chalet sur la plage  
Le Chalet sur la plage restaurant has a panoramic view over the bay of Morlaix. Enjoy cooking naturally oriented toward the sea, with a choice of seafood available daily. Menu of house...
Located in Saint-Pol-de-Léon24 € per person 
Asian restaurantLa Baie d'Halong  
Following the family tradition, the owners have to turn up their own adventure: Halong Bay opened its doors in 2008. In a modern and elegant tones of red and black, ready to travel....
Located 4.4 km from Saint-Pol-de-Léon20 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Hublot - Casino de Roscoff - Groupe Tranchant  
Located on the peninsula of the Baix of Morlaix, Roscoff Casino opens the doors of his restaurant: The Hublot. In a modern and wooded setting, just make a gourmet break. Facing the...
Located 4.5 km from Saint-Pol-de-Léon22 € per person 

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Manor house with 4 bedroomsManoir de Lesplouenan    
Near Roscoff and the island of Batz, this exceptionnal guest house offers four beautiful guest rooms in an authentic 16th Century Manor house entirely restored. Set within a large park,...
Located 4.4 km from Saint-Pol-de-LéonFrom 79 € to 96 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsAu jardin de Créach Avel    
Close to the beach and shops, two large guest rooms, ideal for families and couples in a house of stone (granite) with separate entrance. To eat and enjoy local specialties, breakfast...
Located 9.1 km from Saint-Pol-de-LéonFrom 57 € to 60 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsKerbiriou    
A stone's throw from Gr 34 sea in the Bay of Morlaix, Yvette and Paul welcome you in their former home of weavers of the 18th before a bowl of cider house. Nearby you can discover Barnenez...
Located 10.5 km from Saint-Pol-de-Léon58 € the double room 

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House for 4 personsAr bod heskenn
House near the sea to calm, comfort, with close terrace and garden furniture, private garage. Expo Southwest.
Located 1.9 km from Saint-Pol-de-LéonFrom 210 € to 550 € per week 
House for 4 personsMaison villa avec jardin clos vue mer
This furnished backpackers 3 stars to 4 persons with sea view in an open for hiking and walks along the ocean town discover this holiday nest conveniently located in a protected environment,...
Located in Saint-Pol-de-LéonFrom 350 € to 540 € per week 
House for 5 personsGite de Pont Ar Priol   NEW
Holiday house with sea view fully renovated in 2014 with large lawned garden is situated 3 km from the city center, 200 meters from the sea.
Located in Saint-Pol-de-LéonFrom 300 € to 700 € per week 

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182 places over 5,5 haCamping ar kleguer    
Ar Kleguer holiday park is located in north finistere. The campsite, set on an exceptional beauty spot, overlooks Morlaix bay. A warm welcome awaits you from our reception and information...
Located in Saint-Pol-de-LéonFrom 17.80 € to 25 € per day 
200 places over 5 haAux quatre saisons    
Eric is pleased to welcome you to the campsite Perharidy the four seasons 'at the tip of Perharidy on the town of Roscoff, which has two direct access to the beach. They invite you...
Located 3.7 km from Saint-Pol-de-LéonFrom 13.50 € to 15.70 € per day 
50 places over 2 haTal ar mor    
Camping overlooking the bay of Morlaix. Natural site with many activities available: fishing walking, windsurfing, trekking, kayaking, diving, bike ride, visits of tourist sites......
Located 4.9 km from Saint-Pol-de-LéonFrom 9.80 € to 14 € per day 

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Citotel Hotel de France - Hotel in Saint-Pol-de-LéonCitotel Hotel de France     
The Hotel de France is situated in the heart of Saint Pol de Léon in Northern Brittany. Formerly a religious centre renowned for its cathedral and Kreisker chapel. Typical regional...
Located in Saint-Pol-de-LéonRoom from 49 €
Hotel Du Cheval Blanc - Hotel in Saint-Pol-de-LéonHotel Du Cheval Blanc     
In the heart of Saint-Pol-de-Léon in northern Brittany, this hotel is within walking distance of the marina and the beach. It is located 50 km from Brest Airport. The soundproofed guest...
Located in Saint-Pol-de-LéonRoom from 56 €
Résidence Néméa Les Roches - Hotel in Saint-Pol-de-LéonRésidence Néméa Les Roches     
Located in the west of Brittany, this residence sits on the bay of Morlaix, 500 metres from the beach. It has 2 heated pools, a sauna and a tennis court. The Residence Nemea Les Roches...
Located in Saint-Pol-de-LéonRoom from 41 €

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Appart'City Brest Place de Strasbourg
Appart’City Brest Place de Strasbourg is located a 4-minute walk to the Place de Strasbourg in Brest. It offers self-catering accommodation and easy access...
Logis Hotel Center
Near the city centre, Logis Hotel Center offers a fitness room, a bar and a restaurant. Room service, Canal+ and Wi-Fi access...
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