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Trégastel

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Trégastel - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Côtes-d'Armor
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North of Brittany in the department of Cotes-Trégastel is a family resort renowned in the heart of the Côte de Granit Rose in Treg. The 17 km of jagged coastline of alternating sandy beaches, rocky coves and chaos are lined islets exposed at low tide while houses inland forested valleys, including Traouiero, the crossroads of land.

The historical and architectural heritage of the town is exceptionally rich, by the presence of megalithic monuments (covered walkways, menhirs, stele Gallic) and religious buildings (chapels, churches and ossuary built between the 12th and 17th century) as well Tidal mills, crosses and other fountains and wash.

New structures (Forum pool with sea water at 30 °, Marine Aquarium modernized and water sports facilities, accommodation renewed), created in the environmental, allowed Trégastel adapt to tourists more diverse.

This small coastal town in preserved nature, has always attracted writers and artists of renown, and cultural program is rich in artistic and musical events. Trégastel has everything to seduce the visitor, and let the writer Charles Le Goffic care to completely convince you if necessary:

"Sapphire and coral, sea blue, pink rocks is Trégastel by the lazy days of summer."

Geographical information

MunicipalityTrégastel
Postcode22730
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Latitude48.8169880 (N 48° 49’ 1”)
Longitude-3.5133490 (W 3° 30’ 48”)
Surface area7.00 km²
Population2522 inhabitants
Density360 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureSaint-Brieuc (77 km, 1h06)
Insee code22353
IntercommunalityCA Lannion Trégor Communauté
DepartmentCôtes-d'Armor
RegionBrittany

Nearest cities & towns

La Clarté6.2 km (12 min)
Perros-Guirec7.8 km (11 min)
Pleumeur-Bodou8.6 km (10 min)
Trébeurden9.2 km (11 min)
Saint-Quay-Perros10.1 km (13 min)
Louannec11 km (14 min)
Lannion12.3 km (16 min)
Trélévern15.1 km (21 min)
Kermaria-Sulard15.4 km (20 min)
Ploulec'h15.5 km (20 min)
Ploubezre15.6 km (21 min)
Rospez16.3 km (22 min)
Trézény17.2 km (22 min)

Things to see and do

Trégastel has 12 sandy beaches with various orientations, accessible at any time. The range of the White Strike is supervised in July and August by lifeguards. The aid station is indicated by a flag. The color indicates the state of the sea and the swimming conditions: Green: authorized - Orange: Dangerous - Red: prohibited.

The Marine Aquarium Trégastel: On the pink granite, the Marine Aquarium Trégastel reveals the secrets of the underwater life of the seas to England. The site, completely modernized and extended in 2006, this living environments of animals handle the spray zone to the depths through the tidal zone.

The Forum Trégastel, fitness center with swimming pool with sea water at 30 °, benches, massage jets, geysers, river against the current, sauna, hammam, jacuzzi and 32 °, tepidarium, tea, gym ... Private swimming lessons, water aerobics, aqua bike, aqua kindergarten ...

The Yacht Club Trégastel: Labeled French Sailing School and Kayak, the NTC offers many activities for free circulation, private lessons and courses (the sea garden in the training of monitors) from 4 years 1/2. Dinghy, windsurfing, sailing yacht, sea kayaking, stand-up paddle, along-side (water running). Open from March to November. For more information, contact the Club cntregastel@orange.fr by email or by phone at +33 2 96 23 45 05.

The archipelago of seven islands located off Perros-Guirec and Trégastel is protected since 1912 and classified nature reserve since 1976 site. More than 24,000 pairs breed in these islands and Rouzic island hosts the only French colony of Gannets. Of the 27 species of birds, you can admire the Puffin-monk, Crested Cormorant, the Common Murre, the little penguin, the Fulmar Boreal, the Gull Brown ... The stop at Ile aux Moines, only island where the landing is permitted, is offered to visitors when the tide permits.

Renote Island: The Peninsula Renote is a protected natural area which houses many pink granite, fauna and flora typical of the seaside Throughout the Coastguard Path (GR34), you have a view views of the archipelago of seven islands, the island of the Pit, Castle Costaérès ... Remarkable site exceptional, the Peninsula Renote worth visiting. Tour of the Peninsula Renote: 3/4h / 1 hour strolling. Since 2007, a natural contract to improve and protect this sensitive area: burial networks, revegetation, protection and enhancement of the coastal path ...

The Church of the Village building built between the 12th and 19th century. The ossuary semicircular 17th century, listed since 1909, this elegant gallery with balustrades and a roof topped by a turret cupola granite. The ossuary collected the bones of the graves in the cemetery because it is not extensible, it was necessary to make room for new ones died approximately every five years. Among the furnishings include an old measure of wheat stone 14th century, a roman font, the pulpit of the 17th century ...

St. Anne's Chapel rocks built in a dedicated from time immemorial to the spiritual life instead. From 1635 until 1928, the chapel was in the shape of a rectangle, then it was decided the building expansion.

The chapel of St. Golgon: built in the 16th century for the oldest and enlarged in the early part of the eighteenth, the chapel is dedicated to St. Golgon (strain Breton Gorgon), martyr of the Roman era which was the palace chamberlain of the Emperor Diocletian. Chapel Golgon is listed as a historical monument. It has been completely restored in 2006.

The plight of the town: built in 1872 by the Abbot Bouget, who had built on the hill of Krec'h Ballast, not far from the church. The altar is surmounted by a pieta and the spiral path leads to several niches have statues.

The covered walkway: the most remarkable monument is covered Kerguntuil, which was excavated and restored in 1939 went. It is a burial, some nine meters long, the Neolithic (c. 2000 BC) to the side entrance. 2nd and 3rd north pillars are carved: eight pairs of bumps and well engraved "U" line. Archaeologists believe that this is a multiple representation of the great Neolithic goddess, the Mother Goddess, Mother of the living and the dead protective, schematically by breast and pectoral collar.

The dolmen Kerguntuil: this is one of the largest of Treg. Its slab measuring six meters long and three hundred twenty-five wide and weighs about twenty tons.

Stele Gallic: Gallic Trégastel stele is one of the few witnesses to the second Iron Age, and it dates from the late 4th century BC It is a 3 m high monument of conoïdo-square types, each edge is folded to form three grooves. On the whole face is engraved patterns probably symbolic: two spiral "S" and a spiral horn ram. The origin of the monument site was close to the present chapel Sainte Anne rocks. Historians are wary of interpreting steles armorican: funerary function, ancient cult of Ana or Dana? ... Visible to the Tourist Office.

Western Channel Association offering practice sea kayaking and stand up paddle initiation.

Riding: two equestrian centers offer the opportunity to learn or improve the riding: riding, hiking, equestrian games, dressage, competition, group or individual lessons, introductory or advanced courses children and adults.

Tennis: throughout the year, the Tennis Club offers rentals as well as short courses and individual lessons during the holidays for children and adults. Tournament the weekend of the Ascension.

The marina: there is always a buoy available port Trégastel. Trégastel has two adjacent ports, partly in deep water, easy access at all tides, by the buoyed channel. Information +33 2 96 15 92 33 (year round) or +33 2 96 23 49 51 (July and August).

The Tide Mill: Built in 1764, the active life of the mill ceased in 1932. A free guided tour explains the principle of operation of mills sea lies in the use of the potential energy of a water reservoir created by a dam or causeway. Open from 16 June to 15 September.

The Municipal Library: over 12,000 books are available for children and adults. Public Library offers a children's area Trégastel and Britain and Information section at sea +33 2 96 15 91 51.

Castle Coastaérès: the eastern part of the castle, the Gothic style, was built in 1895 on the island of the same name, known as the Abdank Polish engineer. At his death in 1900, his daughter finished her work by the addition of the west wing. The original home of the famous guests received starting with Heinryk Sienkievicz author of Quo Vadis who stayed here in 1890-1895. The castle also had as a tenant Yvonne Printemps and Pierre Fresnay, Colette Nicoletta and Mike Brant ... Castle Costaérès became the emblem of the Pink Granite Coast. Private, can not be visited.

The hiking: Discover Trégastel and beaches by the coastal footpath: 17 km of hiking where the road to the dolmen Renote island, you can explore the pink granite.

The cycling: Mountain bike: a marked trail you will discover the heritage and enjoy the charm of Trégastel.

Nature guided tour: Valley Traouïero the footsteps of Scorfel. The Scorfel legendary dragon is a small dwelling in the "Rock of ashes" Karreg ar Ludu. He once nourissait milk cows grazed in the valley. It will be your guide for this walk 1:30. Departure: parking Troperic road Traouïero. Cross the road and follow the stickers with green and white logo. Free visit.

Guided tour of the island Renote: Discovery Island Renote on the themes of geology, flora and fauna of the sea with the Terra Maris Workshop. Reservations at the Tourist Office.

Enchanted Walk on the Isle Renote: songs, legends and historical anecdotes with Manu Robles. These walks will be an opportunity to discover and enjoy the great natural site Renote Island, the dark, the rhythm of the sea and the music and to make a gourmet break. Reservations at the Tourist Office.

Valley of Traouïéro: Discover the magical world of Traouïéro. Den of real or fictional characters, Traouïéro are two parallel deep valleys. Forested and dotted with pink granite with surprising shapes, Traouïéro have a botanical interest due to the presence of some rare species of ferns and mosses. Guided tours of the valley Traouïero June to September. Information to the Office of Tourism +33 2 96 15 38 38.

Places of interest

Information points
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Monuments
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Events and festivities

Lively market every Monday morning.

Fest-Noz the town in June.

Music Festival in June.

Competition / exhibition of underwater photographs at the Marine Aquarium every summer.

National Day in July.

24 hours of sailing in August: one in France, this endurance test of 420 runs marked the beginning of August in the Bay of Coz-Pors course. The traditional starting signal is given to the White Strike at 15h and crew will take turns for 24 hours, including at night in the spotlight, giving us a great show on the water. Beyond that event, the 24 Hours of Sailing is also a family event to earth concerts and entertainment, catering, fireworks succeed for all to enjoy.

Festival Bay in August.

Tango by the Coast: Festival of Argentine tango in early August.

Craft Market in August.

Rhythm & Roots Festival in August: festival in honor of all cultural expressions that have found their roots in Africa: ethnic journey through jazz, gospel, electro funky style, Afrobeat, blues ... Introduction to music and Mandingo dance salsa ... Exhibition of sculptures.

Festival of the foreshore "Equinox" in September: an invitation to discover the sea effect (to discover the seaside otherwise). Go to the equinoctial tides to explore this maritime space through land art, exhibitions, workshops, tours and market seafood, to the music.

Môm'Art Festival during the Thanksgiving holiday: festival for children and adults with live entertainment, arts and science workshops in the towns of Trégastel, Trébeurden and Pleumeur Bodou.

Competition exhibition of Christmas cribs in the church of Bourg in December.

Photos

Trégastel (© M. Loro Alain)
Trégastel (© M. Loro Alain)
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parish church of the village of Trégastel
parish church of the village of Trégastel
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Strike at the White Trégastel
Strike at the White Trégastel
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Trégastel (© M. Loro Alain)
Trégastel (© M. Loro Alain)
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Trégastel (© M. Loro Alain)
Trégastel (© M. Loro Alain)
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Castle Costaérès, tip Tourony, Trégastel
Castle Costaérès, tip Tourony, Trégastel
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Castle Costaérès, channel ploumanach
Castle Costaérès, channel ploumanach
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Range of White Strike
Range of White Strike
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Sand Creek Island Renote
Sand Creek Island Renote
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Beach Toul-Trez, island Renote
Beach Toul-Trez, island Renote
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The De Rocher saw the Renote Island
The De Rocher saw the Renote Island
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Castle Costaérès seen Ploumanach
Castle Costaérès seen Ploumanach
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Le Coz Pors
Le Coz Pors
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Beach Toul-Bihan
Beach Toul-Bihan
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Chasm Island Renote
Chasm Island Renote
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Port Ploumanach seen Trégastel
Port Ploumanach seen Trégastel
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Range Priests
Range Priests
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Beach Bringuiller to Landrellec
Beach Bringuiller to Landrellec
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View Trail of Customs in Coz Pors
View Trail of Customs in Coz Pors
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Castle Costaérès beachfront of Tourony
Castle Costaérès beachfront of Tourony
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Baie Sainte-Anne
Baie Sainte-Anne
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Rocks, Island Renote
Rocks, Island Renote
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Calvary town of Trégastel
Calvary town of Trégastel
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Beach Quo Vadis to Trégastel
Beach Quo Vadis to Trégastel
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Beach Ti al Lia tip of the island Renote
Beach Ti al Lia tip of the island Renote
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Ty Néouis along the Baie Sainte-Anne
Ty Néouis along the Baie Sainte-Anne
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Valley Traouïero
Valley Traouïero
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Baie Sainte-Anne at the entrance the Renote Island
Baie Sainte-Anne at the entrance the Renote Island
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Beach Toul-Bihan and range of Priests
Beach Toul-Bihan and range of Priests
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Sculpture in front of the ossuary of the church of the village of Trégastel
Sculpture in front of the ossuary of the church of the village of Trégastel
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Aquarium in caves in the rocks of the eternal Father
Aquarium in caves in the rocks of the eternal Father
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Ploumanac saw rocks Tourony
Ploumanac saw rocks Tourony
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Island in the Bay of Tanguy Kerlavos
Island in the Bay of Tanguy Kerlavos
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Houses White Strike views of Crown King Gradlon
Houses White Strike views of Crown King Gradlon
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The die and the Seven Islands seen from Coz Pors
The die and the Seven Islands seen from Coz Pors
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Beach Toul Drez
Beach Toul Drez
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Beach Toul Drez west side facing the abyss
Beach Toul Drez west side facing the abyss
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Chapelle Saint -Gorgon (called Golgon)
Chapelle Saint -Gorgon (called Golgon)
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Range of Strike Priests for rocks Crec'h Lom
Range of Strike Priests for rocks Crec'h Lom
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Dolmen (© JE)
Dolmen (© JE)
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Dolmen Kerguntuil (© JE)
Dolmen Kerguntuil (© JE)
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Port (© JE)
Port (© JE)
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Rock balance (© JE)
Rock balance (© JE)
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Rocks Coz Pors beach
Rocks Coz Pors beach
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Weather

Monday 25 may
Min. 12°C - Max. 13°C
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Tuesday 26 may
Min. 12°C - Max. 13°C
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Wednesday 27 may
Min. 12°C - Max. 12°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Great Site Naturel Ploumanac'h (Perros-Guirec).

Visit the Natural Reserve of Sept-Îles (Perros-Guirec, boats departing from Trestraou).

Park radome Pleumeur-Bodou (amusement park and discoveries, covering: City Telecom with Radome Historical Monument, the Planetarium de Bretagne, the Gauls, etc.)..

18 hole golf course of Saint-Samson (Pleumeur-Bodou).

Ornithological LPO (League for the Protection of Birds) Island Grande.

Stairs and Brélévenez church.

Cloister and cathedral Tréguier.

Bréhat island.

Bird sanctuary of Sept-Îles.

Talbert furrow in Armor Pleubian.

Gorse Coast, Plougrescant and Port Blanc.

Traouïéro valley, with green chaos of rocks between Perros-Guirec Trégastel.

Casino de Perros-Guirec - Range Trestraou.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Kayak hire on the Pink Granite Coast
Sports sensations12 € to 34 € Trégastel
Kayak in the Bréhatin archipelago
Nature and the great outdoors12 € to 35 € Île-de-Bréhat (38 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Traouïéro Valley
HikeIntermediate2h30Trégastel
Ploumanac'h Natural Site
HikeEasy3h00Perros-Guirec (5 km)
Routoirs and Mill Path Circuit
HikeIntermediate1h30Plourivo (34 km)
Shooting Range Circuit
Mountain bike itineraryEasy30 minPlouisy (35 km)
Beauport Circuit
HikeEasy2h00Paimpol (36 km)

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