North of Brittany, in the department of Côtes-d'Armor, Trégastel is a family resort renowned in the heart of the Pink Granite Coast in Trégor. 17 km from the highly indented coastline alternating sandy beaches, coves and chaos of rocks are lined islets exposed at low tide while the hinterland is home to wooded valleys, including Traouïéro, the Crossroads of land.
The historical and architectural heritage of the town is exceptionally rich, with the presence of megalithic monuments (graves, menhirs, stone Gallic) and religious buildings (chapels, churches and ossuary built between the 12th and 17th century) as well Tidal mills, shrines and fountains and wash houses.
New structures (Forum pool with sea water at 30 ° Marine Aquarium modernized facilities and water sports, accommodation renewed), created in the environmental, Trégastel allowed to adapt to a tourist more diversified.
This small coastal town preserved the character has always attracted famous writers and painters, and the program is rich in cultural arts events and music. 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 beautiful summer days."
Trégastel has 12 sandy beaches with various orientations, accessible at any time. The range of the Greve Blanche is monitored 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 allowed - Orange: dangerous - Red: prohibited.
The Marine Aquarium Trégastel: Under the pink granite, the Marine Aquarium Trégastel reveals the secrets of the underwater life of the seas of Britain. The site completely modernized and extended in 2006, this living environments of the 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 °, seats, massage jets, geysers, river against the current, sauna, hammam, jacuzzi and 32 °, tepidarium, tea, gym ... Tuition swimming, water aerobics, aqua bike, water garden child ...
The archipelago of seven islands located off the coast of Perros-Guirec and Trégastel is a protected site since 1912 and nature reserve since 1976. More than 24,000 pairs breed in these islands and the island hosts the only Rouzic French colony of Gannets. Of the 27 species of birds, you can see the puffins-monk, crested Cormorant, the Guillemot, the little penguin, the Fulmar Boréal, Goëland Brun ... The stop at Ile aux Moines, the 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 characteristic of the sea Along the Path of the Customs (GR34), you have a view views of the archipelago of seven islands, the island of the Pit, Castle Costaérès ... Site remarkable, exceptional, the peninsula Renote worth a visit. Tour of the Peninsula Renote: 3/4h / 1 hour strolling. Since 2007, a contract type to improve and protect this sensitive area: landfill networks, revegetation, protection and enhancement of the coastal path ...
The church of Bourg building built between the 12th and 19th century. The ossuary semicircular 17th century, listed since 1909, this elegant gallery with balusters 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 deaths every five years. Among the furnishings include an old measure of wheat stone 14th century, a novel font, the pulpit from the 17th century ...
The Chapel of St. Anne of rocks built in a place since time immemorial dedicated to the spiritual life. From 1635 until 1928, the chapel was in the shape of a rectangle, then it was decided the extension of the building.
The chapel of St. Golgon: built in the 16th century for the oldest part and enlarged at the beginning of the eighteenth century, the chapel is dedicated to St Golgon (Breton strain 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, which he 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 contain statues.
The covered walkway: the most remarkable monument is covered walkway Kerguntuil of which has been excavated and restored in 1939. It is a grave, some nine meters long, the Neolithic (c. 2000 BC) to the side entrance. 2nd and 3rd pillars are carved North: eight pairs of bumps and engraved line well shaped "U". Archaeologists believe that is a multiple representation of the great goddess Neolithic Mother Goddess, Mother of the living and the dead protective, schematized by breast and pectoral necklace.
The dolmen Kerguntuil: this is one of the largest Trégor. Its slab measuring six meters long and three meters wide and twenty-five and weighs about twenty tons.
Stele Gallic: Gallic Trégastel the stele is a rare witness to the second Iron Age, it dates from the late 4th century BC It is a 3 m high monument, type conoïdo-quadrangular, each edge is folded to form three grooves. On a face is engraved patterns probably symbolic two spirals "S" and a spiral horn ram. The original site of the stela was close to the present chapel Sainte Anne rocks. Historians are wary of interpreting the Armorican steles: function funerary cult of ancient Ana or Dana? ... Visible to the Office of Tourism.
The Yacht Club: French Sailing school, yacht club offers many activities free practice, tutoring or multi-activity card: optimist, dinghy, windsurfing, sailing yacht, sea kayaking, stand-up paddle, along- coast (on water). Outings, walks, equipment hire, courses for beginners or advanced. For more information, contact +33 2 96 23 45 05.
Association Western Channel proposing practical sea kayak and stand up paddle initiation.
Riding, two equestrian centers offer the opportunity to learn or improve the riding: riding, hiking, horse games, obstacles, training, competition, group or individual lessons, courses for beginners or advanced children and adults.
Tennis: throughout the year, the Tennis Club offers rentals as well as short courses and individual courses during the holidays for adults and children. Tournament the weekend of the Ascension.
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 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 library: more than 12,000 books are available for children and adults. Public Library provides space Trégastel child and a section in Britain and Wed Information +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 by Polish engineer known for Abdank. At his death in 1900, his daughter finished her work by the addition of the west wing. The original house received famous guests starting with Heinryk Sienkievicz author of Quo Vadis, who stayed there 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, non-visitable.
The hiking: Discover Trégastel beaches and the coastal footpath: 17 km of hiking trails where the road dolmen Renote to the 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.
Visit Nature tours: Valley of Traouïero the footsteps of Scorfel. The Scorfel is a small dragon living under the legendary "Rock Ash" ar Karreg Ludu. He once fed on milk from cows that grazed in the valley. It will be your guide for this walk 1:30. Departure: Troperic parking, road Traouïero. Cross the road and follow the logo stickers with green and white. Free visit.
Tour de l'Ile Renote: Discovery Island Renote on the topics of geology, fauna and flora of the sea with the Workshop Terra Maris. Reservations at the Tourist Office.
Ride on Enchanted Island Renote songs, legends and historical anecdotes with Manu Robles. These trips are an opportunity to discover and enjoy the great natural site Renote Island, the dark, the rhythm of the sea and the music and make a small snack. Booking Tourist Office.
Valley of Traouïéro: Discover the magical world of Traouïéro. Lair of real or fictitious, Traouïéro are two deep valleys parallel. Forested and dotted with pink granite forms surprising Traouïéro the present 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.
Contest / exhibition of underwater photography in Marine Aquarium every summer.
National Day in July.
Bay festival in August.
Tango by the Coast Festival of Argentine tango in early August.
Craft market in August.
Rhythm & Roots Festival in August festival in tribute to all the cultural expressions that have found their roots in Africa: ethnic journey through jazz, gospel, funky style electro, Afrobeat, blues ... Introduction to music and dance Mandingo salsa ... Exhibition of sculptures.
24 Hours of Sailing in August: one in France this endurance test of 420 runs early August triangular course marked out in the bay Coz-Pors. The traditional starting signal is given to the Greve Blanche and crew take turns for 24 hours, giving us a beautiful sight on the water. Beyond the sporting event, the 24 Hours of Sailing is also a great party earth concerts and entertainment, food, fireworks succeed for the sake of all.
Festival of the foreshore "Equinoxe" in September: an invitation to discover the effect sea (to discover the seaside otherwise). Appointment to the large spring tides to explore this maritime space through land art, exhibitions, workshops, visits and Sea market without forgetting the music.
Môm'Art Festival during Thanksgiving holiday: festival for all ages with performances, workshops on the art and science of common Trégastel, Trébeurden and Pleumeur-Bodou.
Competition exhibition of Christmas cribs in the church of Bourg in December.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
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.
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.