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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Côtes-d'Armor

Located in the Côtes-d'Armor, in the heart of the Brittany region, the town of Belle-Isle-en-Terre takes place in the Pays du Trégor, about fifty kilometers from Saint-Brieuc.

Belle-Isle-en-Terre was born in the twelfth century with the founding of a monastery on the Locmaria site by monks who came straight from Belle-Île-en-Mer. Land of welcome for crusaders and pilgrims, the town will take its final name in the second half of the eighteenth century.

Very touristy, the Breton city of Belle-Isle-en-Terre has preserved from its rich years an architectural heritage of great interest. Lovers of old stones will appreciate the style of this part of Brittany, while lovers of the great outdoors will be seduced by the beauty of the surrounding landscapes.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude48.5436470 (N 48° 32’ 37”)
Longitude-3.3956060 (W 3° 23’ 44”)
AltitudeFrom 77m to 266m
Surface area14.11 km²
Population1076 inhabitants
Density76 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureSaint-Brieuc (34 mi, 40 min)
Insee code22005
IntercommunalityCA Guingamp-Paimpol Armor-Argoat Agglomération

Nearest cities & towns

Loc-Envel2.5 mi (7 min)
Plounévez-Moëdec2.5 mi (8 min)
Louargat3.4 mi (7 min)
Plougonver4.5 mi (7 min)
Trégrom4.6 mi (9 min)
Gurunhuel5.7 mi (15 min)
Le Vieux-Marché7 mi (16 min)
La Chapelle-Neuve7.3 mi (12 min)
Plounérin7.6 mi (12 min)
Loguivy-Plougras8.4 mi (12 min)
Bégard8.5 mi (18 min)
Pluzunet8.8 mi (19 min)
Tréglamus8.9 mi (15 min)
Pédernec9 mi (13 min)

Things to see and do

The town of Belle-Isle-en-Terre has a very beautiful religious heritage, starting with the chapel of Loc Maria whose 14th century polychrome rood screen has been listed as a Historical Monument. The church of Saint-Jacques-Majeur, the old church of Saint-Jacques or the chapel of the Bois are also interesting.

While in the area, do not forget to visit the mausoleum of Lady Mond. Little girl of the country, this noble lady of the nineteenth century strongly participated in the wealth of the town. He is responsible for the construction of a castle in the city center which now houses the Regional Center of Initiation to the River. The path of the fountains leads directly to this absolutely magical site.

Manor built in the late nineteenth century, the castle Coat-an-Noz is a rectangular home flanked by turrets at its four corners granite and shale. It is now in full restoration.

In Lady Mond's castle, in the city center, you will be able to discover with pleasure the Aquarium des Curieux with its ten aquariums containing representative specimens of the fauna of the rivers of Brittany.

For hikes, head for the Coat-an-Noz and Coat-an-Hay forests. Several fountains can also be admired in the surroundings, like that of Itron-Varia Pendreo and Saint-Jean-Baptiste.

Places of interest

Information points
Natural sites

Events and festivities

The market is held every Wednesday morning. A Christmas market is also organized in December.

In early June, the city hosts the celebration of Small Papers to discover the mysteries of paper crafts through animations and demonstrations.

For the National Day, around July 14, Belle-Isle-en-Terre features a carnival, fireworks, and a retro ball.

The Blues des Deux Rivières festival is held every year in October, featuring lively jazz and blues concerts.

In December, place at the seed festival with its animations and sales of plants.


Thursday 20 september
Min. 16°C - Max. 20°C
Friday 21 september
Min. 10°C - Max. 17°C
Saturday 22 september
Min. 10°C - Max. 18°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Kayak hire on the Pink Granite Coast
Sports sensations12 € to 34 € Trégastel (21 mi)
Roscoff exotic botanical garden
Nature and the great outdoors3 € to 6 € Roscoff (29 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Shooting Range Circuit
Mountain bike itineraryEasy30 minPlouisy (9.4 mi)
Vers le Pont de Kéribot -Le Ponthou
HikeEasy1h55Le Ponthou (11.2 mi)
Entre terre et mer à Locquirec
HikeIntermediate4h15Locquirec (14.4 mi)
Locarn Moors and Corong Gorges
HikeEasy1h00Locarn (15.5 mi)
Circuit vtt Coatélan - 1
HikeEasy3h35Plougonven (17 mi)


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