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

Located in the Côtes d'Armor department, Gouarec is a charming village, typical of the inland Brittany, in a valley at the confluence of Gilded and the Nantes-Brest canal.

Its houses with characteristic architecture, almost medieval, do not leave indifferent the visitors. If we find a trace of the existence of Gouarec from the twelfth century, the village name has changed. First Gwareg spelled his name might evoke in Breton "arc", referring to the Blavet River that curves in the town or Welsh "protector" in reference to the castle disappeared Rohan.

Before the French Revolution, there was in place of the current village than a hamlet in Plouguernével and bearing the name of St Gilles-Gouarec. Because of its location, the village became the seat of shows and a real village in the seventeenth century.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude48.2261660 (N 48° 13’ 34”)
Longitude-3.1793380 (W 3° 10’ 46”)
AltitudeFrom 127m to 210m
Surface area6.41 km²
Population926 inhabitants
Density144 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureSaint-Brieuc (52 km, 55 min)
Insee code22064
IntercommunalityCC du Kreiz-Breizh

Nearest cities & towns

Plélauff3.9 km (6 min)
Laniscat5.6 km (8 min)
Plouguernével6.3 km (10 min)
Sainte-Tréphine6.4 km (9 min)
Perret7.3 km (9 min)
Saint-Gelven7.9 km (8 min)
Plounévez-Quintin9.5 km (12 min)
Saint-Igeaux9.7 km (14 min)
Sainte-Brigitte9.9 km (12 min)
Silfiac10.7 km (11 min)
Rostrenen11.4 km (15 min)
Plussulien11.9 km (15 min)
Saint-Nicolas-du-Pélem11.9 km (17 min)
Lescouët-Gouarec12 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

Gouarec offers visitors the best sights to discover.

The town of Gouarec houses two monuments that are listed on the inventory of historical monuments. The former go hunting Dukes of Rohan date of 1634. At that time the Dukes enjoyed a right to justice Gouarec. Today, the house serves as a point of information. It is located in the town center, opposite the covered market.

Do not miss Gouarec without admiring the Saint-Gilles chapel. It also listed as a historic monument since 1926, it dates from the late fifteenth century. It is built on the hills west of Gouarec.

The halls of the city, not classified, however, are noteworthy and date back to the early nineteenth century. Discover the former rectory of the city, which now houses the town hall of the municipality, and the ossuary of St. John chapel dating back to the sixteenth century.

Recreation are not forgotten in Gouarec. Younger guests to compete in mini-golf parties. The material is available in town hall € 3 against the party. Most athletes for their part will not hesitate to rent a kayak or bicycle to discover the enchanting paths of the surrounding countryside.

Events and festivities

In May, a plant market is organized by the town hall, and every year in June, is Gouarec Theatre Festival hay and not war. A festival that mixes with good humor, music, theater and storytelling.

In July and August, a night hike is organized every year. An original way to discover the historical heritage of night in the city. In August always, the Halles of the city become the scene of a dinner-concert. As for the traditional garage sale organized by the city, it is held every summer in late August.

Dining, theater, walking balls and also races throughout the year in this small town in Brittany where life is good.


Thursday 19 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 15°C
Friday 20 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 16°C
Saturday 21 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 15°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Bat centre
Culture and education3 € to 7 € Kernascléden (27 km)
Step back in time to a Breton farmhouse in 1850
Culture and education5 € to 10 € Quistinic (37 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Haut Blavet and Faoudel Gorges
Village visitIntermediate7h00Saint-Nicolas-du-Pélem (10 km)
Locarn Moors and Corong Gorges
HikeEasy1h00Locarn (21 km)
Shooting Range Circuit
Mountain bike itineraryEasy30 minPlouisy (40 km)
House of the Bay at the forefront of Guettes
HikeIntermediate1h30Hillion (49 km)
Panoramas of Hillion
HikeAthletic5h10Hillion (49 km)


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