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

Léhon, located 1 km from Dinan in the picturesque valley of the Rance, retains a historical and religious relics which remind us of the important place held by the town in medieval times. The Benedictine abbey founded in the 9th century by the king of Britain Nominoë, the castle built in the 12th century on the hill overlooking the bridge and the houses of the town attract visitors who flock here since the 19th century.

Léhon is primarily shaped by the hands of monks, who established their monastery in a bend of the river Rance. The king and the lords Nominoë richly endow the monastic establishment, whose relics of St. Magloire provide spiritual influence until its closure in the Revolution.

The lords of Dinan establish their stronghold on the rocky outcrop to protect property of the abbey and the defense portion of the Rance.

The castle was dismantled in the 17th century. Rance and path Dinan Rennes promote trade and exchanges. The craft trades thrive: weaving sailcloth, tanneries, shops. The houses show a certain fluency: molded cornices and carved lintels. In the 19th century, the viaduct diverting traffic Dinan Rennes fosters the decline of the village shop.

Today Léhon has combined graceful old architecture and modern, to keep the memory of his past while engaging with the news.

By the edges of Rance finding Léhon is preferred. The visitor is struck by the majestic architecture of the abbey standing, proud, above the blue roofs of houses. Even the castle seems to give him precedence. Today, the abbey remains a privileged place of multiple cultural expressions. Everything here breathes the ancient memories: a historic place is not so much what we admire what a low voice, talks about ...

Geographical information

Latitude48.4422939 (N 48° 26’ 32”)
Longitude-2.0390200 (W 2° 2’ 20”)
Surface area4.73 km²
Population3178 inhabitants
Density671 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureSaint-Brieuc (63 km, 49 min)
Insee code22123
IntercommunalityCC Dinan Communauté

Nearest cities & towns

Dinan1.8 km (5 min)
Lanvallay3.5 km (7 min)
Calorguen4.2 km (6 min)
Quévert5.1 km (13 min)
Saint-Carné5.7 km (9 min)
Taden5.7 km (12 min)
Bobital7.7 km (13 min)
Trélivan7.7 km (14 min)
Trévron8 km (11 min)
Saint-Samson-sur-Rance8.1 km (13 min)
Les Champs-Géraux8.2 km (12 min)
La Vicomté-sur-Rance8.6 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

Abbey of Saint-Magloire (XII-XIX century).

Feudal castle of the thirteenth.

Calvary Holy Ghost of the fourteenth.

Small medieval bridge saddle, located at the bottom of the village.

Outdoor swimming pool (pool of apple trees, water heated), tennis.

Hiking "The Long Rance" - from Tressaint to Chantoiseau by Lanvallay, the Port of Dinan and Léhon - IGN Map 1116 East - 14 km - 4h.

Towpath along the River Rance, views, abbey, castle and old bridge lock Léhon.

Places of interest

Leisure centres


Saint-Magloire Abbey Léhon, Monument History
Saint-Magloire Abbey Léhon, Monument History
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Léhon feudal Chateau
Léhon feudal Chateau
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Bord de Rance and Léhon Abbey
Bord de Rance and Léhon Abbey
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Museum 39-45 Léhon
Museum 39-45 Léhon
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Thursday 21 september
Min. 8°C - Max. 19°C
Friday 22 september
Min. 8°C - Max. 19°C
Saturday 23 september
Min. 7°C - Max. 23°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Dinan, you can approach the pretty village of Léhon through hauling on foot or bike. After the lock, the scenery is enchanting and Léhon Abbey and its gardens are reflected in the water of the river. Pass the old stone bridge and discover the flowery streets and stone houses in the country and on a rocky outcrop, the castle ruins.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Sea and land trip on a Segway
Entertainment45 € to 180 € Saint-Malo (22 km)
Stroll in gyropode to discover Saint-Malo otherwise
Sports sensations30 € to 50 € Saint-Malo (23 km)
Sand yachting in Mont St Michel Bay
Sports sensations20 € to 35 € Hirel (25 km)
Short film about oysters with tasting
Culture and education6 € to 11 € Erquy (35 km)
Sea fishing with an instructor/guide
Sports sensations60 € to 160 € Erquy (38 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
In Chateaubriand's footsteps
HikeEasy45 minPlancoët (16 km)
In Chateaubriand's footsteps in Plancoët (grand tour)
HikeIntermediate2h30Plancoët (16 km)
Bradefert Hillock's educational path
HikeIntermediate50 minPlancoët (16.4 km)
Link to the coastal bicycle road towards Plancoët and Saint-jacut-de-la-Mer
HikeIntermediate5h05Plancoët (16.8 km)
Saint-Jacut's grand tour
HikeIntermediate6h35Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer (21 km)


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