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

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

Located in one of the most beautiful bays of Brittany, Penvénan stretches along the coast. The territory includes Port-Blanc, located 3 km from the center, and Buguélès, its seaside resorts and marinas. The bay is the main attraction of this charming town. The seabed is beautiful and a string of islets scattered here and there finishes planting the paradisiacal scenery. In addition, it is sheltered and therefore benefits from calm waters suitable for pleasure, navigation and water games. The city possesses a rich historical heritage testifying to the occupation of the territory in remote times as evidenced by the presence of dolmens and menhirs. Between old stones and ocean, Penvénan invites to relaxation and discovery.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude48.8120160 (N 48° 48’ 43”)
Longitude-3.2976920 (W 3° 17’ 52”)
Surface area19.84 km²
Population2674 inhabitants
Density134 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureSaint-Brieuc (72 km, 1h06)
Insee code22166
IntercommunalityCC du Haut Trégor

Nearest cities & towns

Plouguiel6.3 km (8 min)
Camlez6.3 km (9 min)
Plougrescant6.8 km (10 min)
Langoat7.6 km (11 min)
Kermaria-Sulard7.8 km (10 min)
Tréguier8 km (12 min)
Trévou-Tréguignec8.3 km (11 min)
Trézény9.1 km (12 min)
Coatréven9.2 km (12 min)
La Roche-Derrien9.4 km (13 min)
Trélévern9.7 km (15 min)
Minihy-Tréguier10.3 km (14 min)
Trédarzec10.5 km (15 min)

Things to see and do

The charm of Brittany once again operates. You will have the opportunity to visit typical places, sometimes unusual as the remarkable Notre-Dame chapel in Port-Blanc. Its originality lies already in its semi-buried construction. Classified as Historic Monuments, it was first a watchtower in the 13th century before becoming a house of God in the 15th century. Visits are on request outside the summer period.

The Vauban Wall and Saint-Gildas Island: General Vauban had built protective walls, notably at Port-Blanc and Saint-Gildas, which was then an advanced post. Pebble buildings survive on the island today.

The Sentinel Rock will also challenge you. A sentry box flanked by two statues awaits you there.

Finally, you can not miss the pebble mill of Buguélès. A true symbol of the economic activity of the past, the mill dates back to the 15th century.

Hiking is the order of the day. Many circuits are at your disposal. One can however note the remarkable way of the Douaniers which connects Buguélès to Port-Blanc along the coast. Cycling tours will also allow you to discover this magnificent coast. You can also visit the garden of Pellinec where many floral themes await you.

The bay offers the possibility of all kinds of nautical activities. Underwater, you can indulge in scuba diving. The ports allow you to practice yachting. And finally, all water sports such as sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and many others are on the agenda. You can also practice sea fishing and fishing on foot. The latter should delight children and older children. You can also go on mini cruises to discover the seven islands that border the bay.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

To mark in your agendas: the festival of Buguélès which is held at the end of July every two years in even years. This is the occasion to attend a series of concerts inviting to a real musical world tour. Numerous artists from all walks of life come together for the pleasure of music lovers or simply lovers of world music. This tour brings together dozens of fans from all sides to attend this unique event. Do not miss the next edition of this popular event which will undoubtedly make you dance to rhythms coming from elsewhere.


Roof of the Sentinel of Port-Blanc
Roof of the Sentinel of Port-Blanc
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Marina of Port-Blanc
Marina of Port-Blanc
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Port Blanc at low tide
Port Blanc at low tide
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View of Buguélès
View of Buguélès
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Sunday 22 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 13°C
Monday 23 october
Min. 12°C - Max. 16°C
Tuesday 24 october
Min. 14°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 (16.8 km)
Traditional sailing tour for beginners
Nature and the great outdoors12 € to 24 € Saint-Quay-Portrieux (39 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Ploumanac'h Natural Site
HikeEasy3h00Perros-Guirec (10.8 km)
Traouïéro Valley
HikeIntermediate2h30Trégastel (15.8 km)
Routoirs and Mill Path Circuit
HikeIntermediate1h30Plourivo (18.3 km)
Beauport Circuit
HikeEasy2h00Paimpol (21 km)
Shooting Range Circuit
Mountain bike itineraryEasy30 minPlouisy (26 km)


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