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

Typical Breton town located in the Côtes-d'Armor, about forty kilometers from Saint-Brieuc, Plancoët takes place on the banks of the Arguenon, near the beaches of the Emerald Coast.

The town was born in the Gallo-Roman era, forest clearing and partial dismemberment of the parish of Pluduno. It took place then on the Roman road coming from Courseul while passing by the Arguenon. Known for the activity of its mills from the beginning of the 13th century, Plancoët was for several centuries the strategic point of the conflict between the Count of Penthièvre and the Duke of Brittany. Partly destroyed in the 14th century, it became famous again in the 19th century with its numerous tanneries. Its port, built at this time, also played an important role in the economic development of the city, until the arrival of the railway.

Very old, the town of Plancoët still today has an architectural heritage of great interest that reflects the richness of its history.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude48.5217270 (N 48° 31’ 18”)
Longitude-2.2357340 (W 2° 14’ 9”)
AltitudeFrom 5m to 87m
Surface area11.49 km²
Population3096 inhabitants
Density269 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureSaint-Brieuc (29 mi, 44 min)
Insee code22172
IntercommunalityCA Dinan Agglomération

Nearest cities & towns

Pluduno1.6 mi (4 min)
Saint-Lormel2.2 mi (7 min)
Créhen2.5 mi (8 min)
Bourseul3.7 mi (8 min)
Corseul4.5 mi (8 min)
Saint-Pôtan4.7 mi (9 min)
Saint-Michel-de-Plélan4.8 mi (10 min)
Saint-Méloir-des-Bois5.4 mi (12 min)
Pléven5.5 mi (11 min)
Plorec-sur-Arguenon5.5 mi (13 min)
Landébia6 mi (11 min)
Languenan6.3 mi (14 min)
Ruca6.5 mi (12 min)
Saint-Maudez7 mi (14 min)

Things to see and do

Plancoët has a rich religious heritage to admire the time of a ride in the city. Do not miss the 19th century Saint-Sauveur church, a neo-Romanesque building with beautiful stained glass windows by Georges Claudius Lavergne, the 18th century Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth church, or the beautiful cemetery cross of the seventeenth century and listed historical monument.

Also listed, the 16th century house located rue de l'Abbaye is also worth a visit, as is the 18th century dome and the manor house of the Caunelaye, a monument built in the first half of the 17th century.

Not far from there, you can discover the bottling plant and the source of mineral water Plancoët which owes its name to the city.

Very green and flowery, the city, childhood cradle of Chateaubriand, also has many parks to go on sunny days.

Places of interest

Information points
Performance halls

Events and festivities

The market is held every Saturday morning.

In May, place at the amateur theater festival and its performances.

Concerts are organized around June 21st for the Music Festival.

At Sainte-Catherine is proposed the fair Patouillette.

A Christmas market is also proposed at the end of the year.


Plancoët (© Aeolus)
Plancoët (© Aeolus)
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Plancoët (© Armorimages)
Plancoët (© Armorimages)
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Plancoët (© Yann B)
Plancoët (© Yann B)
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Plancoët (© Yann B)
Plancoët (© Yann B)
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Friday 21 april
Min. 9°C - Max. 21°C
Saturday 22 april
Min. 11°C - Max. 22°C
Sunday 23 april
Min. 11°C - Max. 20°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

In the valley of Arguenon the center of the Emerald Coast in the heart of the Breton countryside, where a crossroad near major tourist attractions.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Relaxation in a massage lounge
Well-being30 € to 129 € Lamballe-Armor (13.2 mi)
Sea fishing with an instructor/guide
Sports sensations60 € to 160 € Erquy (13.3 mi)
Segway ride to explore Saint-Malo in a different way
Sports sensations29 € to 45 € Saint-Malo (14.2 mi)
Rent a bike delivered on site
Sports sensations15 € La Gouesnière (16.6 mi)
Artisanal biscuit factory tour
Local flavoursFreeCancale (20 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
In Chateaubriand's footsteps in Plancoët (grand tour)
Saint-Jacut's grand tour
HikeIntermediate4h50Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer (5.7 mi)
Walk through the countryside...
Cycling itineraryEasy1h30La Bouillie (9.6 mi)
Cape Erquyvia the customs officers’ path (sentier des douaniers)
HikeIntermediate2h00Erquy (12.9 mi)
Beach Bridge to the beach in Le Havre Lupin
HikeEasy2h00Saint-Malo (13 mi)


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