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Pontrieux

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

Pontrieux - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Côtes-d'Armor
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Pontrieux is one of the 22 Small Towns of Character of Brittany, quoted in the "4 flowers".

Pontrieux is located at the bottom of the estuary (la ria) of the river of 71 km, the Trieux. This situation makes the site has been inhabited for a very long time. Pontrieux means bridge over the Trieux, in Breton, "Pont Trev". Several times destroyed and rebuilt at the end of the Middle Ages (Hundred Years War, War of succession of Brittany), the commune itself, republican, was created only in 1790, from territories caught on the Neighboring communes, royalists. Until the 20th century, Pontrieux was a thriving community, as evidenced by the large "bourgeois" granite houses, thanks to trade (by the port, accessible to high-tonnage boats at high tide, transit cargoes of cereals,, Wine, horses...). It was at Pontrieux that the first ticket of the Paris Metro was printed.

On the 15th of August, the village celebrates the wash-houses (50) which can be visited by boat, day or night.

It is a charming and lively village, you can get there by train or boat, to change the car.

From Pontrieux, you can go by boat to Paimpol, and stop at the castle of Roche-Jagu and its beautiful gardens.

Geographical information

MunicipalityPontrieux
Postcode22260
Tourism labels
Latitude48.6972499 (N 48° 41’ 50”)
Longitude-3.1629610 (W 3° 9’ 47”)
AltitudeFrom 7m to 77m
Surface area1.02 km²
Population1047 inhabitants
Density1026 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureSaint-Brieuc (27 mi, 44 min)
Insee code22250
IntercommunalityCA Guingamp-Paimpol Armor-Argoat Agglomération
DepartmentCôtes-d'Armor
RegionBrittany

Nearest cities & towns

Plouëc-du-Trieux2.3 mi (5 min)
Ploëzal2.5 mi (6 min)
Runan2.7 mi (8 min)
Quemper-Guézennec3.1 mi (10 min)
Saint-Clet3.8 mi (10 min)
Brélidy4.9 mi (12 min)
Coatascorn5.4 mi (15 min)
Saint-Gilles-les-Bois5.6 mi (13 min)
Landebaëron5.7 mi (13 min)
Le Faouët6 mi (14 min)
Pleudaniel6.3 mi (14 min)
Lanleff6.3 mi (17 min)
Yvias6.5 mi (18 min)
Trévérec6.6 mi (13 min)

Things to see and do

Finally, at the end of the gardens of these large houses bordering the river, wash-houses, fifty in number, of stone and covered with slates, restored for fifteen years, and which are discovered during the boat rides (Discussed). It is recommended to take these walks at night (inquire); the wash houses are beautifully illuminated ("Parcours Lumière").

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Transport

Events and festivities

Many events take place in Pontrieux during the tourist season (around May to September). They are almost all free, and for that draw, in good weather, a lot of visitors (more than 10 000 for Lavoirs's Day, between 8 and 10 000 for the Yesteryear Market).

For more information, contact the Tourist Office: Email: tourisme.pontrieux@wanadoo.fr or the town hall: ville-de-pontrieux@wanadoo.fr

Photos

The Saint-Yves Bridge
The Saint-Yves Bridge
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The port
The port
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A secret port in the countryside, Pontrieux
A secret port in the countryside, Pontrieux
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One of 50 restored washhouses
One of 50 restored washhouses
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House of the Eiffel Tower
House of the Eiffel Tower
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The presbytery
The presbytery
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Rives du Trieux
Rives du Trieux
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The port
The port
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Saint-Yves Street, which connects the two triangular squares
Saint-Yves Street, which connects the two triangular squares
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The town hall
The town hall
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A half-timbered house
A half-timbered house
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One of the two triangular squares: the Place Trocquer
One of the two triangular squares: the Place Trocquer
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The church and the fountain
The church and the fountain
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Light path: Pontrieux at night
Light path: Pontrieux at night
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Light path: Wednesday and Friday
Light path: Wednesday and Friday
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The Steam of the Trieux (not available in 2015)
The Steam of the Trieux (not available in 2015)
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Boat rides
Boat rides
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Flower boat
Flower boat
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lavoirs
lavoirs
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Steam of the Trieux arrives at the station
Steam of the Trieux arrives at the station
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The boats wait for the passengers...
The boats wait for the passengers...
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The port early in the morning
The port early in the morning
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Another restored washhouse
Another restored washhouse
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Gateway
Gateway
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Feast of laundries, folklore group
Feast of laundries, folklore group
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Party washing, a bagad
Party washing, a bagad
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Old market, parade of old cars
Old market, parade of old cars
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Old Market, the parade
Old Market, the parade
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Barbary Organs Festival
Barbary Organs Festival
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Fest-Noz
Fest-Noz
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The steam train (not available in 2015)
The steam train (not available in 2015)
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The port
The port
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Joshua of Bernard Moitessier in the port of Pontrieux
Joshua of Bernard Moitessier in the port of Pontrieux
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Swans on the port of Pontrieux
Swans on the port of Pontrieux
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The port
The port
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Port and in the background the small station (steam train!)
Port and in the background the small station (steam train!)
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The small character city of Pontrieux
The small character city of Pontrieux
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One of the washhouses of Pontrieux
One of the washhouses of Pontrieux
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Kayaks under the bridge Saint Yves
Kayaks under the bridge Saint Yves
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The spillway of the Richel mill
The spillway of the Richel mill
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Paddling along the pontrivian washhouses
Paddling along the pontrivian washhouses
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Pontrivian magic fountain
Pontrivian magic fountain
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Pontrieux by night
Pontrieux by night
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Viaduct (railroad)
Viaduct (railroad)
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Mimosa
Mimosa
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Weather

Thursday 20 february
Min. 6°C - Max. 12°C
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Friday 21 february
Min. 4°C - Max. 12°C
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Saturday 22 february
Min. 7°C - Max. 13°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Township Pontrieux:

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit to a biscuit, caramel and jam factory
Local flavoursFreeYffiniac (27 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Routoirs and Mill Path Circuit
HikeIntermediate1h30Plourivo (5.7 mi)
Glazik ride - bike loop
All-terrain bike itineraryEasy55 minPommerit-le-Vicomte (6.4 mi)
Beauport Circuit
HikeEasy2h00Paimpol (8 mi)
Shooting Range Circuit
Mountain bike itineraryEasy30 minPlouisy (8.1 mi)
Circuit of the Dance Macabre
HikeEasy2h30Pludual (8.5 mi)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels

Your holidays
A hotel
A vacation rental
A bed & breakfast
A campsite
A leisure activity
A restaurant
A rental car
A plane ticket
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