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

Green station of Cotes d'Armor, the small town of Saint-Alban the heyday of Britain. Located about twenty kilometers from Saint-Brieuc, and ten kilometers from Lamballe, the city is a gateway to the Penthièvre coast, despite a lack of access to the coast.

Boasting a typical and traditional architecture, the city of Saint-Alban has kept interesting architectural heritage, while cultivating an associative and sporting life of great interest. Hiking and other outdoor activities find their paradise in the Breton village of a thousand charms.

Ideally located, the town of Saint-Alban also allows to discover some major tourist cities in the region and enjoy the ancestral Breton culture.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude48.5571720 (N 48° 33’ 26”)
Longitude-2.5329640 (W 2° 31’ 59”)
AltitudeFrom 8m to 126m
Surface area30.43 km²
Population2061 inhabitants
Density67 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureSaint-Brieuc (22 km, 23 min)
Insee code22273
IntercommunalityCC Côte de Penthièvre

Nearest cities & towns

Pléneuf-Val-André4.1 km (7 min)
Planguenoual4.7 km (8 min)
La Bouillie8.9 km (9 min)
Morieux9.6 km (10 min)
Coëtmieux10.9 km (12 min)
Andel11.1 km (13 min)
Lamballe11.5 km (13 min)
Erquy11.7 km (13 min)
Hénansal12.5 km (15 min)
Hénanbihen13.6 km (13 min)
Hillion14 km (18 min)
Plurien14.3 km (14 min)
Yffiniac15.1 km (15 min)
Quintenic15.6 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

Walking through the streets of Saint-Alban, visitors enjoy the typical architecture of the houses and the charm of the beautiful Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur chapel listed building. Built in the fourteenth century, it has suffered from time, but reveals very interesting remains.

Several marked hiking trails allow visitors to discover the local fauna and flora, as well as beautiful monuments nearby.

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities

In July and August, a farmers' market takes place on the farm of Pourpray, late Wednesday afternoon.

popular event in the city, the forgiveness of Jacques saint is held in July.

The rest of the year, attic or Fest-Noz are scheduled.


Tuesday 24 october
Min. 14°C - Max. 21°C
Wednesday 25 october
Min. 13°C - Max. 22°C
Thursday 26 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 24°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Sea fishing with an instructor/guide
Sports sensations60 € to 160 € Erquy (9.9 km)
Short film about oysters with tasting
Culture and education6 € to 11 € Erquy (9.9 km)
Traditional sailing tour for beginners
Nature and the great outdoors12 € to 24 € Saint-Quay-Portrieux (24 km)
Sea and land trip on a Segway
Entertainment45 € to 180 € Saint-Malo (38 km)
Segway ride to explore Saint-Malo in a different way
Sports sensations30 € to 50 € Saint-Malo (41 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Seaside walk
HikeIntermediate3h00Planguenoual (4.6 km)
Mountain biking circuit
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Planguenoual (4.6 km)
Walk through the countryside...
Cycling itineraryEasy1h30La Bouillie (7.4 km)
Cape Erquyvia the customs officers’ path (sentier des douaniers)
HikeIntermediate2h00Erquy (9.4 km)
House of the Bay at the forefront of Guettes
HikeIntermediate1h30Hillion (11.1 km)


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