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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ille-et-Vilaine

Bécherel - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ille-et-Vilaine

Attractive village with granite houses, Bécherel is the Book capital today, as illustrated by the numerous bookshops lining the streets of the village and the frequent festivities related to the world of books.

The Book festival at Easter; the Book night on the second Saturday of August; Lire en Fête in October; the Book market on the first Sunday of every month, are the many events animating the village.

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Small City of Character in Britain.

The Gallic "beak" pointing to something sharp and Breton "Erel" meaning summit. Etymological origins of these, we can guess the interest represented Bécherel for the lords who succeeded in this ancient fortress.

City overlooking the upper valley of the Rance, the former stronghold for military purposes retains traces of a turbulent past. Flax and hemp have made the fortune of Bécherel the 16th to the 17th century.

Today this ancient urban center well preserved architectural heritage has become the first City Paper © France.

Fifteen libraries and other artists associated with the book business now give life throughout the year, this third book © City in Europe.

Things to see and do

The city of character and bookstores.

Hiking "Circuit of the Small City of Character" - 2 km circuit in the city of the Book of Bécherel.

Places of interest

Leisure centres

Events and festivities

The first Sunday of each month, old book market and used in central Bécherel.

In November, Fair poultry, foie gras and farm products, Hall High Places, route de Montfort. Free admission.

In November, Festival d'Automne in Mômes Bécherel and surrounding areas. Information +33 2 99 66 71 00.

In November, a festival of comics.

Many events throughout the year: discovery workshops, exhibitions, coffee reading ... Find out at The House of the Book and Tourism in Bécherel +33 2 99 66 65 65.


City of character and the book Bécherel
City of character and the book Bécherel
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Caradeuc Castle, just outside Bécherel direction Saint-Pern. 40 ha park designed by Edouard André in 1898 around the remains of Louis-René Parliamentary Caradeuc of Chalotais. Visit the park in May, June and September on weekends from 14h to 18h and from July to August daily from 12h to 18h. Information +33 2 99 66 81 10.

Castle Montmuran Iffs to: Visit the castle from June to September, daily from 14h to 19h except Saturday. Visit for groups all year by appointment. Information +33 2 99 45 88 88.

Numerous hiking on foot, horseback or by bike! Please contact The House of the Book and Tourism at +33 2 99 66 65 65.


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