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Paimpol

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

Paimpol - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Côtes-d'Armor
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Welcome to Paimpol, the fishing and oyster farming centre of Côtes-d'Armor! This pretty little Breton town, once a peninsula, has been shaped by its maritime past, starting with cod fishing trips to Newfoundland and Iceland. Today, its glory is an oyster: the famous Paimpolaise!

Restaurants are legion in the old town, serving fish specialities, and there are delicatessens specialising in local products. These include the delicious cocos de Paimpol, semi-dried beans with AOC status. These shops sit alongside beautiful ship-owners' houses and half-timbered houses from the 15th and 16th centuries, on picturesque side streets to be explored on foot. The Latin quarter is a maze of old streets that lead to the fishing harbour and marina. On Rue des Huit Patriotes stands a beautiful 15th-century house that is a listed Historic Monument, the Jézéquel House. It has been a hardware shop since 1886. Other sights to see are the Old Tower, part of the old church, and the Church of Our Lady of Good News, completed in 1914.

Three kilometres from the centre is Beauport Abbey, a magnificent, remarkably well-preserved monastic complex that is a Historic Monument and is well worth a look.

A great place for hiking with nearly 60 kilometres of coastal paths including the GR 34, the Paimpol-Goëlo area has stunning panoramas in store for you, including a beautiful view of Bréhat from the Rohou plateau.

Every two years in August, Paimpol harbour hosts the sea shanty festival, a festive and friendly event devoted to sea shanties and old boats.

Additional information
Paimpol

Paimpol (Pempoull in Breton) is located in the bottom of a bay, in the department of Côtes-d'Armor (which is protected by the furrow of Talbert).

It is also called "city of Icelanders". Between 1852 and 1935 the schooners went fishing for cod on the banks of Iceland (immortalized by Pierre Loti).

Currently, the municipality of Paimpol also includes the old communes of Kérity, Plounez and Lanvignec.

In September, you can taste the "coco paimpolais" semi-dry beans that has its AOC.

At the beginning of August, every two years, there is the "feast of sailors songs" which brings together old boats and musicians.

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Natural sites
Transport

Events and festivities

Coastal, Aromatic and Medicinal Plants
Arts Market
Expo / Sale Tibet
The Chambers, The Chamber Virtuoses of Cologne
Paimpol Tuesdays
Flea
Flea
After-Midis at the Tossen
Guinguette Party
Open M'Air - The Disco Escale

Detailed information

Sea Shanty Festival
A party in the harbour, music and lots of boatsFrom 2 to 4 august 2019

Photos

Quay Morand
Quay Morand
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Kernoa Wharf
Kernoa Wharf
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Old Tower
Old Tower
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Beach of the Tossen
Beach of the Tossen
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Abbey of Beauport at the place Kérity, at Paimpol
Abbey of Beauport at the place Kérity, at Paimpol
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Old houses on the harbor
Old houses on the harbor
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Fishing boats, dock of the port of Paimpol
Fishing boats, dock of the port of Paimpol
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Dry cleaning service
Dry cleaning service
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Port of Paimpol (© J.E)
Port of Paimpol (© J.E)
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Abbey of Beauport
Abbey of Beauport
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Marina of Paimpol
Marina of Paimpol
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Beach of the Tossen
Beach of the Tossen
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A view of the entrance of the port of Paimpol to Guilben
A view of the entrance of the port of Paimpol to Guilben
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White Island in front of Guilben Point
White Island in front of Guilben Point
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

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