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Saint-Brieuc is the capital town of the Côtes-d'Armor in Brittany. A panoramic view of the Gouët estuary and valley can be seen from the north end of the town. Saint-Brieuc is named after a Welsh monk, St. Briocus from the 6th century and the inhabitants are called Briochins.
St Brieuc (Côtes d'Armor) mini guide
The Old City of St Brieuc does have some well preserved streets with the shopping centered around the Cathedral. The city is a popular centre for cultural events and festivals, in particular the Festival of Breton Music in late September.
Saint-Brieuc Bay has 30 miles of coastline, with beaches and creeks. It is situated in the Gulf of St. Malo in the English Channel on a promontory between the rivers Gouët and Gouëdic. The massive fortified Cathedral of Saint-Étienne dating from the 13th century has been damaged and reconstructed numerous times.
The town of Saint-Brieuc has some pleasant parks and gardens, and very good shopping in Rue Fardel and Rue Quinquaine, around the cathedral. The old city has attractive, well preserved streets and picturesque old houses. There is a ruined 14th-century tower that dominates the Gouët estuary mouth, with views of the fishing port from the ravine above.
|Department:||North West France > Brittany > Côtes-d'Armor >|
|Location:||The town is located by the English Channel, in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc|
By Plane: it is worth checking online to find out which airlines are offering the best deals at the time, but as an example, you can fly direct to Armor (Tremuson) Airport, Saint-Brieuc, some flights may require a stop in Paris for a connecting flight to Saint-Brieuc.
By Train: from as little as £55 return, you can take Eurostar direct from St Pancras International in London to Paris, in under 2 ½ hours. Connections can also be picked up from Ashford or Ebbsfleet. A simply change at Paris then travel on to Saint-Brieuc by TGV fast speed train. A full timetable can be viewed by visiting Raileurope http://www.raileurope.co.uk/ – Eurostar http://www.eurostar.com/ bookings.
By Boat: It is usually cheaper to take a car over to France by boat, because the journey takes longer. Operators such as Seafrance and P&O offer regular ferry trips across the channel, with prices ranging from around £30 for a return day trip. Portsmouth to St Malo would take approximately 10 hours, the drive to Saint-Brieuc would take 1 hours 18 minutes approximately 76 km. Please see our route planner for directions.
By Car: take your car on Eurotunnel from Ashford, near Folkstone, Kent direct to Calais in France. Journey time is about 35 minutes and the cost varies but is around £55 day trip return for a car and 5 passengers. Calais to Saint-Brieuc - 6 hours 13 minutes, 576 km. http://www.eurotunnel.com/
Local Transport: Saint-Brieuc is connected by the TGV to Paris.
|Tourist information website:||www.baiedesaintbrieuc.com|
|Tourist information contact email:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tourist information switch board number:||+33 (2) 96 33 32 50|
|Tourist information address:||Baie-de-St-Brieuc Office de Tourism - Bureau central 7, rue Saint-Gouéno - BP 4435, 22044 St-Brieuc|
|Quick links to accommodation:||Accommodation near St Brieuc (Côtes d'Armor) - Hotels in St Brieuc (Côtes d'Armor)|
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