Lannion, an historic town popular with nature lovers !
Located south of the Pink Granite coast near Perros-Guirec, the pretty town of Lannion is tucked in the hillside along the Léguer river. This urban, medieval town located in the heart of nature is the ideal destination for a camping holiday in Côtes d’Armor !
An ancient Breton city boasting extraordinary cultural and architectural heritage
Lose yourself in the maze of pretty cobbled streets and discover the rich and diverse heritage. The oldest buildings in Lannion are in Rue du Chapelier and in the square, Place du marhallac’h. You just have to look up to admire the superb timber and slate framed houses, beautifully sculpted mansions and manor houses with watchtowers. Amongst the treasures hidden in Lannion are the old Ursuline convent and the church of Saint-Jean-du-Baly (16th century) which are most definitely worth a visit. Your walk around the town will also take you past the famous Brelevenez staircase and its 140 steps. At the top you’ll come across a pretty part of the town which boasts a 14th century Templar church, old houses and a wonderful atmopshere of yesteryear…
To the south of Lannion, the wildest river in Brittany where salmon rules !
The Léguer is one of the most beautiful wild rivers in Brittany located a few kilometres south of Lannion. Fishing enthusiasts will find what they are looking for in the golden triangle, Belle-Isle-en-Terre, Tregrom and Plounevez-Moëdec. Here, Atlantic salmon is rife and the population of brown trout is well above average. Ardent anglers will be in their element in spots known as « Parcours passion », devoted to fly fishing and catch and release. Part of the Natura 2000 network, the river winds around the Léguer valley, through forests, moors and meadows. A unique, preserved site to be explored by hikers, mountain bikers, kayakers and horseriders.
- The large market in Lannion every Thursday morning. It is the biggest market in Côtes-d'Armor !
- The beaches of Maez an Aod and Goaslagorn, very popular with holidaymakers during the summer months.
- Yaudet hamlet in Ploulec'h built on a rocky spur and its chapel built on the foundations of an ancient Roman temple.