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Explore the wonders of the Côtes d’Armor

From the Best Western Le Duguesclin

Brittany beach
Seaside village in Brittany
Lightouse in Brittany

Within easy reach of Paris by train or plane and linked to the major regional towns and cities by train, this part of the coast is both right by the sea and reasonably central - a perfect excuse to stay at the Best Western Hotel Le Duguesclin. There’s not just the town with its historic centre and pedestrianised area which you can enjoy, but all the other riches of Northern Brittany, which you can discover as soon as you push the spirit of adventure further. Saint-Brieuc has a lot of charms, from the fortified Saint Etienne Cathedral and the Maison de Ribeault and the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, but there’s still tons to see further afield.

To the west of Saint-Brieuc (70 km away), discover the Pink Granite Coast, home to villages such as Perros-Guirec and Ploumanac’h (elected “France’s Favourite Village” in 2015). This stretch of coast shines with its pink granite cliffs, moulded into strange shapes by the wind and waves over thousands of years.

To the east lies the Cap Fréhel, marking the border between the Bays of Saint-Brieuc and Saint-Malo (the name Fréhel was taken by the famous singer of the 20s and 30s, who had family origins in Brittany). Its cliffs, over 70 m tall, act as a bird sanctuary. A stone’s throw away, the Fort la Latte, a castle built in pink sandstone, offers a magnificent view over the Côte d'Emeraude.
Plus, along the way, you might find the Haras de Lamballe, a stud that has been the birthplace of a range of Breton draft horses.