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Camping in the Côtes d'Armor, holidays that make you dizzy

Dinan dans les Côtes d'Armor
Dinan dans les Côtes d'Armor


Called Côtes du Nord until 1990, the Côtes d'Armor are part of the Brittany region. A department famous for its exceptional natural sites and their great beauty such as the Pink Granite Coast and the Emerald Coast, did you know that it holds the record for the highest tides in Europe? A territory with an important historical heritage too, with cities such as Dinan, Saint-Brieuc... A camping stay that will make you plunge into the heart of authentic Brittany.

Campsites in Côtes d'Armor

In all, 162 campsites in the Côtes d'Armor welcome you for an unforgettable stay. Like the Bellevue campsite **** in Erquy, which proudly displays the Sites and Landscapes label and is located 2 minutes from a fine sandy beach. The campsite Château deGalinée ***** in Saint-Cast-le-Guildo, for a relaxing family holiday. Or the campsite Le Mat *** at 50 meters from the beach of Trestel on the pink granite coast.


The unmissable nuggets of the Côtes d'Armor

Emblematic destination of the Côtes d'Armor, the Pink Granite Coast is a geological marvel which gives to the rock, at the edge of the littoral, this magnificent pink color. Trégastel, the Pointe de Bihit, the Ile aux Moines and Perros-Guirec are the places to discover on this coast.

From Cape Fréhel to Cancale, it is the colour of the water over forty kilometres that gave its name to the Emerald Coast. A coastline of breathtaking beauty where you can find cities like Saint-Cast-Le-Guildo, Dinard or Saint-Malo and Saint-Lunaire.

The medieval town of Dinan, which has been awarded the Ville d'Art et d'Histoire label, dominates the Rance valley on a hill. Surrounded by towers and ramparts probably dating from the 9th century. Stroll through the old cobbled streets, the medieval restaurants and the picturesque Jerzual street with its half-timbered houses, which will lead you to the charming little port, the starting point for boat trips on the Rance. From the Clock Tower you will have a superb view of the Rance.

You will be able to walk around the island of Brehat in one day, you will not have many other choices since the island is forbidden to cars, but allowed to bikes! This small archipelago, the first classified natural site in France, is a real peaceful refuge which can only be reached by boat. There is a real contrast here between the wild north of the island and the southern part, which is inhabited and cultivated. It is in spring when the trees are in bloom that the colors are the most beautiful on the island. The fauna is also important here with more than 120 species of birds. During the walk, which you can choose as a guided tour, you will discover beautiful wild creeks, charming houses and a large number of flowers... Finally, the tour of the island can also be done on board a small train, a good idea to make the visit more fun for children.

Facing the island of Bréhat, the charming little town of Paimpol is famous for its beans, the famous "cocos de Paimpol" which have an AOC. It is also the flagship town of fishing and oyster farming since it now has its own oyster, the Paimpolaise. Classified as a historical monument, the Jézéquel house dates from the 15th century and is worth seeing. Just like the old streets of the Latin quarter which accompany you to the port.

From Paimpol, the Beauport Abbey, a listed historic monument, is built around a cloister and remarkably well preserved. Situated in front of the sea in a very beautiful environment, the monument was transformed into a cider factory in the 20th century and really deserves that you stop there.

Prefecture of the Côtes-d'Armor, the historic centre of Saint-Brieuc is worth a visit. The timber-framed houses classified as Historic Monuments, the Saint-Etienne church and the Art and History museum are visits not to be missed. Finally, from the tower of Cesson located on the port of Légué, a stroll along the Path of Birds will lead you to the beach of Valais and a nature reserve, the largest in Brittany.


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