BAY OF SAINT-BRIEUC GUIDE leisure activities p4-41
perspectives p4-9 SPORTS & NATURE p10-24 Going out p33-37 Shopping & Heritage p25-32
Cycle route 30 km section at the heart of the “La Littorale” coastal cycle route. From East to West, the cycle route lets cyclists discover 252 km of quiet roads and dedicated cycle paths. The Ponts-Neufs viaduct in Hillion The Pordic viaduct. Access from Saint-Brieuc town centre via the harbour. Pedestrians and cyclists are permitted to use the cycle route. The route follows the coastline as closely as possible and uses paths or roads with little traffic. (Horse-riders pass under the viaduct.) Two remarkable viaducts, built by the engineer Harel de La Noë, panoramic views and manageable gradients!
Routes 4 and 5 .........................................“La Littorale” under construction Route 8 ................................... Saint-Brieuc to Lorient under construction
New walks available! Small circular walks and long hikes for walkers to explore. New route leaflets and maps available at the Tourist Office.
La Maison de La Baie Nature reserve outings. The Maison de la Baie discovery centre, one of the area’s Maison Nature aimed at promoting local natural heritage, enhances and brings to life the natural heritage of the reserve. The local authorities aim to publicise the bay through an interactive, fun and educational approach, demonstrate the bay’s rich biodiversity and the interdependence of species and habitat, increase awareness of environmental protection issues and to foster eco-friendly attitudes amongst the public. Ideally situated at the heart of the bay, alongside the national long-distance footpath, it provides a panoramic view of a remarkable environment. It is an exceptional place to discover flora and fauna and for raising awareness of the biodiversity of the Saint-Brieuc area.
Three nature trails Maison de la baie Site de l’Etoile in Hillion +33 (0)2 96 32 27 98 www.saintbrieuc-agglo.fr
The Bay National Nature Reserve The bay has the fifth largest tidal range in the world and is situated on the migration route between the Channel and the Atlantic. Some 50,000 birds use it as a staging area, including Siberian geese, grasshopper warblers, puffins from the Balearics, Eurasian skylarks, linnets and Brant geese. 6
The far end of the bay also plays host to a remarkable geology, dunes and salt marshes. The foreshore changes according to the time, tides and seasons.
Nature outings info Tel: +33 (0)2 96 32 27 98 www.reservebaiedesaintbrieuc.fr
Beaches Vast stretches of sand, sheltered inlets, sporting activities or lounging on the beach, 30 km of exceptional coastline… Rosaires beach (Plérin)
Beach and dunes of Bon Abri (Hillion)
This large beach with its fine sand extends over
2 km. Lifeguard zones. Shops. In summer, there are activities (Point Passion Plage, Cap Armor), information
La Grandville beach (Hillion)
and a bus service to Saint-Brieuc from mid-June
Sheltered beach, parking.
to mid-September. The beach has wheelchair access and toilets (1 Tiralo and 2 Hippocampes all-terrain chairs available on the esplanade: bookings possible on +33 (0)2 96 79 81 80).
Martin beach (Plérin)
Small wild inlet, sand and pebbles, access to the Rocher Martin with its white cross. Fishing
Tournemine beach (Plérin / Pordic)
and swimming. Lifeguard on duty during the summer season.
Beach with easy access and parking, perfect for various activities such as swimming, water sports and fishing. Water sports centre.
Petit Havre beach (Pordic)
Parking. Sand and pebbles. Fishing and swimming. Geological features (schist and quartz) and historical features (18th century jetty, old wooden anchor
Valais beach (Saint-Brieuc)
Small well-kept beach near the Port: bus line A. No dogs allowed. Accessible toilets.
Lermot beach (Hillion)
Easy access. Lifeguard on duty during the summer
Sheltered inlet accessible via a short, well-kept path.
Saint-Laurent beach (Plérin)
Direct access to the mussel farms. Cockle fishing.
Nature sites and walks Rediscover nature... Pointe des Guettes (Hillion)
10% of French mussel production takes place on the row of large mussel beds here. A unique, must-see spectacle!
Chaos du Gouët by Saint-Julien
Piles of granite settled in the bed of the Gouët river stud this 4.5 km walk like nature’s gems (cross the village of
Pointe du Roselier (Plérin)
30 + 1.5 km by foot
Saint-Julien and take the third right by “Les Prétoquis”).
Scale the heights and discover a stunning panoramic view. Down below, follow the marked trail and discover the old cannonball oven that stands testament to the
defence systems of times gone by.
Gouessant estuary (Rolland bridge)
Car park at Ponts Neufs (cross the road) – Hillion Steep pathway to the right of the old bridge. Two hours of spectacular views from this natural balcony
Pointe de Pordic
A spectacular view overlooking the beaches of Tournemine and Rosaires. Viewpoint indicator and
with views over the Gouessant river which flows into the bay according to the tides. Sloes and hawthorns dot your route.
former guardroom. Picnic tables.
Gouédic valley (Saint-Brieuc) A veritable green corridor through the town, the valley provides a pedestrian route to the harbour from the town. Great lawn (4 hectares), a great place to relax and perhaps have a picnic (4 tables). There is also a basketball court and a biodiversity garden.
Parks and gardens Enjoy beautiful gardens in town… Parc de Rohannec'h
Parc des Eaux Minérales
Between the town centre and the port. On Rue de Rohannec'h in Saint-Brieuc
Rue de Trégueux, Saint-Brieuc Pleasant park with stream and wooden bridges. Access to the Gouédic
Open to the public every day except public holidays:
valley and the port.
9am to 5pm (until 7pm in summer).
Parc du Grand Pré
Jardins de la Place Allende
A place to relax in the town centre. Plenty of benches and a children’s play area.
water which wends its way through the corridor, guiding walkers to
Rue des Promenades, Saint-Brieuc This public garden surrounding the Palais de Justice, is planted with rare species (Gingko, Biloba, Lebanese Ceder, Purple Beech, Sequoia). Sculptures form a small open air gallery. Behind the Palais de Justice there is a pretty panoramic view of Gouédic valley and the old central station for the “Petit Train des Cotes du Nord” metre gauge trains. (Guided tours/illuminated evening tours in December).
Rue Alphonse Daudet, Saint-Brieuc
corridor connecting the town centre with the coast. The water which flows from the millennium fountain on Rue Saint-Pern is the same
Parc des promenades
Roseraie de Ty Coat
Magnificent landscaped park over 12 hectares at the heart of a green
Boutdeville via Le Grand Pré and the Sur-La-Côte valley. Winner of a Ministry for the Environment Landscape Award 2012.
The Biodiversity Garden
Access via Rp Lt. Huguin roundabout, Saint-Brieuc The Biodiversity Garden is an area of 4,000 m2 situated under the Toupin bridge in the Gouédic valley, designed to promote biodiversity with ecological considerations in mind. A dry garden, flowered
meadows, bee hives, a shade garden, and a sanctuary for insects
Beautiful rose gardens with more than 2,000 bushes, opened in 1939.
and birds, designed as a natural habitat to promote biodiversity and
Several species of tree: planes, cedars, redwoods, tulip trees and
gleditsias give an exotic feel to this romantic garden, full of charm and perfectly mature.
Square de Bellescize
Rue Poulain-Corbion, Saint-Brieuc town centre Open weekdays. Small and very pleasant landscaped urban garden laid out around several beautiful trees.
Yffiniac Arboretum Avenue Couessin de Boisriou, Yffiniac A wide variety of around a hundred trees and sixty shrubs, a unique park by the river themed around the five senses. Fitness trail, play areas, picnic tables, drinking water fountains.
SPORTS & NATURE
Tournemine water sports centre Number one water sports centre in the area
Novice or confident sailor, the Tournemine water sports centre is tailored to your needs. Get started, get better or simply get away from it all, all year round. For children aged three upwards, the “Jardin des Mers” offers an introduction to sailing in a marine environment with hands-on activities. For everyone else, there are programmes to suit all: discover the pleasures of the sea and different boats, advanced classes, accreditation or simply leisure. You can now also enjoy walking through the sea waist-deep in water with the help of a paddle, a new sport which has been a great success! Sailing event 2013: B14 World Championship, 11 to 19 July
66, esplanade Eric Tabarly – 22190 PLERIN Tel: +33 (0)2 96 74 65 11 E-mail : email@example.com www.cnplerin.fr In summer R (+ 300m on foot at the beach)
Canoe-Kayak club, the nature adventure All year round: Introductory canoeing and kayaking courses and river or sea trips. Day or half-day. Themed trips such as fishing, sunset or nature trips. Around the Bay of Saint-Brieuc or along the Trieux, Lié, Gouët or Scorff rivers, the landscapes are revealed to the rhythm of your paddles. The canoeing and kayaking club also offers sea trips to discover the coastline. Enjoy the scenery and surroundings of the Bay of Saint-Brieuc, Cap Fréhel, the Ebihens islands and the Isle of Bréhat. Criss-cross a river through the undergrowth, pick your way between the rocks, venture to the foot of some cliffs or into inlets. Let yourself glide along!
Contact www.canoekayaksaintbrieuc.fr firstname.lastname@example.org For more information/bookings +33 (0)6 09 80 74 60
Saint-Brieuc-Plérin harbour Dry harbour and wet dock. Capacity: 240 wet dock berths, 200 dry harbour berths and 14 at the quay reserved for visitors. Services: toilets and washing facilities, telephone, weather forecast, handling, maritime activities centre, info point in the summer season. 20 Amenities: water, electricity at the quay, fuel, service station, boat lift, skid, careening slip, launch slipways, selective containers, winter storage shed and car park. Maritime cooperative, training ship.
Harbour master's office Carré Rosengart - Port du Légué, 22000 Saint-Brieuc Tel: +33(0)2 96 33 35 41 - Fax: +33 (0)2 96 61 46 94 Marina office: Tel: +33 (0)2 96 77 49 85 / +33 (0)6 86 49 09 13 Fax: +33 (0)2 96 77 49 86
Coastguard Tel: +33 (0)2 96 61 22 61
Nautical activities Ploufragan water sports centre
Tel : +33 (0)2 96 78 89 00
Gouët rowing club
Tel: +33 (0)6 77 41 84 71 / +33 (0)2 96 76 20 83
Summer tel : +33 (0)2 96 78 93 72
Saint-Brieuc municipal sailing centre Les Rosaires J4 R in Summer Tel: +33 (0)2 96 74 51 59
(low cost introductory courses to cultural and sporting activities ) Tel: +33 (0)2 96 79 81 80
20 & 30
Canoeing and kayaking club: 4 rue du Moulin à Papier: Tel: +33 (0)2 96 61 97 39 or +33 (0)6 29 54 55 70 www.canoekayaksaintbrieuc.frr
Kitesurf22 Kitesurfing school +33 (0)6 62 41 73 03
O2 Sport-Aventure Kitesurfing, rock climbing, paragliding +33 (0)6 58 33 60 77
Indian Forest Experience the thrill of this nature adventure park. In Gouessant valley, the park offers you six different courses to test your agility, balance and daring. Beginners, family, easy, sporting, radical or extreme take your choice and follow log footbridges, suspended barrels, giant suspended steps and monkey bridges, be carried by zip lines or pit yourself against climbing walls and nets. After all the emotion and adrenaline, take a well-earned rest on the terrace overhanging the Gouessant river. Phew!
"Indian forest" adventure park: Domaine des Bléseaubois. Les Tronchées à Morieux Tel: +33 (0)2 96 32 80 80 www.aventure-nature.com - E-mail : email@example.com
In the air Aéro-club saint-brieuc armor (flying club): Reach new heights with the flying club The Bay seen from the sky, now that’s a great idea for a trip! Take to the skies, follow the coast westwards and take in the cliffs of Plouha towards the Bréhat archipelago. Enjoy the views to eastwards to the moor on the Cap Fréhel headland. These fascinating trips are possible with flights of just fifteen minutes or more. Founded in 1932, the Saint-Brieuc flying club trains pilots from fifteen years of age and prepares them for their private pilot licence or night flying licence. A beginners’ flying certificate, for children of 13 and upwards, gives children the chance to get a feel for the profession and to gain a scholarship to learn to be a pilot. The club has 152 members and five single-engine aircraft. Trémuson Airport – RN12 towards Brest E6
Tel: +33 (0)2 90 03 23 74 - http://acsba.nuxit.net/
Helibreizh: helicopter trips Experience an unforgettable flight over the magnificent Bay of Saint-Brieuc and take in the sights: the nature reserve, the birds, breeding sites, the 7 km foreshores, Paimpol and the Isle of Bréhat, Erquy, Cap Fréhel and Saint-Malo. Four packages to choose from, with 15, 20, 30 or 50 minute flights. Baie de Saint-Brieuc Tourist Office ticket sales or France Billet. Saint-Brieuc Armor Trémuson Airport www.helibreizh.com - Tel: +33 (0)2 97 44 68 21
Powerbocking: a huge leap forward New adrenalin sport in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc! Equipment rental, demonstrations and powerbocking beginners lessons. After a quick lesson of around ten minutes, you will be able to experience the new thrills this sport offers and give you whole body a workout at the same time. This urban sport stimulates and improves your sense of balance but also your muscles! Jumping, running or acrobatics, powerbocking offers something for everyone! Beginnersâ€™ courses, birthday packages, etc.
Info Bookings: +33 (0)6 63 70 56 56 www.o-sunrise.com
Trégomeur zoo The Trégomeur zoo is more than just a zoo, it’s a philosophy: “to protect animals, we must love them. To love them, we must get to know them. To get to know them, we must be around them”. Situated on a magnificent valley floor, this vast collection of Asian animals is located in a splendid green setting. It has become one of the tourist highlights of the Côtes d’Armor. Encounter more than 40 rare and protected species such as sun bears, snow leopards, tigers, siamangs, a family of Asian otters, grey langurs from India, pink flamingos and Victoria Crowned Pigeons, without forgetting our adorable pair of pandas from China and our pair of yellow-throated martens! Listen to educational talks delivered by our zoo-keepers as part of your visit. Take a superb stroll round this natural attraction and enjoy the restaurant, play area, shop and the exhibition area.
Parc zoologique de Trégomeur Le Moulin Richard - 22590 Trégomeur Open from 1 April to 30 September, every day from 10am to 7pm From 1 October to 31 March, open Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 1.30pm to 5.30pm..
Autumn and February school holidays, open every day from 10.30am to 5.30pm. Christmas holidays, open every day from 1.30pm to 5.30pm Closed on 25 December and 1 January.
For more information: +33 (0)2 96 79 01 07 www.zoo-tregomeur.com
Plus… La Nature Vue du Ciel…
En montgolfière - Nature seen from the sky in a hot-air balloon Tel: +33 (0)2 96 79 80 69
Base Nature de la Ville Oger
Rue des Gallois in Saint-Brieuc C (Vau Louis) Children’s farm.
9am to 6.30pm every day. Free admission.
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 78 12 14 19
Boissel woods I7 10 adventure park and fitness trail Rue Eugène Freyssinet, Saint-Brieuc.
Plédran woods play area
Walking trails, botanical trails, sports trails, children’s play area, picnic tables and boules courts. Whether you are a walker or sports fanatic, enjoy hiking, cycling or horse-riding, on your own or as a family - the choice is yours!
Club de Plage des Rosaires (beach club) Plérin sur Mer J4 R in Summer Tel: +33 (0)6 21 45 53 24
Tramway de Boutdeville (miniature railway) M9
50 (Boutdeville) Langueux - Les Grèves See page 27. http://chemin-fer-baie-saint-brieuc.fr/ Tel: +33 (0)2 96 72 75 88
Fishing Shellfish gathering, a real institution in Brittany, is accessible to all. A fun, rewarding and invigorating activity, get advice at any of our information points. Regulated activity (rules include activities not permitted, permitted areas for shellfish collection, minimum size of shellfish, etc.). 20
Info Find tide times on the website www.baiedesaintbrieuc.com
Wild oysters and mussels, winkles, limpets, queen scallops, ormers, lobsters, crabs, prawns and king scallops: Martin beach at Plérin, Tournemine at Pordic, Le Petit Havre at Pordic, Barillet at Pordic (Roche Herviau) Clams (various species including venus and razor clams) and cockles: Grève du Vaumadec at Pordic, Les Rosaires at Plérin, Lermot beach at Hillion. Contact : Plérin town hall & D.D.A.S.S (Department for Health and the Environment) Tel: +33 (0)2 96 60 42 22
Freshwater fishing 80 hectare lake, fed by the river Gouët, a category one river (migratory fish). High quality fish population: White fish (bleak, roach, tench, etc.) and coarse fish (perch, eels), pike (some specimens exceeding 1 metre)- (category two regulations). Access and car park 90 (Pont Noir - Ploufragan) The Gouët, the Urne, the Ic, the Touche, the Saint-Jean and the Cré are category one watercourses in the Bay of St Brieuc A “fly-fishing” zone and a “multi-fishing” zone are available downriver of the Gouët dam. Barthélémy lake – Ploufragan – La Méaugon École de pêche agréée de Saint-Brieuc (fishing school): Tel: +33 (0)6 70 82 41 37 / +33 (0)2 96 42 99 68
Horse-riding Hippodrome de la baie: Number one race track in the area, this is one of the region’s most important facilities: eleven race days a year, a horse show, the biggest antique market in the Bay and “fest-noz” (traditional Breton dance evenings), there’s always something on at the Hippodrome. Riding schools: Eden Horses - Plérin
Les Écuries de La Ville Glé - Plérin
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 33 59 62
Tel: +33 (0)6 60 89 49 08
Equi 22 - Yffiniac
Poney-club du Goëlo - Pordic
Tel: +33 (0)6 88 22 61 42
Tel: +33 (0)6 22 16 64 52
Centre équestre - Plérin
Tel: +33 (0)6 80 71 95 31
Saint-Brieuc Équitation Tel: +33 (0)6 83 86 87 96
Poney club – Pony Express - Plérin Tel: +33 (0)6 70 20 07 55
Info Hippodrome de la Baie – Saint-Brieuc Agglomération Rue de Saint-Laurent, Yffiniac Race information: +33 (0)2 96 72 77 51 www.saintbrieuc-agglo.fr
Swimming pools and leisure pool Aquabaie The largest leisure pool complex in Brittany, with a 50 metre swimming pool, indoor and outdoor leisure pools, flumes, a wave machine, whirlpools, a paddle pool and a sauna/hammam area. Swimming lessons for adults and children, aqua gym, swimming, diving for beginners in the 5 metres diving pool. Fitness classes, squash court. The design and layout of the complex enables Aquabaie to host large events, such as swimming galas or the French disabled swimming championships recently. Aquabaie – Saint-Brieuc Agglomération Rue Pierre de Coubertin - Espace Brézillet 22000 Saint-Brieuc
For more information/bookings: +33 (0)2 96 756 756
Aquaval This complex is built to the High Environmental Quality standards for environmental sustainability. Two pools offer the opportunity to practise, from beginner through to advanced level, or simply enjoy the pleasure of swimming: one 25 metre by 10 metre four-lane pool (0.80m deep at the shallow end, 2.20m at the deep end) and a learning pool of 130 m² (0.80m deep at the shallow end, 1.30m at the deep end). Activities: aqua gym, baby swimming, play pool, swimming lessons and aquabike. Aquaval – Saint-Brieuc agglomération 17 Rue de Gernugan – 22000 Saint-Brieuc Tel: +33 (0)2 96 77 44 00
Piscine Hélène Boucher The Hélène Boucher swimming pool, renovated this year, is an ideal indoor area in which to do a few strokes. Its location inside a vast athletics stadium (see p. 24) means you can benefit from the pleasures of sport and relaxation in town. 67 Rue Théodule Ribot – 22000 Saint-Brieuc www.saintbrieuc-agglo.fr
The ice rink The local authorities in Saint-Brieuc wanted to expand the programme of ice rink activities aimed at families, children and infants. From the first steps on ice, to an introduction to ice sports, beginners’ skating lessons and themed afternoon events… The ice rink is an ideal destination for a family outing. With sporting and play activities, and even party activities, the ice rink is intended as a versatile facility and with activities aimed at everyone. Not forgetting students and teenagers, for whom there are special sessions on Thursday and Saturday evenings. It is also a sporting facility which welcomes ice sports clubs for their annual training as well as sporting galas and championships.
La Patinoire - Saint-Brieuc Agglomération K10 Espace commercial Langueux 24 Rue du Pont Léon - 22360 Langueux For more information / bookings: +33 (0)2 96 330 308 C - (Closed in summer) - Tel: +33 (0)2 96 33 03 08
Oh great, rain!
Rosaires tennis courts - Rosaires Plérin J4 Two outdoor courts. Membership not required. Court bookings managed by players themselves.
Squash at Le Chêne Vert
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 79 80 20 – 3 courts
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 79 10 12
Hélène Boucher arena - 68 Rue Pinot-Duclos, Saint-Brieuc Athletics tracks, basketball courts, tennis courts…
Squash at Aquabaie
Plérin audiovisual library
Lessons and squash courts – Brézillet Saint-Brieuc
Complexe culturel Le Cap
Brézillet sports complex - Rue Pierre de Coubertin, Saint-Brieuc BMX biking, comprehensive range of sports grounds…
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 756 756
6 Rue de La Croix
Le Chêne Vert Plérin Hotel and Restaurant
Pordic library/audiovisual library Rue Massignon
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 74 55 65
Woupi (indoor play area)
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 68 20 25 - Maison des Sports - Tel: +33 (0)2 96 76 25 25
Plédran audiovisual library
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 94 10 20
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 64 31 67
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 33 15 02
Kart' Indoor - Plérin
Rosaires fitness trails - Plérin J5 1.2km on natural terrain. (car park on left halfway down).
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 74 50 40
Boulevard du 71e R.I.
Municipal sports arena - Stade Fred Aubert – Rue Joseph Le Brix –
New! Fitness area in Saint-Yves public park Five pieces of gym equipment, free to use, in the open-air! Take in the sea views while using the cardiovascular, stretching or weights equipment. Row, lift weights, feel the burn! Rue Saint-Yves, Plérin
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 62 55 19
Laser Game Evolution - Trégueux
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 94 12 50
Saint-Brieuc toy library Indoor football : Armor Soccer
7 Rue de la Gare
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 74 47 93
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 62 56 72
Audiovisual library, espace Victor Hugo, Ploufragan
Municipal audiovisual library
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 78 89 20
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 64 16 53
Espace Trait d'Union - Saint-Julien
Shopping & Heritage
The Art and History Museum of Saint-Brieuc At the Art and History Museum, voyages. At the start of the year, a permanent galleries and temporary Louis Le Breton sketchbook will be exhibitions invite you to take a step exhibited. Surgeon’s assistant during back in time. Large collections of art Dumont d’Urville’s round-the-world and ethnological artefacts. Models, expedition of 1837, Louis Le Breton drawings, earthenware, tools and captured evidence of the peoples and clothes reflect a diversity of themes: landscapes encountered, including underwater archaeology, maritime the first views of Antarctica! At the heritage, slash-and-burn agriculture end of the year, “Aventure humaine des Terre-neuvas et de la pêche à la and weaving, crafts and community morue” (Newfoundland fisherman life. In 2013, the Museum has two large and cod-fishing exhibition) will take exhibitions devoted to seagoing centre stage as part of a large event co-hosted by four museums in western France. Frequent collaborations with the Art Mobility Mental Visual Hearing impairment handicap impairment disability Rock festival (digital arts), national events (Museum Night, Heritage Days), Cour Francis Renaud Rue des Lycéens Martyrs, Saint-Brieuc conferences, workshops for the family Tel: +33 (0)2 96 62 55 20 – www.mairie-saint-brieuc.fr and children, the Museum has a full Open Tue to Sat from 10am to 6pm (permanent galleries closed between noon and programme of events! And entry is 1.30pm). Closed 1 Nov, 25 Dec, 1 Jan and 1 May. free.
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire
La Briqueterie, immerse yourself in the history of the Bay of Saint-Brieuc Museum built on the site of a former brick factory, la Briqueterie is today a site of artistic diversity and an integral part of the identity of the Bay of Saint-Brieuc. This ecomuseum tells the story of the Bay and takes us back in time to discover what life was like in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc in the nineteenth century. Every year, it offers a diverse cultural programme for young and old. Contemporary exhibitions, themed events in collaboration with the museum, clay workshops for adults and children and shows. All aboard! The opportunity to take a trip in the lush setting of the Briqueterie, back to the time of the “Petit Train des Côtes du Nord” metre gauge railway, Boutdeville station and the branch line ensuring the transportation of bricks by railway. Take your place in the de Dion Bouton railcars, classed as a historic monument and be transported back in time to the heyday of seaside holidays. Or climb aboard the miniature railway for a one kilometre circuit in museum’s lush grounds. 5,000 people bought tickets last year for this journey back in time. Enjoy the relaxed pace and take in the scenery! Runs from June to the end of October, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2.30pm to 6.30pm. All year for advanced group bookings by arrangement. Ticket: 2 euros. La Briqueterie
Parc de Boutdeville 22360 Langueux-les-Grèves Tel: +33 (0)2 96 72 75 88
2pm to 6pm June and September: Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 2pm to 6pm
"Côtes du Nord" ’s Railway Association The only exhibition dedicated to a branch-line network in France: history of the network through old postcards and photos, two De Dion Bouton railcars (one classed as a historic monument), one 1928 steam engine. Take a walk alongside restored equipment on the Bay of St Brieuc site (15 mins) or explore the park in the miniature railway. Collection of rolling stock. Circulation on the Boutdeville site. Shop. Langueux Les Grèves 50 Tel: +33 (0)2 96 72 75 88 Open all year, Saturday 3pm to 6pm. From 1 June to 30 October, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays 2.30pm to 6.30pm
July and August: Monday to Friday 10.30am to 6.30pm, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
For more information / bookings: +33 (0)2 96 633 666
Musée du jouet en Bois – Bat’O Scène Port Départemental Saint-Brieuc - Légué K7
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 60 83 50 or +33 (0)6 81 70 90 18 - www.junobravo.com
October to June: Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
1.30pm to 6.30pm.
Guided tours The Saint-Etienne cathedral and the old town The Saint Etienne cathedral looks like a fortress and holds some real treasures: great Cavaillé-Coll organs, an Anglo-Norman style choir, a bishops’ gallery and tombs. (The cathedral is open every day from 10am to 6pm.) The old episcopal city retained the beautiful fifteenth and sixteenth century half-timbered façades, testament to economic prosperity linked to the markets of the old town.
Légué Harbour A little-known attraction, yet brimming with history, the Port Départemental (main port in the area) has witnessed a lot: the arrival of the first evangelists in the sixth century, the Normans around 1,000AD, the Favigot harbour, the Newfoundland fisherman and the great ship-owners of the nineteenth century. The tour starts by crossing Rohannec’h park. The Légué has changed its appearance in recent years. Artists’ workshops have opened (pottery, art galleries). The commercial port is being developed and the Carré Rosengart (maritime activities centre) is one of the unmissable attractions. Art Deco: angular shapes, bold colours Between the two Wars, the advent of concrete and its smooth surfaces enabled Art Deco to flourish. As a reaction to Art Nouveau, Art Deco uses simple shapes and flat surfaces. The “Vieux Séminaire” chapel from the
1930s, the former cinema “Le Royal”, the Chaffoteaux building which looks like a steamship, the baths…numerous buildings and stairways have been inspired by this trend. Around ten such buildings remain in Saint-Brieuc and bear testament to the transformation of the town at the start of the twentieth century set in motion by significant demographic pressure, the advent of the railways, etc. Louis Guilloux literary tour Louis Guilloux was born on 15 January 1899 in Saint-Brieuc. A cobbler’s son, he left for Paris aged 18 where he worked in various jobs. Later, having become aware of his father’s militant socialist activism, he paid homage to him in an autobiographical narrative, “La maison du Peuple”. In 1935 “Sang noir”, a satirical work targeting the bourgeoisie, finally brought the author recognition and acclaim. “Louis Guilloux’s skill is to use everyday poverty to understand world poverty better” wrote his friend Albert Camus. Guided tour all year round by arrangement for groups of 15 and upwards. Saint-Brieuc à la Pointe du Pinceau (brush factory tour) In the world of make-up and the fine arts, the brush is king. Saint-Brieuc has been granted the title of the fine brush capital of France. The traditional manufacturing techniques relying on the dexterity of the brush makers for over a century live on in Saint-Brieuc. The different bristles made from the hair of squirrels, mongooses, badgers and martens also play a part in the manufacturing off various types of brush. The Léonard brush factory, proud of its expertise, opens its doors to you. For more information: Tourist Office +33 (0)2 96 33 32 50
Religious megaliths and heritage Gallery graves (3,000 years BC) : la Couette, l'Argantel, la Vallée L'Argantel, la Vallée 22440 Ploufragan -
Saint-Maudez chapel, Couvran Rue Anatole Le Braz à Plérin 40
20 and 30, Croix lormel (+ 400m)
Fascinating sixteenth century altarpiece in polychrome wood, altar
Alignment of three monuments covering 500m.
in the unusual shape of the tau cross, sixteenth century Madonna and Child in polychrome wood.
Camp de Péran - Plédran
Direction Quimper-Vannes sortie Croix Denis / Les Châtelets -
Exceptional hill fort on the site of a Gaulish settlement. Remains of Viking fortress. Concentric ramparts.
Sainte-Marie du Vaudic chapel, Pordic Le Vaudic - Pordic Stone entrance guarded by two gargoyles. Votive offerings, roofbeams and hand-embroidered tapestries have been conserved.
Saint Blaise à La Méaugon fountain
Chaos du Gouët
At the far end of the church square, the stone tank still bears the
statue of Saint Blaise, Armenian saint, patron saint of the spring
La Méaugon -
sowing period and shepherds.
Curious series of reliquary boxes containing skulls located inside the
entrance. Reliquary built in the nineteenth century. Flagstones commemorating the Templars on the floor. Tie-beams
Manoir de Bellescize
whose sculpted ends feature monstrous heads at either side of the nave. Jube, pulpit and statues of local saints complete this treasure trove of architectural features. Just across the church square, the statue of Saint Blaise has guarded the fountain since the eighteenth century.
Saint-Michel cemetery: Saint-Brieuc's answer to Paris's "Le Père Lachaise" cemetery Rue Jobert de Lamballe, Saint-Brieuc -
Rows of graves, busts, steles and chapels evoke the memory of many celebrated figures. Guided tours with the Tourist Office guides (min 15 people).
Monuments Rohannec’h Villa The start of the main route into the Saint-Michel area of town emerges onto the quayside near the swing bridge, after a walk down through the magnificent Villa gardens.
very interesting items: an eighteenth century Baroque altarpiece, an organ case containing on of the finest instruments made by CavailléColl and the Gothic fenestration of the south window.
Viscount Alain Le Gualès de Mézaubran, powerful SaintBrieuc shipowner and politician, started construction of his residence on top of Rohannec’h in 1899.
Open 10am to 6pm. Free entry.
Access from the town centre by rue du Rochard, then Bld Pasteur (15 min) St Etienne Cathedral Fortified edifice (twelfth to eighteenth centuries) at the heart of a town without ramparts, strongly connected with the town’s civic and religious history. Houses some
Le Carré Rosengart – maritime activities centre This former industrial site (Sébert foundries, Rosengart automobile spare parts factory and then the factories of Chaffoteaux and Maury) is now dedicated to mariners: careening area, skid, storage sheds, workshops and various shops. The large interior spaces of the old factories have been renovated with stone, brick and metal structures. Come and have a look for yourself!
The rows of shipowners’ houses These houses are characterised by high sloping roofs, chimneys stacks on the gables and access to a courtyard through the lobby. They were often associated with warehouses for storing salt, fish, canvas and so on. The Rouxel, de Villeféron, Sébert, de Kereunteun and Le Gualès de Mézaubran were among the great merchant families. On the quayside and rue Arsène Simon (eighteenth century).
The Grand Seminary Chapel In 1927, the architect Georges Lefort called upon mosaicist Isidore Odorico from Rennes to decorate the interior of the Grand Seminary Chapel in Cesson, Saint-Brieuc. Beneath the high coffered vaulted ceiling, the black and white geometric décor cover the flagstones on the floor while the walls are of bright ochre and pink, emerald green and ultramarine blue, typical of the Art Déco style. The walls of the chapel crypt have also been decorated; Xavier de Langlais, member of the “Seiz Breur” group of artists, created fresco paintings in 1949. Private property – Lycée du Sacré Coeur – Rue de Genève – Access with authorisation. Call +33 (0)2 96 33 35 05
Chapelle du Grand séminaire
Basilique Notre Dame d’Espérance (Bascilica of Our Lady of Hope) Entrance through side door. White walls characteristic of the tufa used by Théodore Maignan. Varnished wooden monumental pulpit opposite the Statue of Saint Peter. Handembroidered processional banner and votive offering tucked away in a side chapel. Place Saint-Pierre, Saint-Brieuc
Harel De La Noë engineering structures Avant-garde engineer and builder (1852-1931), he boldly innovated with reinforced concrete and used new techniques, particularly in the construction of viaducts. His structures form part of the industrial and architectural heritage: In Saint-Brieuc: - the central station: distinctive parabolic arch (currently university canteen) - The Rohannec’h bridge - The Courses bridge
The old central station: distinctive parabolic arch (currently university canteen) The advent of the railways drastically changed Saint-Brieuc between 1860 and 1910. Two railway networks were in operation. The first brought the town closer to Paris. From 1900, a second local railway network improved links between Saint-Brieuc and the countryside and seaside. A central station for the local network was therefore built by engineer Harel de la Noë. He used reinforced concrete and bricks for the bridges and structures of the entire network. The station was used as a bus station then a university canteen, with glass now covering the spectacular 28 metre parabolic archway. Place du 8 mai 1945, Saint-Brieuc
- The Toupin viaduct
In Plérin : - "Le Parfond de Gouët" viaduct - Colvé, la Horvaie, Grognet and Tosse Montagne viaducts
In Langueux : - "Le Vau Hervé" viaduct, the Cage bridge, the Douvenant viaduct - "The Ponts Neufs" viaduct in Morieux/Hillion
Episcopal mansion of Bellescize The new Episcopal mansion was built in 1780 in the baroque style of the eighteenth century, semicircular pavilion with curved roof and façade. Monseigneur Hugues Regnault of Bellescize commissioned the construction of this residence, located behind the cathedral, in order to serve as the main house of the new diocese which remained unfinished. Rue Henri Servain, Saint-Brieuc
disciplines welcome. Seminars and groups are also welcome (tailored packages available, booking required). Open seven days a week, until 2am on Sundays, Mondays,
Le Cyclope: bowling, billiards or darts? A short distance from the town centre, Le Cyclope is a firm favourite for leisure activities in Saint-Brieuc, offering bowling, billiards, darts and video games. Eight wooden bowling lanes suitable for children. Birthday packages for a fabulous afternoon with friends! The Cyclope also welcomes fans of the green baize, with 21 snooker, French billiards and pool tables. Tournament open to all every Tuesday evening. For those who enjoy a game of traditional darts, there is a tournament on the first Thursday of every month. Sports clubs and competitions in all
Le Club 6 Cinema
Le Taly's discotheque
Le L37 discothèque
Cinéland Cinema Saint-Brieuc south - Brézillet
Le Strike bowling alley Saint-Brieuc south - Brézillet
Tuesdays and Wednesdays and until 3am on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Le Cyclope, 14 rue de Paris Saint-Brieuc: +33 (0)2 96 61 30 01/ firstname.lastname@example.org Chai Pierre wine cellar This wine-tasting section of the Nouvelles Caves Bretonnes wine cellar, Chai Pierre, opens out onto a delightful south-facing patio. Every Thusday, Friday and Saturday, the Nouvelles Caves Bretonnes hosts “Lapero”, a wine-tasting with food. Pierre Daniel offers a selection of fine wine and spirits. Concerts during the Artbist’Rock festival. 8 Rue Michelet, Saint-Brieuc - Tel: +33 (0)2 96 33 40 82 La Brasserie des Champs La Brasserie des Champs plays host to jazz concerts every Friday. On the terrace by the Allende gardens or indoors. From 6pm (free). Get the programme at any of our information points. Monday 8am-7.30pm/Tuesday to Saturday 8am-11pm
1 Rue Ste-Barbe, Saint-Brieuc - Tel: +33 (0)2 96 77 27 54
La Cigale La Cigale has a convivial atmosphere and cosy terrace, sheltered by trees, on the pedestrian precinct. At lunchtime, salads, gratins and marvellous croque-madames (toasted ham and cheese sandwiches with a fried egg on top) are on offer. In the afternoon, enjoy tea, pastries and ice cream. The bar remains open in the evening serving aperitifs, and sometimes remains open later for events. Concerts during the Art’BisRock and Fête de la Musique festivals. Open every day from 8am, except Sunday and Monday.
2 Place Glais Bizoin - Tel: +33 (0)2 96 33 05 28 Le Relais d’Alsace Definitely one of the most pleasant terraces in the town’s pedestrian precinct. Ice-cream parlour, oyster bar. Terrace. Open 7 days a week.
2 Place Duguesclin, Saint-Brieuc - Tel: +33 (0)2 96 33 93 13 Le Café des Epices Café with concerts, terrace, friendly Moroccan atmosphere. Tuesday to Sunday, 5pm to 1am.
5 Rue du Légué, Saint-Brieuc Tel: +33 (0)2 96 33 46 99 Bar Bistro à Moules Mussel bar. Games evenings for all, stories, early evening concerts in summer. Closed Mon and Tue out of season/closed Mon lunchtime in summer.
7 Place de l'Eglise, 22120 Hillion Tel: +33 (0)2 96 32 25 99
Theatre Quai Ouest, an established theatre company Quai Ouest invites you to enjoy classic and contemporary theatre in a splendid small theatre. Every year, it takes to the stages of western France and plays to annual audiences of between ten and fifteen thousand. Theatre means everything to the company: research, theatrical and musical productions, broadcasts, role-playing for employment training, courses, internships and workshops. Direct descendant of the “Tréteau Briochin”, founded in 1922, the company promotes access to culture for all by making school shows part of its remit. Come and see the work of Quai Ouest for yourself. Annual programme available at our information points and on: ciequaiouest.blogspot.com Théâtre de Poche 6 Rue Tullaye, Saint-Brieuc - B Tel: +33 (0)2 96 61 37 29 ou +33 (0)6 15 69 01 95 email@example.com
Maison de Théâtre pour le Jeune Public (theatre for young audiences) 9 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau Saint-Brieuc www.gazibul.com
Le 7 Bis & Cie
Saint-Brieuc Agglomération 7 bis rue Baratoux Saint-Brieuc
Cultural centres / concert halls Chez Robert, La Ville Robert cultural centre
Rue de la Roche Durand - Langueux
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 52 60 60
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 79 12 96
Bleu Pluriel, Trégueux cultural centre 23 Rue du Stade
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 71 31 20 www.bleu-pluriel.com
Espace Victor Hugo 36
Le Grand Pré
Rue Massignon, Pordic
Place de l'Eglise, Ploufragan Tel: +33 (0)2 96 78 89 20 - www.ploufragan.fr
2 Rue Olivier Provost, Hillion
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 32 36 55
Rue Jacques Prévert, Plédran
La Passerelle, Saint-Brieuc Major theatre of regional importance Place de la Résistance, Saint-Brieuc Tel: +33 (0)2 96 68 18 40 www.lapasserelle.info
Cap Cultural Complex 6 Rue de la Croix, Plérin
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 79 86 00 - www.ville-plerin.fr
Salle Hermione (concert hall) Saint-Brieuc Expo Congrès (trade show/conference venue) Palais des Congrès Equinoxe, Parc d'Activités Economiques de Brézillet Rue Pierre de Coubertin www.baiedesaintbrieuc.com
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 64 30 30
Information and ticket sales:
Office de Tourisme de la Baie de Saint-Brieuc 7 Rue Saint-Gouéno, Saint-Brieuc
La Citrouille (Scène de Musiques Actuelles)
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 33 32 50 and usual points of sale
Place Nina Simone, Saint-Brieuc Concert hall – Rock’School
Cyberbase (internet access and training) Tel: +33 (0)2 96 01 51 40 www.lacitrouille.org
Bay of saint-brieuc highlights January
Regional painting and sculpture trade fair “Braderies Folies”: market selling discounted fashion items “Biennale photo”: biennial photo exhibition
Maritime festival Saint-Brieuc fireworks display “Les Nocturnes”: street arts and music festival International Drum Festival Sailing World Championships B14
February ”Babel danse”: dance and multimedia festival Fossils and minerals exhibition Guided tours
Mars Gouët Ploufragan challenge : Trail “Festival 360°”: theatre, circus and dance festival, St Brieuc International tennis tournament
April: May “Tant qu’il y aura des Mouettes” circus and music festival “Objectif 373”: Côtes d’Armor travelling arts festival “Complet’Mandingue”: festival of the African family “Art Rock” festival: concerts, theatre, dance, etc.
June “Bulles à croquer”: comic and food festival “Corrida de Langueux”: international running race “Trail traversée de la baie”: races incorporating the Bay “Battle international unvsti”: hip hop competition
August “Bat’O Scène Juno Bravo”: concert evenings at the harbour Fireworks and crafts market on 15 August Classical music festival: Pordic ”Coupe Florio”: classic cars event
Themed exposition, Saint-Brieuc Fair, Saint-Michel
October International photojournalism festival ”Subnautica”: model submarine event ”Cavales d’Automne”: horse races ”Cité Rap” festival: urban culture
November International photojournalism festival Race and walking trail in Goëlo Valley, Ploufragan ”Les Enfantillages”: children’s festival Giant flea-market at the racetrack
December Christmas events Guided tours: illuminated evening tour
Info Get the detailed programme at www.baiedesaintbrieuc.com or on your iPhone!
Rou'Libre: hire of electric and traditional bicycles Saint-Brieuc: Low-price hire of traditional and electric bikes, child bike seats and tandems for the partially-sighted. Cycle routes in town and around the Bay are available. Short or long duration For more information/bookings: +33 (0)2 96 61 73 15 Rue de la Poissonnerie, central Saint-Brieuc 39 39
SNCF railway station Local, intercity and TGV high-speed services
Bus serving Saint-Brieuc and surrounding areas (TUB) www.tubinfo.fr – Hub Bld du 71è RI Central point rue du Combat des Trente/Bld Clémenceau
Information and tickets office on Place Duguesclin +33 (0)2 96 33 47 42
Local bus service serving the département: Tibus Bus information: 6 rue du Combat des Trente Local rate number: 0 810 22 22 22 firstname.lastname@example.org www.tibus.fr
Transport for persons with reduced mobility (+ option of hire)
Car hire List of car hires available at information points
Synergihp Bretagne : +33 (0)2 96 765 909 Pôle de mobilité des Châtelets Avenue des Châtelets 22440 Ploufragan
Transport in Brittany: www.breizhgo.com
Cyberespaces (internet access and training) Médiacap - 4 Rue Jouallan, Saint Brieuc
Places of worship Saint-Brieuc reformed church
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 68 90 31
3 Rue Victor Hugo (Saint-Michel district)
Le CAP - rue de la Croix, Plérin
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 33 05 48
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 79 88 08
Emmaüs Permanent flea marker
Saint-Brieuc evangelical protestant church
10 Rue Anne de Bretagne (Robien district)
Plédran - Rue du Centre 22960
Tréméloir - 4 Rue Saint-Fiacre 22590
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 64 34 20
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 79 01 17
Plérin - Rue de l'Espérance 22190
Trémuson - Place Pierre Michel 22440
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 79 82 00 www.ville-plerin.fr
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 94 84 54
Yffiniac - Place de La mairie 22120
Ploufragan - 22 Rue de la Mairie 22440
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 72 60 33 www.yffiniac.com
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 94 14 21 http://addsaintbrieuc.com/
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 78 89 00 www.ploufragan.fr
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 61 55 51 Mon, Wed and Fr from 2pm to 5.30pm Sat from 10am to noon and from 2pm to 5.30pm
Pordic - Rue Odio Baschamps 22590
And Rue du Dr Rahuel
Presbytery of Saint-Etienne Cathedral Tel: +33 (0)2 96 33 24 54
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 79 12 12 www.pordic.fr
Rue du Moulin à Papier, Saint-Brieuc
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 52 51 73
Genealogy Municipal archives
3 bis rue Bel-Orient, Saint-Brieuc Tel: +33 (0)2 96 61 07 67 www.mairie-saint-brieuc.fr
Local (département) archives Rue François Merlet, Saint-Brieuc Tel: +33 (0)2 96 78 78 77 http://archives.cotesdarmor.fr/
RTL2 Virgin Radio France INFO France Inter Nostalgie
106.3 96.2 105.5 87.9 93.9
Prayer room, Quai Armez, Port du Légué
Place du Général de Gaulle 22000
Town halls in the Bay
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 62 54 00 www.mairie-saint-brieuc.com
Tel: 02 98 89 31 31 (16)
Yves Le Foll Hospital, Saint-Brieuc Tel: +33 (0)2 96 01 71 23
Rennes poison control centre Tel: +33 (0)2 96 59 22 22
Saint-Donan - 1, Place de la Mairie 22800
Hillion – Rue de La Tour du Fa 22120
Pharmacies open out of hours (night and weekends)
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 32 21 04
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 73 94 37
La Méaugon - Rue des Fontaines 22440
Saint-Julien - Place de La Mairie 22940
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 77 29 00
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 42 91 95
Police station information
Trégueux - 1 Rue de la République 22950
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 77 29 00
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 94 83 98
Langueux - Rue de Brest BP2
Cob FM 92.7 France Bleu Armorique 104.5 France Culture 101.9 France Musique 90.9
NRJ 102.3 HIT-WEST 106.9 Skyrock 107.3
Medical centre (8pm to 11pm) Jeanne d’Arc Clinic
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 71 27 32 www.tregueux.fr
Tel: +33 (0)2 96 62 25 50 www.langueux.fr
Emergancy numbers Emergancy numbers 112 Fire brigade 18 or 112 Police emergency 17 Ambulance services 15 Maritime rescue service (Cross Corsen)
9 rue du Vieux Séminaire à Saint-Brieuc
Port du Légué
Trégueux (organic) (4pm/7.30pm) Ploufragan Pordic Plérin centre Ploufragan Saint-Brieuc, Croix Lambert