Top Choice Tourist Train in Paimpol

La Vapeur du Trieux

Steam-engine buffs and lovers of fine scenery will be in seventh heaven aboard the chuffing carriages of this 1922 steam train that plies the old railway line between Paimpol and the artists' town of Pontrieux, wher…
Top Choice Tower in Dinan

Tour Ste-Catherine

The 14th-century Tour Ste-Catherine is just east of Basilique St-Sauveur and beyond the tiny Jardin Anglais (English Garden), a former cemetery and nowadays a pleasant little park. The 16m-high tower has great views…
Area in Côtes d'Armor

Côte de Granit Rose

Running along the coast from Penvern to Trégastel and Ploumanach lies one of Brittany's natural wonders: a coastline of pink, salmon and russet-coloured granite known as the Côte de Granit Rose. Plan time to walk am…
Historic Site in Dinan

Vieux Pont

Be sure to head downhill to the Vieux Pont (Old Bridge). To get there, descend the steep cobbles of rue du Jerzual and rue du Petit Fort, two of the best-preserved streets in Brittany. Both are lined with art galler…
Church in Dinan

Basilique St-Sauveur

The soaring chancel of the Basilique St-Sauveur is Flamboyant Gothic, but the south side of the church is Romanesque. The church contains a 14th-century gravestone in its north transept reputed to cover the heart of…
Abbey in Paimpol

Abbaye de Beauport

If you have wheels (or you're up for a glorious 1½-hour walk along the seashore from the town harbour), head 3.5km east of Paimpol to this romantic 18th-century abbey. It hosts art and sculpture exhibitions. En rout…
Tower in Dinan

Tour de l'Horloge

Climb up to the little balcony of this 15th-century clock tower whose chimes ring every quarter-hour. A few paces to the north, take in the half-timbered houses overhanging place des Cordeliers and place des Mercier…
Museum in Paimpol

Musée de la Mer

This excellent little museum in a former cod-drying factory charts the Paimpol region's maritime history. Peruse nautical artefacts, from seine nets and canvas sails to vintage posters and fishing outfits.
Museum in Dinan

Château-Musée de Dinan

The town's museum is atmospherically housed in the keep of Dinan's ruined 14th-century château. It showcases the town's history and has information sheets in various languages.