Top things to do in Paimpol

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, which also hosts art and sculpture exhibitions.…
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…
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.
Music Festival in Paimpol

Festival du Chant de Marin

Sea-shanty singing fills the quays every odd-numbered year.