Cotes d'Armor Activities and Things To Do On Holiday

Enjoying a round of golf, Cote d Armor, Brittany

Play a Round of Golf or Two

Cotes d’Armor offers superb golfing all year round at courses in beautiful settings.

If you’re planning on a stay on the Pink Granite Coast, for example, then any golfers in your party may like to try Golf de Saint-Samson. This 18-hole/71 par course has a moorland and pine wood setting.

Alternatively, you may prefer to visit Golf des Ajoncs d’Or situated near Binic and St-Quay-Portrieux for a high quality 18-hole/72 par course.

Further along the coast, Golf Val Andre Blue Green is another 18-hole/72 par course – enjoy the stunning views as you play.

Or, finally, how about Golf des Sables d’Or near Cap Frehel which offers an 18-hole/70 par course in an outstanding setting.

Visit the Aquarium at Tregastel

Tregastel Marine Aquarium is located amidst giant pink granite boulders. Visitors pass through an impressive maze of natural granite blocks to visit the chapel, the Second World War arms depot, the pre-historic museum and the Marine Aquarium.

There are 3 zones to the aquarium where visitors can observe lobsters, bass, conger eels, anemonies etc, and uncover the secrets of the tides. For more information tel: (00 33) 2 96 23 48 58

Visit Planetarium de Bretagne, Cosmopolis, Pleumeur-Boudou

The planetarium projects 3D pictures of space onto a huge 600m² screen. Displays include; The Planet with 1000 Faces; a Voyage through the Solar System and The Southern Sky Mysteries. More information on tel: (00 33) 2 96 15 80 32

Visit the Tidal Mill at Trégastel

The first mill here was built in 1375 on the small dam connecting the communes of Perros-Guirec and Trégastel, to be replaced in 1764. The mill functioned thanks to the flow and ebb of the tide. It was used primarily to grind grain but also to clean flax and crush salt. A working mill until 1932, it is now an exhibition centre. Tel: (00 33) 2 96 23 47 48

Visit Chateau de-la-Roche-Jagu

Approx 10km inland from Tréguier, on a heavily wooded slope above the Trieux river, stands the fifteenth century Château de-la-Roche-Jagu. A combination of fortress and home, it plays host to lavish annual exhibitions. The rooms within are bare, but if you climb to the top, you can admire the beautiful woodwork of the restored eaves, and walk the 2 long indoor galleries, offering tremendous views over the river.

Open daily: Easter – June, and Sept and Oct 1000 –1230 and 1400 – 1800; July and Aug 1000 –1900. Park access free, Château visit payable.

Visit Fort La Latte

Fort la Latte is a fourteenth century castle in a cliff-top location and is used regularly as a film set. Its tower, containing a cannonball factory, is accessible only over 2 drawbridges and offers good views of the Emerald Coast. Guided tours: April– Sept daily 1000 – 1230 and 1430 – 1830; Oct – March Sat, Sun and hols only 1430 –1730. Fréhel Tourism Office tel: (00 33) 2 96 41 53 81

Visit the Gallic Village in Pleumeur-Bodou, near Cosmopolis

This village is a unique reconstruction of a Gallic setting and way of life enabling you to discover our ancestors’ life, costumes and the craft industry of this period. There are numerous activities inside the village where everything is paid for with sesterces.

Open from Easter - end of Sept, July and Aug open from 1000 to 1900. Contact Village Gaulois - tel: (00 33) 2 96 91 83 95

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