Cotes d'Armor Culture and Events

Scallop Festival, Saint-Quay-Portrieux

19 -22 April 2018

Festival to celebrate the Scallop - with a parade by the "Knights of the Scallop" on the Saturday morning followed by street entertainment, concerts and brass bands throughout the weekend.

Fete des Remparts, Dinan

19 -22 July 2018

One of Europe’s most important medieval festivals, this event is celebrated with medieval-style jousting, banquets, fairs and processions, culminating in an immense fireworks display. There is a market every Thursday in the places du Champ and du Guesclin, the original medieval fairground. For more information contact the Tourism Office, tel: (00 33) 2 96 87 69 76

Hortensias en Fete, Perros-Guirec

28 - 29 July 2018

For 2 days, this festival celebrates the emblematic flower of Perros-Guirec. With animations, sales and events about the flower on one side, and traditional Breton dance and music on the other, this festival took place for the very first time in 2015, and promises to offer two full days of enjoyment for everybody!

Festival de la Saint-Loup, Guingamp

14 -19 August 2018

This festival celebrates Breton dance and combines modern and traditional Celtic culture with 2,500 players, dancers and artists from the Celtic world. There are concerts every evening in the public gardens, dancing competitions, folklore shows and street entertainment. For more information, Tourism Office tel: (00 33) 2 96 43 73 89

Grand Pardon Notre-Dame de la Clarte, Perros-Guirec

August 2018 dates TBC

This long-celebrated pardon begins with a torch-lit procession on the evening of 14th August to the chapel known as ‘Our Lady of the Light.’ It was the lights of this chapel that guided sailors on a sinking boat back into shore.

The following day sees mass in the morning and a procession in the afternoon – villagers carry small boats to the chapel to be blessed

Please check precise details and dates with event organisers before making your holiday and travel arrangements.

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