Cotes d’Armor or ‘land of the sea’ on Brittany’s north coast boasts a memorable coastline.
The adventurous can explore by kayak, others may wish to travel the coastal path on foot or by bicycle.
The coastline stretches from the huge granite boulders eroded into fantastical shapes along the Pink Granite Coast at Perros-Guirec, to the highest cliffs in Brittany at Plouha ending finally in the serene landscapes and fine sandy beaches of the Emerald Coast.
Along the way are characterful fishing ports and a bird-watchers paradise at ‘Sept Iles’. Pretty inland towns abound, a ‘must’ being the wonderful medieval river port of Dinan on the River Rance. Arrive by boat for best views of the castle.
Cotes d’Armor offers a magnificent array of seafood. It is the largest European producer of scallops. Sample those from Erquy in ‘Coquilles St-Jacques’.