Located between Armor (country of the sea in Breton) and Argoat (country of the earth) and punctuated by its three valleys – Gouédic, Gouët and Douvenant, the Agglomeration of Saint-Brieuc benefits from a privileged environment, open onto a remarkable bay, the 5th in the world for the amplitude of its tides. The Bay, shaped by beaches and viewpoints, is also the home of the largest nature reserve in Brittany. 2h15 away from Paris by TGV and 1 hour by car from Rennes, Saint-Brieuc is the main center of attraction and entertainment in the Côtes d’Armor with nearly 300 shops concentrated in its pedestrian center.
Bay of Saint-Brieuc: sea side
250 km of marked trails and 30 km of coastal path are available to you! The Bay of Saint-Brieuc is above all a vast coastal area where cliffs, coves, dunes, points and beaches follow one another (about fifteen in total).
By taking the coastal path (GR34), you can discover all the viewpoints of the Bay: a diversity of landscapes changing with the rhythm of the tides, between cliffs and dunes.
The Bay of Saint-Brieuc Nature Reserve, the largest in Brittany, is an exceptional ornithological site for bird watching in winter. Nearly 40,000 of them (about 112 species) take advantage of this peaceful setting to make a migratory stopover.
Bay of Saint-Brieuc: countryside side
With the discovery of the hinterland of Saint-Brieuc, which conceals unusual landscapes by the sea, it is easy to pass from one nature to another.
The chaos of Gouët In Saint-Julien, the winding Gouët river has dug its bed and shaped impressive blocks of granite where the water is constantly bubbling. You can also discover in this landscape: the “wolf’s leaps”, “devil’s chairs” or even the “virgin’s pots”.
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Source : https://www.bretagne.com/fr/ou-aller/cotes-darmor/baie-de-saint-brieuc/baie-de-saint-brieuc