Visit Treguier and surroundings
Tréguier, a small city of character in the Côtes d'Armor, 18km from the Hotel Le Relais de Launay, where you can stroll along the Côte des Ajoncs coastline.
Tréguer, a small town with a population of 2947 inhabitants overlooking the rivers Jaudy and Guindy, is steeped in history. Examples of its rich past are everywhere : in its half-timbered houses, narrow, winding streets and Gothic cathedral. Ancient capital of Trégor province and a former Episcopal, Tréguier --officially listed as a Small City of Character-- is also famed for its local saint, Saint Yves, and its celebrated men of letters such as Ernest Renan, Anatole Le Braz and Henri Pollès.
St Tugdual Cathedral - Recognised as one of the finest cathedrals in the region, the church was dedicated to St Tugdual in the 10th century Its impressive 200-foot high spire soars over the town.
St Yves Church - Built on the site of the former chapel of Kermartin Manor, which belonged to the family of St Yves, the church houses a remarkable painting depicting the testament of St Yves, and ancient statuary, including a group of polychrome wood figures representing "St Yves between the rich man and the poor man". You will also find a fine 17th-century pulpit. Outside the church is an interesting 15th-century granite altar under which pilgrims would crawl on bended knees to have their wishes granted.
Plougrescant - The Pointe de Plougrescant, the northernmost headland in Brittany, stands amidst bewitching natural scenery. Its 10 miles of coast offer an outstanding variety of beaches, creeks, rocky shores and hiking trails set in an astonishing landscape of jagged cliffs, fringed by reefs and bristling with rocky hillocks. For further information, log on to the local Tourist Office website: http://www.tregor-cotedajoncs-tourisme.com/ ** tracking around Plougrescan **
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