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  • Address: Paimpol, Brittany, France, Saint-brieuc
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Town

Between the 15th and 19th centuries, the cod fishing industry was very profitable for Paimpol. Fishermen would sail from here to Iceland for up to as long as 8 months at a time. Like most of Brittany today though, Paimpol now focuses on tourism. And it certainly has a lot to offer. 17th century buildings, half-timbered dwellings and cobblestoned streets! The best places to check these out are the Place du Martray, Rue des Huit Patriotes and Rue des Islandais. The highlights are: 

  • 15th century ‘Maison Jezequel’ on La Rue des Huit Patriotes.
  • The Maison des Armateurs: A stone townhouse.
  • The Tower
  • The Paimpol History museum
  • The Tuesday morning weekly market at the the Place des Halles.
  • Beauport Abbey: A Grand Site of France.

The Steam Train that runs between Paimpol and Pontrieux between May and September is a lovely way to see the surrounding countryside. Ferries from the town run to Ile Brehat.

  • You can drive to here or take a bus.

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  • Paimpol Address: Paimpol, Brittany, France, Saint-brieuc
  • Paimpol Timing: 24-hrs
  • Paimpol Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Paimpol(preferred time): 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Paimpol: 06:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Saint-brieuc include Paimpol in their plan

  • 35% of people start their Paimpol visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 6 Hrs to see Paimpol

Monday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Paimpol

People normally club together Chapelle Saint-gonery and Rosaires Beach while planning their visit to Paimpol.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures