About Paimpol, Saint-brieuc
Paimpol, Saint-brieuc - Address
Address: Paimpol, Brittany, France
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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.
How To reach Paimpol by Public Transport
- You can drive to here or take a bus.
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