Best Things To Do in Saint-brieuc, France

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  • Saint-Brieuc Cathedral Basilica: A Roman Catholic Cathedral said to be constructed in between the 14th and 15th centuries and is a popular tourist attraction in Saint-Brieuc.
  • Villa Rohannec'h: An impressive villa overlooking the estuary and the harbour.
  • Les Chaos du Gouet: One of the picturesque places to see around the town, where a stream of river runs through the boulders.
  • Cap Frehel: A gorgeous sightseeing place with a couple of lighthouses.

Guided Tours: 

  • La Pature es Chenes: Nature and wildlife tours with an experienced travel guide.
  • You can also hire private tour guides to take you through the important places in the town.

Below we have a list of things to do in Saint-brieuc and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Saint-brieuc getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Saint-brieuc with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Saint-brieuc

Here is the list of things to do in Saint-brieuc and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Les Chaos Du Gouet


    The Gouet river comes towards Saint Brieuc Bay from the south and the south west. On it’s way, the bubbling water courses its way through some really pretty forests. You can follow it for about 4.5km at the Chaos du Gouet. The name refers to the giant boulders that sit in the middle of the river. Most of the track is open, though there is some clambering over rocks and tree roots. There a...Read more
  2. Rosaires Beach

    4.5 (82 Votes)
    Rosaires Beach


    Though not as stunningly pretty as the other beaches and inlets on the granite coast, this beach in Plerin is loved for three reasons. First, it is 2km long, and so it never had a chance to get crowded. Second, its sand is fine, and very nice to walk on. There is a swimming area, watched over by a lifeguard. And thirdly, because it’s close. It really bursts into life in the summer though....Read more
  3. Le Nelson

    4.1 (78 Votes)
    Le Nelson

    Bar, Cafe

    This is a favourite student hangout – one of the most popular café’s in town. There’s a nice terrace, but that’s not their main attraction. Their selection of drinks is mouth-watering – chocolates, snickers, bounty, milkshakes, and non-alcoholic cocktails. The prices are highly reasonable (about EUR 4 for large mug), and the staff is very friendly. Your choc...Read more
  4. Museum Of Art And History

    Art And Culture, Museum

    The museum is surprisingly old – the collection was founded in 1886. There are two pavilions: one for temporary exhibitions on a single floor, and the other for permanent collections displayed over three floors. The objects in the museum are common and everyday, but the story they tell of Brittany is very intriguing. The permanent collection has: Ground floor: landscape paintings by loca...Read more
  5. Cathedrale Saint-etienne De Saint-brieuc

    Religious Site, Cathedral

    This Roman Catholic cathedral, though built only in the 15th century, is the seat of one of Brittany’s nine most ancient dioceses. The building you see today is a national monument. It was heavily damaged in 1375 and 1394; ironically, the man who defended it in the first attack personally led the second attack. Founded around the 6th century by Saint Brieuc, the cathedral contains some of...Read more
  6. Saint-brieuc Bay Natural Reserve
    Bird-watchers from all around the world descend to this paradise. The turquoise waters of Saint-Brieuc Bay reaches between two headlands, the anse d'Yffiniac and the anse de Morieux, and becomes the perfect stop imaginable for migratory birds. Depending on the time of the year, upto 40000 birds from over a hundred bird species can be seen. For a great view over the bay, go to the Maison de la B...Read more
  7. Le Port Du Legue

    Educational Site

    The port here has a rich history. In the 17th century, ships from here traded in and out of Newfoundland, the channel islands and Normandy. The highlights are: Le Carre Rosengart: An industrial site, the older factories of which have been renovated to host exhibitions and house restaurants. Ship chandler's houses: Historical 18th century buildings. The Grand Lejon: A ship The Juno Bravo: A shi...Read more
  8. Medieval Quarter

    Historical Site

    The historical part of Saint Brieuc is centred around its cathedral, but there is much more to see. Half timbered houses surround the church. Close by there is the 16th century house the 'Hotel of the Dukes of Brittany' on Place Louis Guilloux. In Place au Lin (north of the Cathedral), the Maison du Ribeault on Place au Lin is the oldest house in the town. Also check out the 15th century Quican...Read more
  9. Moncontour


    Britanny is full of utter charming little towns and this one is one of the best! Moncontour became famous in the 17th century for the production of linen, and as you walk around, you’ll see many of the merchant house buildings thrived on this trade. A curious thing you’ll not often see is all the signs that the houses have – they signify the building’s original purpose. ...Read more
  10. Pontrieux

    Town, Nature, Harbour

    Pontrieux’s port at the River Trieux was lucky for the town – it allowed for a much better integration into the linen trade the of the 17th century. Today though, the town’s industry is mainly driven by tourism. It’s as pretty a town as a town can be. There are lovely bourgeois houses, and each has its own washing area, called the lavoir. Today these is planted with pret...Read more
  11. Paimpol


    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 t...Read more
  12. Eglise Saint Michel

    4.1 (3 Votes)
    Eglise Saint Michel Image
    Overview of Église Saint Michel On your visit to Saint-brieuc, consider visiting Église Saint Michel. Église Saint Michel is not generally crowded with tourists and visitors. Abounding of places like Les Chaos Du Gouet, Rosaires Beach, Le Nelson, Museum Of Art And History and Cathedrale Saint-etienne De Saint-brieuc, city name has ...Read more
  13. I.u.t. Saint-brieuc

    4.6 (3 Votes)
  14. Campus Mazier

    3.6 (72 Votes)
  15. 12 Rue Poulain Corbion, 22000 Saint-Brieuc, France