With its famous Côte d'Emeraude and its Côte de Granit Rose, the department of Côtes d'Armor is an enchanting Breton department. Here we find all the ingredients that make Brittany so attractive: a coastline as vast as it is varied, beautiful beaches, towns and villages full of charm, restaurants with typical Breton specialties such as pancakes, pancakes and the famous Kouign-amann pastry - crispy and caramelized on the outside and soft on the inside.
The Emerald Coast near Cape Frehel is composed of rock formations and steep cliffs. A beautiful hiking trail leads to Fort La Latte, which rises above the Atlantic Ocean. The Côte de Granit Rose is also of incomparable beauty, with its Magic Rocks of Ploumanac'h. Highly recommended, also for children! A large part of the coast of the Côtes d'Armor can be borrowed to walk through the "customs trail". This narrow coastal road, 1800 km long, has existed since 1791 and was created to cut off the road for smugglers.
In addition to vertiginous cliffs and magical rock formations, the Côtes d'Armor offers beautiful and vast beaches. The well known seaside resorts are Val-André, Trégastel-Plage, Perros-Guirec, Sables-D'or-les-Pins and Erquy. The capital of Côtes d'Armor, Saint-Brieuc, also has attractive natural beaches. The beautiful bay of Saint-Brieuc is home to many famous restaurants. A specialty that can be found on practically any menu: the scallops, native to the local bay and also known as the "pearl of Saint-Brieuc".
In addition to fun on the beach, you can enjoy many other entertainment. Take a nostalgic look at the fishing village of Paimpol and the medieval town center of Dinan. Do not forget to visit the pretty harbor below. Moncontour and Lannion also offer a historic center that is worth a visit. A market is held in Lannion every Thursday throughout the city. Anyone who wants to experience the typical culture of Brittany - a culture that goes back to the Celts - can not avoid the Menhir of Saint-Uzec or the castle of Hunaudaye. Those who are looking for tranquility and calm rare, will certainly visit the flower island of Bréhat.
A holiday in a holiday home in the Cotes d'Armor is not complete without a good meal in an authentic Breton creperie. Start with a pancake, the salt sister of the crepe, the famous "Breton pancake". The most traditional version is served with salted butter and melted caramel. Ideal with a glass of cider. Finally, a tip for a Breton aperitif: a glass of Chouchen - a slightly alcoholic drink in which apple juice and honey reinforce each other in a pleasant way.