Rencontre #18Word of BreizhAntoine Grossemy
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Antoine Grossemy, hiking specialist

This nineteenth interview takes us to meet Antoine Grossemy. A hiking project manager at the Tourist Office, Antoine works on the theme of hiking in all its forms.
Published on 20 October 2023

Parole de Breizh, invites you to discover la Côte de Granit Rose through encounters with those who live Brittany, transform it, cultivate it. These ambassadors are craftsmen, artists, producers… but above all, inhabitants of Trégor. They love the Côte de Granit Rose and explain why it’s important to cultivate what’s essential!

A keen hiker, trekker, climber and sports enthusiast in general, it was only natural for Antoine to complete an STAPS degree before heading off to the Alps for a master’s degree in Leisure, Environment Sport and Tourism.

His end-of-study internship with the Queyras Regional Nature Park confirmed his desire to work towards the development of responsible tourism, based on outdoor activities and the discovery of natural areas. After a number of experiences in reception and events, notably at the Val d’Arly tourist office,

she decided to take up a new challenge.

Why did you choose the Pink Granite Coast?

Antoine finally crossed France to take up the position of hiking and green tourism project manager on the Côte de Granit Rose.

Antoine already knew the Côtes d’Armor well, having spent every summer there for over 30 years. So it was quite natural for him to select northern Brittany as one of the geographical areas where he wanted to settle.

Antoine’s Chinese portrait

If you were a color? “Green”
If you were a season? “Spring”
If you were a word? “sharing”
And if you were a Breton animal? “the wolf, discreet and a symbol of freedom”

What does his job involve?

At the Tourist Office, I create digital and paper supports to promote hiking itineraries whether on foot, bike, mountain bike, trail…. Over the past few years, I’ve developed the Espace Trail project in conjunction with the regional tourist destination, and participated in the construction of the Mon Tro Breizh itinerary.

I’m also involved in coordinating the network of partners, in particular with accommodation providers positioned to welcome hikers, as well as designing organized stays, and carrying out communication operations such as the Salon du Randonneur, welcoming sports journalists or with a view to publishing articles on the theme of hiking.

Cultivating the essential

What does the phrase “Cultivate the essential” inspire in you?

“I’d say it refers to respect for nature, better knowing, understanding and preserving our environment. It’s the idea of consuming differently, taking the time to marvel and meet. And that fits in perfectly with my mission to develop greener tourism.”

As a nature lover, I appreciate the wide variety of magnificent natural sites to be found on the Pink Granite Coast, both on the seaside and further out.



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