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Cultural Heritage

The first traces of settlement on the Pink Granite Coast date back 12,000 years. Travelling through the Trégor means going back in time and discovering the history of Brittany. Each town and village bears witness to the region’s glorious economic and cultural past. This heritage is today a tool for modern events and for those who want to share experiences and memories.

Chapelle du calvaire


Chapelle du Calvaire in La-Roche-Derrien. Originally built near the hospital Sainte-Anne in Lannion, the chapelle du Calvaire (chapel of ordeal), also known as “Notre-Dame des sept douleurs” – Our Lady of the seven sufferings -, was moved to La-Roche-Derrien in 1867. It was re-erected true to its original form in place of a dungeon of a medieval castle and now overlooks the Jaudy valley and La-Roche-Derrien. It is open daily from 9 am to 6 pm.

The steps of Brélevenez


The steps of Brélevenez. 140 steps lead up to the church of the same name. They are made of granite and shale. These steps were built before the French Revolution and renovated in the XIXth century. The surrounding houses are from the same period. When you have a look at their facades, you may see that some of them have little niches hosting statues of saints. Did you know that the steps of Brélevenez were on the cover of the book “Martine fait de la bicyclette” (Martine goes biking) from 1971 ?

I went to Brélevenez with my husband and my sons, the climbing was quite sportive but the view from above was breathtaking


The Treguier Cathedral


The cathedral of Tréguier. It is dedicated to St. Tugdual, the monk who founded the city of Tréguier. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful religious buildings in Brittany. Its construction goes back to the XVth century, while the 197 ft. tall tower was added in the XVIIIth century. Inside you shouldn’t miss the tomb of St Yves and, next to the cathedral, the Gothic cloister is worth a detour.

The radome


The radome of Pleumeur-Bodou. People often ask “What’s that big white ball?” Well, this huge sphere – 164 ft. tall and 210 ft. wide – is home to a horn antenna which, on 11 July 1962, received the first television images from the USA! This radome is one of its kind, since its American counterpart no longer exists. It was inaugurated by General le Gaulle himself. You can relive its history during the “sound and light”-show and plunge into the magic of this site.

Dallam’s Organ


Dallam’s Organ in Lanvellec. The festival of Lanvellec and Trégor has been relying on this majestic instrument for over 30 years to bring ancient music to life. The organ originally belonged to the Brit Robert Dallam. It was built in 1653. Since 1971 it is classified as a historic monument. In 1985/86 it was restored in by an Italian organ maker and is now once again true to its historic value. For groups it is possible to visit the organ upon demand.

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