Rendez-vous in Ploumanac'h
Following on from Eguisheim (Alsace) in 2013 and Cordes-sur-Ciel (Midi-Pyrénées) in 2014, it is the turn of Ploumanac’h, in Brittany, to be crowned favourite village of the French people. This delightful fishing village on the beautiful Pink Granite coast lies on the long-distance “Sentier des Douaniers” footpath.
The small fishing village of Ploumanac’h
Chosen as the “Village préféré des Français” by the television programme of the same name in June 2015, Ploumanac’h is a peaceful fishing village in the commune of Perros-Guirec. Admire its pretty flower-decked houses built in typical local stone and take a stroll around the port, where the colourful small boats add to the picture-postcard setting.
At low tide, you can access the oratory built for St Guirec (12C), which houses a granite statue of this monk who came to Brittany from Great Britain.
In summer, the port is the departure point for excursions to the Sept-Îles archipelago, home to no fewer than 20,000 pairs of seabirds.
Rock formations on the Pink Granite coast
There’s no need to head to the other side of the world for idyllic scenery! The area around Ploumanac’h is also dotted with magnificent creeks of turquoise water – welcome to the Pink Granite coast, one of the most beautiful areas in the region.
Take a hike along the Sentier des Douaniers footpath and discover stunning landscapes, where rocks of various shapes and sizes and resplendent, colourful moorland contribute to the magnificent scenery.