Day 1: Cap-Fréhel and Fort La Latte
You like dizzying views, you will be served
After climbing 144 steps to be precise, you arrive at the top of the Cap Frehel lighthouse and there after the effort it is comfort: all you have to do is admire this nature at 360°. The view there is spectacular. On a clear day you can see the Channel Islands such as Jersey.
Another gift of nature; Cap Fréhel is home to an ornithological reserve. A belvedere was built to promote bird watching at the Fauconnière rock.
To continue this sporting day, head for the GR34 which connects Cap Fréhel to Fort La Latte, the other must-see site in the area. This 10km round trip hike (2h30) will allow you to discover impressive landscapes with cliffs up to 70m high.
After 1h15 of walking, you are rewarded by arriving at the foot of Fort La Latte, this majestic castle built on the side of cliffs. This fort has also served as a film set on several occasions, such as for the film The Vikings with Kirk Douglas. It takes 45 min to 1 hour to discover every corner of this building.Where to sleep in Cap Fréhel?
Day 2: Sables d'Or les Pins and Saint-Cast-le-Guildo
Fréhel also has its seaside resort: Sables d'Or les Pins. Recognized as a health resort, it is very unique. You won't see two resorts like this. Here, different architectural styles coexist; Anglo-Norman and Art Deco. Sables d'Or les Pins is also its 2km fine sand beach at the end of which is the dune spit. Kesako? The winds and tides have gradually formed an arrow-shaped dune. Behind this dune, you will have the opportunity to discover another beach, more discreet and protected from the wind, overlooking the lagoon of Sables d'Or les Pins.
Then take the direction of Saint-Cast le Guildo, the other seaside resort to see in Dinan-Cap Fréhel. This peninsula offers 7 fine sandy beaches, all different from each other. In terms of architecture, you will be amazed by the villas located at the Pointe de la Garde, which overlooks the large beach and Pen-Guen beach. It is also a good spot for taking pictures. You can then take the direction of the Mielles district to take the path of the rising sun which connects the shopping district to the deep-water port (the second of the Côtes d'Armor).Where to sleep in Saint-Cast-Le-Guildo?
Day 3: Dinan and the Rance Valley
Take your sword and go visit Dinan, the city of art and history. You like cobbled streets and half-timbered houses, this is the place for you. This medieval city is full of little nuggets. While strolling in the city, you will be transported!!! A little throwback to the past.
First obligatory passage by the clock tower. From the top of its 47 meters, the Clock Tower offers you an exceptional panorama over all of Dinan. After visiting the highest point of the city, the castle of Dinan opens its doors to you.
Discover castle life!
Then, discover the Rue du Jerzual. This street which historically connects the city center to the port of Dinan. This street is known for its significant drop but also for its high concentration of artists and craftsmen. Arrived at the bottom of the rue du Jerzual, you discover the port of Dinan where the Rance passes.
A stone's throw from Dinan, you will fall under the spell of Léhon, a small city of character with its abbey not to be missed.
On the way back, you can stop at Corseul or Le Quiou to observe the Gallo-Roman remains.
Day 4: Saint-Jacut de la Mer and the Ébihens archipelago
Do you want to discover a paradise archipelago? Take the direction of Saint-Jacut of the Sea, park at the tip of the bedside and set off for a walk towards paradise on earth: Les Ebihens. There, you are out of place and you will have the impression of being on the other side of the globe. It's a bit like the Breton Seychelles. Spend the afternoon on this island and return a little before the sea starts to rise. The crossing takes 30 minutes to reach Saint-Jacut de la Mer.
Hervé 93 - May 24, 2022
Of course, you can't do everything in a short time, but it's already an excellent program. If the weather is right, a swim in Sable d'or les pins or the large beach of St K, it's great. Finally, don't forget the Bouchot mussels in St K. Fancy a good ice cream in St K: Tinou or Sanchez if they still exist.
Daniel LAUNAY - November 7, 2019
Bravo A photo of Fort la Latte would complete the presentation of the first day Dinan Léhon would deserve a minimum of 3 days
- Emily - November 21, 2019
Hello, It's true that we could add a photo of Fort La Latte, it's always doable by the way ;-) We can easily spend 3 days in Dinan and Léhon, but we wanted to show that over a weekend of 4 days it was possible to see the essentials of our beautiful destination :-) Thank you for your comment M.Launay