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Little jewel of the Emerald Coast

Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer

Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer combines the charm of a fishing village with the relaxation of a seaside resort. 

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Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer, a charming village

Formerly an island, the peninsula of Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer has long lived from fishing.

Today it is a charming village, out of time, where one takes pleasure in strolling in the flowery alleys. Here, the houses, aligned in rows, are built lengthwise. A tactic to protect yourself from the wind.

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Loïc Lagarde

The Pointe du Chevet

La Pointe du Chevet is a classified site Natura 2000 zone, which reveals an exceptional panorama over the bay of Arguenon, the island of Ebihens as well as the island of Colombière, a nature reserve for roseate terns.

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The Benedictine Abbey

Benedictine monastery founded by Saint Jacut in the 3th century, the Abbey was, for Brittany and for centuries, a political and spiritual high place. The buildings of the Abbey are located in the heart of a vast landscaped garden of XNUMXha, by the sea.

Today it can no longer be visited (it is a reception house), but do not hesitate to stroll in its gardens.

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Les Ebihens

This jewel of the Emerald Coast, which extends the peninsula of Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer to the main rock of 20 hectares, is one of the few private islands in Brittany. In addition to its beautiful beach to the north, which sometimes takes on tropical colors, the island is topped by a fortified tower, built by Vauban at the end of the XNUMXth century. A very beautiful little hamlet of old houses adjoins the tower. The crossing on foot starting from the Pointe du Chevet attracts many walkers, who go to the island for a picnic before the water rises. .

Please note: find out about the tide times before making the crossing.

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The Fisherman's House

This former fisherman's house located in the village of Saint-Jacut-de-la-mer is now an interpretation centre, called the Maison du Pêcheur.

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The port of the chatelet 

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The port of La Houle Causseul

The sea as a playground!

The Saint-Jacut peninsula is a real playground for lovers of nature and the great outdoors.

  • Take a tour of the beaches : There are no less than 11 fine sandy beaches along the coast of the peninsula: laze around, have fun, fish on foot... the choice is yours!
  • Want water activities? you are spoiled for choice: windsurfing, catamaran, kayak, paddle, sand yachting... Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer is a kite-surfing spot all year round that will satisfy your desire for sensations ! Discover the nautical club
  • The peninsula can also be explored on foot or by bike, and the advantage is that you will always find a stretch of beach for a little dip!
  • Without forgetting shore fishing : around the peninsula, you can go fishing on foot: cockles, clams, razor clams, crabs, oysters, etc. Follow our advice for a shore fishing trip 
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A heritage trail to follow 

Two routes, punctuated with totems, allow you to explore the peninsula to discover the maritime cultural heritage!

By following one, you will find the soul of the fishing village that was Saint-Jacut until the middle of the 20th century. You will be guided from the tourist office, passing by the main street, the Fisherman's House, the port of Châtelet, then that of Houle Causseul. Follow the other, it will take you in the footsteps of the first inhabitants of the strikes... Departing from the tourist office, you will stop near the Abbey, then at the Chef de l'Isle, and finally, at the Bank.

To accompany your exploration... A booklet, and the history of the places told by two Jaguen children born in the 20s (on sale in various points of sale in the town, and at the tourist office)

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· The Notebooks of Zéphirine are designed to accompany the visit (Illustrated booklet, available in several points of sale in the town, including the tourist office)

By following one, you will find the soul of the fishing village that was Saint-Jacut until the middle of the 20th century. You will be guided from the tourist office, passing by the main street, the Fisherman's House, the port of Châtelet, then that of Houle Causseul. Follow the other, it will take you in the footsteps of the first inhabitants of the strikes... Departing from the tourist office, you will stop near the Abbey, then at the Chef de l'Isle, and finally, at the Bank.

To accompany your exploration... A booklet, and the history of the places told by two Jaguen children born in the 20s (on sale in various points of sale in the town, and at the tourist office)

To follow the course: Download the application

Zephirine's Notebooks

These notebooks are designed to accompany the visit (Illustrated booklet, available in several points of sale in the town, including the tourist office

Interpretation center and site, Ecomuseum
Village Shores
    Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer
    Interpretation center and site, Ecomuseum
    Village ShoresSaint-Jacut-de-la-Mer

    About

      Saint Jacut de la mer recounts its maritime past.

      The Village-rivages association invites you to discover the history of the peninsula, whose economic and social life has always been closely linked to the sea.
      A documented and innovative evocation of the past and present life of this jewel of the Emerald Coast, through two complementary installations:

      - La Maison du Pêcheur (former Ecomuseum), reception and information area, installed in the house of one of the last professional fishermen of Saint Jacut de la mer. It presents, through various wall panels and videos, the the lives of fishermen and the different types of fishing that have followed one another for almost a millennium.
      It also offers, in a playful and educational approach, a discovery booklet of the emblematic places of the peninsula "Les carnets de Zéphirine".
      The Maison du Pêcheur is open all year round according to a program indicated on our site "village-rivages.org".

      - A heritage trail consisting of 7 interactive terminals (by QR codes) indicated in the form of oars/totems and arranged in the center of the peninsula. This course is carried out independently or can be the subject of group support by members of the association.

      Village-rivages is a member of the "Heritage" commission of COEUR Emeraude, which brings together the cultural and associative actors of the territory of the future Rance Valley/Côtes d'Emeraude Regional Nature Park.

      ​​Spoken Languages:
      • French
      • English
      groups accepted:

      Opening

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      • Monday : open
      • Tuesday : open
      • Wednesday : open
      • Thursday : open
      • Friday : open
      • On Saturday: open
      • Sunday: open

      Don't leave Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer without...

      have pushed to the ruins of the castle of Guildo

      Castle motte, fortified castle, princely residence…. The Château du Guildo has many facets and a long and often eventful history. The fortified castle sits in lush greenery, on a rocky outcrop facing the sea. The ruins of the castle were acquired by the Côtes d'Armor department in 1981. In the absence of historical sources, the origins of the castle are still poorly understood.

      Guildo Castle
      Historic site and monument, Coastal archaeology, Castle, Fortified castle, Fortified ensemble, Coastal fortification, Ruins and remains
      Guildo Castle
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        Historic site and monument, Coastal archaeology, Castle, Fortified castle, Fortified ensemble, Coastal fortification, Ruins and remains
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        About

          The departmental domain of Château du Guildo is a sensitive natural space which is located in a Natura 2000 zone. It is a preserved environment, with astonishing fauna and flora as well as a great diversity of natural environments. Remarkable coastal woods, a salt meadow, a mudflat and even a dune are present on the 5,36 hectares of the estate. Endemic, protected and endangered plants grow there. Many species of migratory birds, bats and even a colony of seals have made their home here.

          The remains of the Château du Guildo have been listed in the inventory of historical monuments since 1951. The Château du Guildo is located on a rocky outcrop, a stronghold which offers a strategic defensive position as it allows control of sea and land passages.

          From the XNUMXth century, a first construction is attested by the presence of a seigniorial residence and a barnyard built mainly in wood and earth.

          From the XNUMXth century, the site, like many others, underwent major changes. It was razed and then rebuilt in stone, new defensive systems were put in place: The view was cleared to allow better surveillance, moats were dug, a four-sided enclosure was built with round towers at the corners and a castle gate. hall. A richly decorated stately home, a chapel and other buildings are organized around a courtyard. This building was certainly built by a high-ranking personage because only the high nobility could afford the construction of such a castle.

          In the middle of the 1341th century, the first stone castle was destroyed during the War of Succession of Brittany (1364-XNUMX: a war between the heirs and the Duchy of Brittany). The site will remain abandoned for some time.

          At the end of the XNUMXth century, the castle was reinvested and completely rebuilt on the old remains. A large hall, a kitchen, outbuildings, a chapel and lodgings were erected. The east wing becomes the new seigniorial residence. The South-West tower is rebuilt in a polygonal shape. The courtyard is organized into a single space with a cistern well in the middle. It is this enclosure that is still present today.

          The castle reached its peak in the middle of the XNUMXth century thanks to Françoise de Dinan, heiress of several great Breton families and wife of Gilles de Bretagne, brother of Duke François I. It will carry out numerous improvement and embellishment operations: a new large seigniorial hall, new spiral staircase turrets, the embellishment of the outbuildings, the creation of a blacksmith's forge and a stable.

          At the end of the 1489th and 1491th centuries, the Château du Guildo suffered numerous sieges. It is put back into defense several times and adapts to developments in powder artillery (firing terraces, construction of earth levees). The Franco-Breton War (1514-1588: a defeat which led to the annexation of Brittany in 1598) and the War of the League (XNUMX-XNUMX: a war which opposed the Protestant King of France to the Catholic governor of Brittany) will ruin the castle, which will never regain its former glory.
          The site of Guildo, gradually abandoned from the XNUMXth century, will be cultivated and will serve as a stone quarry until the beginning of the XNUMXth century.

          The restoration of the castle was completed in November 2021. The Château du Guildo is now permanently open to the public.

          ​​Spoken Languages:
          • French
          • English
          groups accepted:

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