Guingamp, Petite Cité de Caractère®

The capital of Breton dance

Worth the detour, for its shopping, local delicacies, heritage and for football fans the excitement of the stadium !

Petites Cités de Caractère

Outstanding examples of architectural heritage

Listed as one of 5 best Breton towns to explore on foot, Guingamp promises a journey in time with its medieval half-timbered architecture, the 15th century fortified castle right in the heart of the town, the basilica of Notre-Dame de Bon-Secours boasting three distinct architectural styles, and its renaissance-style doors and houses. The prison, an exceptional heritage site, will add an unusual twist to your visit

A wealth of fascinating historical details ! And - cherry on the kouign-amann - you can always find time for shopping and sampling delicious food in the charming streets of the town!

A tour of discovery!

Explore Guingamp on a self-guided heritage discovery tour (1.5 hours)

Exploring Guingamp’s heritage sites

Centre d'Art GwinZegal

Centre d’art GwinZegal

GwinZegal Arts Centre revolves around the many aspects of photography.  Situated in Guingamp, rooted in a predominantly rural area, GwinZegal has national and international renown.  Artistic creation, transmission and education are at the heart of its activity, which includes artists’ residencies, exhibitions, publishing and public outreach.

Les berges aménagées du Trieux © Alexandre Lamoureux

Guingamp and the banks of the Trieux river

Extend your visit to Guingamp with a pleasant walk along the banks of the Trieux, dotted with lavoir wash-houses, footbridges and lookout points (6 km). Download the route Au cœur de Guingamp

What to do in Guingamp