The bay of Paimpol forms part of the bay of St Brieuc which has a tidal range of over 12 metres, one of the largest in Europe and 5th in the world !
The bay is the perfect place to learn the basics or to improve your sailing skills. The town of Paimpol bears witness to its maritime past as immortalised in Pierre Loti’s novel An Iceland Fisherman, and in addition to the famous Sea Shanty Festival, offers the visitor a wealth of opportunities to explore places steeped in memory and emotion.
Packed with architecture from centuries past, the charming town centre with its pretty streets and impressive former residences of corsairs and ship-owners is today home to galleries and well-known artists !
Here’s a good tip !
Explore Paimpol by joining one of the Tourist Office guided tours. And for the children, make sure to pick up a copy of the fun activity book to discover old Paimpol !
What to do in Paimpol
Visite guidée : Paimpol, cité des Islandais
HISTORIC SITE AND MONUMENT
Follow the guide to immerse yourself in the lives of the ‘Icelandic’ and ‘Newfoundland’ fisherman, and the corsairs of local legend. Duration 1h30. B...
Milmarin - Centre de découverte maritime
Share the lives of seafarers past, present and future. The Mémoire d’Islande museum traces the history of the great fishing voyages to Newfoundland a...
Abbaye de Beauport
Beauport Abbey was established in the 13th century and bears witness to 800 years of history. The well-preserved site is home to both conservation in...
Le Petit Train Paimpolais
Climb aboard Paimpol’s Little Train for a guided visit exploring the maritime domain of the ‘Icelander’ town. Enjoy the charming port, the bay of Pou...