Paimpol, one of the ‘Lovieliest Detours of France’

The port and the bay of Paimpol - simply breathtaking !

Wander with the rhythm of the tides to explore the rich heritage of this port town

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 !