The Valley of the Léguer

An unspoilt paradise for anglers and walkers

The Léguer, one of the most beautiful rivers in Brittany, has recently been awarded the European ‘Wild Rivers’ label

Nature activities, a unique architectural heritage, waymarked trails for walkers, horse riders and cyclists all make it worth spending time to explore here. The Vallée du Léguer is particularly unspoilt, and will delight all nature-lovers. It now holds the European ‘Wild Rivers’ label, and is classified as a Natura 2000 site in recognition of its remarkable natural heritage.

The site of Les Papeteries Vallée paper mill, an example of the industrial heritage of the Trégor region

In the heart of the valley, upstream from the the remains of Kernansquillec hydroelectric dam is where the Papeteries Vallée paper mill was founded in 1855, employing up to 250 workers here, a regional first for Brittany.  Since then, the site has been rehabilitated, leaving the industrial remains untouched.  A discovery trail between the old dam and the Papeteries site has been created.

Activities

Discover the many way marked paths!

The Station VTT du Léguer

A favourite destination for walkers, horse riders and cyclists, the marked trails lead you along the river banks, through woodland and forest. The Station VTT du Léguer mountain-biking centre offers 200 kilometres of signposted trails for riders of all levels.

Fly-fishing trail at Kernansquillec

Classed as a ‘river for migratory fish’, a favourite spot for fly-fishing, the Léguer is one of the most famous rivers in France for fishing salmonids, and is renowned for the fighting spirit of its wild fish. The ‘Pêche Passion’ marked path at Kernansquillec will give you a taste of the ideal conditions for fly-fishing.

Things to see and do in Belle-Isle-en-Terre