Guingamp - Baie de Paimpol and Natura 2000
Guingamp - Baie de Paimpol owes it beauty to the stunning coastline and mysterious interior landscapes. However, this is only part of the story. It is our deep connection with the land, coupled with our knowledge of biodiversity protection, that allows us to take care of these precious spaces.It all began in 1907 when, not far from us, Bréhat was the first place in France to be awarded the status of classified natural site. Moving on to 1999, the pays de Paimpol piloted Natura 2000, the European programme to protect biodiversity on land and at sea.
Moving southwards to the pays de Callac, ‘the land of springs’ where famous rivers begin their journey, the banks of the Blavet, the Hyères and the Léguer are vigilantly protected by the Natura 2000 programme. Towards Belle Isle en Terre, a part of the Vallée du Léguer, a paradise for ‘no kill’ fishing, has recently joined the prestigious group of only four rivers in France to have been awarded the ‘Wild River’ label.
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...
La Roche aux Oiseaux
Point located on the mouth of the Trieux river and the Ile-à-Bois. Strawberry-tree undergrowth, paths with plenty of fresh air to blow away the cobwe...
Forêt de Coat-an-Noz
The Coat an Noz forest (forest of the night) has long been exploited (wood, mines, etc.) Today the forest is a place for walks with trails for ramblin...
Tour de Kerroc'h
The 'Tour de Kerroc'h' is a very unusual structure and has become the accepted emblem of Ploubazlanec. It was erected in the last century on the summi...
Pointe de Guilben
If you take the GR34 hiking trail, known as the 'sentier des douaniers' (Customs Officers' Path), that runs along the coast towards the Guilben Point,...
Guingamp - Baie de Paimpol is the perfect place for all the open-air activities you could wish for, where your explorations will lead you through sensitive and protected natural sites. From simple solo walks to guided nature walks with our guides and our network of environmental educators, a range of important protected natural sites welcome visitors all year round. To make sure you enjoy your experience each time you come back, please help to protect these areas. Eco-friendliness never takes a day’s holiday !
Natural sites and discovery centres
Centre Régional d'Initiation à la Rivière
ENVIRONMENT AND NATURE
Regional River Environment Centre (CRIR) The CRIR is a permanent environmental centre dedicated specifically to water and natural aquatic environments...
Centre de Découverte de la Forêt et du Bocage
ENVIRONMENT AND NATURE
Maison Nature (Nature House). A 'bocage' landscape (patchwork of fields with high hedges) and two legendary forests: Coat-an-Noz (Forest of the Night)...
Maison de l'Estuaire
In the heart of the Penhoat-Lancerf forest is a Coastal Conservation Authority site where you can experience the magic of biodiversity through exhibit...
Our favourite places for great photos
From the pointe de l’Arcouest to the Vallée des Saints, here is a selection of our 360° views for your best photos ! Share your memories at #guingampbaiedepaimpol !