Visits and leisure in Saint-Pol de Léon
Saint-Pol-de-Léon, a renowned historic town, is one of the prettiest towns in Brittany. This coastal town also offers holidaymakers a choice of leisure activities.
This town owes its charm to its port city with the old harbour of Pempoul and to its strong religious character. Amongst the most famous religious buildings are the 13th century, Roman-Gothic style church-cathedral and Notre-Dame du Kreisker chapel. Its 78 metre spire is the highest in Brittany.
You can also admire the numerous private buildings (châteaux, manorhouses and hôtels particuliers), as well as the Boutouiller megalith, a listed historic monument.
Saint-Pol de Léon is on the Tro-Breiz circuit, a pilgrimage in honour of the 7 holy founders of Brittany. For further information : http://www.trobreiz.com/
With a coastline stretching for 13 km, Saint-Pol-de-Léon boasts several beautiful beaches and coves. The most well known and largest is Sainte-Anne beach.
There is also a watersports centre where you can practise sailing and other watersports. The centre offers courses during the summer and a hire service (catamarans, caravels, kayaks, windsurfs, stand up paddle).
Further information : http://www.voilesaintpol.com/
The bay is also a mecca for shellfish gatheriing (winkles, clams, razor clams…).
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There are also numerous marked footpaths in the area including the GR34 coastal path :
The Vélodyssée cycle trail passes through the town, cycle paths totalling over 1200 km along the Atlantic: http://www.lavelodyssee.com/etapes/roscoff-morlaix