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Lannion Radiant capital of Trégor

Lannion

The historic town of Lannion, the capital of Trégor and the gateway to the Pink Granite Coast, is an elegant combination of tradition and modernity. It has a subtle architectural line-up consisting of mansion houses, manors, a former convent and cloister, while the technology park breathes an air of innovation and energy over the city.

Radiant capital of Trégor

Dynamism on the banks of the Léguer

On a site that has been occupied since the Neolithic era, Lannion developed around the ford, which made it possible to cross the Léguer, the site of today’s Kermaria Bridge. This river was defended by a castle. In the Middle Ages, the town, enclosed with ramparts, lived to the rhythm of the tides and its port activities. This is how it acquired its commercial vocation, which is still attested by its famous market.

A medieval look

Start your visit with the majestic Brélévenez church. It overlooks the town from the top of its 140 steps and offers a breath-taking view. As you stroll through the streets, squares and cobbled alleyways, soak up the atmosphere of the former medieval city. Half-timbered houses or slate houses with sculpted decorations illustrate the tastes and wealth of its former residents. Note the massive towers attached to the façades of the mansions and manors: they contain spiral staircases to access the floors.

In touch with modernity

Lannion is the administrative, commercial and cultural capital of Trégor and since the National Telecommunications Centre was built there in 1960, it has also been a technology park championing cutting-edge technologies. There around one hundred high-tech companies and research centres.

Did you know?

Among the exceptional half-timbered houses, the one at number 3, Rue des Chapeliers is decorated with sculpted characters in strange positions.

Unmissable places

  •   Brélévenez church and its 140 steps
  •   The corbelled houses from the 15th and 16th centuries
  •   The corbelled houses from the 15th and 16th centuries
  •   The Ursuline convent
  •   Saint-Ivy church and the fountains in its enclosure
  •   Carré Magique theatre and the Maison du Cirque, founded in 2001, in autumn, winter and spring

Guided tours

  •   Guided tour for individuals
  •   Guided tour for groups
  •   Interpretive circuit
  •   Podcast
  •   Mobile app
  •   Boat tour

Information & bookings

Bretagne Côte de Granit Rose Tourist Office


Official website of tourism in Brittany
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