Perros-Guirec in Brittany

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Hortensia, one of the symbols of Brittany at the local market © Marc Schuelper/cc-by-sa-3.0

Hortensia, one of the symbols of Brittany at the local market © Marc Schuelper/cc-by-sa-3.0

Perros-Guirec is a commune in the Côtes-d’Armor department in Brittany in northwestern France. It has been a seaside resort since the end of the 19th century and is located on the famous Côte de Granit Rose.

Inhabitants of Perros-Guirec are called Perrosiens in French. Perros-Guirec was long attended by men of letters and artists, for instance the painter Maurice Denis, owner of a villa in Trestrignel (“Never the nature seemed to me more beautiful than in Perros”), writers Anatole Le Braz, Charles Le Goffic, or Ernest Renan who was behind the idea of the construction of the Grand Hotel in Trestraou, to name a few. Joseph Conrad lived here for several years and wrote many of his most famous maritime books during that period.

Côte de Granit Rose © flickr.com - fdecomite/cc-by-2,0 Côte de Granit Rose - Men Ruz © Amanda Hinault/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Service communication de Perros-Guirec/cc-by-sa-4.0 © Service communication de Perros-Guirec/cc-by-sa-4.0 Hortensia, one of the symbols of Brittany at the local market © Marc Schuelper/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Spendeau/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Hortensia, one of the symbols of Brittany at the local market © Marc Schuelper/cc-by-sa-3.0
Perros-Guirec is a seaside resort, with sandy beaches and water and beach sports. It is known for its pink granite rocks which have been sculpted by the sea into varied shapes and patterns. There are three large sandy beaches suitable for families: Trestraou beach is suitable for swimming, sunbathing as well as surfing, as it is sheltered and receives full sunshine; Trestrignel beach is wilder and more exposed to the wind; Saint-Guirec beach is smaller and even more picturesque with the presence of the Costaeres Castle on its island in front of it. Perros-Guirec has a number of seafront villas and manors, many of which are built with pink granite extracted locally.

Perros-Guirec’s economy is largely based on tourism but benefits also from its proximity to Lannion technopole. The nearby Grand Isle, separated from the mainland by a narrow channel, was once famous for its granite quarrying industry. The rock was transported from the island by boat, and was used in the construction of many imposing buildings in Paris.

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