Notre city-guide s'arrête ici, il reste tant de choses à dire et à voir ! A vous d'aller les découvrir !
Pour s'y rendre : en avion grâce au vol quotidien Marseille-Rennes, en tgv jusque Lamballe avec un changement à Paris, en voiture : comptez une dizaine d'heures de trajet.
Pour plus d'infos : le site de l'office du tourisme de Pléneuf Val-André.
Et pour tous ceux qui ne voudraient pas se mouiller, allez donc faire un tour sur le site de la mairie de Pléneuf Val-André et lancer les webcams, vous verrez, c'est juste magnifique !
It certainly has not escaped you if you follow us on social networks, we have recently gone so far from Aix en Provence, further north, most in the West : in Brittany, in the town of Pléneuf Val André, located in the Cotes d'Armor. Although the blog is on Aix en Provence and the region, I would still share with you Brittany i love, Brittany since my Breton mom, I spent all my summers , the Easter holidays, in a small fishing village named Dahouët ! Granddaughter and great-granddaughter of mariners pléneuviens, I am very attached to this region and I try to go back every year. I am lucky to find there my family and my little habits, my favorite restaurants and shops, long dike of Val-André, the church of Pléneuf ... So if like us you're curious, you like to visit, walk, shop, eat particularly well, we go for a tour of this charming seaside resort in the heart of the bay of Saint Brieuc !Already begin to explain the physical setting : Dominated by Notre Dame de la Garde (yes Marseille, you are not alone), Dahouët is the old fishing port of the big time, where ships loaded fish came from Newfoundland and Iceland. Today, trawlers have slowly been replaced by pleasure boats. This is the same port that lived my grandmother and grandfather before her, in the family house where I had the great fortune of waking up every morning to the sound of masts rattling in the wind. Val-André is known for its wide sandy beach 2.5 km, with a fully pedestrianized embankment, on which are exposed sublime villas from the beginning of the century! There is a Casino and more recently a luxury spa hotel. At the end of this huge beach stands behind the little port of Piégu, the island of Verdelet. This sharp rock is now a bird sanctuary accessible to low tide during the big tides coefficients. On the other side, the beach of the Valleys we find it, smaller but equally charming. Pléneuf is located above the Val-André, 50 m altitude and more ! The shops and pléneuvienne life is organized around its Gothic church. The city welcomes you in a beautiful mansion surrounded by a large park. 18 hole golf course, with sea views, is considered one of the most beautiful in Europe. Now that you know where we are, it is with pleasure that we share with you our best addresses and heart strokes on Dahouët, Pléneuf and Val-André ! It is obvious that that says "Beach holidays" said necessarily "Bathing in the sea" ! Although it is not as warm as the Mediterranean, swim in the English Channel did a world of good ! The water is very clear and the beaches covered with sand, no rocks or pebbles. For the more cautious, the English Channel offers other pleasures such as fishing in the open sea, or as I practice walking with a dip net and a bucket to find crabs and shrimp in the rocks ! If you have sea legs, board of Pauline, a replica of an old ship oh the 1900. Emblem of the port Dahouët, takes you into the bay of Saint Brieuc, discover the life of a sailboat and traditional navigation. Side hike, the coastal path GR 34, which connects the port of Dahouët to the Val-André, is one of my favorite rides ! This pleasant way, accessible to all, from the oratory of Notre dame de la garde until the beach of Val André. A cliff side, this course offers landscapes of postcards. It is also an opportunity to discover the restored old body guard, who said that we are on the old coastal footpath. Once at the other side, in the Val-André, you can eat in the very pretty Le Recommendé. The old station of the 30s, and also that of my childhood, was renovated into a lovely tea room serving delicious pastries, good cafes in the Maison Richard, Kusmi Tea teas or fruit juices Alain Milliat fees. One of our very best addresses ! Now filled, why not relax with a little shopping ? This is the direction of Admiral Charner street, main shopping street of Val-André, it happens ! For fashionistas, executive Romy, a nice shop to wear colored jeans of Reiko, small Mamouchka dresses and the friendly advice of saleswomen. Papaya shop offers accessories and footwear of the brand Bensimon, small objects of Pylone and a selection of owls creators. For Deco fans like us, made a turn in Matière & Couleur. In addition to beautiful decorative items for the home, there are bags of Nat and Nin sisters, or cute jewelry Zig zag. Another good address on this deco Erquy, Dinard and Lamballe, the Débarcadère offers a wide selection of designer items and useful for our home : Alessi, Starck, Opinel, Rise ... For lovers of flea markets and antiques, visit Roland in his shop Au bout du monde, the Terre-Neuvas dock Dahouët. Despite the clutter aspect, this antiquarian, formerly installed aux Puces in Paris, knows exactly where each piece and will be listening to advice. Another plus : in the depths of the shop lies a pretty garden, renovated by the owner, kind of vegetable airlock. It is charming ! To the delight of the eyes and taste buds, it is without hesitation Chez Bon need to go ! With its logo very Art Nouveau, this shop is recommended for several years by the Petit Futé. Indeed, they offer a wide selection of quality products, including teas Kusmi tea, very good chocolate Michel Cluizel, a wide selection of condiments, wines and spirits with good advice as a bonus ! Essential when starting somewhere on vacation, souvenirs are sometimes a real headache ! So no stress, go to Thierry at La malle aux trésors for a great selection of original items, at prices quite correct. If like me you like eating, salty, sweet, the canning La Belle Iloise offers a wide selection of canned fish to the various and varied recipes. As beautiful product, that good ! (And good news for the southerners, shop Beautiful iloise-opened its doors on Rue Paradis, Marseille) As for sweet, that is Biscuiterie Brieuc ! I will take you to taste the caramel flowing salted butter or spread : the nutabreizh. (A tip for you who like fresh biscuits, we buy ours directly to the shop's wares, in Yffiniac on the road to St Brieuc) To finish with small sweet cravings, how not to succumb to the famous Sucettes du Val-André ! This shop has a storefront since 1928 and offers no less than 60 flavors of homemade lollipops, boiled in a cauldron ! A small novelty that we liked: the store of cosmetics Ma Kibell. Soaps to cutting, shower gels and shampoo in bulk, 100% Breton, made from natural ingredients without added chemicals. The mark moved to Val-André, as well as Saint Malo, Rennes and Dinan. Side restaurant, this year we tested the Rohein in the heart of Val-André. Specialist shell Saint Jacques, this restaurant offers fine cuisine from fresh produce. A real treat ! A 2 streets, the restaurant Au Binou concocts creative cuisine, based on fish. If you want to eat good seafood, we recommend La moulerie de la baie, to the Jospinet, on the Cotentin. The Bouchot mussels Park is a few meters down, the guarantee of a product fresher than fresh ! My grandmother and I were eating at the Auberge du Poirier, Saint Alban. Gourmet cooking, which offers dishes from land and sea. I have great memories. Little bit of heart also for the tea room restaurant Au coin de la rue. The warm welcome, good food, homemade pastries make this friendly place a great place to test on Pléneuf. For smaller appetites, a distributor for fresh sandwiches was installed Clemenceau Street, in Val-André. In the port of Dahouët, while it was only a food truck, the Best of Frites today storefront and offers sandwiches and other snacks, with a breathtaking view of the port of Dahouët. For lovers of good local products, the market Pléneuf held every Tuesday morning. Located at the foot of the church, one finds shellfish stalls, pastries, traditional clothing. To eat fresh and delicious pancakes, we will always at the pancake truck Henin. A tradition with us ! Never disappointed ! And do not forget to stop at the bakery Jacquin, Pléneuf, to taste the best of Bretagne coign amain ! gold medal in its category in 2015 : a killer ! To move during the summer, the town of Pléneuf Val André offers free Val bus shuttle that takes you to the 4 corners of the city. Handy, even if we just want to be led and do a little sightseeing ! For lovers of the great outdoors, we advise you to go to Cap Frehel. At the end of Pléneuf, you need 25 minutes by car to get there. Take the direction of Erquy Plénevon then you'll branch off along the sea and through the town of Sables d'Or les Pins, before reaching the Cap Frehel. Anglo-Breton style, this resort false airs Disneyland has always been for me a little paradise ! With its wide sandy beach and dunes, Les Sables d'Or les Pins is the ideal place for families. You can browse its long boulevards in Rosalie, let your little ones play in the giant inflatable castles (one of my favorite activities, child), take a horseback ride, play golf, or eat a good pancake under the Arcades. To accommodate them, I can only advise the charming Hotel des Pins to his family home, his cute yellow storefront, his garden and mini golf. Once Les Sables d'Or les Pins, continue on the D34 towards Cap Frehel. At a bend, just after the town of Old Chapel, amazing views will be available to you! I leave you the pleasure to discover it yourself ! A few minutes drive and here you get to Cap Frehel. Its magnificent cliffs, heather trails, its moors, its pink sandstone and its lighthouse planted 70 meters above the waves, make the Cap Frehel a magical place. It is here that closes the bay of Saint Brieuc and begins the Emerald Coast towards Cancale and the famous Fort La Latte. It is possible to visit the lighthouse there, several hiking trails are proposed or simply contemplate this impressive panorama. Other destination that we also recommend : about fifty kilometers from Pléneuf Val André, is the beautiful walled city of Saint Malo! One of our favorite heart ! Known for its amazing aquarium, I recommend the way, very interesting and fun for children, in Saint Malo, you can simply stroll through its narrow streets, or enjoy the view from the top of its walls. You can dive in its natural sea water pool, you go visit the grave of Chateaubriand, on the island of Grand Be (only accessible at low tide) or go sailing on the beach of Bon Secours. If you want to stop a moment for a drink, there is an address, mythical and unusual, it is le café du coin d'en bas de la rue du bout de la ville d'en face le port . The unusual setting, the music shifted, good atmosphere, everything is there for you to have a good time, alone, with family or friends. You can complete the tour of the walled city with its beaches and trunks planted in the sand. Real stakes of oak, its breakwater intended to break the waves come to protect the city. Return on Pléneuf Val-André, we advise you to stop in Dinard ! Considered the first resort of France in the 1890s, Dinard welcomed the aristocracy and nobility of that time. It remains to sumptuous villas, houses in whimsical style that really worth a look ! Our journey ends here! There would be much to see, but I leave you a chance to do it yourself ! To get there: by plane to the daily flight Marseille-Rennes. In TGV with a change in Paris. By car but count ten hours away. For more information: the website of the Tourist Office of Pléneuf Val André. And for those who do not want to get wet, go and have a look on the website of the municipality of Pléneuf Val André and launch webcams, you'll see, it's just beautiful !