I do therefore I am. Saint-Brieuc’s history is rooted to its industrial heritage and the city kept a technical and craftsmanship expertise to this day. Join our guided tours to witness first hand demonstrations of these crafts.
Tried and tested
Our bay is a gourmet one and favours local produce. Try the handmade Brieuc biscuits made locally in Yffiniac. Their trademark biscuit is the buckwheat shortbread, born, the legend has it, from the mistake of an employee who used the wrong kind of flour. The result was so delicious that they decided to commercialise it. The Brieuc biscuit factory also make delicious caramels and jams.
Do not forget to snack on a galette-saucisse when on a market. It is a delicious Breton sausage rolled into the famous local buckwheat pancake. The galette-saucisse is considered to be the Breton hot dog.
Paintbrushes and colours
Saint-Brieuc is recognised as the European capital of fine paintbrushes. Since 1779 the Léonard Bullier workshops have meticulously assembled exceptionnal brushes and paintbrushes. They are used for art and cosmetic uses. If you need colours, the Sennelier workshops produces all the hues you might need.
Linen on me
The small town of character® of Quintin has its past woven with linen! The architecture is a testimony of that wealthy past: a basilican, a plethora of cute narrow lanes, beautiful half-timbered houses, imposing linen trader mansions... Follow the linen trading route for a truly Breton experience!
The soap factories of Ma Kibell, Savonnerie d'Armor and Capitaine present to the public how they make soaps with local produce. Bring back a 100% Breton souvenirs with kouign amann shower gel...
Working with the sea
The sea is never far in the Saint-Brieuc bay. The history of the Légué harbour, the Rohannec'h villa and the Rosengart factory testify of this industrial and economical past.
Closer to the sea, at low tide the nature reserve uncovers mussel farms that you can tour on specific periods.