Saint-Brieuc city extends to its marina in the iconic Légué harbour. Its a true call of the sea and a must-see!
A city by the sea
Have a drink outside on the quays
The marina is looking towards the open sea. Fishermen used to depart to fishing expeditions to Newfoundland from there. Strollers have now replaced the sailors and traders. The clicking sounds of the masts still remain though, guiding the visitors along the quays.
Our recommendation: Reach the Légué harbour from the city centre through the green Gouédic valley (on foot or by e-bike)
You might be taken by the desire to have a drink outside these colourful housefronts. From your table you might catch a glimpse of Saint-Brieuc's old sailing ship: le Grand Léjon. Your gaze will stop on shop windows: a cheese shop, a delicatessen, a wine seller, a music shop... In the back alleys, you will find among the older houses Etienne Huck's potter workshop.
Saint-Brieuc, by the water
The Légué harbour: from the river to the sea
A boat is waiting for the lock to let her access the dock. A family of ducks is swimming beneath the gangway leading to the former Rosengart factory (car maker and inventor of table football). This old factory building now shelters the Bois Ludik workshops, and Expérience Montgolfière, a museum on hot-air balloons.
Have a little exercise while ascending the steps leading to the Rohannec'h Villa, a former ship-owner house overlooking the harbour. Enjoy its Italian-style architecture and woody park open to the public. It sometimes houses artists obviously inspired by the beauty of the place and the view.
South of the Légué harbour, the river Gouët snakes its way inland up to the famous "Chaos" granite boulders.