A historical town
Cobblestone squares, streets and alleys; half-timbered and slate-roofed houses; mansions and manor houses bear witness to the history of Lannion through the centuries. In Lannion, the very wood and stonework draw the visitor into a stroll through its streets and alleyways. The church of Brélévenez has a spectacular view of the town of Lannion. The visitor can gain access by taking the 142 steps (Escalier de la Trinité) bordered by little houses. Walking about, you will be able to appreciate the half-timbered architecture by taking the street “rue Emile Le Taillandier” from the Quay d’Aiguillon as far as the “place du Centre” (central square). In addition to the Hôtel de ville (town hall), you will be able to take in the church of St-Jean-de-Baly with its square tower. Its spire is missing as it was demolished in 1760. From the Quay d'Aiguillon, you can walk towards the sea along the river using the tow path or towards the countryside by taking the “allée des Soupirs”, connecting the “stade d'eau vive” (river nautical sports site) to the Moulin du Duc (watermill) where the “Deux Rives” campsite is located.
The Léguer river that flows through Lannion is truly paradisiacal. Along the river are found wooded paths, hidden fountains, secret chapels, sheltered moorings, heron nesting spots and sheltered valleys. Beyond the beautiful yacht moorings of Beg Hent are the beaches of Beg Léguer, which mark the boundaries of Lannion.
In addition to various urban monuments, the Lannion hinterlands are populated with pretty chapels on the sites of ancient fountains nestled in the woods and parochial “calvaires” (religious monuments). Lannion enjoys a truly exceptional environment: the Pink Granite Coast. This means it is close to seaside resort towns such as Perros Guirec, Trégastel, Trébeurden and Pleumeur Bodou. Hikers, cyclists and joggers can use an array of different trails to explore the Trégor countryside. The sentry path runs the length of the estuary and along the coast to the famous Pink Granite Coast.
48°43'12" North-3°26′ 58″ West
- Altitude : min 0m - max 107m
- Surface area : 43,91 km²
- Population : 20 331
- Capital of the Trégor region
- Telecoms capital
- 1100 scientists and ingineers
- 1700 students
- Member of the Union of Art and Historic towns
- Classified as a historical town
- Flowered town designation