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Seawater swimming pool, St-Quay-Portrieux, Brittany

What to do & what to see in Brittany around the Manoir La Ville Durand

Combining the character of a historic mansion with modern comforts, Manoir la Ville Durand offers a peaceful setting in the Breton countryside. The house is a stone’s throw from the sea and the beaches of the Bay of Saint-Brieuc: From your cottage, it will take you less than 10 minutes by car to get to the sands of Binic-Étables-sur-Mer and Saint-Quay-Portieux. Hop on the GR34 for some beautiful hikes and playful activities on the Goëlo Coast with your family and friends.

Discover emblematic and exceptional places of beauty like the island of Bréhat, the Pink Granite Coast, or the Cap d’Erquy-Frehel. All of these sights are just an hour away.

... plan your holidays in Côtes d’Armor and experience magical moments!

Daily activities Beaches, hiking, horseback riding, golf...

The beaches nearby

Beautiful and lively family beaches within 10 minutes a little more if you decide to go there by bike.

The beaches mentioned are supervised during the summer (July and August) and equipped with showers and toilets. Pets are prohibited all year round.

In Binic-Étables-sur-mer

  • Plage du Moulin: 6 min. Family beach and amenities. Restaurants close by.
  • Plage des Godelins: 6 min. Large beach with 1900s charm with bath cabins and diving board.
  • Plage de la Banche: 9 min. The largest beach next to the port is complete with a seawater pool, paddling pool, shops and restaurants. Beach club, petanque courts and entertainment in the summer.
  • Plage de l'Avant-Port: 10 min. Beach near the pier, at the end of the Surcouf dock. Cabins available and a children’s playground.
The Beaches of Binic-Étables-sur-mer

In Saint-Quay-Portrieux

  • Plage du Casino and du Châtelet: 7 min. The Casino beach is popular with families for its fine sand (even at high tide), the seawater pool with diving board and paddling pool, the beach club and mini-golf during the summer. Additional surrounding amenities include parking, shops, restaurants, and bars. On the other side of the pool and sheltered by the cliff is the more intimate Châtelet beach.
  • Plage de la Comtesse: 9 min. Another beautiful beach in St-Quay, bordered by the GR34, overlooks the island of the Comtesse. Visitors can reach the ruin of an old fort at low tide.
The beaches of Saint-Quay-Portrieux

In Plouha

La plage Bonaparte: 15 min. 15 min. Accessible at low tide, this wild beach, Anse Cochât, will surprise you with its immense expanse of fine sand accessible only by a tunnel dug into the cliff. World War II enthusiasts will discover its glorious past:: Shelburn network. The panoramic view from the Shelburn network commemorative stone is spectacular and accessible to the disabled.
⚠ beach Unsupervised. Monitor the tide before going there.

Family activities

Horseback riding

  • 5 min. The Étables-sur-mer equestrian center, a 5-minute drive from the manoir, offers pony or horseback riding lessons, ideal for beginners or advanced. Horseback riding excursions in the forest are offered in autumn/winter (October to mid-March). Beach riding is offered in the summer.
  • 25 min. The Saint-Brieuc equestrian center offers horseback riding on the beach all year round.

Hiking on the GR®34

Go on the GR34, also called the "customs walk", to discover the beautiful cliffs of the Côtes du Goëlo, between Saint-Brieuc and Paimpol. They offer you beautiful hikes with incredible panoramic views of the sea.

Walks from Binic-Étables-sur-mer
Walks from Saint-Quay-Portrieux

Walks from Plouha : its cliffs are most impressive and offer unforgettable sea views.

Water sports

9 min. From the nautical bases of Saint-Quay-Portrieux and Binic-Étables-sur-mer, you can embark on crazy adventures at sea. You can rent catamarans, dinghies, windsurfing board, paddles, kayaks, and fin boards. Private lessons are offered for certain activities as well as family fun outings. For the young sea enthusiast, there are internships organized during the school holidays.

Activities and leisure

  • Tennis 4 min in Binic-Étables-sur-mer. The multisport complex of our municipality has 3 indoor courts and 3 outdoor courts.
  • Golf 7 min in Lantic. The Golf de la Baie de Saint-Brieuc (former Golf des Ajoncs d’Or) ensures relaxation and challenge on an 18-hole 3* course.
    Golf de la baie de Saint-Brieuc
  • Goëlys swimming pool 6 min in Binic-Étables-sur-mer. Goëlys is an aquatic area with a leisure, relaxation area and sports pool. Goelys swimming pool
  • Lantic Aventure Park 9 min in Lantic. Outdoor activities, tree climbing, paintball, laser tag, treasure hunt. Lantic Parc Aventure
  • Zooparc de Trégomeur 13 min in Trégomeur. Walk in the “land of Asia” through its fauna and flora for a beautiful family discovery. Educational entertainment, catering, playground and picnic tables. Zooparc de Trégomeur
Port and beach of Binic
Beach and marina, Binic
Horse riding, Bay of St-Brieuc, France
Horseback riding on the beach
Horse riding, Bay of St-Brieuc, France
Horseback riding on the beach
Bike ride, island of Bréhat
By bike on the island of Bréhat
 Ploumanac'h lighthouse, Côte de Granit Rose, Bretagne
Ploumanac'h lighthouse (Perros-Guirec)

The essentials Emblematic places between land and sea

  • The unusual port of Gwin Zegal 15 min in Plouha. At the foot of the highest cliffs in Brittany, succumb to the charm of this small old-fashioned port where boats are moored to wooden piles planted directly in the sand.
  • Paimpol 30 min. A concentrated area filled with the Breton marine spirit that is worth a visit. This city is animated by its restaurants, cafes and shops, historic houses and colorful marina.
  • Abbaye of Beauport 30 min in Paimpol. Emblematic monument of the Côte du Goëlo, Beauport abbey stands facing the sea on a natural area of 120 hectares. It has become a place of conversation, discoveries, visits, exhibitions and cultural entertainment throughout the year.
  • Ile de Bréhat A treasure of the Côtes d’Armor, ideal for a whole day in the open air.
    40 min by car to the Pointe de L’Arcouest pier, then 10minutes of boat crossing to the Bréhat archipelago ( every day, all year round). Possibility of boarding from Saint-Quay-Portrieux or Binic on certain dates. Vedettes de Bréhat
  • Château de la Roche-Jagu 45 minutes in Ploëzal. A historic area overlooking the Trieux valley: walks, shows, exhibitions, workshops and meetings display the cultural season of this Trégor monument. The park and the remarkable garden of La Roche-Jagu are accessible all year round.
  • The Côte de Granit Rose and Perros-Guirec 1 hour. Starting point: Perros Guirec is an emblematic city on the Pink Granite coast. You can take boat trips for a sea excursion around the archipelago of the 7 islands to discover the oldest French ornithological reserve. You can also enjoy the coast on foot; to discover granite rocks carved by the elements, the illustrious lighthouse of Ploumanac’h, the cove of St-Guirec and the superb beaches of Perros, Tregastel or Trébeurden.
  • Cap Fréhel and Fort La Latte 1 hour. 2 sites on the Emerald Coast that offer incredible views of the sea. Enjoy a beautiful hike on the GR34 between the 1950 lighthouse, one of the most powerful in France, and the old fortress of 14th century classified as a Historical Monument since 1925.
  • Mont-Saint-Michel 1h30. For a day or weekend, visit the famous rocky islet and its bay, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. Unique in its aesthetics and importance as a medieval Christian site, you will discover the village with its ramparts, the abbey, and museums.

Practical notebook Markets, restaurants, shops...

The local market

If you want to try some local French food, or satisfy your curiosity you will find a market every morning, not far from the manor. They are usually held between 8 :30 am and 1 pm.

MondaySaint-Quay-Portrieux7 minQuai Richet in Portrieux port
TuesdayÉtables-sur-mer4 minTouroux street
Paimpol30 minPlace du Martray at the Vieille Tour
WednesdayPlouha13 minAround the church
Saint-Brieuc22 minCity center
ThursdayBinic4 minLe Pommelec square and Joffre street
FridaySaint-Quay-Portrieux7 minChurch Square and Jeanne d’Arc street
SaturdaySaint-Brieuc22 minCity center
SundayÉtables-sur-mer4 minTouroux street

During the summer, Binic expands Thursday markets to invade the docks of the port. Holiday atmosphere guaranteed!

The shops

You will find food shops and services ( bakeries, fish shop, grocery stores, pharmacies…) in the city center of Étables-sur-mer ( 3 min), Binic ( 7 min) and Saint-Quay-Portrieux ( 7 min)

The Super U supermarket in Binic-Étables-sur-Mer is open Monday to Saturday from 8 :45 a.m to 7 :30 p.m and on Sunday morning from April 1st to September 30th (9a.m to 12 :30p.m).

The restaurants

You will find a variety of restaurants, bars, cafes and tea rooms, less than 10 minutes by car from the Manoir.

In Saint-Quay-Portrieux

  • Le Tartan Pizzas, grills, meat and fish in a beach side setting.
  • Le Catamaran Fish and seafood restaurant. Located on the Port d’Armor with a beach view.
  • Les Cochons Flingueurs Holiday atmosphere for this bistro-style bar-resto overlooking the Casino beach.
  • Kasino Bar and restaurant with terrace overlooking the sea and Casino beach.
  • La Coquille Friendly place to taste Breton crêpes and galettes or artisanal ice cream, while taking time to read and enjoy the peace…

In Binic-Étables-sur-mer

  • Asten Gourmet restaurant with a view of the Banche beach.
  • La Maison de Léa Restaurant crêperie on the Quai de Courcy.
  • La Cabanes à Crabes Seafood Restaurant, fish & chips and crab burgers. Located at the end of the Surcouf dock.

In Plourhan

  • Rolland Gastronomic seafood restaurant serving “fruits & vegetables from their own garden”.

In Trévéneuc

  • Les Viviers de St-Marc Fish-shop- restaurant. Their specialty : lobster and flambé at the table !
  • Le Crapaud Rouge Beach restauran serving mussels and fries and rhums at port Goret. Great view of the sea.

In Plerin

At the market in Binic-Étables-sur-mer
At the market in Binic-Étables-sur-mer
Le Tartan, St-Quay-Portrieux
Le Tartan Restaurant (St-Quay-Portrieux)