You are well settled in the cottage of Pont-Losquet, so a little visit is required in Tréguier!
Small town of character, native land of Saint-Yves, the advocate of the poor, and the writer Ernest Renan, Tréguier, former episcopal city, is located between the rivers Jaudy and Guindy, 6 km from the sea, but still with a deep water port. Founded in the 6th century by Saint-Tugdual, there are some remarkable houses around the cathedral, one of the most beautiful in Brittany.
You must stroll through the city center, which has beautiful houses with half-timbered facades – 57 to discover through the streets – 15th and 16th centuries and 18th century granite. The typical streets of Tréguier converge on the Place du Martray which adjoins the cathedral with typical Breton architecture. Take a stroll on this square, where the statue of Ernest Renan is located, then in Ernest Renan Street. At the end of the latter, stand two large granaries (early 17th), like sentinels watching over the port, so that they are sometimes taken to the gates of the city. At the corner of Rue Saint-Yves, take a look at the only house in Tréguier with carved sandpits. Go to the tourist office, you will find a circuit of the city describing the various remarkable buildings. http://www.ville-treguier.fr/images/PDF/Visiter_la_ville_de_Treguier_site_internet.pdf
Not to be missed: the Ernest Renan Museum, located in the writer’s birthplace, a beautiful half-timbered 16th century mansion. 20 E. Renan Street. At the back of the house you will find a beautiful garden, restored in 2010. It is not always open. Ask about the opening hours. Tel: 02 96 92 45 63. http://www.maison-ernest-renan.fr
A beautiful cathedral!
The cathedral is one of the most beautiful religious buildings in Brittany. Its construction spread from the 12th to the 15th century. Do not miss to admire the tower of Hasting, survivor of the old cathedral of the 12th century, the sculpted capitals, the 46 Renaissance stalls (1509) in the choir, and of course the tomb of Saint-Yves (1890). A superb (18th) arrow with openwork motifs – heart, spades and clubs to pay homage to the royal lottery that financed it – surmounts the flamboyant Gothic tower (15th). And all this is bathed in light of beautiful stained glass windows. The visit of the cloister, built from 1461 to 1479, a marvel of Gothic style flamboyant rich 48 arcades, invites calm and tranquility. Guided tours are organized in summer.
Many craftsmen have settled in Tréguier. Along the streets, you will also discover galleries, local products, and of course creperies and beautiful Breton specialties to taste …
You can also walk in the wood of the Poet, where is the funerary stele of Anatole Le Braz (Armel Beaufils – 1922).
The marina is also worth a visit. Nestled at the bottom of the estuary of Jaudy and visited by the tide, it offers 330 places in deep water. Kayaking trips are available.