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On a rock peak which advances in the sea the flanked enclosure of turns raises surrounding a cylindrical keep. The drawbridges make it possible to cross the two deep cracks which separate it from the coast. Damaged seriously during the disorders of the League, the castle is altered and restored between 1690 and 1715 on order of louis XIV which uses it as coastal defense. It takes the name of Fort la latte.
CITE DES TELECOM
Today the sphere houses the Cite des Telecoms retracing the history of telecommunications back to the first telegraph in 1792, and featuring interactive exhibits on telecom's newest innovations. A spectacular sound-and-light show involves multicolor lasers and more than 200 video projectors. The site also includes one of Europe's largest planetariums and a children's discovery park, Le Jardin des Sciences.
PLANETARIUM DE BRETAGNE
Are you sitting comfortably? Because you are about to travel into space for an extraordinary, magical experience. Take a seat in the hemisphere-shaped auditorium of this planetarium (one of the largest in Europe) and discover the ballet of the stars, travel the universe and cross the frontier of everything the eye can see. The new ‘Total Covering’ 3D image system offers 360° screen coverage that almost lets you touch the stars !
ABBAYE DE BEAUPORT
A lovely ecclesiastical landscape of rose gardens, fig trees, cider apple orchards and salt marshes in a sheltered harbour. Explore this maritime Abbey founded by the Prémonté order in 1202 in Paimpol’s cove. Built on high ground, it dominates the landscape, with breathtaking views of the sea and the Isle of Saint Riom! Six centuries of monastic history echo through the building, which later became a private residence.
CHATEAU DE BIENASSIS
Explore the French-style gardens, moats, stables, ‘cour d’honneur’ courtyard, chapel and furnished interior. The Château de Bienassis has a striking facade of pink Erquy sandstone that blends seamlessly into the vast landscape over which this 15th Century castle watches: on a clear day you can see the Channel Islands – and yet an approaching horseman would have been unable to distinguish the castle from its surroundings !
MUSEE DE LA MER
House in a former cod-drying shed, this museum retraces Paimpol’s great Icelandic fishing epic. You can also see exhibitions devoted to the royal and marchant navy, the wreck of the Pourquoi Pas and the lives of sailor’s wives.
CHATEAU DE LA ROCHE JAGU
Remarkable Garden label. This area is a park of medieval inspiration in the heart of an exceptional natural area. Designed by architect Bertrand paulet, it includes on its 74 hectare mosaic of landscapes medieval gardens, palm trees, camellias woods, ponds retting. Free visit throughout the year.
CHATEAU DE LA HUNAUDAYE
Destroyed in 1341, at the time of the war of succession of Brit- tany, of the first castle of XIIIe century, there remain only some vestiges. Rebuilt in XVe century, it holds account of the technical innovations as indicates it the drain-holes present whereas the artillery started to develop. Today, its ruins are discovered with the turning of a way.
LE MONT SAINT-MICHEL
The world-famous island abbey may stand just across the border in Normandy, but much of the phenomenal World Heritage Site Baie du Mont St-Michel forms part of Brittany. The Baie de Mont St-Michel puts on an ever-changing, yet always sublime show. Given that the bay is subject to some of the most ex- treme tidal variations in the world, it is advisable to only to walk out across it with an experienced guide, for example from one of the specialist Maisons de la Baie, visitor centres.