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Perros-Guirec

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Perros-Guirec - La Côte de granit rose et le phare de Ploumanac'h - Juin 2005
The Côte de Granit Rose and the Ploumanac'h lighthouse, in Perros-Guirec
Coat of arms of Perros-Guirec
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Côtes-d'Armor
Arrondissement Lannion
Canton Perros-Guirec
Area
1
14.16 km2 (5.47 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)
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Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
22168 /22700
Elevation 0–96 m (0–315 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Perros-Guirec is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department in Brittany in northwestern France.

Population

Inhabitants of Perros-Guirec are called perrosiens in French.

Breton language

In 2008, 4.79% of primary school children attended bilingual schools.

Tourism

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort, with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports. It is also known for its pink granite rocks which have been sculpted by the sea into varied shapes and patterns. There are three large sandy beaches suitable for families. Plage Trestraou is popular for swimming and sunbathing, as it is sheltered and receives full sunshine. The Plage Trestrignel is wilder and more exposed to the wind.

Cote Granite Rose pano
Pink granite coast, nearby Ploumanac'h.
Reserve Naturelle 7 îles
Panorama of the Natural Reserve of the 7 Islands.

Economy

The nearby Grand Isle, separated from the mainland by a narrow channel, was once famous for its granite quarrying industry. The rock was transported from the island by boat, and was used in the construction of many imposing buildings in Paris.

Sister cities

Perros-Guirec is twinned with:

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