Leisures

SPORTS & LEISURES

Walks

Walks around the “Côte d’Émeraude” bring new surprises with every season: swimming in the limpid waters of the wild beaches… the silence of the countryside, broken only by the sound of the waves… lungfuls of fresh sea air and superb scenery all year round!

Sailing school

Sailing school based at Sables d’Or Les Pins. Day or half day courses, from 3 years old, introduction, beginners and advanced lessons. Optimists, catamarans, windsurfing… Tel: 0033 (0)2 96 41 42 57.

Golf Course:

The old 9 hole links course has been developed into a magnificent 18 hole course on the sands of Fréhel. The wide open rolling fairways make it a course suitable for all levels of player and with striking landscape and coastline it also offers the most beautiful scenery, amongst which you will find five water holes. It now also has a new clubhouse and restaurant. Tel: 0033 (0)2 96 41 42 57

EXCURSIONS

Sables d’Or Les Pins :

Sables-d’Or-les-Pins is a French Seaside resort, located mainly in Fréhel commune in the Côtes-d’Armor department in Brittany in northwestern France. It was created in 1921 and is known for its long beach located along a spit and its dunes. Roland Brouard, the initiator of the project, intended to create a competitor to resorts like Deauville and La Baule. In 1929, as a consequence of the Great Depression, the development of the resort stopped. After World War II, Sables d’Or became a quiet family beach.

Erquy :

Erquy has about 3,841 permanent residents. The commune covers 2686 hectares and includes almost 15 km of coastline. Its many hamlets contain interesting examples of our heritage which reveal its history (a chapel, a dolmen, manor houses, a lighthouse…).

Le Cap d’Erquy :

The heathland of the” Cap d’Erquy” is listed as one of the most remarkable natural environments in the Department. Once used as farmland, it is now a nature reserve. It contains a wide variety of species of heather and gorse creating a landscape ot colours changing with the seasons.
The dunes were formed some 2000 years ago when the sea level fell back slightly. Today they are the theatre for a natural phenomena stirred up by the waves and the wind.

Le Cap Fréhel :

“Cap Fréhel” is a peninsula in Côtes-d’Armor, in northern Brittany, France which extends off the “Côte d’Émeraude” into the “Golfe de Saint-Malo”. No towns or villages are situated on the peninsula however two lighthouses, one from the 17th century and the other one from 1950, are located at the tip of it. The Cap is located 8.5 km from the town centre of Fréhel. The peninsula is surrounded by mainly cliffs which make it difficult to access it via sea. The whole of the undulating terrain is covered in moorland and marshes which make it difficult to construct any structure on the site.

Le Fort-La-Latte :

Fort-la-Latte or Castle of La Latte is a castle located about 4 km southeast of “Cap Fréhel” and about 35 km west of Saint-Malo, in the commune of Fréhel, Côtes-d’Armor, Brittany, France. It is a famous tourist attraction on the “Cote d’Émeraude” in the northeast of Brittany. This impressive castle was built on a small piece of land at the “Baie de la Fresnaye” in the 13th century. Various films have been shot at this site, including The Vikings (1958 by Richard Fleischer) with Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis. It is also featured in the french band Manau videoclip La Tribu de Dana. The castle has been classified as a “monument historique” by the French Ministry of Culture since 1925.

Le Château de Bienassis :

Park, crenellated curtain wall, moat, main courtyard. Listed as an Historical Monument. Still inhabited. Visitors are admitted to the furnished ground floor: drawing room, guardroom, kitchen, dining room, staircases, chapel. French-style garden.