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Fréhel is charming village that enjoys the very fortunate situation of a setting beside the stunning Cap Fréhel on the Breton coast of the Côtes-d'Armor department. Originally named Pléhérel, the village is connected to the popular seaside resort of Sables d'Or les Pins.
Fréhel is an old and typically Breton village with original houses and some interesting built heritage. Its ancient chapel, Chapelle Vieux Bourg, has some lovely restored frescoes. The resort of Sables d'Or les Pins is also interesting. Built in 1924, its design reflects the ideas of its time quite evocatively.
Fréhel has a small market held on Tuesday mornings, and it also offers a handful of small shops where many of life's little necessities can be bought. There is a supermarket just ten minutes out of town. Fréhel also has a few restaurants where you can try out the local cuisine, with many more restaurants and bars within easy reach and in Sables d'Or les Pins.
There are loads of things that you can do around the village, with the beach resort just three miles away you have all access to the sea for swimming and sailing! Golf can be found in Sables d'Or les Pins too. The walks around this part of Brittany are just gorgeous, and cyclists may like to note that the roads here were part of last year's Tour de France.
There are several places of interest that can easily be reached from Fréhel. Don't miss the beautiful mediaeval town of Dinan, whatever else you do or don't do in the area. Dinan has all its ancient fortifications, a bustling river port, narrow, twisting streets and fabulous half-timbered houses. It simply oozes appeal. If you arrived in the port of St Malo by ferry but didn't stop to look around, do make time to go back as it is a quite delightful town with lots to see and do. After that, it's really down to you. There are so many lovely villages and so much stunning coast and countryside to explore you are sure to find your own favourite places in time.
Fly to Dinard directly from the UK with Ryanair and Aurigny. Rennes is also an option, being served by Flybe. St Malo is the nearest ferry port and this is served by Brittany Ferries. Caen and Cherbourg are also not too far away. Finally, if you are travelling by car, head for the D786/D117. The nearest major roads are the N176 and N12.
Property around this part of Brittany is highly sought after. While this means that prices are not really cheap, there are still some great investments to be made as the area never loses its desirability.
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Fréhel is situated in the north-west of France. It lies in the north-east of the Côtes-d'Armor department.
Access: By air: Fly to Dinard direct from the UK. By ferry: St Malo is the nearest ferry port. By road: The village lies on the D786/D117.
Economy: The economy is concerned with tourism and agriculture. Small commerce is present.
Interesting fact: Fréhel used to be called Pléhérel.
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