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Ploufragan - south of St Brieuc

Lying just to the south of the popular coastal town of St Brieuc (the principal town of the Côtes d'Armor department in northern Brittany), is the lively town of Ploufragan. With a history dating back some 5,000 years, the town offers both a fascinating history to be discovered and a modern, forward thinking community life with all mod cons. The location, close to the sea (just fifteen minutes) and near St Brieuc and the ferry ports, makes Ploufragan an ideal spot for those who need easy access to the UK yet want a great place to spend weekends and holidays.

Downtown Ploufragan

All the facilities of the prefecture of St Brieuc are on the doorstep, but there isn't much that can't be found within Ploufragan itself. The town is sizeable, with some 11,000 inhabitants, and it caters for these extremely well, with excellent shopping, dining, health care, education and all the usual services. There is a successful and important industrial park on the edge of town, but Ploufragan centre remains unspoiled, with a very warm and friendly atmosphere.

History and culture

The history of Ploufragan is long, and there are some traces of this in and around the town. These include megaliths, or standing stones, some lovely chapels, fountains and 15th century buildings to see. The cultural life of the town is also thriving, with "Operation Ploufragan Estivale" running a programme of events and courses each summer which enable you to discover everything about the town and its immediate area, and about the small businesses and traditional pursuits which have been important to the townsfolk for centuries.

Activities galore

See how the bee-keepers work to produce delicious local honey, walk the many randonées that pass through sites of historical and natural importance, visit potters and artists at work and much more. Details can be found at the Mairie. The Place Victor Hugo also runs cultural exhibitions and events throughout the year, and the town hosts a number of concerts, theatre and dance festivals which really liven up the atmosphere.

Out and about

The countryside around Ploufragan is perfect for walkers, horse-riders and nature lovers, and the soft warm climate of the summer makes these types of outdoor pursuits especially enjoyable. Ploufragan offers numerous sporting activities and clubs, with athletics, football, badminton, basket ball, gymnastics, petanque, tennis, kayaking, cyclo tourism and even Breton Boules for those who want an authentic local sporting experience! The sea and some wonderful leisure lakes are within reach too, and there is also a great nautical centre nearby for sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and similar water based sports.

How to get there

Air travellers can take a flight to Dinard, Brest, Rennes or Lorient. Dinard is served by Ryanair and Aurigny Air; Brest is served by flybe and Ryanair; Rennes by flybe and Aer Lingus; and Lorient by Aer Arann. The ever efficient TGV will take you to St Brieuc in style, or for those who like to take the boat, Brittany Ferries will get you to the port of St Malo or Roscoff, from where it is just a short drive to reach your destination. Drivers can find the town not far from the N12.

Property prices and availability in and around Ploufragan

The Côtes d'Armor is a popular department with property seekers, and towns near the coast with good amenities such as Ploufragan can be pricey at times. Not everything is expensive, though, with prices for fully renovated properties beginning at well below 200,000 Euros. The higher end of the market offers a chance to own a real piece of Breton history, with a beautiful landed Manor House for sale at only 735,000 Euros.

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Ploufragan AT A GLANCE

WHERE IS Ploufragan?

Ploufragan is situated in northern Brittany, in the north-west of France. It lies in the north of the Côtes d'Armor department.

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Population: 10,579

Access: By air: Fly to Dinard, Brest, Rennes or Lorient. By boat: Take a ferry to St Malo or Roscoff. By road: The town can be accessed from the N12. By rail: Ploufragan lies just south of St Brieuc, which has a TGV station.

Economy: The economy is mixed, with industry (especially boiler manufacture), commerce, agriculture, research and tourism all playing a part.

Interesting fact: Ploufragan is a centre for "Zoopole", a research institute that studies the health of livestock.

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