The town of Saint-Brieuc: A historical and modern gem in Brittany

The town of Saint-Brieuc is one of the most ancient communities within the region of Brittany. This community exists from the pre Roman époque and the town as we know it nowadays under the name of Saint-Brieuc was born around the V century A.D., and still allows visitors to meet several antique spots spread within the town.

Aerial view of Saint-Brieuc in Brittany, France with modern and medieval buildings.

The Cathedral of St. Etienne

One of the main attractions by which this town is known throughout the region and within the entire world as well is the Cathedral of St. Etienne. This Cathedral was built during the XII century and still contains most of its original structural elements and general appearance in a very good condition, allowing visitors to have a clear idea of how it was when it was just constructed.

Saint-Etienne Cathedral in Saint-Brieuc, France.
Saint-Etienne Cathedral

The old city of Saint-Brieuc

Another very interesting spot of Saint-Brieuc is its old city. This old city is very interesting due to the fact that it has many antique buildings in perfect condition which show the prevalent architectonic styles from different époques depending on when they were constructed.

Old houses in Saint-Brieuc, France.

In high contrast with the old city, there is Saint-Brieuc’s modern town. This modern town allows visitors to enjoy of any facilities they could expect from a modern city, offering many restaurants, cafés, pubs, and recreational areas among others. It is very interesting to observe the great difference between the old city and the modern town which can be observed by walking a short distance.

The Museum of Art and History

The Museum of Art and History is one of the most interesting spots to visit within the town of Saint-Brieuc. This museum exhibits art work pieces from the XIX century as well as elements related to the town’s history. Objects related to navigation, fishing, and other sea related activities which are part of this town’s past and present can be also observed in this museum.

Those visitors who wish to meet the different town spots knowing exactly what they are can choose among several guided tours that this town offers. There are guided tours available for those who wish to meet the Cathedral accompanied by someone who can teach them useful information about it, as well as guided tours for those who wish to know which the most interesting buildings to meet within the old town are.

Map of Saint-Brieuc in France

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