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Nestling at the deepest reach of its estuary, and straddling the Léon and Trégor regions, Morlaix is a lively city with an attractive and well-preserved old quarter. The principal town in the region, Morlaix sits between three hills, a town whose rich history is still evident in its streets and squares, in the concealed steps on both quaysides. Its half-timbered residences, adorned with carvings of saints, glow beneath their soft harmonious colours. In medieval times, the town was a key commercial centre, trading in flax, salted fish and wheat.

The town still has the vestiges of the medieval walls which protected the city centre and the castle. The port was important historically and also allowed exports overseas... One’s thoughts turn towards the great seafaring era, and to bloody incursions by the English and pirating skirmishes.

Witness to a more recent past, and a truly emblematic landmark in Morlaix, the 58-metre high viaduct spans the old town, connecting Léon country to the Trégor region. Built in the 19th century for the Paris-Brest railway line, it contributed to the development of the entire Léon region and its vegetable exports.

Places to see and visit here: four superb churches and some beautiful squares: Place des Jacobins (along with the museum and the church of the same name), Place Allende and its beautiful old houses, Place des Otages at the foot of the viaduct, the ancient Rue aux Nobles where you will find the house of Queen Anne, and of course the Grand'rue with its corbelled houses. There are also no less than 18 châteaux and manor houses in the surrounding area, dating from the 15th to the 18th century. The bustling market takes place on Saturday morning.