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St Efflam, the beach

St Efflam, the beach

St Efflam, the beach

St Efflam, the beach

Land surfing at St Efflam

Land surfing at St Efflam

Land surfing at St Efflam

 

Plestin les Grèves lies within Trégor country, a historic province on which fantasy and fairytale have left their mark; legend says that St Efflam spoke with the dragon here. Plestin owes its name to Gestin, a secular leader from Britain who came to be thought of as a saint. Verdant countryside meets seaside at Plestin, and unfortunately nowadays there is a certain amount of green on the beach itself, in the form of algue, although it is regularly collected up. Known as the Lieue de Grèves, the beach extends for 4km between St Efflam and Saint Michel en Grève.

This beach is also one of only four ‘marine racecourses’ in France, with horse races for trotters and turf horses taking place each season, and having done since 1828.

To see here: the charming little fishing harbour of Locquémeau, and the Séhard headland which provides it with a natural seawall. In the town of Plestin, you will find old houses dating back to the 17th century, but also the church of St Efflam whose nave and 16th century belltower are particularly interesting. Also the Chaplain’s house, the St Jagut chapel, the Château de Rosanbo.

The 15th century church of St Michel en Grève is named for the Archangel Michael; a statue of him bringing down the dragon stands above the altar. So there is much of historic interest to see in this area, which lies between the waters of the Channel, the Argoat forest, where many of the region’s rivers have their source, and Trégor country.