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Headquarters : 5 Hent Meneyer, 29 950 Gouesnac'h, France.
Postal address : 2 impasse de Kervégant, 29 350 Moëlan sur mer, France.

 

Traversed by the River Blavet, Pontivy is a town right in the centre of Brittany, halfway between the Channel and the Atlantic. It is a town of contrasts, history, and remarkable character. You won’t tire of discovering the medieval charm of the old town, of strolling along the banks of the Blavet and of roaming the narrow streets and squares where markets were once held selling wheat, canvas and leather, and where you’ll still find beautiful timber-framed houses standing.

Sights include Martray square and the Notre-Dame-de-Joie Basilica, dedicated to Saint Yvi, patron saint of the town. On the opposite side of town, the Napoleonic district with its geometric street plan and imperial architecture. Pontivy is an important centre for commerce and also for Breton culture.

The jewel of the town is Rohan Castle, an imposing medieval fortress which is floodlit every evening. Immense in size, it is a fine example of 15th century Breton military architecture. The big event in the cultural life of Pontivy is the music festival in July and August (jazz, classical, and Breton music and dancing).

The joys of kayaking are available to all on the Blavet, and you will also find two horse-riding clubs around Pontivy. There are pretty chapels to discover on the outskirts of the town as well as in the surrounding villages.