Port Blanc – Côte de Granite Rose – Bretagne France

Sunset at Port Blanc - Cote de Granit Rose See available prints


Port Blanc is a breathtakingly beautiful, tiny, secluded spot on Brittany’s Côte de Granit Rose (the Pink Granite Coast) in France. The Pink Granite Coast, so-called because of the colour of its rocks, is one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the Côtes d’Armor departement of northern Brittany, France. It stretches for more than thirty kilometres from Plestin-les-Grèves to Louannec, encompassing Trégastel. The area is renowned for its unusual rock formations, this type of pink rock can only be found in two other places in the world, Corsica and China. The coast has been a popular tourism spot for the French (and now visitors from the world over) since the end of the 19th century.

The Grand Hotel is a rather tired old lady with a typically old french hotel decor to match. I stayed there twice, once in 2004 and again in 2008, I think the decor might well be still the same now (2015). I hope it is because I found it added a special vintage charm to my stay. And the views from the window were just so beautiful!

I loved to take a stroll in the evening before dinner along the quiet promenade and sat for a while on the bench watching the tides and the boats and the sky and light as it changed the colors of the rocks. Compared to other spots along this coast, it is still quite unspoilt – I will be back someday!

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