Binic is a small coastal town in the region of Bretagne. Around the beautiful fishing bay are the fishermans quaint little grey houses. You can get here from Highway 11 if coming from Paris which is about a 4 hour drive, or you can fly from St Brieuc airport. Buses link Binic with the railway station in St Brieuc. Binic is renowned for the freshness of its seafood, particularly oysters, do not miss them, the best place to sample them is in one of the harbor restaurants! In Brittany, they say it rains a lot. We had very good weather, but the water was too cold for swimming. We stayed in a small hotel nearby, but the city center has much more charm. In summer activity clubs for children are on the beach, and you can rent boats and bikes to take advantage of travelling the region. On the website of the tourist office are ideas for hiking.
The region of Cotes d'Armor is a beautiful coastal area of Bretagne, where there is a lot to see and do. The tourist information office we visited was on the highway on the way to Binic. I was surprised that it was so big and not even in the center of the city but it is more convenient for passing traffic. They had exhibitions on the environment of the region, its flora and fauna, birds that you can see on the beaches of Cotes d'Armor and activities for children. It was an interesting break from driving. There are also interactive kiosks where you can send a postcard in the mail to your friends to encourage them to explore the region. You can also record a short video. The office is staffed around the clock and will offer help with reservations for campsites, hotels and planning itinaries for your stay.
Binic church was called Notre Dame du Bon Voyage. It is dedicated to the virgin who protects sailors when they leave town for months a a time in order to test their hand at sea. It was constructed in place of the old chapel of Saint Julien in 1821. Binic is still a fishing village, and the church is next to the port. The church was built in the second half of the nineteenth century, after the first attempt failed. The first church was probably too small. The nave and chancel were built in 1860, and the steeple with the facade in 1895. The church was successfully completed in 1929. Because the place was too narrow, the three naves of the church are oriented to the east. The tower is square and the belfry takes up with a triangular point. Binic's smal population dramatically increases in summer, when people arrive to partake in weddings and christenings.