Curiosities of Guingamp !!

And I like to tell you again about a town that needs to be visited more , me think. The beaten path nice town call Guingamp in the Côtes d’Armor dept 22 of my lovely Bretagne! I have written before much on its history, this time had a bit more time in my road warrior trips ,and would like to expand on the curiosities of Guingamp !! Hope you enjoy it as I.

Briefly, Guingamp is located 110 km from Brest and 130 km from Rennes. Saint-Brieuc, the prefecture, is 32 km away. It is about 109 km from my house !  Let me show you some of the other things to see and enjoy while in Guingamp.

The fontaine de la Plomée at the crossroads of rue Notre Dame and rue Henry Kerfant . The term Plomée comes from the Breton word plomenn meaning “pump, fountain ” and locally “source “. The fountain was built in the 15C. In 1588, it was transferred to the top of the square and became ornamental. It was renovated in 1743 . Composed of three basins, the first in granite, the other two in lead, it is reminiscent of the Celtic triple fountains. The statue which dominates it represents the cult of the virgin mother, Dana or Ana among the Celts, the Virgin Mary in the Christian religion. Recently renovated, it overlooks the town’s main square, Place du Centre.

Guingamp fontaine de la Plomée rue henry kerfant sep22

The Jardin Public Commandant Billot (died in front WWI 1915) located at 5 place du Champ au Roy was inaugurated in 1913. The garden presents to the public large varieties of cultivated plants which offer a botanical richness in the heart of the city. The garden is surrounded by statues, dating from the 19C, and representing naked women. The magnificent octagonal Bandstand located near the main entrance built in 1913 is located in the middle of this landscaped park of 19,575 m2 with direct access to the city center of Guingamp. This kiosk is probably the only one remaining in the Côtes-d’Armor department. On a granite base, cast iron columns support an octagonal roof surmounted by a Lyre.

Guingamp jardin public comm billot passing sep22

The Hôtel de Ville or City/town hall of Guingamp , It ,also, houses a magnificent exhibition room (Espace François-Mitterrand) housed in the former chapel of the conventThéâtre Champ au Roy at 1 place du Champ au Roy is located just behind the back of the Hôtel de Ville.

Guingamp city hall and theater champ au roi behind sep22

The City of Guingamp on its heritage :https://www.villeguingamp.bzh/index.php/culture-et-patrimoine/le-patrimoine-guingampais

The Friends of Guingamp on its heritage: https://patrimoine-guingamp.net/la-ville/

The Guingamp Paimpol tourist office on Guingamp heritagehttps://www.guingamp-paimpol.com/en/welcome-to-guingamp-baie-de-paimpol/relaxing-on-land/heritage-sites

The Côtes d’Armor dept 22 Tourist board on see do in Guingamp : https://www.cotesdarmor.com/a-voir-a-faire/patrimoine/villes-et-villages-classes/guingamp/a-voir-a-faire/

There you go folks, another wonder of our beautiful Bretagne in dept 22  Côtes d’Armor up north. Guingamp is nice and glad to be back as promise. Hope you have enjoy the curiosities of Guingamp post as I.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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