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Perros-Guirec (Municipality, Côtes-d'Armor, France)

Last modified: 2004-01-17 by ivan sache
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[Flag of Perros-Guirec]by Arnaud Leroy

Source: Pascal Vagnat & Mairie de Perros-Guirec

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Presentation of the municipality

Perros-Guirec is a sea resort of c. 7,500 inhabitants located on the northern coast of Brittany).

The name of the city comes from Pen Ros, in Breton the head of the hill, and Guirec, a monk who landed here in the VIth century. Perros-Guirec is located on the Côte de Granite Rose (Coast of Pink Granite), famous for its heaps of pink rocks. A scenic Sentier des Douaniers (Customers' Path) links Perros-Guirec to the small port of Ploumanac'h.

The Polish novelist Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846-1916) spent a few years in the castle of Costaëres, built on an islet a few fathoms off Ploumanac'h.

Ivan Sache, 18 January 2002

Description of the municipal flag

The flag of Perros-Guirec is white with the municipal coat of arms in the middle.

Ivan Sache, 11 Janury 2002

Société des Régates de Perros-Guirec

[SR Perros-Guirec]by Ivan Sache

The Sociéte des Regates de Perros-Guirec has a dark blue burgee with a thin white horizontal stripe in the middle an another white stripe placed in diagonal (starting from lower hoist).

Source: SRP website

Ivan Sache, 13 May 2001