View over Port Lazo
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jacques Mangold|
|• Land1||27.87 km2 (10.76 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||120/km2 (310/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||22214 / 22470|
|Elevation||0–106 m (0–348 ft)|
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
It has 13 km of rugged coastline that makes it a popular tourist destination all year round, with high quality beaches such as Bréhec and Pors Pin. Its beautiful countryside and coast makes it an ideal place for countryside walks and bike-rides.
Plouézec is twinned with the Irish town of Ballinamore and the twinning committee hosts a famous Fest Noz festival every August around the Moulin de Craca which regularly draws thousands of visitors. There is traditional Irish and Breton music, as well as food and drink available. Especially popular is the famous moules-frites, which is a dish of mussels and French fries.
It has a strong maritime influence and the people often refer to themselves as enfants de la mer (children of the sea). Water-based sports such as fishing, sailing, and swimming are very popular and are practised by locals and tourists alike.
Inhabitants of Plouézec are called plouézécains in French.
The municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on November 14, 2008.
- City council website
- Pictures of Plouézec
- A personal website about Plouézec (in French)
- History and sights of Plouézec (in French)
- French Ministry of Culture list for Plouézec (French)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Plouézec.|
|This Côtes-d'Armor geographical article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|