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View over Port Lazo
View over Port Lazo
Coat of arms of Plouézec
Coat of arms
Plouézec is located in France
Coordinates: 48°44′56″N 2°59′02″W / 48.7489°N 2.9839°W / 48.7489; -2.9839Coordinates: 48°44′56″N 2°59′02″W / 48.7489°N 2.9839°W / 48.7489; -2.9839
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Côtes-d'Armor
Arrondissement Guingamp
Canton Paimpol
Intercommunality Paimpol-Goëlo
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jacques Mangold
Area1 27.87 km2 (10.76 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 3,338
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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.

Plouézec (Breton: Ploueg-ar-Mor) is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department in Brittany in northwestern France.

It has 17 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.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 3,319 —    
1968 3,481 +4.9%
1975 3,399 −2.4%
1982 3,124 −8.1%
1990 3,089 −1.1%
1999 3,181 +3.0%
2008 3,338 +4.9%

Inhabitants of Plouézec are called plouézécains in French.

Breton language[edit]

The municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on November 14, 2008.

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