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Notre-Dame du Port-Blanc
Notre-Dame du Port-Blanc
Coat of arms of Penvénan
Coat of arms
Penvénan is located in France
Coordinates: 48°48′44″N 3°17′37″W / 48.8122°N 3.2936°W / 48.8122; -3.2936Coordinates: 48°48′44″N 3°17′37″W / 48.8122°N 3.2936°W / 48.8122; -3.2936
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Côtes-d'Armor
Arrondissement Lannion
Canton Tréguier
Intercommunality Trois Rivières
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Michel Deniau
Area1 19.84 km2 (7.66 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,617
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 22166 /22710
Elevation 0–92 m (0–302 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.

Penvénan (Breton: Perwenan) is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department of Brittany in northwestern France.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 2,465 —    
1968 2,508 +1.7%
1975 2,614 +4.2%
1982 2,450 −6.3%
1990 2,489 +1.6%
1999 2,434 −2.2%
2008 2,617 +7.5%

Inhabitants of Penvénan are called penvénannais in French.

Port-Blanc and islands[edit]

The town itself is inland, but the commune is best known for the coastal hamlet of Port-Blanc, a popular tourist location from the late 19th century, and former home of Anatole Le Braz and Théodore Botrel. Charles Lindbergh, Aldous Huxley and Alexis Carrel also lived there for periods. Lindbergh lived on the island of Île Illiec, which he owned. Port-Blanc is also the location of the annual Pardon of Saint Gildas, a significant religious festival, and of the "sunken" chapel of Notre-Dame. A group of islands are off the coast, notably the Isle of Saint Gildas, containing a chapel from the 9th century.

Breton language[edit]

The municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on January 16, 2007.

In 2008, 19.93% of primary school children attended bilingual schools.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (in French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue

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