It was because of its location on the river Leguer, a must for a pass to the other side of the Romans and later in the Middle Ages, a place to defend.
The Leguer and Lannion rivers are very linked. Indeed, since the Middle Ages, from the year 613, a wooden dam is built to trap fish that follow the flow of the tide. Centuries later, with tourism in Lannion growing and development of the practice of water sports, a white water stadium is made in the center of the city.
A few km from Lannion, please visit the site of Kernansquillec
The driving force of the tide is used by many paper mills until 1920, date of the creation of a gigantic dam own to feed the factories in the valley that becomes the stationery.
Forty years later, the state became the owner of the dam decides to dismantle it by requiring the rehabilitation of the valley. This is the project of enhancement of industrial heritage and landscape that today is welcome. It is a natural sunken treasure for 70 years that you can discover by browsing the interpretive trail.
To visit Lannion, 34 km from your campsite, book your cottage and enjoy the view over the Bay of Morlaix. Book your pitch here.
Maison du patrimoine et du tourisme
Rue Louis Prigent
campsite Lannion, campsite near Lannion