Dogs and tourism in Trégor, the impossible equation? – Lannion

At Brittany’s Côte de Granit Rose tourist office, the answer is clear: there is no “dog -friendly” label. But in the Flavor Guide, provided by the office, there is a presentation of restaurants, bars and cafes with various pictograms including showing that dogs on a leash are accepted. The same is true for accommodation. On the other hand, in the Leisure Guide, nothing indicates whether doggies are accepted or not. It is up to the owner to consult the websites or call before starting.

Even if tourist offices are happy to provide information about the accommodation and rentals available to a dog, they do not have a specific label. (The Telegram/Françoise Tavernier)

And the beaches?

If each tourist office is able to inform visitors about the authorized beaches for dogs, it should be noted that the dates vary from one town to another, which does not allow the editing of a supports. But in principle, hosts discuss this type of information on their own site. And the tourist office is happy to provide a list of beaches accessible to dogs in Trégor, at a given time, which can vary.

In reading on the subjectOn the coast of Saint-Michel-en-Grève, a red zone is forbidden for animals

beach forbidden to animals
In Saint-Michel-en-Grève, things are clear… but not simple! Pay attention to the dates (prohibited from May 1 to September 30) and the demarcated area, it is not very easy to measure. (The Telegram/Françoise Tavernier)

Dogs and cars don’t mix

The most important? Prepare your trip well. The sad story of two dogs, Lulu and Nimbus, who died of dehydration in July 2021, after a long journey from Maubeuge (59) to Ploubazlanec, illustrates this: the dogs suffer from well in the heat of the car, on travel, but also when stationary or when the car is parked for a long time. So the car as a refuge, we forgot.

An unsolvable puzzle?

Because of course, it’s not good to leave your dog in the car. But what if the restaurant refuses them? If the beach is forbidden to them? If we don’t leave them alone in a hotel room, mobile home or gîte? The puzzle can be a dream.

Coast Saint Efflam
In Saint-Michel-en-Grève, things are clear: all the coastal trails carry these vague signs. (The Telegram/Françoise Tavernier)

The solution? Leaving your dog in a cage, know that it costs an average of € 20 per day, including food, and that vaccines must be up-to-date. If you have a lot of dogs, the fee can be high… There are also foster families for dogs ( As such, many dog ​​owners will not find themselves leaving without their pet. And that will guide their choice.

dog on the beach
If many beaches are accessible to dogs in the winter, it is different in the summer, even if the dog has a leash. Question of purity and peace of mind. (The Telegram/Françoise Tavernier)

Find compatible doggie accommodation

While most campsites accept dogs (preferably small ones!), They usually charge a supplement of about € 2 to € 3 per dog per day. And of course, there is no question of leaving the dog alone in the rent or in the car. Visiting museums, exhibitions, the swimming pool… You have to forget. On the other hand, walking trails are open to dogs on a leash, with no restrictions.

Take your dog on vacation
She also wants to take a vacation! And most of all, to follow his master wherever he goes… (Le Télégramme / Françoise Tavernier)

For hotels, lodges or rentals, the option to “accept animals” will make the arrangement. In the case of the Gîtes de France, the reference “welcome to animals” signifies the accommodation that accepts them free of charge.

Some shelters specify that they only accept dogs under 30 kg (exit of the golden retriever and the Australian shepherd, French favorite dogs), others accept two or even three dogs, but it is very unique. A supplement is always requested (2 to 3 € per day and per dog, but sometimes up to 20 €!). To easily target dog-friendly accommodation, there are several websites: Emmè, for example, which gives a Qualidog rating to hotels and campsites, depending on whether they are more or less “dog friendly “. Pet friendly Label is a Facebook community, a “pet friendly” hotel booking site that guarantees a warm welcome to animals. You can also consult the Holiwoof site, and; The list is not complete.

In Plestin-les-Grèves, things are clear: all coastal trails carry these signs. (The Telegram/Françoise Tavernier)

What about bars and restaurants?

Many bars accept dogs and even offer them a bowl of fresh water; Restaurants are sometimes more hesitant when it comes to food inside. As such, in Lannion for example, of the 16 restaurants listed by the tourist office, 12 accept dogs. It is better to be a calm and educated dog, not to disturb the service or other consumers. Same thing if you want to go to the market: it’s not easy to navigate between stalls with a dog on a leash, the markets of Plestin or Lannion, which are always crowded.

Go to the woods or the countryside, away from the tourist circuits! But be careful, if you are walking in a nature reserve or a protected area, the dog should be included. (The Telegram/Françoise Tavernier)

To know more

Pink Granite Coast Tourist Office, permanent offices in Lannion, Perros-Guirec, Plestin-les-Grèves, Pleumeur-Bodou, Trébeurden, Trégastel, and Tréguier, seasonal offices in Lézardrieux, Pleubian, Plouaret, Penvénan, Plouregrescant-, Locquémeau -Tréguignec. For any inquiries, a number: 02 96 05 60 70.

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