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.
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.
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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, during travel, but also when stationary or when the car has been 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.
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 (amimalin.com). As such, many dog owners will not find themselves leaving without their pet. And that will guide their choice.
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.
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: EmmèneTonChien.com, 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 Animauxadmis.fr; The list is not complete.
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.
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.