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Cotes-d'Armor is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4th of March 1790. It is a department in the north of Brittany, in the northwestern France that was created from part of the former province of Brittany. Cotes-d'Armor is surrounded by the departments of Finistere, Ille-et-Vilaine and Morbihan. The English Channel lies on its North. It's original name was Cotes-du-Nord that was changed to Cotes-d'Armor in the year 1990. The name Cotes-d'Armor also has a historical connotation, which recalls the Roman Province of Armorica. It has abundance of coastal resorts, fishing ports and interior working with the interior being a largely agricultural.
Cotes-d'Armor lies along the Northern coast of Brittany. It boasts of a beautiful and rugged coastline and steep cliffs. The Cotes-d'Armor also has very impressive sandy beaches and many rock formations. The particularly famous Cote de Granit Rose also lies in Cotes-d'Armor. Perros guirec features the very famous "Pink Granite Coast".
Places to Visit
Dinan, which is an ancient castle that sits on the River Rance, is a very good place that everyone who has an interest in ancient castles can enjoy. It is also the largest producer of Scallops in Europe, which is why it is a very good place for sampling fresh shellfish. There is a music festival in St. Brieuc in September, which is a sure treat for those who are fans of Breton music. Lannion is a big and a very busy port of Cotes-d'Armor. Quintin features few medieval buildings along with a chateau overlooking broad waters of river Gouet that was built in the 17th century. Moncontour features a very interesting historical centre, which was once upon a time the centre of linen production in Brittany. Guingamp is also a place in Cotes-d'Armor that is very well-known for the basilica and chateau. Beauport Abbey, which is one of the 33 sites listed in Grand Sites of France, also lies in Cotes-d'Armor.
The most commonly spoken language in Cotes-d'Armor is French however many of the locals also speak Breton as well as English. Cotes-d'Armor offers many specialities that are local to Cotes-d'Armor. Fish and Fresh seafood is abundantly available. Oysters, coquille st Jacques, fresh mussels are some of the most popular dishes in here. Crepes with many numbers of fillings are very popular for dessert.