Later you will pass by the Château de la Roche-Jagu, behind whose defensive façade hides a beautiful Breton manor house.The train then crosses the viaduct over the River Leff, a few kilometres before reaching Pontrieux.After leaving Paimpol, the train runs along the river Trieux.You will enjoy a 45 minute stop at the manor in the Traou Nez estuary, in the centre of the forest, which will give you just enough time to have some crepes and cider whilst listening to the sound of bells ringing.
Steam Train Running between Paimpol and Pontrieux you will find and enjoy the charm of days gone by, travelling aboard the famous Trieux steam railway.
Powered by a Mallet locomotive, let yourself drift along to the on-going descriptions (available in English), given by people in period costume.
It was once one France’s most important tuna fishing ports.
The river is well known for the hidden sandbar at the entrance, which moves around with wind and currents and simply disappears at high tide.
Nowadays it houses a marina and the Musée des Thonniers (Tuna fishery Museum) which charts the history of the industry as well as remembering some water tragedies including a massive storm in 1930 when 10 boats were lost and 72 people died.
Oyster farming Famously, Oysters have been farmed along the estuary since the end of the 19 century and now there are about 75 farmers who produce around 3,000 tonnes per year; some permit visits to their farms and of course, you can find a riverside restaurant to taste them.