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The church was dedicated to St. Jacques as the city was a place of passage for the road to Saint Jacques de Compostela, for pilgrims from Great Britain, there are also some shells Saint-Jacques with engraved frontispieces doors.

The church is high on the hill overlooking the old Perros, probably more welcome in his hotel suite, pilgrims from the north en route to St Jacques de Compostela. Its square tower dates from the fourteenth century and the spire surmounting the dome of the seventeenth century. Inside, the building has a Romanesque nave of six bays, a larger Gothic nave in five bays of the fourteenth century and two transepts of the twentieth century stained glass windows bearing the 1951 Hubert de Sainte Marie, glassmakers to Quintin. Ten Roman pillars are carved capitals. The bottom of the building includes a canopy which is the tracery of the late sixteenth century. The church also houses a Christ the outrages of the late fifteenth century, a pieta of the late fifteenth century, and a painting of St. Yves between Rich and Poor, dating from the Directory, which is exceptional.

Perros-Guirec (Perroz-Gireg in Breton) is a municipality, capital town of the department of Côtes-d'Armor, in Brittany, in France. It is 78 km from Saint-Brieuc, 175 km from Rennes and 524 miles from Paris.

Perros-Guirec is located in a protected natural site, in the midst of a strange landscape where land and sea are dotted with pink granite rocks shaped by wind cut.

The city has two emblems: the puffin, bird beak colorful marine whose largest colony in France niche in the Seven Islands, and the flower hydrangea particularly present in the city and private gardens.

Perros-Guirec lives mainly from tourism. During the summer, the city takes on another dimension in both activities (sports, cultural and economic) and population (which is multiplied by about 8). It is known as a seaside resort on a family with some beautiful sandy beaches (and Trestraou Trestrignel) and its side partly composed of blocks of pink granite forms impressive (Côte de Granit Rose). In 2007, the city has been voted best resort in France to a survey by the magazine Le Nouvel Observateur.

The town is divided into several villages (clusters of houses). Outside the city itself, the two most important are Ploumanac'h and clarity.

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