Saint-Brieuc is a commune in the Cxtes-d’Armor department in Brittany in northwestern France.
Saint-Brieuc is named after a Welsh monk Brioc, who evangelized the region in the 6th century and established an oratory there. Bro Sant-Brieg/Pays de Saint-Brieuc, one of the nine traditional bishoprics of Brittany which were used as administrative areas before the French Revolution, was named after Saint-Brieuc.
The town is located by the English Channel, on the Bay of Saint-Brieuc. Two rivers flow through Saint-Brieuc: the Goued/Gouxt and the Gouedig/Gouxdic.
Other towns of notable size in the dxpartement of Cxtes d’Armor are Gwengamp/Guingamp, Dinan, and Lannuon/Lannion all sous-prxfectures.
In 2009, large amounts of sea lettuce, a type of algae, washed up on many beaches of Brittany, and when it rotted it emitted dangerous levels of hydrogen sulphide. A horse and some dogs died and a council worker driving a truckload of it fell unconscious at the wheel and died. The beach at Saint-Brieuc suffered bad damage and had to be shut.
Saint-Brieuc is one of the towns in Europe that hosts the IU Honors Program.
The Cemetery of Saint Michel contains graves of several notable Bretons, and sculptures by Paul le Goff and Jean Boucher. Outside the wall is Armel Beaufils’s statue of Anatole Le Braz. Le Goff, who was killed with his two brothers in World War I, is also commemorated in a street and with his major sculptural work La forme se dxgageant de la matixre in the central gardens, which also includes a memorial to him by Jules-Charles Le Bozec and work by Francis Renaud.
The town of St. Brieux in Saskatchewan, Canada is named after Saint-Brieuc of Brittany. It was founded by immigrants from this region in Brittany. It was settled in the early 1900s.
Inhabitants of Saint-Brieuc are called briochins or briochains in French.
In 2008, 3.98% of primary school children attended bilingual schools.
The Saint-Brieuc railway station, situated on the Paris–Brest railway, is connected by TGV Atlantique to Paris Montparnasse station in about 3 hours.
An air service from Saint-Brieuc – Armor Airport to Newquay in Cornwall is operated by Isles of Scilly Skybus four days per week.
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