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Saint-Pol-de-Léon
Interesting
Saint-Pol-de-Léon The Essential
Interesting
With its former cathedral (retaining remarkable 16C choir stalls), its Kreisker chapel (spectacular granite bell tower) and fine old houses, this city compared by Mérimée in the 19C to "an immense church", still reigns supreme over Léon. Venture beyond its walls to discover manor houses and a well-tended landscape that is austere yet appealing, and remains dedicated to the cultivation of food crops.