Lannion, Côtes-d'Armor Département, Brittany, France

History | Breton language | Economy | Culture | Transport

🇫🇷 Lannion is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department in Brittany in north-western France. It is a subprefecture of Côtes-d'Armor, the capital of Trégor and the centre of a larger urban area.


History Lannion takes its name from "Lann Huon" in Breton or "Parish of Huon" in English.

The old neighborhood of Lannion attracts many tourists to the city. The old neighborhood contains old squares, a church called Brélévenez, half-timbered houses, chapels and frescoes.


Breton language On 23 October 2006, the municipality launched a plan to promote the Breton language through the Ya d'ar brezhoneg ("Yes to Breton") charter.

In 2008, 11.96% of the children attended bilingual schools in primary education.


Economy Lannion is a large telecommunications research centre in France with several firms such as Nokia, Orange and SAGEMCOM operating there. The presence of a large telecommunications industry in the area has led to two institutes of technology in the area, IUT Lannion and a college of engineering, ENSSAT.


Culture Regular concerts known as "Les Tardives" are held in the town square during the summer months. Lannion is also home to the "Carré Magique", a well known theatre company in the area.


Transport Lannion is served by extensive transport links. The nearby Lannion – Côte de Granit Airport was recently expanded to accommodate larger flights arriving from Paris and other French destinations. It is a one-hour flight from Lannion to Paris. Lannion station provides TGV services to Brest, St. Brieuc, Rennes and Paris as well as TER links to local stations.

There is a bus service connecting the town centre to surrounding areas, TILT (Transports Intercommunaux de Lannion-Trégor), with six lines.

Line A - Hospital/Airport via Quai d'Aiguillon (in the centre of the town)

Line B - Kerbabu/Coppens via Quai d'Aiguillon

Line C - Alcatel/Kérilis

Line Navéo - small bus around the centre of the town

Line F - market day line (Thursday morning).

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Lannion has a population of over 20,040 people. Lannion also forms the centre of the wider Lannion Arrondissement which has a population of over 99,903 people. It is also a part of the larger Côtes-d'Armor Département.

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Twin Towns, Sister Cities Lannion has links with:

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Caerphilly, Wales 🇩🇪 Günzburg, Germany 🇪🇸 Viveiro, Spain
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Antipodal to Lannion is: 176.541,-48.732

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🇫🇷 Brest -4.484,48.392 d: 84.4  

🇬🇬 St Peter Port -2.537,49.456 d: 104.8  

🇫🇷 Vannes -2.75,47.66 d: 130.3  

Antipodal to: Lannion 176.541,-48.732

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