It was historian and lawyer Eugene Herpin, a native of the region, who named the "Emerald Coast" because of the particular colour of the sea.
This coastline joins the departments of Ille-et-Vilaine and Côtes-d'Armor, stretching from the town of Cancale, to Sables d'Or les Pins. The seaside resort of Saint Malo features on this coast, as well as the Cap Fréhel and Saint Briac.
The commmunity of towns on the Emerald Coast, which was formed in 1996, has created around twenty marked trails which you can follow on foot, by bicycle or on horseback.
150 kilometres of nature await you!