Amazing buildings, great shops - especially the odd little ones up side streets. An evening walk along the canal really makes you forget the rest of the world. Monday is market day in Pontivy. The church of Basilique Notre Dame De Joie, in the centre of the town is well worth a look around.

Pontivy is in two halves - the medieval town with its fortified 15th century château overlooking the river and the regimented streets laid out to Napoléon's plan. It was a military base and he renamed it Napoléonville. The old town, around Place du Martray, has narrow streets and overhanging wooden houses and a good Monday market.

If your looking for somewhere to eat, we can recommend the Restaurant Brasserie Pizzeria L'Aiglon opposite the chateau.
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