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Picture by marinas.com

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The river mouth – photos by Colin S Le Conte

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Leaving Lezardrieux with Edward Fattorini at the wheel, together with Micky Robert

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The Grand Chenal – La Croix tower

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La Croix tower – looking back from further up river

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The outer “marina” at low tide

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Looking towards the mouth of the river Trieux

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Low tide – note the steep ramps compared to a later picture

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Pontoon 3 – the visitors pontoon

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The Marina Office – the Harbourmaster is very helpful. Speaks a little English

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Beware berthing at half tide – there is quite a tide – especially towards the end of the pontoons. Best moor near low or high water when the direction of the river flow is changing

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Facilities for the outside marina

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The Trieux Yacht Club

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Facilities for the inner marina

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High tide – inner marina. Ramps much better.

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The inner marina entrance at high tide

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Looking towards the river entrance at high tide

Lezardrieux is a great place. A lovely trip up the Trieux river, fairly easy navigation with a Chart Plotter, and a non tidal “marina”. Some tide flows through the pontoons so best approach around high or low water – but nowhere near as bad as Treguier.

2017 – the speed limit is 3 knots upriver from Les Perdrix  and 5 knots from Vieille de Bodic starboard beacon tower (as you enter the Trieux river) to Les Perdrix although the local boats do not seem to obey them.

Harbourmasters office is at the top of the visitors pontoon. He tends to stay in there so best moor and then go and see him. Very helpful but does not speak much English. In early 2015 there were not many visitor spaces; seems best to moor on a free finger on the first pontoon anywhere east of the customs / police boat.

Facilities are OK. A bit dark and a jeton needed for the showers.

I have been told visitors can go in the marina part of Lezardrieux, but best ask first.

There is a “shortcut” path from behind the boat works which comes out behind the church.

Great new Video – featuring a Princess V39! www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxas4A…

Reports

2016 – Marina office was helpful and more pro active in helping to find a space. Auberge du Trieux excellent. Menus range from 19  to 50 euros plus a la carte. Good food and service.

2013 – I love Lezardrieux, it is up the beautiful Trieux river, it is non tidal and it is one of the shortest journeys from Guernsey to Brittany, with the last half hour of the trip in beautiful protected waters as you head up the Trieux river.

However, the marina does not seem to care. No one helps by meeting you or telling you where to moor, you have to guess and hope for the best. The facilities are still the same basic facilities that have been there for years and remain dark and dingy. The Marina office closes early so you cannot find out the code for the facilities until the next morning. The issuing of internet access takes ages and is one of those systems where they give you a code for your computer and then you cannot use it for your mobile phone. You need a separate code. They need to realise that a boat of people probably have an iPad, Computer and 3 or 4 mobile phones all of which use WiFi if possible.

August 2011 – The Marina ‘facilities’, incidentally, remain miserable!

Sept 2010 – I really don’t like saying this because Lezardrieux has my favourite Restaurant, the Auberge du Trieux, but the Marina facilities are really starting to get a bit grim. The gents showers had a coat of paint early in the season but nothing else has been done.

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Pilot Guide

If you leave around half tide going up, motor boats will have a good following tide all the way back to Guernsey.

Contact Information –

E-mail: port-lezardrieux@wanadoo.fr

Official info

port.3douest.com/lezardrieux/

Tides

tide.frbateaux.net/63

Guide du Port

www.guide-du-port.com/port-lez…

Map

www.map-france.com/Lezardrieux…

Weather –

www.meteoconsult.fr/ter/france……

www.metcheck.com/EUROPE/europe…

Restaurants – LEZARDRIEUX *** Auberge du Trieux: Tel: 2 96 20 10 70. Very good value – good seafood menu, reasonable wine list. Service good. Great ambiance. Owner has won many rosettes for excellence.

Greg said he had an excellent meal there – Sept 2009 –

website –  www.auberge-du-trieux.com

2016 – Auberge du Trieux excellent. Menus range from 19  to 50 euros plus a la carte. Good food and service.

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Le Moulin de la Galette. Very convenient – just at the start of the hill to the village of Lezardrieux. Serves good Crepes with quick service. Has a few other items on the menu including Entrecôte and frites. We have been every year since 2008 and always had a great meal.

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“Le Marina” restaurant/hotel is now open once more serving snacks (2010). There are five bedrooms (its the one on the right as you head towards the hill to the village, opposite the boat yard). It has been closed a few years.

The Yacht Club used to be good with drink and food together with English speaking staff. A poor report was received in 2011 however in 2015 some friends reported excellent food and good value.

Taxis Best taxi firm is Taxi Le Bourdonnec.

Tel 02 96 20 15 90, Mob 06 84 18 26 27 ILE DE BREHAT

** Hotel Bellevue: (Port-Clos) Tel: 2 96 20 00 05. Good value especially for seafood – wine selection so-so – Prices increased for 2005. Able to eat outside with wonderful views. ?

La Vieille Auberge (Le Bourg) Tel 2 96 20 00 24: Choice not good and prices excessive – occasionally the only place left with room to spare! Service could be more friendly.

* Les Pecheurs: (Le Bourg) Tel 2 96 20 00 14. Small restaurant with pleasant garden at the back. The fishermen call here first!!! Very good value. About 6 rooms.

Le Chardon Bleu: Don’t, unless you have to. (From a Brehat resident 2006).

*** are based on value for money, good service and cuisine – with thanks to ©Stan Cleal

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