(Lezardrev) est un chef lieu de canton.
The commune is part of the arrondissement of Lannion, department of Côtes d’Armor (Trégor – Brittany).
Lézardrieux comes from the ancient Breton “lez ar Dréo or Drew” which means “near the Trieux” or “les” meaning “château” or “cour”, “ar” meaning “near” and the name of the river. Lézardrieux (Leshardrieuc) was cited in 1339 as the seat of a priory (priory of Liscadreuc and Lezandre) of the abbey of Saint-Jacut. It is the former priory Saint-Jaguel still nicknamed priory Sainte-Madeleine de Lézardrieux. The priors are François le Vicomte (in 1618), Malo Raoulet (in 1634, in 1644), Le Coq (in 1652, in 1655) and Guillaume Bessin (in 1677). The Trèze of Lézardré (or Lezandré) is mentioned in 1484 (Arch of the Côtes d’Armor, 1E 217) and depends on Pleumeur-Gautier. The abbey of Saint-Jacut possesses until the Revolution the priory of Liscadreuc and Lezardre, mentioned in a ducal document of 1339 and placed under the patronage of saint Mary Magdalene.
In the feudal era there is built a castle with a motte, of which the locality Le Vieux-Chateau perpetuates, it seems, the memory. In 1509, the vestiges of the castle of Leshardré are located on the river Pontrieux, in the parish of Pleumeur-Gautier and in the truce of Leshardré (1E 1550). It was in the 13th century that the name of Gautier de Leshardre was mentioned, which made 1225 abandonment to the monks of Lehon of his tithes of Lanleff. Allain de Leshardre was Bishop of Tréguier from 1262 to 1275. The seigneury was then joined to that of Pleudaniel.
Leshardre (in the thirteenth century), Lesasdreau (in 1330), Lezardreu (around 1330), Lesardre (in 1339 and 1484), Lezhardre (in 1494 in 1582), Leshardrieu in the fifteenth century Leshardrieuc (in the sixteenth century), Lesardray (in the sixteenth century), Lesardrieu (as early as 1676) and Leshardrieux (in the eighteenth century). Lézardrieux appears as early as 1783.
Note: on June 10, 1840, the first suspension bridge was opened. It replaces the Saint-Christophe ferry. The bridge, demolished in 1922, was rebuilt and received on May 18, 1925.
Passing the bridge over the Trieux, you now enter the country of Tregor.
Lézardrieux is the first step.
The long walk along the coastal customs road along the river will offer you panoramas that are constantly renewed on an estuary that stretches majestically.
Set back from the sea but bathed by the waters of the Channel, Lézardrieux is perched on the edge of the Trieux estuary, river crossing the town of Pontrieux and coming from Guingamp. Its verdant banks, mostly bordered by rocks on the left bank, can lead you to its mouth and further towards the furrow of Talbert or opposite Bréhat if you take the right bank whose more softened relief will make you most often go along River.
At the gates of the Channel, in front of Kermouster in the West and on the edge of the covered alley preceding Loguivy-de-la-Mer to the East, the shredded coast and the sea dotted with rocks will offer you a panorama of all beauty.
This small town, a must for the discovery of the northern coast of Armorica, does not shine with a striking story.
The church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste saw its first stones sealed around 1580. Remodeled from 1749 to 1758, it is characterized by a bell tower with two turrets typical of the region.
A Kermenguy bread oven (middle of the 18th century), the Kervoas fountain (1739), the Kerdavid cross (18th century) or the 17th century Traou-Bihan mansion (but private property) can be a goal of walk which will find its point of fall in Kermouster.
The Côtes d’Armor
Armor, country where the sea is legend
In Côtes d’Armor, the sea rhythms life. Men thus evolve in a setting where the ocean reveals infinite shores that leaves us free to collect shells or simply to contemplate the shore. Each surging wave is witness to a lived story, each shore an invitation to travel.
Estuary of Trieux
A unique wooded ria of the Côtes d’Armor by which the coasters once ascended to the port of Pontrieux, set between the slopes of the Penhoat-Lancerf massif, the Trieux river unrolls its meanders to widen upstream of the bridge of Pontrieux. Lézardrieux then narrows again until Loguivy to open in front of the archipelago of Bréhat. The estuary traverses on its winding course a mosaic of heaths, woods, pasture and salt meadows, discovering at low tide large mudflats strewn with rocky islets and frequented by many birds. Areas of heathland open on the slopes frame the Trieux in beautiful landscaped windows.
Le visiteur aura l’occasion d’y découvrir une faune et une flore forestière peu habituelles en Bretagne ainsi que des traces du passé avec une série de routoirs à lin récemment réhabilités par la commune de Plourivo. Le Conservatoire, avec l’appui de Natura 2000, participe activement au maintien de cette diversité par la réhabilitation des landes progressivement envahies par les pins maritimes.
The visitor will have the opportunity to discover a forest fauna and flora unusual in Brittany as well as traces of the past with a series of flax routines recently rehabilitated by the town of Plourivo. The Conservatoire, with the support of Natura 2000, is actively involved in maintaining this diversity through the rehabilitation of moors gradually invaded by maritime pines.