Binic – a commune in France, located in the Brittany region. Department – Cotes d’Armor. Included in the canton étables-sur-Mer. District municipality – Saint-Brieuc. The municipality is located about 390 km west of Paris, 105 kilometers north-west of Rennes, 11 km northwest of Saint-Brieuc. The municipality is located in the western part of the bay of Saint-Brieuc.
Binic derives its name from the prefix pen (meaning Chief) and Ic which is the name of the nearby river which empties into the sea. Binic is the mouth of Ic. It’s called the City of spray or more recently called The Beauty Spot of the Cotes d’Armor.
The story of Binic goes back to the Neolithic (between 3500 and 1800 BC.). Indeed, we discover some megalithic monuments such as the dolmen of Margot’s Table (destroyed in 1816 work, at the port).
In the Middle Ages, Binic (then called Benic) was a small village with no more than twenty houses. But it was nevertheless a great venue for fairs and markets where peoples came from surrounding villages.