The region has an astounding rich heritage for you to explore, and you cannot visit without joining in with a fest-noz (night fete), an evening celebration based around Breton music and dance - most villages regularly host these informal get-togethers, frequently outdoors. Fest Noz are not to be confused with Pardons, these are essentially church processions organised by a particular community on the local saints day.
Brittany has miles of sandy beaches, well preserved beauty spots, golf courses, ancient chateaux, numerous festivals, world famous wine, superb restaurants and much more. You simply can't fit it all into just one visit, you'll want to return year after year.
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|Places to visit||Family Day's Out||Beaches & Coastal Resorts|
|For the more adventurous||For the Children||Other sport activities|
|Local Attractions & Places to Visit|
|Langoelan- This is our nearest village and where you
will find a boulangerie, mini super-market,
local bar and restaurant all offering a warm and friendly welcome. Our local lake LAC DU DORDU is very pretty and includes a small beach area, lakeside bar (summer months)and children’s play area. Fishing at lake LAC DU DORDU has some large common carp, large pike, tench perch and last season even some wild trout. Fishing permits can be purchased for a day for 4€ at the village bar, so why not try your luck at fishing.
Locally (Ploerdut) can offer horse riding lessons and there is a superb 9 hole golf course about 25 min's away at Bieuzy. Quad biking, paint balling and a small zip wire tree top adventure playground can also be found at Locmalo just 10 minutes away. All in all, locally there is a lot to do without having to travel far.
|Pontivy - Our closest large town, is just 15 minutes
away. It is an attractive market town steeped in Napoleonic history. The
charming north end of the medieval town with its fortified 15th century
Château de Rohan perched on the hillside overlooking the river, and
twisting old streets contrast dramatically with the other side of towns regimented streets
and stately riverside promenades laid out to Napoléon's plan. Enjoy
fine restaurants, excellent shopping, bars and café and with menu's to
suit every taste and offering superb value for money wherever you choose
to dine, it's not only the Chateau that has appeal. You can go swimming
in the open-air swimming pool, canoeing at the sailing centre, walking
on the footpaths, horse-riding and mountain-biking on the signposted
tracks. All in all there is a good deal of leisure pursuits on offer in
|Family Day's Out|
- Brest A newly constructed marine aquarium it is the largest open-air
aquarium in Europe. Oceanopolis recreates the marine universe and you
will enjoy the thrill of an unforgettable day discovering what swims
within the worlds oceans, you'll see huge tanks filled with sea horses,
fish, sharks, crabs, eels, seals, coral reefs and much more.
Chateau de Josselin The Chateau is one of the wealthiest and ancient heritages linked to the history of our region. With its three majestic towers overlooking La Vallee de L'Oust and its splendid flamboyant gothic facade, it is one of the most impressive sights along the Nantes - Brest Canal. A real Rapunzel fairytale castle embedded high up in stone above and partially surrounded by water.
Musee de Poupees - Josselin In a private museum within the old stables of the chateau de Josselin, you can see the famous duchess collection of the Rohan Dolls. An exceptional display of almost 600 dolls and figurines as well as many games and toys both old and new.
- Carnac Discover the mysterious ancient granite rocks of Carnac
and see real Menhirs, upright stones arranged to mark burial sites from
5000 years ago. Carnac has thousands of "standing stones,"
one line extends for more than a kilometer and the alignments form the
largest megalithic site in the world. Their cultural role is well recognised
and so much interest has been shown in the sites that many have had
to be closed to ensure their conservation. The beach here is a very
popular attraction . There are miles of fine sandy sheltered beaches
were you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon swim, or you can be active and
lively and ride go-karts along the sand , water ski hire, go Para-gliding,
visit the sailing club or take boat excursions.
in the first century B.C. and once the capital of Brittany, it still
retains a medieval ambience. In the old part of town you can still see
the fortified city walls, cobbled streets, skew-windowed and half timbered
houses - most overhanging and witch-hatted, some tumbling down others
newly renovated, all deserve time spent viewing. The ramparts can be
followed for quite a length, and above what used to be the moat is now
made into neat and colourful flower beds, the charismatic old wash-houses
are also a main attraction not to be left out. Vanne also has a charming
port, where you can walk around to look at the boats or take boat trips
| St Nicholas
Des Eaux Discover the picturesque Blavet Valley by boat. Starting
from St Nicholas des Eaux there are 4 boats, which will take you down
the Blavet on a cruise lasting approximately 1h30 hours with full commentary.
Alternatively, you can hire you own boat and canoe, or choose to explore
the beautiful valley by either foot or bike. Cycle hire is available
for all the family including childs seats or tow behind buggies.
|Gulf of Morbihan
- Hire a sailing dinghy or take a motor boat cruise and go island
hopping. The bay covers over 12,000 hectares of sheltered water and
has no fewer than 42 islands, no visit to Southern Brittany should go
without at least one boat trip around this very picturesque region.
- Separating Morbihan from Côtes d'Armor is, if not one of the largest
lakes in Brittany. The lake covers and area of 400 hectares of picturesque
unspoilt natural woodlands. There are two sandy beaches both are safe
for swimming, each offering the normal facilities, restaurants, snack
bars etc. You can try out various watersport activites including canoeing,
water skiing, and sailing or take a glass topped cruise boat ride along
|Abbaye of Bon Repos - Only a few miles further from Guerledan Lake is the grounds and gardens of the Abbaye of Bon Repos, this 12th-18th Cistercian abbey is currently undergoing restoration, and is well worth a visit. During the first week in August it hosts a light and sound spectacle re-enacting a battle fought at the abbey.|
|Lorient - Celtic
Festival Lorient , Brittany's fourth largest city, got bombed in
the 2nd world war and very quickly got re-built loosing all its appeal
and mostly gets overlooked for being dull. Perhaps the only interesting
facet to survive is the old German U-boat submarine pens. However Lorient
plays host to important yacht races each year, and most famously the
Festival Interceltique takes place here the first fortnight of August
transforming Lorient into a vibrant, pulsating maelstrom of Celtic cavorting.
Founded in 1971 it unites Celtic people from the British Isles, Spain
and Brittany, the festival draws more than 4,500 artists and musicians
every year for traditional music and dancing in the streets. Its aim
is to provide a stage for all sorts of Celtic music, creating an awareness
and exchange between Celtic nations as well as their descendants worldwide.
Cider, crêpes and cotriade (fish stew) are on sale around the fishing
harbour, complete with Astérix-style village. The festival is highly
recommended, but with over 600,000 people attending, it can get crowded.
|Beaches & Coastal Resorts|
|Carnac - The
beach here is a very popular seaside attraction . There are miles of
fine sandy sheltered beaches were you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon
swim, or you can be active and lively and ride go-karts along the sand
, water ski hire, go Para-gliding, visit the sailing club or take boat
|La Trinite sur
Mer - plays host to some of the world's top sailing events and throughout
the year, there is a full programme of local and international regattas
taking place. Tall masts bristle in the marina just opposite gourmet
seafood restaurants. A very popular place for yachting enthusiasts.
- Set around beautiful sandy beaches, the Kerguelen Nautical Centre
enables you to sail dinghies or cruising boats, try diving or sea kayaking.
Along the promenade you will find numerous café, restaurants and bars
all offering good value for money and go on a Sunday to sample the local
food at the 'cooked food market'.
A narrow road takes you between the two sides of water that surround
the gateway to the Quiberon Peninsular. South facing Quiberon town is
small and friendly and enjoys a golden crescent beach, contrasting with
the wild west side Cote Sauvage which cannot fail to thrill you with
it's wind-blown, spray swept coastline.
|Guidel - A
pretty little seaside resort that not only offers 5km of coastline,
4 sandy beaches, a sailing centre and yacht harbour. But also has 7
chapels to view, and the river walk along the wooded banks will offer
a quieter more relaxed afternoon to those who prefer this than bucket
and spade fun. Also at Guidel is Labyrinthe du Corsaire, a magnificent
maze fun park with inflatable structures, strategy games, obstacle courses,
minature farm and even a mechanical rodeo bull.
There are 2 large lakes within easy reach of us
Guerlédan lake - Separating Morbihan from Côtes d'Armor is, if not one of the largest lakes in Brittany. The lake covers and area of 400 hectares of picturesque unspoilt natural woodlands. There are two sandy beaches both are safe for swimming, each offering the normal facilities, restaurants, snack bars etc. You can try out various watersport activites including canoeing, water skiing, and sailing or take a glass topped cruise boat ride along the lake.
The Lake at Priziac is just a 15-minute drive away. It's perfect for children, with a small sandy beach, play area, picnic tables and a cafe in the summer months. The lake is a popular spot for kayaking, sailing and fishing and is surrounded by a walking and fitness trail.
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|For the more adventurous|
Go Karting Circuits - Plumeliau (15 mins) - Enjoy the thrill go-kart racing.
Quad Biking, Locmalo (10 mins) - Choose your own level and follow your guide through woodland, fields and moors, along paths, over hills and across waterways whilst all time enjoying panoramic views.
Adventure Forest, Locmalo or Camors (25 mins) - An acrobatic forest trail for you to complete. You will be suspended above trees, have to abseil around the course, climb through barrels, walk along makeshift rope bridges and you will be supported by harnesses whilst completing 80m long zip wires.
Archery, Bieuzy les Eaux (10 mins) - Why not try something different with instruction and equipment provided for adults and children of all ages.
|For the Children|
Yaka Park, Lanaster (35 mins) - An indoor jungle play centre for children aged 1 - 12 years old. It has soft play areas, slides tunnels, rope bridges, monkey bars, bouncy castles and four different jungle theme areas. It provides entertainment for children when the weather lets you down.
Horse Riding, Ploerdut, Bieuzy les Eaux or Pontivy (15 mins) - All children will enjoy pony trekking or horse riding at either of these well maintained and friendly stables.
Indoor Swimming Pool, Les Aquatides Loudeac (30 mins) - Relax in the poolside Jacuzzi , have fun sliding down the 70m slide or simply enjoy either one of the three swimming pools. Aquatides aquatic sports centre at Loudeac is the perfect place to enjoy yourself and recharge those batteries. Especially good for rainy day entertainment.
|Other sport activities|
Golf - With a superb selection of courses in Brittany you're sure to find exactly what your looking for. The courses are mostly uncrowded, immaculately maintained and the golfing facilities in this area are all within easy reach. The nearest being Golf de la Rimaison, a lovely course enjoying views of the river Blavet.
Fishing - Rivers, lakes and canals - there are many different ways to try your hand at fishing. From forgotten streams on the Breton moorland to fast-flowing coastal rivers and from quiet canals to deep lakes, Brittany's fishing grounds and fish will suit the most demanding anglers. With the sea and beaches equally accessible anglers can also take advantage and combine their passion with a family day out at the seaside.