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With Brittany's best attractions all within easy access you really will be spoilt for choice. Whatever the time of year, you can enjoy breath-taking landscapes, which change every season, beautiful unspoilt countryside, spectacular coastlines, pretty seaside resorts and enchanting harbours. From early morning sunrise to the most beautiful sunsets and clear starry skies Brittany will captivate you. 

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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Local Attractions & Places to Visit
Malguenac - The village name is of Gallo-Roman origin and means 'Big Hill'. This is our nearest village and where you will find a Boulangerie, mini super-market, creperie, pizza restaurant and 2 local bars all offering a warm and friendly welcome.
Pontivy - Our closest town, it's 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 restaurant s, 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 this area.

 



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Family Day's Out       
Oceanopolis - 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.
Standing stones - 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.

 

Vannes Founded 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 from. 

 

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.

 

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.


 

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.

 

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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 excursions.

 

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.

 

Larmor Plage - 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'.

 

Quiberon - 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.

 

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.

 

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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, 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.

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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.