LIVING IT UP IN BRITTANY
When you first arrive in Brittany, the things you will notice straight away are its tranquility and feeling of space. The open roads are a dead giveaway, miles of superbly surfaced roads and motorways, with very little traffic. When you start to visit its clean towns, villages and clean beaches, and see how quickly you will fall in love with this very special and peaceful part of France.
Our holiday cottages are surrounded by beautiful woodland walks, open farmland and country lanes, which are ideally suited to cycling and walking. But sometimes when you would like to venture further afield, below we have a few suggestions of places to visit whilst staying in Brittany.
The medieval town of Pontivy is about 20 minutes away. Situated on the banks of the river Blavet, the 15th century castle sits at the heart of the old town and contrasts with the newer part of the town which was designed by Napoleon. Pontivy has a wide range of shops and restaurants – in short it has something for everyone.
The Lac De Guerledan is a large, clean freshwater lake, approx 25 mins away. There is a man made, sandy beach, making it ideal for families. Pedaloes, canoes, rowing boats and powerboats can all be hired. There are several restaurants, and cafes all overlooking the lake. Also very popular for anglers wishing for a quite afternoon watching a float.
Carnac means ‘the place of a pile of stones’ There are around 3,800 large stones all neatly arranged in rows at various sites. These Alignment stones are a sight to be seen whilst in Brittany. They are one of only a handful of sites that can be viewed clearly from space. As well as the stones, Carnac is a sea side resort with superb sandy beaches. Just down the road is the peninsula Quiberon, a wonderful location with lovely beaches and lots of interesting things to see and visit. There is also a Casino if you fancy a flutter at the tables.
Guidel Beach, is a stunning sandy beach just west of Lorient an important fishing center with a thriving fish market. The beach itself stretches for several km, with lovely beaches and picturesque views it has everything from rock pools, to parts where it is safe to surf. Something literally for all the family.