The Bon Repos train station welcomes you in a reconstitution of a nice French train station of the 20th century. When coming to the station, you will time travel 50 years back in time where you will discover the building of the Reseau Breton and the financial development of Brittany.
Now a quiet market town where the River Blavet meets the Nantes-Brest canal, Pontivy was once the seat of one of Brittany’s most powerful families before becoming one of Napoléon’s ‘new towns’. Visit the castle then amble around the streets.
Josselin is a must-visit on any tour of the Breton heartlands. From its medieval castle, still lived in by members of the legendary Rohan family, to the doll museum, and from its attractive old town to canal-based fun or forest walks, there’s something to interest all members of the family.
Carnac is known throughout the world for its unique rows of ancient standing stones. The town is split into two areas: Carnac-Ville, where you’ll find the Museum of Prehistory, and Carnac-Plage, a family seaside resort with a state-of-the-art thalassotherapy centre. Oyster farming is big business.
The steel-manufacturing village of “Les Forges des Salles” is a well-preserved example of industrial heritage and of everyday life in a forge village during the 18th /19th centuries. Focused on the blast furnace. one of the largest wood-fired forges in Brittany. You will see not only the industrial installations (the coal stores, the 12m high cast iron blast furnace), but also the “bosses’ house , workers’ and foreman’s dwellings, the canteen, the grocer’s shop, the mixed-sex school, the stables, the chapel and the terraced gardens.
Getting up bright and early to explore Brittany’s cycle paths is a chance to enjoy some quality family time and bring back unforgettable memories. With safe cycle paths on the doorstep of the property going throught beautiful countryside and villages or canal -side routes it's time to saddle up!
There is a man-made beach just minutes from the property but you are also equidistant to three other beautiful coastlines. Go for a walk without ever losing sight of the sea. In the harbour, stop for a coffee, a plate of seafood and a breath of sea air. Take a boat trip to an island, laze around on the beach, build a sandcastle, go for a paddle, collect shellfish, chase the seagulls.
Brittany is a dream destination for fishing. Rivers, lakes , streams and ponds are filled with fish. Permits are easily available from the many local bars or the tourist information centre in Mur-de-Bretagne.
See video below (taken on the lake on your doorstep)
Wild boar and deer are in the forest nearby and you will also spot cormorants and herons on the lake as well as birds of prey in the air.
The lighting over the lake is superb for early morning or evening photography and you will never be short of inspiration.
La Verrerie de Guerlédan is a glass workshop and Gallery/Boutique in the village. Glass artist, Sue MacGillivray, runs well-attended glass courses as well as making beautiful objects and artworks for sale in the lovely little gallery next to the workshop.
You will receive a warm welcome when you come and visit, whether to attend a course or browse in the shop.
During the months of July and August you can go to the local tourist office in Mur-de-Bretagne and book on activities including canoeing, kayak, paddel, abseiling, water-skiing, rubber ring, horse riding, sailing, archery, football, basketball, table-tennis, badminton, darts, mini-golf, historic walks, donkey rides and wild plant walks.
This fishing video has been taken minutes from Les Granges!