Holidays in Brittany

Beautiful Brittany holiday Gites and cottages with heated swimming pools.


Kermarch farmhouse Lustruyen Swimming pool Lustruyen cottage

Out and about

Armoripark

Armoripark

Large amusement park at Begard with an indoor and outdoor pool with cascades, three water slides, trampolines, bowling, 130 metre toboggan run, water chutes, bumper boats, pedal karts and buggies, mini golf, summer sledge, toddlers playground. Restaurant and café.

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Les Aquatides

Leisure centre at Loudeac with 70 metre giant waterslide swirling river, play area for toddlers with fountain, paddling pool and mini pool.


La Récré des 3 Curés

La Récré des 3 Curés

Leisure /amusement park 5 minutes from Brest with carousel, giant slide, lake, dodgem boats, little train, wild ride, trampolines, cable car, bouncy castles, go karting, aquapistol, pirate ship, scenic railway, The volcano, The Tempest, mini farm and river splash and a 500 metre summer toboggan run.Restaurant and café.

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Cobac park

Cobac parc

Set in 12 hectares of woodland between Rennes and Saint Malo offering some 30 activities including a carousel, mini golf, go karting, The Rapids( descend in inflatable boats),monkey bridges, trains, wildlife museum, swimming pool with chutes, quad track, bouncy castles. Restaurant and café.

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La Bourbansais

La Bourbansais

Zoo and park between Rennes and Saint Malo. Visit the listed château which house the furniture and treasures of Count of Lorgeril’s ancestors. Large formal gardens, game areas, picnic and barbecue areas and large green floral areas to allow visitors to observe the numerous wild species wandering about : Ostriches ,Zebras, Gibbons, Macaws, Wolves, Stags, Does, Monkeys ,etc

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Trégomeur Zoo

Trégomeur Zoo

Founded twenty years ago this zoo in the Ic valley allows you from island to island to observe the monkeys, lions, Sumatrian tigers, wallabies, kangaroos etc

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Alligator Bay Reptilarium at Mont Saint Michel

Alligator Bay Reptilarium at Mont Saint Michel

See more than 300 tortoises living in large landscaped gardens some weighing more than 100 kg and more than a 100 years old. Crocodiles,Caimans Alligators and then visit go into the large reptile house with tunnels, ladders you can climb, pyramids and glass towers with boas, pythons, iguanas, monitor lizards and chameleons.

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Oceanopolis

Oceanopolis

‘The’ ocean discovery park near Brest. Visit the three thematic pavilions Polar, Tropical and Temperate containing 10,000 animals representing 1000 species. Recreated habitat in the polar pavilion with 40 penguins. Real pack ice for the seals of the far North! Enjoy watching the seals play.

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Fort La Latte

Fort La Latte

Fort-la-Latte or Castle of La Latte is a castle located about 4 km southeast of Cap Fréhel and about 35 km west of Saint-Malo, in the commune of Fréhel, Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany, France. It is a famous tourist attraction on the Cote d'Émeraude in the northeast of Brittany. This impressive castle was built on a small piece of land at the Baie de la Fresnaye in the 13th century.

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Trieux steam train

Trieux steam train

Have a trip back in time: come and discover the Trieux Valley between Paimpol and Pontrieux on board a steam train!

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Planetarium de Bretagne

Planetarium de Bretagne

“Cosmopolis” One of Europes largest digital planetariums at Pleumeur-Bodou.

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Boat trips

Boat trips from Saint Quay Portrieux or Binic along the coast.
Boat trips from Erquy or Dahouet around the bay of Saint Brieuc.
Boat trips from Perros-Guirec to Brehat and discover the l’archipel des 7 Iles.


Prehistoric park near Rochefort en Terre

Prehistoric park near Rochefort en Terre

20 hectares of wild woodland with 5 lakes ancient wells, slate quarries dotted with 30scenes of dinosaurs and the evolution of man.

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Poul Fetan

Poul Fetan

Living museum set in an old Breton village portraying life in the middle of the 19th Century near Quistinic in Morbihan.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

There is a riding school at Glomel for five years old and upwards with 20 horses and ponies with lessons and treks from 1 to 3 hours. Kreiz Breizh horse and carts at Lanrivain by appointment horse and cart rides, treks through nature and old villages 1 ½ to 2 ½ hours.

Guerlédan Riding school near the lake from 5 years old. 26 horses and ponies, lessons, 1 to 3 hour treks. Instruction by a former French show jumping champion.


Cycling

nantes brest canal

The local area is ideal for bike riding with many small quiet country lanes to explore. Cycle along the tow path of the Nantes/ Brest canal or from Carhaix to Loudeac passing by Lac Guerlédan you can now cycle along the 111 kilometre long consolidated sand trail following the tracks of the old railway line.If you want to leave the track there are 24 round trips which vary in length from 4 ½ to 16 ½ km.


Fishing

You can buy a day ticket and fish for rainbow trout or brown trout in the lakes at Corlay and Beaucours at Saint Nicolas du Pelem which are both only five minutes from Kermarch or 15 minutes from Lustruyen.Other permits for river fishing are available in the Bar/Tabac at Saint Nicolas du Pelem.


Golf

There are lots of golf courses in Brittany . Under an hour away are:

Pleneuf-val-andre (18 hole /72 par)
Golfe de Boisgelin at Plehedel-Lanvollon (18 hole/par 67)
Les Ajoncs d’or at Lantic (18 hole/par 72)
La Criniere at Morieux ( 9 hole / 36par)
Begard ( 9 hole /24 par)

There is mini golf at Gouarec and crazy golf at Mur de Bretagne


Quadbiking

Quadbiking for children and adults near Lac Guerledan.


Eating out

Henry IV at Rostrenen

Plenty of places to eat well near both the Kermarch and Lustruyen sites.
We can highly recommend for a really nice evening out in delightful surroundings overlooking a lake with excellent food the Auberge Pellinec at Canihuel. The top menu at 34 Euros starts with langoustine and lobster salad , followed by sole with rice and vegetables, then filet steak with fois gras, cheese and a dessert from the menu.

If seafood is top of your agenda then try the Henry IV at Rostrenen. Depending on your appetite you can order a plate of seafood (fruits de mer) or the larger platter as well as the extensive a la carte menu and set menus. Great food at reasonable prices.

In the centre of Rostrenen tucked in the corner near the church is Le Kumquat pizza restaurant, freshly baked and delicious but get there early or book as always very busy.

Sample of a lunchtime menu for the week at a nearby restaurant that welcomes children. Meals include a bottle of wine and water on the table and bread and butter. The cost is around 10 Euros (£7) Children under 5 free and between 5 and 10 its 5 Euros.

Monday   Seafood gratinee
Chicken fillet in mushroom sauce with potatoes
Cheese and dessert
Coffee
Tuesday   Mixed salad
Beef kebab chips and veg
Cheese and dessert
Coffee
Wednesday   Fish with taboulee
Beef in mustard sauce, sauté potatoes & veg
Cheese and dessert
Coffee
Thursday   Home made pate & salad
Fish with sauce,rice & veg
Cheese and dessert
Coffee
Friday   Seafood salad
Steak with shallots,chips & veg
Cheese and dessert
Coffee

Markets

Market day at Rostrenen

The nearest is at Rostrenen on a Tuesday morning with the main part near the church but dotted along the side streets. Lots of different general stalls, food, plants clothes etc and also live chickens/turkeys and ducks.

Monday Pontivy
Tuesday Rostrenen, Bourbriac & Quintin
Wednesday Callac & Saint Brieuc ( near the cathedral )
Thursday Huelgoat
Friday Guingamp & Mur de Bretagne
Saturday Morlaix, Carhaix,Saint Brieuc (near the cathedral)
Sunday morning at Bon Repos ( local produce)


Beaches and watersports

Canoe chute

The largest lake in Brittany, Lac Guerlédan is close by (15 mins)and offers all types of watersports including sailing, canoe:kayak, water skiing, pedalos, swimming, fishing, boat trips etc.as well as sandy beaches and restaurants. Lake Guerledan is being drained in Spring/Summer 2015. This is the first time for a number of years and you will be able to walk around the old slate quarry and village buried beneath the lake.

Les Rosaires

The coast is 40 minutes away with some of the best beaches such as Pléneuf-Val-André and Erquy under an hour. Perros- Guirec,Tregastel and Ploumanach on the pink granite coast are between 1 ¼ - 1 ½ hours away.