Being able to do the things you want to do when on holiday is
important. If you just want to relax by the pool or want to pursue your favourite sport you can.There are many places in the
area which cater for your needs, below are just some of the ideas, there is of course a comprehensive visitor pack and tourist
information to help you plan your activities.
Cycling and Walking: The local area
is ideal for bike riding with many small quiet country lanes to explore. We have several adult mountain bikes, children’s
mountain bikes (from around 9 years of age) an adult tandem, an adult tricycle and attachable children’s bike seats
available for our guests use. Located just in the village is the Rigole d'Hilvern
ideal for cycling, walking or riding. A little further afield is the tow path of the Nantes/ Brest canal or cycle from
Carhaix to Loudeac passing by Lac de 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.
Cycling in Cotes D'armor.
Head off to a French Brocante - Flea
French brocantes, flea markets- called marché au puces, braderie, rederie or vide grenier (empty attics). Take
the opportunity to wander in the fresh air, get amongst the hustle and bustle, enjoy a meal – many of the street markets
will lay on food, have a glass of wine or coffee and watch the world go by. Of course there is the lure of finding something
beautiful to take home and re-love. We love a bit of 'Vintiquing in France'
there is always a bargain to be found!
Brocantes and Vide Greniers.
We've become recent converts to the pastime of Geocaching. It's a brilliant way to get to find some really
lovely spots that you wouldn't normally see and a side of France you wouldn't know existed. Geocaching is basically
hi-tech treasure hunting for the modern age using a hand-held global positioning system (GPS) to track down hidden objects
(if you have a smartphone you can download the Geocaching app for free). It’s great fun for young and old alike and
its popularity is growing in leaps and bounds right across the globe. If you would like to try this activity during your
holiday we have a hand held GPS unit available for your use during your stay along with an explanatory book. For more details,
and to learn how to take your enjoyment of Geocaching to the next level, visit:
You will need to register, it is free to register.
are plenty of golf courses for the keen golfer. Golf de Rimaison at Pontivy about a 20 minutes drive is a 9 hole par 70. It
has a good club house with refreshments available. Alternatively, you may prefer to
visit Golf des Ajoncs d’Or situated near Binic and St-Quay-Portrieux for a high quality 18-hole/72 par course. Further along the coast, Golf Val Andre Blue Green is another 18-hole/72 par course – enjoy the
stunning views as you play. More courses within an hours drive are Golf de Tréméreuc,
Pleumeur Bodou, Saint Briac Sur Mer and Morieux.
Golf de Tréméreuc
Golf de Pléneuf Val André
Saint Briac Sur Mer
Fishing: There are numerous fishing lakes close to our Manoir including those in St Gilles Vieux Marché, St Guen
and Lac Guerledan. Fishing permits called ”carte
de pêche/permis de pêche” for public
waters can be obtained from either local newsagents (tabac), bars or purchased on line from:
Carte de Peche
More information about fishing
is detailed in the following link:
Activities: There are a number of ‘pony clubs’ in the area where you can hire a hack by the hour, around
15 euros, or for the day at about 75 euros, or you could have lessons and learn to ride. There is Guerlédan Riding
school near the lake and there is a horse museum in nearby Corlay.
Les Ecuries de la Ville Glé Plerin
The nearest is at Mur de Bretagne on a Friday evening with the main part in the square but
also dotted along the side streets. Traditional Breton dancing and 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 )
- Friday - Guingamp & Mur de Bretagne
- Saturday - Loudeac, Josselin, Morlaix, Carhaix, Saint Brieuc (near the cathedral)
- Sunday morning - Bon Repos
( local produce)
Chateaux and Castles:
Brittany Tourism’s 'Go For It' website has lots
of ideas on other activities that you can ty out whilst visiting Brittany.
Go For It