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We keep up-to-date information for guests on-site and are happy to provide ideas for days out relevant to specific interests and age-groups.  A few sight-seeing musts include:

The Emerald Coast with the rocky inlets and mussel beds of St Brieuc Bay, fashionable Pleneuf Val-Andre with its stunning long sandy beach and international  standard golf course, and the picturesque coves filled with sailing boats between Erquy and Cap Frehel, where Fort la Latte has a magnificent cliff top perch amongst a wild moor land with amazing views.

Dinan, a beautiful medieval walled city with lots of good places to dine, cobbled streets leading down to its port, amazingly preserved old buildings, an excellent market, a castle museum, a selection of walking routes to follow around the original town walls and a bi-annual Fetes des Ramparts in July, that goes on all weekend.

Lac de Guerledan, one of Brittany's largest inland lakes with sandy beaches, pedalos, wind surfing, water skiing, boating, lake tours and the nearby Abbey de Bon Repose where sound & light shows are a regular feature of the long summer evenings and a Sunday morning farmer’s market runs from Easter until late autumn.

Chateau de la Hunaudaye, which re-opened to the public in 2009, after several years of restoration. This 12th century fortified castle was a complete ruin, the moated remains nestle in lovely countryside near the pretty little town of Jugon les Lacs; this is particularly worth a visit during early September when its annual antique market fills the streets.
 
The prehistoric standing stones at Carnac; the thousands of ancient menhirs have free public winter access, and there is a visitor centre with formal tours available during summer months.

The Museum of Breton Resistance at Saint Marcel, which has displays covering both the occupation and French resistance in Brittany during world war II.

St Malo, not just a ferry port, visit its aquarium, one of the largest in France; then enjoy the views from the ramparts of the old town Intra Muros, both out to sea and inland. Just up the road is Cancale, considered by some to be the true oyster capital of the world, it’s certainly a good place to try them.

Josselin, a quaint medieval town of winding streets and individual shops dominated by its chateau, part of which is still lived in. It also houses a doll museum, which can be visited along with the public rooms. There is a good Saturday market and regular events year round.

Pontivy, a pretty market town with a high street with lots of cafes and bars, it sits beside the Nantes to Brest canal, offering cyclists and walkers a level route in contrast with cliff paths! There is another Chateau, a medieval quarter and Napoleonic squares.   
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