A bit of History
If you are interested in WW2 history, plan a visit to Le Grand Blockhaus in Batz-sur-Mer or le Musee de Saint Marcel in Malestroit.
Along the Coast...
The most beautiful beach by far is La Baule and the nearby towns of Pornichet, Le Pouliguen, Le Croisic, La Turballe, Piriac-sur-Mer and Penestin. You could also head towards the city of Vannes and enjoy a visit to the Morbihan Gulf. One of the most popular activities is to take a boat trip around the gulf from Vannes. Many of its 42 islands are owned by celebrities but the two largest, Île aux Moines and Île d’Arz, are favourite tourist destinations in summer.
Branfere Zoo is set in beautiful surroundings and provides a great day out, only 25 minutes away by car. Branféré is a site dedicated to respecting nature a hundred leagues from the traditional zoo concept. Travel to the heart of a centuries-old botanical park and encounter 1000s of animals from the five continents, all roaming free.
Canoeing, pedalos, paddle & biking
A few options available:
'Loisirs Temps Libre" in La Roche-Bernard marina, 10 min away.
"Au Gre du Vent" leisure complex is situated in Camoël, 20 min away.
"Base de Loisirs St Clair" in Guenrouet, 25 min away.
Escal' Atlantique, Saint Nazaire
Come aboard the Escal’Atlantic, a life-size reconstructed transatlantic ocean liner, unique in Europe. In the 3500 square metres of exhibition space, atmosphere of legendary ships built in Saint-Nazaire is recreated: the Ile de France (1927), the Normandie (1935), the France (1962). Choose your cabin, stroll along the promenade deck, experience the heat and noise of the engine rooms… and prepare yourself for a rough ending to the voyage! Younger visitors can do the tour as the captain, a stowaway or a movie actress. The free games booklet makes the voyage a fascinating treasure hunt.
Fans of castles & history
If you fancy a look around the La Bretesche castle, the courtyard is open to the public in July and August. There are a few other castles within an hour radius, from the Ranrouet ruins (15 mins away) to Suscinio (45 minutes), the castle of the Duke of Brittany and the Nantes History Museum (1 hour).
Head towards a town called Plessé (15 miles away) for:
Go-Karting and Paintball in Solokart
Wakeboard & water skiing in Wakepark
Quad bike, 4x4, flyboard & jet ski at Espace Quilly
Domaine de La Bretesche, 2 minutes away from us, is one of Brittany's best golf courses. Within a 40 minute radius, you can also find Golf de Guérande, La Baule & Savenay.
Horse Riding Centre
Poney Club du Fano in Nivillac (15 min away) welcomes children aged 3 and over in a friendly environment.
Ideally located between 2 tourist areas
We are right between the Morbihan Gulf area and Loire Ocean, providing a multitude of places to visit, please click on the links below for details:
Fan of fairy-tales and legends, visit Legendia Parc in Frossay, an hour away by car.
Les Machines de l'Ile, Nantes
Les Machines de l’île are a totally unprecedented artistic project, some strange machines came to populate the Île de Nantes. After the Grand Éléphant, this is now the turn of a Manta Ray, a Sea Snake and of all kinds of incredible boats to take possession of the banks of the Loire River.
Markets & traditional towns
Local markets are perfect for picking up fresh local products in the nearby towns of La Roche-Bernard, Pontchateau, Redon. If you like traditional places, plan a trip to the towns of Guerande, Rochefort-en-Terre (voted 2017 French favourite village) and La Gacilly for its arts & crafts shops and also outdoor photo exhibition running from June to September.
Monkey Forest in Saint Molf
At the heart of the Brière regional natural park is Monkey Forest adventure park, where zip wires and monkey bridges cross above a forest of slides, trampolines and go-karts. Monkey Forest is the biggest tree-top trail in the department of Loire-Atlantique. There are more than 200 structures, including 36 zip wires, spread across the 14 secure routes that cross the pinewood. Down on the ground, your quest for adventure can continue in a leisure park equipped with bouncy castles, a foot-golf course, a pedal go-kart track, a barefoot course, a BMX track...
Ocearium du Croisic and Aquarium de Vannes
Only 50 minutes away, don't miss the Ocearium du Croisic: feed the penguins, walk through the underwater tunnel and check out the sharks from Australia!! Aquarium de Vannes, 40 minutes away, is also a nice day out!
Parc d'Attractions Les Naudieres
If you fancy a bit of family fun, arrange a visit to Parc d'Attractions Les Naudieres, 40 minutes away from the house.
Planete Sauvage Safari
One hour away from the house, South of Nantes, we highly recommend a visit to Zoo Safari "Planete Sauvage" in Port-Saint-Pere. Set off on a 10km trail to discover the great, iconic mammals, in your own vehicle or on board a 4x4 bush truck with your guide. Also enjoy the Marine City where you can discover the great bottlenose dolphin.
Morbihan is rich in megalithic sites, nowhere more so than Locmariaquer. On the outskirts of this unremarkable village are three very impressive constructions, one of which, Le Grand Menhir, is the largest stone ever erected in prehistoric Europe. The town of Carnac is also known throughout the world for its unique rows of ancient standing stones: 3 fields contain around 3,000 aligned megaliths, which date from 4000BC.
The lovely walled town of Vannes is a must on any visit to Morbihan. Take a walk around the narrow, cobbled streets, through the medieval gates, before settling down for lunch at a café alongside the attractive marina. The town of Guérande follows closely and attracts lots of visitors during its medieval festival beginning of June.