Deep in the colourful and diverse countryside of Brittany, France, is La-Chapelle-Neuve, a small village known to many Brits due to the WWI battles which raged in and around the village. These days however, Le Chapelle-Neuve is a charmingly quaint village in the Breton countryside, will fantastic access to both the interior of Brittany and the famous beaches of the Gulf of Morbihan. La Chapelle-Neuve apartments, villas or gites are a magnificent base for getting out into the open air, and discovery of the rich Breton culture which is still such a prominent force in local lifestyles.
The coastline of the Gulf of Morbihan is a huge attraction for anyone staying in a self catering La-Chapelle-Neuve holiday cottage, not only due to its beautifully wild appearance, but also due to the fantastic range of sport and leisure activities that thrive along its sandy beaches. The beaches extend almost as far as the eye can see in places, and there are numerous rocky strips ideal for rock-pooling to be found. Windsurfing is particularly popular in this part of Brittany, although there will be plenty of opportunities to go sailing, jet skiing or scuba diving too.
Inland, the Blavet Valley has its fair share of attractions too. Known as one of the best coarse fishing rivers in France, the River Blavet has many miles of fishable banks, permits for which are readily available. There are also some fantastic kayak and canoe centres along the river giving tours or hiring equipment for those wishing to paddle serenely through the Breton countryside for a few hours whilst staying in La-Chapelle-Neuve accommodation.
The countryside which surrounds a La-Chapelle-Neuve property is ideal for walking, cycling and riding holidays. There is a veritable maze of marked paths crossing the whole area, taking visitors deep into Brittany’s forests, along the undulating coastline and through the lush agricultural land of the interior. There are also 5 golf courses in close proximity to a La-Chapelle-Neuve holiday rental home, and as long as you have a handicap certificate, you should easily be able to organise a tee-off time.
The market town of Baud is just a few miles from a holiday home in La Chapelle-Neuve. Famed for its blanket of colourful flowers during the spring and summer, Baud is a wonderful town to visit (hay-fever permitting!), as there is a real sense of community pride, as well as a rich craft tradition.
Summers in the La Chapelle Neuve region are usually delightfully warm, without ever getting unbearably hot. Monthly average temperatures during the summer hover around the 25˚C mark, with daily peaks sometimes reaching 30˚C and above. The effects of the Gulf Stream keep La Chapelle Neuve warmer than you might imagine during the winter too.
Taking a car to a holiday home in La Chapelle-Neuve is a great option as the surrounding attractions can be fairly well spread out. Getting a car there is easy. You can either take your own through the Channel Tunnel or on a ferry to St Malo or Roscoff. Alternatively, Ryanair provide cheap flights to Dinard Airport, and you can hire a car from there.