A trip to the north-western part of France, and particularly to the picturesque commune of Le Bono is a feather every avid traveller simply must have in their cap. Gazing over its tranquil harbour and the yachts gliding by silently is just what the doctor ordered to cure the build-up of stress brought by the helter-skelter of metropolitan life. The beauty of this locale is that it is well off France’s beaten tourist track so holidaymakers are assured of avoiding the usual throngs. Besides this its location is an ideal base from which to explore Brittany’s plenteous attractions. Le Bono offers visitors an astounding range of accommodation options including beautiful stone holiday houses with 2 to 6 bedrooms, villas with excellent views and charming cottages with neat compounds. Tastefully furnished apartments are also available.
One of the best ways to tour the area is on bicycle. This will enable the willing visitor to tour most parts of Brittany and see its many attractions. Another interesting way of sightseeing is by taking the mini tourist train in nearby Quiberon. Unlike cycling there will be no need for physical exertion and visitors can partake of the lovely weather and beautiful sites while totally relaxed. Among the fascinating sites that greet tourists are the menhirs near Carnac. These ancient and mysterious stones bring to mind what one encounters at the Stonehenge. Still in Quiberon, those who are keen surfers will find excellent waves to ride and there is a surf school in Plouharnel where even kids below ten can be introduced to this sport. This seaside resort also provides holidaymakers the opportunity to go scuba diving or snorkelling.
Any visitor to these parts will tell you that a trip to the Gulf of Morbihan is an unforgettable experience. And they will recommend that you visit the Cairn of Gavinis which is on a small island in the gulf. This breathtaking site is a wonder on its own, showcasing some special stones; but it also offers a stunning panorama of the entire gulf. There are many other incredible islands off the coast of Brittany that are well worth a visit including Plage du Port and Belle Île en Mer which are surrounded by deep blue waters.
Le Bono’s lovely mild weather is a key attraction to visitors of this part of Brittany. The winter temperatures stay well above freezing, averaging about 6°C on the lower side. And it never really gets scorching hot during summer. Temperature highs in the hottest month, August, average 22°C. Precipitation is generally not high in these parts and the rainiest days are mostly in winter.
Those coming into Le Bono from other parts of Europe or from overseas will probably first touch down at Charles de Gaulle or any other international Paris airport. From here they can get chartered flights such as Ryanair or easyJet to take them over the 270 odd miles to the Brest Brittany Airport or any of the several other smaller airports in the Brittany region.