: Lorient or Quimper
: Private small beaches
: In Lorient or Concerneau
A larger beach with activities (sailing, sea kayak, windsurfing, boat rental) about 15 minutes walks on same coastal path. Private and group lessons also available.
If you like fishing, the rocks and coastline provides a perfect opportunity to do so. Furthermore, there are many places to visit such as an animal zoo.
Diving, Canoe-Kayak, horse riding, tennis, Queven golf course are available nearby. Walks along the cliffs are breathtaking, especially above the small fishing ports of Merrien and Belon. Bike hires are available nearby, and riding through the forest of 'Carnoet' is very much recommended. A Kiddies club in Kerfany les Pins (2 mn by car) also exists
A rich, vibrant culture can be absorbed and appreciated 15 minutes away at the town of Pont Aven, a busy town situated inland from the tip of the Aven estuary. It is a small port popular with tourists and boasting many art galleries; made famous by Gauguin when he came to paint in the 1880’s before leaving for Tahiti. He inspired the Pont Aven School, which is well worth seeing.
Pont Aven is now a bubbly village offering good restaurants and wonderful food shops as well as fantastic scenery. If you are a 'gourmet', as they say in France, you will certainly be interested in the famous biscuits available.
- Quimperlé. 15 km. Charming market town situated at the confluence of the Isole and Ellé rivers that combine to form the Laïta river. Its historic quarter is filled with pretty winding cobbled streets and quaint half-timbered houses.
- Quimper. (40 min away) With its 'Festival de Cornouaille' in July, and a wonderful indoors market every week it is a definite must-do for those interested in culture.There are also many cathedrals and art galleries worth seeing.
- Concarneau. 30 km. Fishing port with views to a delightful fortified old city. Enjoy a stroll through the small town and don’t miss the famous Kouign Amann, a Breton cake full of butter and sugar. Very naughty but so delicious!
- Lorient. 30 km. Bustling city with wide boulevards and a vast array of stylish shops, lying on an immense natural harbour protected from the ocean by the Groix island. Famous for its fantastic Celtic festival held every August when all Celtic nations meet for a week of music and celebrations. Not to be missed. The TGV (train) stops there too.