The small village of Peaule offers a great escape from life’s ratrace, offering beautiful Morbihan countryside and peaceful way of life. The village has a few local shops including a bakery for freshly-baked breakfast goods. Close by are produce markets, supermarkets and two good Michelin star restaurants.
Walking and Cycling
The area around your Peaule holiday rental is ideal for those who enjoy walking and cycling in quiet countryside. There is a long-distance footpath known as the Sentier des Douaniers (Footpath of the Excisemen) which runs for 650km around the Brittany coastline and bicycles are available for hire locally.
The Lac au Duc is just a short drive away near Ploermel and is the ideal place to enjoy sailing, canoeing, pedaloes, picnicking and fishing. Alternatively enjoy the beautiful sandy beach and watersports at La Turballe.
One of the best ways to enjoy the scenery and fresh air is with a round of golf. The nearest golf club to your holiday rental in Peaule is the 9-hole Golf de Caden or the Golf de St Laurent at Ploermel which has a full range of facilities.
The coast of Brittany has many small islands and Belle-Ile is one of the largest and most charming. Located off the Morbihan coast it is reached by 45-minute ferry ride and has two ports, a small town, clifftop walks and Mediterranean plants due to its warmer climate.
This charming town of half-timbered houses is a scenic 58 km drive from your holiday rental in Peaule. It has some outstanding chateaux to visit along the Oust River. The Chateau de Josselin is a massive 11th century fortress, rebuilt by Olivier de Clisson, a revered knight and leader of the French army in the 14th century. His ancestors still own the chateau, which is open for tours along with the extensive gardens.
The magnificent city of Rennes is a wonderful day out. This city of art and history is the regional capital of Brittany and has a pleasant Old Quarter full of wonderful architecture. Cultural attractions include the Musée de Bretagne, the Musée des Beaux Arts in the former university and the colourful Jardin du Thabor along the Rue de Paris.
The climate in Peaule is similar to that in southwest England with pleasant sunny summers. Daytime highs average 24°C (76° F). The mild winters drop to around 9° C (48°F) in the daytime with rain showers likely at any time of year.
Rennes (RNS) Airport is about 71km drive away from your holiday rental in Peaule. Flights with budget airlines can also be booked to Nantes (NTE) Airport, 74km away. Those wanting to bring their own car to Brittany can take the ferry from Portsmouth to St Malo, 146km away, or Plymouth to Roscoff, 229km from Peaule.