Quistinic is a stunningly picturesque region in the Lorient countryside, dotted with beautiful thatched villages and French gites, visiting Quistinic is like taking a trip back in time to the French countryside in the middle of the 19th century. If you are interested in a perfectly laid-back holiday in the blissfully unspoilt countryside of Brittany, far from the tourist crowds, look no further than a Quistinic gite, cottage or villa.
The gently meandering River Blavet runs right through the area, providing a natural path for walkers, cyclists and those on horse back to see the best of the region from a completely unspoilt, tranquil viewpoint. Canoeing up the river is possibly the most enjoyable way to explore the course of the River Blavet, travelling slowly enough to see wildlife, yet slow enough to be able to stop, join the fishermen on the banks or have a peaceful picnic in the French countryside.
The river fishing in Brittany is some of the finest in the whole of France, and the River Blavet is among the best there is for course fishing, and fishing permits can be bought for a single day, a week or a fortnight, covering you to fish anywhere in Morbihan.
Golfers are also exceptionally well catered for in a Quistinic property. There are a handful of excellent golf courses in the Quistinic area, of which the Val Queven Golf Course is possibly the best. If you take your handicap certificate with you to your holiday home in Quistinic letting you play on many of the local courses, you should have no trouble arranging a tee-off time.
The town of Pontivy is located just outside Quistinic, providing all the services, shops and restaurants anyone could need whilst staying in self catering Quistinic accommodation. Pontivy has a beautiful old town centre, awash with idyllic buildings overlooking the river. The market square is surrounded by delightful little cafes and restaurants serving hearty Breton cuisine, and plenty of the famous Breton cider which is often cited as the best cider available.
The Gulf Stream causes the climate in Quistinic to be much warmer than you may have imagined. Despite its northerly location, temperatures in summer are very warm, averaging around 25˚C for the months of July and August. Winters, although not warm, are quite mild, seeing average temperatures hover around 5˚C, and daily peaks hitting around 10˚C in January.
This part of Brittany is covered with transport centres. There are many ferry ports along the northern coast, all connected in just a few hours to the ports of the south coast of England. Brest (BES), Rennes (ZFL), Nantes (NTE), Lorient (LRT) and Dinard (DNR) airports are all located within an hour’s drive of a holiday cottage in Quistinic, and all are connected to British airports by Ryanair, Flybe or Aer Arann.