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Guidebook for Guégon

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Esther & Martin

Guidebook for Guégon

Sightseeing
A magnificent chateau on the river bank at Josselin is just 10 minutes away. It's one of the most impressive in Brittany and you can tour the grounds and downstairs rooms on Saturdays.
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Josselin Castle
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A magnificent chateau on the river bank at Josselin is just 10 minutes away. It's one of the most impressive in Brittany and you can tour the grounds and downstairs rooms on Saturdays.
We highly recommend a visit to historic Vannes while staying at the cottage. Market days are Saturday and Wednesday. Plenty of interesting small shops and a great choice of restaurants.
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Vannes
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We highly recommend a visit to historic Vannes while staying at the cottage. Market days are Saturday and Wednesday. Plenty of interesting small shops and a great choice of restaurants.
Lizio is 5 miles from our cottage, an easy cycle ride. There is an Ecomuseum, Insectarium, good creperie and some nice waymarked walks from the village.
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Lizio
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Lizio is 5 miles from our cottage, an easy cycle ride. There is an Ecomuseum, Insectarium, good creperie and some nice waymarked walks from the village.
The little village of Rochefort-en-Terre is utterly enchanting. Great for a day trip there are plenty of interesting artist shops and a good choice of places to eat.
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Rochefort-en-Terre
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The little village of Rochefort-en-Terre is utterly enchanting. Great for a day trip there are plenty of interesting artist shops and a good choice of places to eat.
A pretty seaside town There is an excellent range of restaurants and the old quarter is packed with charming flower-decked houses, and has become an artists quarter attracting crafts people.
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La Roche-Bernard
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A pretty seaside town There is an excellent range of restaurants and the old quarter is packed with charming flower-decked houses, and has become an artists quarter attracting crafts people.
Pretty small village on the banks of a River. Renown for it's summer flower displays, art and craft shops, photo exhibitions and the Yves Rocher factory/shop. Boat hire. Well worth a visit.
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La Gacilly
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Pretty small village on the banks of a River. Renown for it's summer flower displays, art and craft shops, photo exhibitions and the Yves Rocher factory/shop. Boat hire. Well worth a visit.
Malestroit is known as the 'pearl of the west', a small market town with handsome medieval buildings on the banks of the river Oust. Market day is Thursday.
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Malestroit
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Malestroit is known as the 'pearl of the west', a small market town with handsome medieval buildings on the banks of the river Oust. Market day is Thursday.
Dinan, at the head of the Rance estuary, is the best preserved medieval town in Brittany. Visit the old town, the chateau and ramparts, the harbour and many small craft shops.
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Dinan
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Dinan, at the head of the Rance estuary, is the best preserved medieval town in Brittany. Visit the old town, the chateau and ramparts, the harbour and many small craft shops.
A busy seaside town with good beaches, sea fishing and boat trips on the Rance, markets on Tue, Thr & Sat, and a seaside walk linking several of the beaches.
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Dinard
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A busy seaside town with good beaches, sea fishing and boat trips on the Rance, markets on Tue, Thr & Sat, and a seaside walk linking several of the beaches.
Very popular seaside resort with a 2 mile stretch of beach which was voted one of the best in France. Great for children and watersport enthusiasts.
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Carnac Plage
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Very popular seaside resort with a 2 mile stretch of beach which was voted one of the best in France. Great for children and watersport enthusiasts.
The Carnac alignments consist of thousands of standing stones over an area of many miles. The Musee de la Prehistoire tells the history and significance of the stones and prehistoric settlement.
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Alignements de Carnac
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The Carnac alignments consist of thousands of standing stones over an area of many miles. The Musee de la Prehistoire tells the history and significance of the stones and prehistoric settlement.
Concealed behind the walls is an outstanding town, filled with places to to visit. The coastline bristles with forts; it is also doted with beautiful sandy beaches.
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Saint-Malo
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Concealed behind the walls is an outstanding town, filled with places to to visit. The coastline bristles with forts; it is also doted with beautiful sandy beaches.
This historic village is noted for its fine granite buildings. Information plaques are located around a village trail to explain items of interest. You will find several bars and a boulangerie.
Guéhenno
This historic village is noted for its fine granite buildings. Information plaques are located around a village trail to explain items of interest. You will find several bars and a boulangerie.
One of the closest beaches is at Conleau, Vannes, where a retaining wall ensures the tide is always in! You can catch a free bus from Vannes to the beach (busy in summer).
Flower Camping Le Conleau
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One of the closest beaches is at Conleau, Vannes, where a retaining wall ensures the tide is always in! You can catch a free bus from Vannes to the beach (busy in summer).
A small coastal town a short drive from Vannes. There is a busy watersports centre and beach side cafe. There is a small area of sand, but the beach is mostly pebble, but good rock pools to explore.
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Arradon
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A small coastal town a short drive from Vannes. There is a busy watersports centre and beach side cafe. There is a small area of sand, but the beach is mostly pebble, but good rock pools to explore.
The town of Auray is not the main attraction; it is overshadowed by the small characterful old port of Saint-Goustan, a five minute walk away.
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Auray
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The town of Auray is not the main attraction; it is overshadowed by the small characterful old port of Saint-Goustan, a five minute walk away.
La Trinite has become world famous as the champions’ yachting port.The Trinite marina has berths for 1,000 yachts and is always full. Races, regattas and parades of tall ships are held each year.
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La Trinité-sur-Mer
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La Trinite has become world famous as the champions’ yachting port.The Trinite marina has berths for 1,000 yachts and is always full. Races, regattas and parades of tall ships are held each year.
The peninsular has a string of lovely beaches, just drive along and you are sure to find a spot you like. You can park at the end of the peninsular to walk around the headland.
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Quiberon
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The peninsular has a string of lovely beaches, just drive along and you are sure to find a spot you like. You can park at the end of the peninsular to walk around the headland.
The Parc du gulf near the gare maritime has a butterfly farm and an aquarium and provides a departure point for boat trips to the Gulf of Morbihan.
Gulf Park
The Parc du gulf near the gare maritime has a butterfly farm and an aquarium and provides a departure point for boat trips to the Gulf of Morbihan.
The 'living museum' of Poul Fetan - a pretty village of thatched cottages complete with a working pottery, that preserves the traditional crafts and farming practices of 19th C rural Brittany.
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Poul-Fetan Village
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The 'living museum' of Poul Fetan - a pretty village of thatched cottages complete with a working pottery, that preserves the traditional crafts and farming practices of 19th C rural Brittany.
Starting from St Nicholas des Eaux there are 4 boats which will take you down the Blavet on a cruise lasting 1h30 with full commentary. A buffet is available on board the boats.
Saint-Nicolas des Eaux
Starting from St Nicholas des Eaux there are 4 boats which will take you down the Blavet on a cruise lasting 1h30 with full commentary. A buffet is available on board the boats.
Brocéliande Forest also known as the Forêt de Paimpont, this area is traditionally linked with King Arthur and the sword of Excalibur. Plenty of footpaths and trails to explore.
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Forest of Brocéliande
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Brocéliande Forest also known as the Forêt de Paimpont, this area is traditionally linked with King Arthur and the sword of Excalibur. Plenty of footpaths and trails to explore.
The capital of Brittany. A lively city with the Musee des Beaux-Arts, the National Theatre of Brittany, fine architecture, a good park, plenty of interesting shops & places to eat and drink.
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Rennes
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The capital of Brittany. A lively city with the Musee des Beaux-Arts, the National Theatre of Brittany, fine architecture, a good park, plenty of interesting shops & places to eat and drink.
The Pointe de Kerbihan has six lovely beaches and a nice coastal footpath around the peninsula. The Plage de Kerbihan is usually quiet as it is a little more difficult to find, but only a short walk.
Pointe de Kerbihan
The Pointe de Kerbihan has six lovely beaches and a nice coastal footpath around the peninsula. The Plage de Kerbihan is usually quiet as it is a little more difficult to find, but only a short walk.
Pontivy is in two halves - the medieval town with its fortified 15th century château (open to public) overlooking the river and the regimented streets laid out to Napoléon's plan. Monday market.
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Pontivy
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Pontivy is in two halves - the medieval town with its fortified 15th century château (open to public) overlooking the river and the regimented streets laid out to Napoléon's plan. Monday market.
A small port on the coast, near Lorient, Port-Louis is known for its heavily fortified Citadel which is a flagship example of military architecture. A nice sheltered beach with interesting shells.
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Port-Louis
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A small port on the coast, near Lorient, Port-Louis is known for its heavily fortified Citadel which is a flagship example of military architecture. A nice sheltered beach with interesting shells.
Damgan is where the French tend to holiday and there is a wide variety of stunning beaches with the town and restaurants less than 100m from the beach.
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Damgan
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Damgan is where the French tend to holiday and there is a wide variety of stunning beaches with the town and restaurants less than 100m from the beach.
Beautiful beach and lively seaside town. If you are on the North coast this resort is worth a visit.
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Saint-Cast-le-Guildo
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Beautiful beach and lively seaside town. If you are on the North coast this resort is worth a visit.
Lovely beaches and nice headland walk around the peninsular.
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Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer
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Lovely beaches and nice headland walk around the peninsular.
Depart from Port Navalo aboard a cruising launch to explore the Morbihan Islands (possible halt on Ile aux Moines). Go for a day or half-day.
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Port Navalo
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Depart from Port Navalo aboard a cruising launch to explore the Morbihan Islands (possible halt on Ile aux Moines). Go for a day or half-day.
Velo-Rail site at Medreac 45 miles/1h00 from the cottage. You hire a cycle that is fixed to the old railway rails for a scenic and healthy ride. The route takes about 1.5hr to cycle and is good fun.
The rail-bike station Médréac (open by appointment)
Velo-Rail site at Medreac 45 miles/1h00 from the cottage. You hire a cycle that is fixed to the old railway rails for a scenic and healthy ride. The route takes about 1.5hr to cycle and is good fun.
The Chateau is open to the public in summer. The first floor of the castle houses a modern art exhibition. The old outbuildings contain a café which provides snacks & light lunches. arboretum and lake
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Domaine de Kerguéhennec
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The Chateau is open to the public in summer. The first floor of the castle houses a modern art exhibition. The old outbuildings contain a café which provides snacks & light lunches. arboretum and lake
Entertainment & Activities
Serent has a great open air swimming pool within the municipal campsite.
Sérent
Serent has a great open air swimming pool within the municipal campsite.
Plumelec has a large open air swimming pool with water slide that kids will love on a hot day.
Plumelec
Plumelec has a large open air swimming pool with water slide that kids will love on a hot day.
Great lake with man made sand beach (lifeguard in summer), cafe, water sports, pedalos, walks, tennis, fishing and golf. A bouncy castle attraction is open in summer. Great for walks or cycling.
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Lac au Duc
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Great lake with man made sand beach (lifeguard in summer), cafe, water sports, pedalos, walks, tennis, fishing and golf. A bouncy castle attraction is open in summer. Great for walks or cycling.
For off-season breaks, the indoor swimming centre Les Aquatides at Loudeac [22 miles/33 min] is worth a trip. As well as the 25m swimming pool, there is a 70m water slide, fountains, lagoons etc.
Loudéac
For off-season breaks, the indoor swimming centre Les Aquatides at Loudeac [22 miles/33 min] is worth a trip. As well as the 25m swimming pool, there is a 70m water slide, fountains, lagoons etc.
Roc Aventure is a tree based adventure course located at nearby Le Roc-Saint-André, 9 miles/0h20 from the cottage. They provide courses suitable from 4yrs, 6yrs, 8yrs, and 14 yrs.
Roc Aventure
Roc Aventure is a tree based adventure course located at nearby Le Roc-Saint-André, 9 miles/0h20 from the cottage. They provide courses suitable from 4yrs, 6yrs, 8yrs, and 14 yrs.
Zoo and Botanical Garden of Branféré is a 35-hectare zoo and botanical garden located in Le Guerno, Morbihan. Discover some 1,000 animals, originating from all five continents and roaming freely.
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Branféré
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Zoo and Botanical Garden of Branféré is a 35-hectare zoo and botanical garden located in Le Guerno, Morbihan. Discover some 1,000 animals, originating from all five continents and roaming freely.
Essentials
Guegon is our nearest local village, a 5 min drive. It has a small general store for groceries and a good boulangerie-patisserie for french bread and croissants. Also a bar, hairdresser & flower shop.
Guégon
Guegon is our nearest local village, a 5 min drive. It has a small general store for groceries and a good boulangerie-patisserie for french bread and croissants. Also a bar, hairdresser & flower shop.
This is the best large supermarket (10 min from cottage). They sell a massive range of food and drink so you will find everything you need here. Open 08:45-19:30 Monday to Saturday.
Super U et drive
This is the best large supermarket (10 min from cottage). They sell a massive range of food and drink so you will find everything you need here. Open 08:45-19:30 Monday to Saturday.
Food Scene
Josselin has a great choice of cafes, creperies and restaurants to suit most tastes and budgets. Check out TripAdvisor for a choice of 18 places to eat.
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Josselin
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Josselin has a great choice of cafes, creperies and restaurants to suit most tastes and budgets. Check out TripAdvisor for a choice of 18 places to eat.
Everything Else
Lakeside golf course just outside Ploermel.
Golf Bluegreen Lac Au Duc Ploërmel, Morbihan
Lakeside golf course just outside Ploermel.