Local Attractions Near Our Gites in Brittany.
There are numerous attractions a short drive from the cottage. A brief description of some of the most popular is included here.
St Nicolas des Eaux
Our Gite is situated just outside the pretty village of St Nicolas des Eaux and here you will find one small hotels serving food, two bars, a Bistro and a creperie. Pedalos, canoes & kayaks can be hired in the village; should you wish to explore the river yourself. The 14th of July celebrations in St Nicolas are a wonderful sight, with stalls lining the village street, food , live music and Breton dancing, finished off with a magnificent firework display at midnight. The St Nicolas and the St Nicodime Pardons are also notable celebrations enjoyed by locals and visitors.
The Chapel St Gildas
A short walk along the river you will find the wonderful chapel of St Gildas which is built into the cliff. The chapel marks the site where Gildas an Irish monk preached Christianity to the local inhabitants in the 6th century. Gildas was noted in the local area for his ability to cure rabies.
Napoleon and his troops and the the Chateau Rohan , Pontivy in Brittany
Brittany is steeped in historical fact and legend. Culturally Bretagne thrives on its history, music and Breton dance are a major part of the numerous celebrations held throughout the year, in which visitors are welcome to take part.
The Napoleonic town of Pontivy is just 18km away and the Chateau Rohan is well worth a visit. You will also find cobbled streets with an interesting array of shops and cafes. Pontivy has a market on a Monday morning, where you will find an array of fresh produce & other wares.
Fishing The River Blavet
For those of you whose pleasure is fishing, the banks of the Blavet and its tributaries offer a great opportunity to while away the day in hope of a catch. The river is relatively slow and we are told by our local neighbours that it contains a variety of fish, carp, bream, roach, pike and zander. We can obtain a licence for you, or you can obtain one from the angling shop in Pontivy, the proprietor has a good command of English and is always willing to give advice.
Lost Er Lann In The Autumn
You can also play golf at the nearby course at Rimaison, 10 minutes drive away.
Horse riding is available across the river at Beiuzy les Eaux.
A short drive away is the Camors adventure park, set within the forest, where you will find treetop walks and other activities.
The Brittany Coast & Islands
Our Brittany Gite offers an ideal location for exploring central Brittany. We are only 40 mins from the coast with beautiful unspoilt beaches. The photo to the right was taken on the charming island of Belle Isle.