Local amenities

Beyond the immediate surroundings are many beautiful, traditional Breton towns and villages, all within a short driving distance. The nearest town is Bourbriac, which was home to one of the largest monasteries in the area. This stunning town boasts an impressive church, the centerpiece of an ancient market place still is in use to this day.

During the day, there are local amenities including banks, bakers, surgery, pharmacies, newsagent, vet, small boutiques, garages, nightclub and a supermarket where almost anything that is needed can be bought.

Further afield, although not by much, is the city of Guingamp, one of the largest in the area. Surrounded by medieval city walls, impressive stone bastions and currently the site of historical excavation, it also accommodates a good local museum, swimming pool, traditional French boutiques and cafés, street performers, markets and regular festivals celebrating local culture.

An easy, thirty minute drive away is the Breton coast; one of the most beautiful in the world, with sandy beaches, rock pools and terrific coastal walks and drives.

More generally, the area offers not only stargazing, walks, water sports and beaches, but outward bounds activities such as, horse riding and pony trekking, water parks, award-winning restaurants, and lots of quality shopping.

Many monoliths, chateaux, fortifications and museums bear witness to Brittany's fascinating history from prehistoric times through to it's medieval links with England. During World War II it was the German submarine base for The Atlantic War and the last bastion of Nazi aggression in Europe to surrender in May 1945.

Every weekend during the summer there are antiques fayres (pointsdechine.com) within driving distance, and festivals celebrating the strong Breton heritage all year round. Local Music festivals include the world famous Binic Blues Festival (binic-la-morue-en-fete.com) and Carhaix Music Festival (vieilles-charrues.com) as well as many traditional Music & Folk Fest Noz events (fest-noz.net)

Further information can be found at brittanytourism.com