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Things to do

Manoir De Bodion - Self catering holiday cottage accommodation with heated pool to rent in Brittany

This serves to wet your appetite for the wealth and beauty of places to visit in Brittany. We endeavour to place guides in our cottages to help you explore and enjoy further these treasures.

Morbihan offers a wealth of activities to suit all ages and tastes. The websites www.brittanytourism.com and www.Blavet.co.uk ,amongst others will give details of where to locate many of the sporting activities.

Cycling: for all stages from the gentle towpaths beside the Blavet river, through quiet country lanes and villages to the more exacting marked trails. Bicycles are available to hire locally.

all types of angling is catered for and daily or weekly permits are available.

There is the 9-hole course at Bieuzy les Eaux and the 18 hole courses nearVannes , Lorient and Auray.

Gokarting: in Plumeliau , Auray and Lanester near Lorient.

Horse riding
: stables can be found near Bieuzy les Eaux, Camors, Pontivy

: a park can be found in Hennebont.

Tree climbing:
in the adventure forest at Camors is a lot of fun for the fit and energetic.

includecanoeing on rivers, water skiing on inland lakes at Guerledan and Ploermel and sailing, surfing and windsurfing on the coast. For more information look up www.nautismebretagne.fr

Historic towns:
such as Pontivy, Auray Vannes Josselin and Quimper have retained much of their medieval character and are well worth a visit.

for fresh produce and local crafts are found each day of the week in local towns. Cottages will have details of specific days. Try also the craft village of La Gacilly and Pont Scorff.


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The Beaches are too numerous to mention in detail. Safe swimming will be found all around the south coast. Try Kerhillio for seemingly endless stretches of sandy beach and dunes. From the eastern coast of Quiberon, the bay of Plouharnel to Carnac, Trinite and Locmariquer you will find clean beaches and sparkling clear water. The coast is refreshingly unspoiled and uncommercialized, the traditional Breton way of life still prevalent.

You will come across cottages offering oysters and mussels to taste and buy; clusters of creperies; modest hotels; potteries. You will be charmed by the changing scenery and captivated by the Breton way of life.Pontivy was chosen by Napoleon as a garrison town and renamed Napoleonville for a while. It is a charming country town on the River Blavet with many beautiful half-timbered, corbelled and turreted houses, cobbled streets and attractive shops in the old quarter around the 16th century church of Notre Dame de la Joie.

The 15th century Castle of the Dukes of Rohan with its two remaining towers is well-worth a visit. There is a good variety of restaurants, cafes, interesting shops and good supermarkets. Pontivy has an open-air swimming pool. Market day is Monday.

The Gulf of Morbihan is said to have as many islands as there are days in the year! The largest of these are Ille aux Moines and Arz. Day trips to the islands are frequent, with opportunities to stop off and explore on foot or cycle, or to relax on the sheltered beaches.

Carnac is a very popular, bustling seaside resort with Breton stone houses nestling amongst new apartments and hotels. Everyone enjoys the long stretches of sandy beaches and carefree atmosphere of this holiday village. There are excellent restaurants, numerous boutiques and curio shops. Para-sailing, wind-surfing and other water sports are naturally abundant. But Carnac has its serious side too, with its astonishing "menhirs" or standing stones and its museum of pre-history. Market day is Sunday.

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Manoir De Bodion
Manoir De Bodion
Manoir De Bodion