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Wednesday 18 April 2012

10 Day visit arount the Domaine de Bodeuc

Day 1 : Guérande / visit of saltings (terre de sel) / The wild coast between La turbale and Piriac sur mer

Day 2 : The Brière / sailing on the second largest swamp of France / La baule and its baie / Saint nazaire Airbus factory visit or geant boat construction site / suspension bridge

Day 3 : Le Guerno / Templar church / Branféré parc, Nicolat Hulot foundation/ Rochefort en Terre.

Day 4 : La Roche Bernard / Ocean walk at Pen Lan / Visit of Vannes

Day 5 : Discovering l'île aux Moines , ferry at Port Blanc

Day 6 : Carnac and its Menhirs / Presqu'île de Quiberon

Day 7 : Nantes / Castle / Old town / Biscuit factory Lu / Geant Elephants

Day 8 : Redon / trek on Redon to Renne channel

Jour 9 : Sea Fishing day, or Golf at La Breteche

Jour 10 : Quiet day by our swimming pool :)

And you will not have seen half of our tresors (all of this at max 70 kilometers)... Josselin, La Chapelle d'Auray, Belle île en Mer, La gacilly... for your next visit perhaps? :)

Sunday 15 January 2012

A nice familly day to the parc of Branfere, and a visit of the town of Rochefort en terre

This a nice program for a day long visit which will please olders and youngsters.

Leaving the Manor, take the direction of Le Guerno Branfere. Half an hour to reach this animals sanctuary created by Nicolas Hulot a well known TV producer. Animals are kept in very good conditions, the landscape is nice, the walk is very pleasant in this magnificiant parc.

Semi freedom for animals

Just fun!

Don't miss the bird show, very impressive. (every 2 hours) An exceptional choregraphy of birds of different kind, that you can even touch when they walk around the people.

The bird show

There is even a space with small goats where young kids can play and touch the animals.

Baby and goat :)

And for the olders an acrobatic path in nets at the top of trees.

To eat there is not very interesting. Why not taking this opportunity to visit the small village of Le Guerno, few minutes ago from Branfere, where you will find the small templar church interesting. A lunch at the Creperie La Gargouille, where we always have been very pleased to be.

Then you can carry on driving to Rochefort en Terre, very nice town from midle age with a lot of old streets to visit, and handcrafts to be bought.

A day without the Ocean, but you will not regret it!

A day visit on an Island? Vannes and l'Ile aux Moines

Twenty minutes away from the Manor, the visit of Vannes is a must do!

For the most technically advanced, you can download a guided tour in you smartphone (available in English).

For the other one, the small train that you can catch down in the harbour, is a good way to discover Vannes and allow you to choose the places you want to spend time later.

Vannes a middle aged town Walking in this old town with numerous shop banners from midle age is a real pleasure.

old shop banner

For the one who can, you should not miss the wednesday morning market, so much things to see.

You will then take the road to Baden, Port Blanc, where you will take the boat to L'ile aux Moines. The journey is easy and fast.

There is a boat leaving every 15 minutes, a nice and short cruise, and here you are!

L'ile aux moine Harbour

Then you will discover a very different atmospher on the island, even mediterranean trees, there is a warmer temperature on the island, thanks to the protection of Morbihan golfe.

A swim? A walk? A little creperie in the only one town of the island? or some oisters directly bought from the producers? Take your time and don't miss any of the pleasure of this unique location.


A visit to La Roche Bernard, and a cruise on the Vilaine river

The Manor is located a few minutes away from La Roche Bernard, the smallest parish of France, and beautifull cite de caractere (this means an exceptional little city having a particular charm).

Very attractive,the city of La Roche Bernard is known by its little harbour on the vilaine river, a few kilometers away from Arzal dam through which one can access the Ocean.

A nice place where beautifull treks are numerous.

La Roche Bernard harbour

But today I'm inviting you to cruise on the Villaine river with the yellow Boats

Yellow boats

A very good way to discover La Roche Bernard and its bridges differently.

Old bridge

And discover the Vilaine river the best way possible

Villaine Coast

Up to Arzal Dam and its lock giving access to the ocean

Arzal dam

A very nice journey

On you way back don't forget to visit the center of La Roche Bernard and its craft men (glass blower, wood working, ceramics...).

La Roche center

La Roche is a very nice town with an easy going atmospher, where time does not appear to be important.

Saturday 3 December 2011

A day visit, to Guerande, then along the wild cost from Le Croisic to Piriac

This is a great program for a day long visit. A full day filled with culture and unforgetable landscape. This is one of our prefered journey from the manor. When leaving the hotel go direction to La Baule then follow Guerande. As an old fortified city, Guerande offers multiple interests.

les remparts de Guérande

With a big touristic population, Guerande is very active during summer.

Rues piétonnes de Guérande

In the town center, we recommend to eat an ice cream at la Fraiseraie, our prefered ice cream shop...

Le centre de Guérande

Then take the road to Turballe (carte)

Take your time, between Le Croisic and Piriac the scenery coast is just unique. A walk or a bycicle ride along the cost paths, a picnic with a breathtaking view on the ocean, or a bath in the multiple preserved creeks. Make this day unique and appreciate it as much as we do.

The wild coast

Sunday 27 November 2011

A walk around Pen Lan

This is one of our prefered walk, 20 minutes away from Domaine de Bodeuc. On the express way from la Roche Bernard en route to Vannes, exit at Billiers, and follow billiers, then Pen Lan. A wild landscape, where one can discover a 360º on the Ocean and the Villaine river. One can walk around the peninsula, follow the coast path (where some Menhirs can be seen), and enjoy the atmosphere of this wild and protected coast. A very nice treck for nature and ocean lovers. Later you could stop at the domaine of Rochevillaine for a coffee (a very nice 4* Hotel with a panoramic view) or more simply for some mussels at the Bistrot du Port.

Pen Lan