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In the countryside; In the City; Among nature
Situated in Southern Brittany, 12 km south east of the beautiful city of Quimper on the Odet river with its narrow cobbled streets and magnificent cathedral and also 12 km from the family seaside resort of Bénodet. 25 km from the artists' haunt of Pont Aven.
Environment : Ideal setting to discover this beautiful part of Brittany, close to the city of Quimper but also to the many sought-after seaside resorts this coastline has to offer.
PLACES TO SEE:
Quimper. 12 km. Beautiful riverside city with narrow cobbled streets, a Gothic cathedral and a host of lively bars and restaurants. Famous for its Breton faience pottery and Armor Lux clothes factory which collections are inspired by the colours of the sea and Breton values.
Bénodet. 12 km. Charming and popular seaside resort and yachting centre with long and sheltered sandy beach. At the mouth of the Odet river, it can also be reached by boat from Quimper. The resort boasts a golf course, talassotherapy centre, casino and a good selection of restaurants.
Concarneau. 13 km. Fishing port with delightful fortified old city. Enjoy a stroll through the small town and don’t miss the famous Kouign Amann, a Breton cake full of butter and sugar. Very naughty but so delicious!
Pont Aven. 25 km. Artists’ haunt situated inland from the tip of the Aven estuary. It is a small port popular with tourists and boasting many art galleries. Made famous by Gauguin when he came to paint in the 1880’s before leaving for Tahiti and inspired the Pont Aven school.
THINGS TO DO:
Bonobo Parc, Quimper. 15 km. Tree top adventure park. Tree top trails and aerial walkways. Great fun for the whole family. Open weekends and school holidays.
Ty Nadan, Locunolé. 50 km. Tree top adventure park. Kayaking. Climbing. Horse riding. Quad bikes. Paint ball. Needless to say more! Excitement guaranteed. Booking essential.
Les Balneides, Fouesnant. 6 km. Waterpark. Tropical atmosphere and heated swimming pools (29°C) with 75m toboggan, water jets, water cannons, whirlpool, slides, paddling and toddler pools, sauna and aquagym. Paradise all year round!
Golf Quimper Cornouaille, La Forest Fouesnant. 6 km. Golf course. 18 holes Par 71 - 5682m. A hilly and wooded course, ideally situated by La Forêt-Fouesnant bay, 15 km south of Quimper. Designed by Fred Hawthree and open in 1959, it is the oldest golf course in Southern Brittany.
Golf L'Odet- Benodet, Clohars Fouesnant. 7 km. Golf course. 18 holes Par 72 - 5843m. 9 holes - Par 27 - 971m. Close to the seaside resort of Bénodet, amongst oaks and pines in a beautiful woodland with ponds, the course is full of character.
Loctudy. 30 km. Picturesque and colourful fishing village where late afternoon the fishermen haul in their catch. It boasts 12 km of coastline with many sheltered fine sandy beaches. Ideal for shell picking.
Quimperlé. 40 km. Charming market town situated at the confluence of the Isole and Ellé rivers that combine to form the Laïta river. Its historic quarter is filled with pretty winding cobbled streets and quaint half-timbered houses.
Pointe du Raz. 60 km. Most famous headland in Brittany and beauty spot offering breath taking vistas over the Atlantic ocean. Celebrated by Flaubert and Victor Hugo, it attracts millions of visitors. A stunning place to be on a windy day!
Crozon Peninsula. 60 km. Scenic rugged coastline with numerous fishermen’s ports and sheltered sandy coves. Spectacular natural setting for walks, bike rides and watersports.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Low cost flights from UK to Brest (1 hr), Rennes (2.5 hrs).
Ferries to Roscoff (1 hr 45 mns), St Malo (3 hrs).
Beach: 8 km (Cap Coz)
Supermarket: 2 km
Shops: 2 km
Doctor: 2 km
Town centre: 5 km
Tennis: 10 km
Hospital: 7 km Quimper
Horse riding: 4 km
Golf: 5 km
Night club: 8 km.