view of Josselin Castle - Brittany

Josselin Castle

What to do in Brittany? It would be easier to write about what not to do in Brittany. There is so much going on in Brittany that it is one place where you can literally please everyone all of the time!

There is yachting, hiking, biking, cycling, horse riding for those of you that want a fix of adrenalin and aerobic exercise. And for those that don’t, a gentler form of relaxation can be found in Brittany’s many galleries, golf courses, gardens, guided nature walks, museums and castles, boat trips and fishing – coarse and sea.

For the little people there are adventure playgrounds, aquariums, theme parks and beaches.

Beaches. Brittany has 1730 miles of every type of beautiful beaches you can imagine. Solitary beaches, crowded beaches, sand castle beaches, sunbathing ’til your brown beaches, read a book on beaches, surfing beaches, exploring rock pool beaches.

Local Activities

Whilst Ville Voisin is a perfect staging point to explore all compass points of Brittany, the immediate area around Augan offers plenty to see and do. See below for a guide to what’s available. Bookmark this page as well be adding to it in time.

Brittany Tourist Board site ‘Things to do site’ is a useful starting point for planning your activities while you are staying at Ville Voisin.

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vtt biker

Biking

VTT (Velo Tout Terrain) all terrain biking is a popular endurance sport that can be enjoyed at all levels and for differing distances according to ability (25kms, 37kms, 45kms and sometimes 56kms).

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Boy fishing on bank at Rosaires

Fishing

Buy a fishing permit and try your hand at the great many waterways available in the area, from the Nantes/Brest Canal and River Blavet to the great many individual lakes found in the communes throughout the area to sea fishing.

Information on getting a fishing permit can be found on the Fédération du Morbihan pour la Pêche website.

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Sailing

Sailing - Water Sports

Windsurfing, canoeing, sailing and waterskiing are all available to visitors at the Sailing Club on Lac au Duc, Ploërmel. It has facilities to enable the physically disabled to experience dinghy sailing.

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Golf club, golf ball on tee

Golf

A golfing holiday in Brittany is an ideal destination. There are some 38 golfs courses to play a round on, often found in some the most beautiful spots around the region.

Ville Voisin is a good spot to start from or centre a golfing holiday around. It has Golf Lac au Duc on its doorstep, only a 20 minute drive away. Three other golf courses, Golf de Cicé Blossac, Golf de Rennes, and Golf de la Freslonnière are situated just outside Rennes and all under 50 minutes away.

Choose from a selection of golf courses.

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Pink hydrangea head

Flowers

If your interest is in gardening then a leisurely stroll along the renowned hydrangea walk through a 250 ha site of hydrangeas is something not to be missed.The worlds largest collection of hydrangeas can be seen and plants bought at a garden centre at Taupont. www.tourisme-ploermel.com

If plant usage and biology interest you Yves Rocher at La Gacilly have a visitor centre where plants are grown and researched for application in their many natural beauty and health products.

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Picture gallery

Art Exhibition

La Gacilly plays host to many other events including a large outdoor art exhibition and regular brocantes. Brocantes are like car boot sales in the UK, and just as popular. You never know you may pick up a priceless french antique. Bon chance!

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fresh produce on a French market stall

Markets

If you want to see and buy fresh local grown produce you’ll find that all the local towns hold weekly outdoor markets selling Bretagne meat and dairy produce, fish, fruit and vegetables as well as many other wares. Ploërmel market is held on a Friday.

Angloinfo is a useful website detailing local markets in Brittany.

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horse racing, jockey and horse

Horse Racing

Small race courses, ‘Hippodromes’ exist throughout the area where it is possible to see ‘trotters’ as well as horses races on flat and steeple chase courses – there may only be two or three races per course a year but they are casual events that can be enjoyed by all the family. More information on horse racing in and around the Morbihan department.

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