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Brittany… the Celtic homeland of France:










Enchanting villages and market towns, a place of myths, art and Celtic music and warm and genuine people.














Many of Brittany's charms, its water sports, golf courses and wonderful stretches of cycle paths are easily accessible from BOTH the cozy cottage at Guemene sur Scorff or the KerDavid farmhouse, at very reasonable rates for the High, Mid and Low holiday season.

 
 

Brittany Activities

Brittany is a paradise for the sport enthusiast and nature lover, whether on the water or dry land. It's a well kept secret that there are many top quality golf courses in Morbihan. Then there is cycling, riding, surfing, sailing etc, etc!

GOLFING:

Some of the least crowded and most enjoyable golf in Europe is to be had on the many and varied courses across Brittany. With elegant clubhouses and comparatively empty courses, it's a golfer's idea of heaven! The department of Morbihan has its fair share, with 7 courses on the south western side.

Visit http://golf.brittanytourism.com/ to find out more about these golf courses in Brittany - look under the Bretagne heading and for courses followed by (56) - they are all within a 20 - 45 minute drive

Here are some of the course details - the average green fees range from 25 e - 65 e and multiple-day Formule Golf Passes are available - contact the course.

GOLF DE SAINT-LAURENT near CARNAC
18 holes: 6,686 yards
Par 72
is a favourite course in Morbihan. It hosted the French PGA Championship in 1988 and 1989. Its broad, fairways and well-kept greens set among oak, pine and chestnut trees make it a beautiful location.
   
GOLF DE BADEN
18 holes: 6,722 yards
Par 72
is set amongst pine and 100 year-old oak trees with 9 holes strategically placed alongside the Auray River offering superb views while you play. A pitch and putt practice course welcomes all beginners.
   
LE LAC AU DUC
9 holes: 3210 yards
Par 36
midway between Rennes and Lorient, is located in magnificent countryside alongside the largest lake in Brittany, close to the forests of the Broceliande
   
VAL QUEVEN
18 holes: 6,724 yards
Par 73
is located near Lorient, and is another woodland course.It has a covered range and pitch and putt.
   
PLOEMEUR-OCEAN
18 holes: 6,410 yards
Par 72
enjoys an elevated situation and many challenging water holes.
   
RHUYS-KERVER
18 holes: 6,724 yards
Par 73
is an enjoyable links course with an attractive club house.
   
LA BRETESCHE
18 holes: 6,649 yards
Par 72
is a magnificent course, Chateaux clubhouse,and something of a legend in French golf.

   

CYCLING:

Brittany is truly a cyclistís paradise whether you are a touring cyclist or a mountain biker, all the roads of Brittany are accessible to cyclists and road traffic is surprisingly manageable. Several of the cycling paths or mountain bike routes cross through the forests and woods or along lakesides. Some of the Brittany islands are havens for cyclists because cars are banned from the islands.

Crossing inland Brittany from east to west, a 360 kilometer pathway along the Nantes to Brest canal offers wonderful, largely flat tow paths to explore ñ as well as the bars and crÍperies along the way. Initiated by Napoleon, the project to unite Nantes and Brest by an inland waterway was completed in 1842. There is also the well maintained River Blavet towpath which links some very pretty villages and towns. All within a 20 minute drive of Petit Guemene.

FISHING:

Brittany is known throughout France for its fishing rivers and lakes. With a third of France's coastline, there is a huge variety of fishing, bays and estuaries to tempt keen anglers.

The River Blavet offers some of the best coarse fishing in France. Very few boats or barges use the Blavet and riverside access is usually open and easy in this slow-moving river there are carp, bream, roach, pike, trout and zander.

The local fishermen are friendly and usually willing to advise on the best fishing places. In the area, there are over 28 fishing rivers and streams, practically unused and all available to anyone with a permit. These can be bought locally and are very inexpensive. They are valid for one day (10Ä), a fortnight (30Ä) or a year (68Ä).

RIDING:

With over 2,000 kilometers of bridle paths, (signposted with orange markers) trails through the forests and beaches to ride, Brittany offers a diversity of riding challenge and duration, from one day outings to riding and camping experiences when using the regional bridle pathway.

To obtain a list of equestrian centers in Brittany, contact :
Le comitÈ rÈgional d'Equitation de Bretagne.
www.bretagne-equitation.com


WATERSPORTS:

The choice of watersports is huge: dinghy sailing, sea kayaking, windsurfing, jet skiing, kite surfing, canoeing, body surfing, sand yachting, scuba diving, waterskiing, para-sailing, motor or sail cruising. Many sailing schools and water sports centers in Brittany offer dinghy sailing, catamarans, sail boarding and pleasure trips.

The Blavet river is great for canoeing and kayaking and is suitable for beginner or experienced canoeists. Sea kayaking is a great way to explore the rivers, inlets and estuaries of Morbihan, as well as to see more of the varied coastline.

Surfing in Brittany is found in many places along this rugged coastline. The Quiberon Peninsula is a popular area for body surfing, kite surfing and windsurfing. Equipment and tuition is available to rent.

FOR WALKERS:

Brittany is a fairytale world of myth and mystery, where walkers become acquainted with a land of valiant knights and enchanted places. Rambling is a very popular activity in Brittany with its 2500 km of marked pathways to explore natural history sites, forests, chateaux and typical small towns, etc.

Along the coast, customs officers placed markers on paths, towpaths and rural tracks of the interior, to intercept any illegal landing of goods and now they make these preserved areas accessible to walkers, cyclists or riders.

ON THE BEACHES:

Brittany's greatest beaches are along the Southern Morbihan coast. There is a huge choice of white, sandy beaches, where you can enjoy swimming, sand yachting, waterskiing, windsurfing, snorkeling, kite-surfing, sailing or body surfing.

Carnac with La Grande Plage and 4 other smaller beaches nearby stretching for over a couple of miles. These south facing beaches are all sheltered, benefiting from the areas micro-climate. Two of them - La Grande Plage and St. Colomban have supervised bathing in the summer season.

La Baule is a stretch of beautiful fine sandy beach about 4 miles long, fronted by a very pleasant promenade. The bay is made even more attractive with the numerous, small offshore islands.

Just to the south of Carnac is the Quiberon Peninsula and Quiberon is the spot for windsurfing, surfing and sand yachting. Equipment can be hired nearby.