What to do?

Activities in Southern Brittany

An amazing array of what to do nearby!


Within easy reach (about 30 to 45 minutes drive away) are the many wonderful sandy beaches of Southern Brittany; Guidel-Plage, Fort Bloque, Kerpape Plage, Lamor-Plage, Port-Louis, Gavres, Erdeven, Carnac, Trinite-sur-Mer, St-Philibert, Locmariquer, Quiberon to name but a few. Whatever your taste in beaches, whether small sheltered coves or large wild stretches, there is something for all tastes.

The yachting havens of Etel or Trinite-sur-Mer are great places for an afternoon tea and cake after spending a day at their child-friendly beaches.

However, don’t forget to enjoy the river and lake beaches nearby. Less than a 10 minute drive away is a delightful unspoilt river beach at Minazen on the Blavet River and 30 minutes away the lake beaches at Guerledan.

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Brittany has an abundance of way-marked paths with our commune of Quistinic having been blessed with more than its fair share – a perfect rambler’s delight through magnificent and magical hilly terrain, or the serene Blavet River with it’s gentle towpath has many kilometres of easy paths.

Pathways lead directly from the cottages and link up with major pathway GR341 and other walking routes published by the commune of Quistinic and the Blavet Valley tourist board.

We have a library of published walks, cycle routes and maps for the area for our guests to enjoy and have a tailor-made collection of easy-to-follow walking routes from the cottages, including routes to the attraction of Poul Fetan, the 16th century “living” village and the restaurant and bar at the Old Mill at Botconan.


Take advantage of our range of bicycles provided free of charge to pick up your morning baguette, a leisurely cycle along the 50 kms plus of flat towpath along the River Blavet or explore the stunning country roads and off-road tracks through hamlets, valleys and forests. Ideal for cycling holidays. There is a library of published cycle routes and our tailor-made collection of easy to follow routes direct from Le Crann.

Water Sports

In addition to kayaking mentioned above, there are a host of other water sports to be found all along the coast and at some of the inland centres, details of which are available in the Information Pack:

  • Surfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Diving
  • Jet skiing
  • Sand yachting
  • Waterskiing (and Télé-skiing at the nearby West Wake Park)
  • Kite surfing


The gîtes are well located to access 6 golf courses within a one hour journey. Of these, four are Blue Green Golf courses (St. Laurent, Ploemeur, Lorient, Baden), which offer the opportunity to play a variety of courses for discount prices . Close by is the challenging undulating 9 hole golf course at Rimaison just 25 minutes away. There are also many others slightly further afield which are well worth a visit.

We will be pleased to assist in booking tee times. If you don’t bring your own clubs and wish to play an impromptu game, we have three sets of good quality golf clubs available on request free of charge for our guests to use. Detailed information on all the courses and directions are available in the Information Pack.

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Brittany has some of the best fishing rivers in France, as well as something like a third of France’s coastline, giving a great variety for keen anglers. The local rivers are excellent for both coarse and fly-fishing (both salmon and trout) and the Blavet River system, with its 28 fishing rivers and streams, contains salmon, trout, bream, pike, perch, zander, roach, carp and dace.

Fishing permits are required for inland fishing (not sea-side fishing which requires no permits) and can be purchased for a day (10€), one week (30€) or annual period (68€), and will cover fishing in the whole department of Morbihan. We can buy your fishing permits for you in advance of your stay or assist you with arranging these whilst you are here.


There are two local tennis outdoor courts in Bubry, a short 10 minutes drive away, that are free to use on a first come-first serve basis.

There are also tennis courts at St. Barthelemy (indoor) and Baud (outdoor).

We have 4 tennis rackets that can be borrowed.

Horse riding

The Breton culture is so entwined with the life of the horse and this love of horses can be seen everywhere.

  • There are numerous horse riding schools in the area and at the coast
  • The medieval town of Hennebont, in the Blavet Valley, is also home to the National Stud, Les Haras National dedicated to the breeding of pure blood stallions, which puts on equestrian shows and cart trips throughout the summer and school holidays – a must for any horse enthusiast. Various free horse riding events also take place throughout the year at the Parc du Haras.
  • For a truly unique day out, our own commune of Quistinic is host to the Pardon Des Chevaux at the end of July – a festival dedicated to the horse and farm animals, where the horses are blessed at a church service.

Amusement Parks

Close by at Locminé, Kingoland amusement park provides fun for all the family.  Situated in a large park, it has a plenty of attractions for all ages including a roller coaster and 6D cinema.

Le P’tit Delire is a smaller activity park at Ploemel for younger children, with inflatables, water slides, small farm animals, climbing frames, mini-golf, indoor/outdoor play areas and pedal karts.

The Information Pack also has details of other indoor play areas in the area for the under 12s.

Tree climbing

The nearby Camor Adventure Forest is arguably the best tree climbing facility in the area.  There are:

  • rope climbs for toddlers from 2 years + to adults
  • zip wires
  • 25m bungee jump
  • mountain bike rental

There are other tree climbing facilities in the area at Carnac, Locmalo, Arzano, Ploemeur.


There are three karting companies in the area:

  • Kart Centre 56 at Plumeliau provide karts for those 7 years +
  • Kart56 at Ploemel provides a range of karts and circuits from 3 years +
  • Speed Park at Vannes has an indoor karting from 7 years +

Other Activities

In addition to all of the above there is a choice of other activities in Southern Brittany both close by or within a one hour drive :

  • Archery
  • Climbing
  • Paint balling
  • Quad bikes
  • Ice-skating
  • Sky-diving
  • Indoor bowling
  • Indoor laser
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