Local Area


Châteaubriant

We are located 12km from the historic walled town of Chateaubriant, the last stronghold of the ancient kingdom of Brittany in its wars with France.

The town has several restaurants, supermarkets, a lively weekly market each Wednesday, theatre, cinema, bowling, Aquachoisel indoor swimming centre, lakes, parks, racecourse and of course the Chateau from which it gets its name.

 http://www.tourisme-chateaubriant.fr

Each year Chateaubriant holds the famous Foire de Béré - a fun day out for all the family, and the oldest fair of its kind in the whole of France.

The Foire takes place on the second weekend of September each year. Click here to find out more:  http://www.foiredebere.fr/

 

Pouancé, also around 12km from us. It has a lake which has a beach, an inflatable assault course, and canoes for hire. Life guards in place in July & August. On the way back, take a detour to the village of Armaillé to see its beautiful flower displays.

 

  

Nantes, an ancient port city on the Loire River, home to the Château des Ducs de Bretagne. It can be reached by tram-train from Chateaubriant.

The Jardin des Plantes is a wonderful park close to the train station, and has amazing displays to rival the best botanical gardens, anywhere! 

Les Machines de l'Ile is found in the old ship-yards of the city. It houses a fascinating array of mechanical beasts, some of which give rides to visitors. Look out for the 8 metre heron, the dragon, the spider, the carousel and the famous mechanical elephant which walks along the dock-side.

 

  

Rennes, the capital city of Brittany, known for its medieval half-timbered houses and Cathedral. Parc du Thabor includes a rose garden and aviary. 

 

 

 

 

 

Angers, on the Maine river, the medieval seat of the Plantagenet dynasty, it has an old town with half-timbered houses, the Cathédrale St-Maurice, and the castle is a must-see!

 

 

 

Lac de Vioreau - lake offering many activities including canoeing, sailing, wall climbing and fencing. 

St Nazaire, Situated at the mouth of the Loire River, the town grew up around its port and is home of the famous WW2 U-boat pens. It also has parks & gardens, and several beaches to discover.

La Baule, St Marc sur Mer, Batz sur Mer, and Pornichet are beach resorts along the coast from St Nazaire.

The area surrounding our gîtes is rural and quiet. The local lanes are perfect for walking, running or cycling.

We have detailed maps available to help you to plan your route.