Places of Interest
Rohan itself has everything needed for a holiday in Brittany small supermarket, shops, banks and restaurants. It is easily reached from the B&B, either on foot or bicycle along the canal towpath, or a five minute drive in the car.
A central feature of Rohan, of course, is the Nantes to Brest canal, which runs right through the middle of the town. The Lock House at the main lock in the town is a wonderful sight in summer bedecked in colourful flowers.
There is a large pleasure lake, with attractive park, a small port for boats from the canal, communal tennis courts, bicycles are available for hire from Tourist Information at a reasonable price.
Manoir de l’automobile
Visit the car museum at Loheac, a small village in Brittany. there are more than 14000 square metres of displays featuring 400 classic cars including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Bentley, Jaguar, Porsche and many more. There is a Formula 1 room and LeMans cars on display.
The Aquarev park is a beautiful place with a large lake of 3o hectares, there are sculptures, exercise equipment, play area and footpaths, it’s perfect for picnics. In Loudéac you will find large supermarkets, restaurants and businesses.
The picturesque town of Josselin is a centre for the surrounding rural area and a great attraction to tourists.
Most of the town is on the north bank of the River Oust/Nantes-Brest Canal where the Chateau des Rohan, of 12th century origin, towers dramatically above it.
The Chateau is open to visitors from April 1st to October 31st and there are tours in English daily during the summer, it has been the seat of the Dukes of Rohan for centuries and is still occupied by the family.
The Dolls’ Museum has developed in buildings in the grounds and houses over 500 dolls and dolls’ houses.
( Napoleonville ) situated on the banks of the Nantes/Brest canal, it’s about 90 minutes by bicycle along the canal towpath, or 20 minutes by car, there is a chateau in the town centre, a leisure centre with swimming pool, bowling alley, shops, businesses and restaurants.
A small trip from Josselin, in this village you can visit the ‘Scrap Poet’ a large exhibitions of sculptures
created out of scrap.
Château de Kerguénnec
This is a beautiful chateau where you can visit the gardens and lake ( free entry to the grounds ) and walk
around the large lake amongst the sculptures.
Lac de Guerledan
It is one of Brittany’s finest treasures. The lake is formed where the waters of the River Blavet join with the for all ages.
Facilities include tour boats and a fabulous floating restaurant with a good menu.
Endless watersports available include a sailing school, canoe and kayak hire, a water-skiing club, which offers lessons as well as waterski boat hire, motorboat hire and pedalos.
For those people wanting to take it easy on the water’s edge, there are several beaches to relax on plus crazy golf course and numerous bars, restaurants and crêperies. The surrounding forest offers much opportunity for gentle strolls along its many tracks.
Vannes is one of Brittany’s prettiest large towns. It has a long and prestigious pedigree and has played an important role in Breton history. The name stems from “Veneti”, the celtic tribe conquered by Caesar.
There is plenty to see and Vannes also makes an excellent base for boat trips on the Golfe du Morbihan
A trip to the local market would make your holiday in Brittany complete -and there is a good variety to choose from. You are guaranteed the hustle and bustle of a market somewhere nearly every day of the week. If you want to experience real France –take the time to absorb all that local life has to offer when it comes to the tempting smells of fresh, local produce. It is here that you will also find the best local Breton oysters.
Auray – Monday morning, Sunday
Baud – Saturday
Josselin – Saturday morning
Malestroit – Thursday morning
Port-Louis – Saturday morning, Tuesday evenings in July and August
Pontivy – Monday
Quimper – Wednesday, Friday afternoon, Saturday, Sunday morning
Rennes Market – every day except Sunday and public holidays in the central food halls
Vannes – Wednesday and Saturday mornings