THE TOURIST WHO MOVES ABOUT TO SEE AND HEAR AND OPEN HIMSELF TO ALL THE INFLUENCES OF THE PLACES WHICH CONDENSE CENTURIES OF HUMAN GREATNESS IS ONLY A MAN IN SEARCH OF EXCELLENCE.

—Max Lerner

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         he best of both worlds, Chateau Le Mur is situated in a completely private and serene part of the countryside while at the same time fortunate to be located in the center of everything wonderous that Brittany has to offer. From prehistoric 'Menhir's' to Medieval walled cities, to seaside towns and charming villages that draw you back to a simpler time, Brittany is laden wih extrodinary sites rich in history.  Just a bit of what Brittany has to offer is shown here—most can be seen on day trips from our location.

LOCAL  ATTRACTIONS

Background photo from the village Rochefort-en-Terre

More than 3,000 prehistoric standing stones  erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany, — the largest such collection in the world. Most are within the Breton village of Carnac. Also enjoy the lovely sandy beaches and festive village.  1 hour 30 minutes by car.

Carnac Alignments
Mont Saint Michel

A UNESCO heritage site, Mont St Michel, an Abbey built between the 8th to 16th centuries,  is one of the most beautiful and famous sites in all of France. Cobbled streets filled with shops and the Abbey await at it's precipice. A 2 hour drive.

Saint Malo

A walled port city on the English Channel. Saint-Malo was in the past notorious for piracy. Today it is a major tourist destination, with many ancient, attractive buildings. 1 hour 40 minutes by car.

The Forest of Paimpont

Legend has it that the 40km2 of woodland is the location of mythical Brocéliande, forest of King Arthur. Near Château de Comperthe  is a lake, where apparently lives the fairy Viviane in a crystal palace built by Merlin. A 40 min.drive

Vannes

The walled town of Vannes is one of Brittany’s most attractive sights. Wander around the well-preserved medieval streets before enjoying a harbour-side lunch then taking a boat trip around the gulf. Kids will love the aquarium and butterflies. 1 hour drive.

Dinan

Dinan is one of the most attractive and best preserved  small towns in Brittany. Ramparts, half-timbered houses, attractive port and cobbled streets filled with art galleries and craft shops. The 'Fete de Ramparts' is a Medieval festival held in July. 1 hr 30 min.drive.

La Gacilly

'La Gacilly’s narrow streets are filled with artists and craftsmen, from puppet makers,  jewellery designers, potters to glass blowers. The town is also known for being France’s largest outdoor photographic festival, June to September. A 15 minute drive.

Josselin

Josselin is a must-visit on any tour of the Breton heartlands. From its medieval castle,  to the doll museum, from its attractive old town to canal-based fun or forest walks, there’s something to interest all members of the family. 45 minute drive.

Malestroit

A lovely touristic village filled with flowers and charm. Buildings and church  at the Place du Bouffay date from 12th to 16th Centuries. Live Music on Friday nights throughout the summer. 30 minutes by car.

Rochefort-en-Terre

Rochefort-en-Terre, voted one of France’s most beautiful villages and one of Brittany’s most visited sites. Make your way through the narrow streets, past ateliers and workshops, admiring geranium-bedecked houses along the way. 35 minute drive.

Puy-du-Fou

We always recommend our visitors to visit Puy-du-Fou, voted the world's best theme park, and fourth most visited attraction in France. Enjoy an unforgettable family stay. www.puydufou.com. 

2hr 21 minutes by car.

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