What to see and do from Domaine de Kerlann
The beaches and cosy bays near Domaine de Kerlann are inviting spots for play and relaxation. Rospico is a small, pretty bay sheltered by many surrounding trees and rocky cliffs, with fine sand and clear waters - a peaceful setting, allowing you to catch up on your latest novel. Port Manec’h is a great spot for all the family, as it’s got a supervised beach, and at the Point Passion Beach Centre, there’s a kids club for children, with watersports activities such as windsurfing, catamaran and dingy sailing available for older kids and adults.
Distance to beaches:
- Rospico (8km)
- Port Manec’h (8km)
- Raguénès (8km)
Activites and places not to miss
Celebrate everything Celtic at this huge festival. Every August the town of Lorient welcomes over 700,000 visitors from around Europe, from Galicia to Scotland, to celebrate the cultural traditions of Celtic nations. It’s a treat for your eyes and ears, as performers get dressed up and provide full days and evenings of entertainment in the form of concerts, parades and dances.
This small town is bursting with natural charm and beauty. Walk through this wonderful village-like town packed with water mills, overflowing vegetation, rivers, and boats. Pont-Aven is a true treasure because you can discover the town by geocaching (tracking down ‘treasure’ containers via clues and references), or why not take a boat tour or walk in the footsteps of Gaugin, whose paintings were inspired by this beautiful area. When we think of the quaint French countryside, we’ve got Pont Aven in mind.
Quimper is the oldest town in Brittany, and is renowned for its rustic atmosphere. There are footbridges spanning the rivers throughout the town, timber houses and cobbled streets. You will do well to visit several of its stunning gardens, including the Le Jardin du Prieuré de Locmaria, and to go shopping in this town rich with merchant and maritime history. Quimper’s old town and maritime landscape have been well preserved for all to enjoy its beauty.
To really get a sense of this walled city, you have to see Corncarneau from the old town. The medieval “Ville Close” is a fortified walled city on a long island in the centre of a harbour. Looking at it, you’d think it was a château sitting in water! You’ll definitely feel like you’re on holiday when you take in the view over the harbour and boats from here, or go on a boat ride from the fishing port.
The Glénan Archipelago is a large group of islands about 10 miles/ 16km off the south coast of Finistère. The view from here is just stunning. Think green blue, crystal turquoise waters… heaven! Glénan is known for its great diving and sailing schools, so kids and adults really will have something unique to do in this area that has been described as the ‘Breton Tahiti’. To get here, just take one of the daily ferries in summer from Concarneau.
La Presqu’île de Crozon
The Crozon peninsula is the central point in the Finistère region, offering three different striking seascapes: the Roadstead of Brest in the north, the southern bay of Douarnenez, and in the west, the Sea of Iroise. It’s a corner of paradise, and to give you an idea of the beauty of this area, the presqu’ile has been named a natural reserve. You’ll have plenty of excuses to walk around and discover the creeks, rocky coastlines, glittering waters and amongst the wild vegetation, the ruins and fortified Tour Vauban, a war-touched 17th century garrison and UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Gulf of Morbihan
The Gulf of Morbihan is one of the most beautiful bays in the world. It’s therefore not surprising that it is a hotspot for celebrities (many of the 42 islands are owned by them) and a magnet for families holidaying at the cross shaped Ile aux Moines and Ile Arz, where couples and families can take scenic walks and dip in the creeks and coves. This place is made for boat trips around the gulf from Vannes, or to the prehistoric island of Gavrinis, rich in megalithic structures.
Take a journey around the underwater world at Oceanopolis. Divided into separate pavilions, you’ll be able to see all kinds of sea creatures from all four corners of the continent close up. What’ll fascinate your kids is the Indian Ocean Area, where angelfish, parrotfish, batfish and surgeonfish flit and dash. Inside the Tropical Greenhouse, you’ll experience a hotbed of Amazonian rainforest exploding with life and vegetation.