” Nothing beats a week of eating local food, sleeping, reading, walking, biking, hiking, and cooking. Not to be missed: walking along the Nantes Brest Canal; Tremargat and its potter; the organic baker and organic food coop in Mellionec; and lovely hiking in the Foret de Quenecan followed by a visit to the Abbey of Bon Repos”
IN THE HEART OF BRITTANY
- megalithic sites including menhirs and a hill fort within cycling distance
- hundreds of ancient greenways for walking and cycling
- 2 km from the Nantes Brest canal
- easy access to beautiful beaches on North and South coasts
- vibrant community with art and music
Situated in the heart of Brittany, the countryside is rich in celtic history. Massive mossy boulders and ancient megalithic sites all form part of the lanscape with its lakes, rivers and forests. The houses are located 1.5 km from the village of Mellionnec. This small village has an organic bakery which also serves as a shop run by local organic growers. There is a bar and thriving local primary school. The market town of Rostrenen is only 7 km away where, as well as the weekly market, there are banks, cafes, restaurants, builders merchants, supermarkets and 2 organic shops. Mellionnec is the french representative in the Cultural Village of Europe programme and community events include dances, and annual sculpture and film festivals.
The market town of Rostrenen is only a 10 minute drive, and has all modern amenities as well as good restaurants, cafes and a cinema. The major towns of Carhaix and Pontivy are less than 30mins away and provide a wider variety of sports, social and cultural activities and shops.
All around the area are walkways and tracks to explore. There is a great circular walk that passes along our track as well as a cycle route around the area (bikes are available if prebooked). The local area is famous for ancient sites. These range from megalithic menhirs dolmens and hill forts in the immediate area to the massive earthworks at Carnac on the south coast.
The coasts are stunning and easily accessable being around an hour to the south, west and north. Even closer for swimming, is the massive Quenecan Forest and Guerledan Lake. The Anse De Sourdan, on the south side has a small beach, playground and the Merlin lakeside restaurant and cafe.
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