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Brittany - What to See and Do and Events Calendar


Local Information
Le Boterff is set in the heart of the beautiful Cotes d'Armor area of Brittany. The official tourist board website can be found here.


The pretty little village of St Mayeux is just 1km away.  In the village can be found a Church, Post Office, small Supermarket and Café / Bar.  The village of St Gilles Vieux-Marché is approximately 1.5km away.  The Hotel Vallée in the centre of the village offers good food at exceptionally reasonable prices.  St Gilles Vieux-Marché and nearby St Martin des Prés have both been awarded "Petits Villes Fleuries" for their attractive displays of flowers.


The nearest town is Mur de Bretagne about 6kms away.  Mur has a Supermarket, Petrol Station, two Boulangeries / Patisseries, Boucherie, Florist, two Pharmacies, Bank and Post Office.  Mur de Bretagne has a Friday evening market in the summer.


Food & Drink
There are a number of Restaurants, Bars, Cafés and Crêperies in the area to suit all tastes and pockets, from Michelin starred restaurants to simple bistros where you can enjoy local Breton specialities, such as fantastic seafood, crêpes and cider, as well as traditional French cuisine.  Relax into the French way of life and linger over a coffee, glass of wine or beer at a street Café whilst watching the world go by.

Sailing, Swimming, and Water Sports
Only ten minutes drive away, is the stunning Lac de Guerledan where you can swim or enjoy many other water sports.  Pedalos, boats and canoes can all be hired, or maybe take a cruise around this beautiful lake or visit one of the lakeside Bars, Restaurants or Creperies. There are some sandy beaches for relaxing at the lakeside. The are several other smaller lakes in the local area to explore and the lovely Nantes / Brest Canal is also nearby.

A Video of the Lac de Guerledan can be viewed here.

A Video of the Nantes-Brest Canal can be viewed here.

There are a number of excellent swimming pools, in the area, both indoor and outdoor.


Cycling and Walking
There are countless opportunities for walking and cycling along exceptionally quiet country roads, around lakes and through woodlands.  Specially designated routes include former railway lines or the Nantes-Brest Canal.  For keen cyclists one of the most challenging sections of the "Tour de France" between Mur de Bretagne and Corlay is very close by.

Coastlines North, South & West
All three of Brittany’s coastlines are accessible for day trips from Le Boterff, the furthest being west in approximately 2 hours and all on quiet roads. You  can choose between the ruggedness of the Pink Granite and Emerald coast or sandy beaches at Binic all to the north, or Guidel Plage, Concarneau, Carnac & Quiberon to the south.

There are many challenging courses in superb countryside, including those at nearby St Brieuc or Pontivy.

Villages, Towns and Places of Historic and Cultural Interest
The Abbey at Bon Repos and the Chateau Forges des Salles are 15 minutes from Le Boterff. Other Chateaux, pretty villages and walled towns of historic and cultural interest, such as Pontivy or Josselin are all easy to reach. Many towns and villages such as Quintin, Pontivy or Rostrenen have markets, where you can sample local produce and crafts.  One of the most beautiful fortified hillside villages in France, Montcontour, is about 30 minutes away.

The medieval walled town of Dinan is around 1 hours drive from Le Boterff. Here you can browse around the fascinating shops, narrow winding streets and squares within the ancient old town.  At the old Port below the town there is an abundance of typical French cafés and restaurants alongside the River Rance.  A boat trip along the river is highly recommended.


The ancient towns of Vannes and Quimper (famous for traditional Breton china) and the Gulf de Morbihan can be reached in around 1.5 hours.

The famous tourist attraction of Mont St Michel is only one and a half hours drive to the north east. It is well worth following the path which leads through the maze of houses, cafés and shops, to the monastery at the summit of the rock, to capture the breathtaking views. A guided tour in English is available for those who are fascinated by French history.

There are many rivers and a number of other small lakes in the area, all are well stocked and with fishing permits readily available from a number of outlets. Anglers can enjoy their sport in very pleasant surroundings.

Other Attractions
There are countless attractions, museums and places of interest within easy reach to delight all ages and interests.  If you have any special interests please contact us.  We have a wealth of information available and we are more than happy to help you to plan your days out.

A Selection of Events in 2015 (Feb - August)

19-23 Feb         Route du Rock Festival (Saint-Malo)

02-08 March    Open Tennis Event (Quimper)

17 March          International Circus Fesival (Saint-Malo)

27-29 March    European Festival of Art (Quintin)

2-6 April           Annual Sailing Regatta (near Carnac)

3 April-3 May   International Ocean Photography Festival

04-06 April       Festival of Gastronomy (Perros-Guirec)

18-19 April       Scallop Festival (Erquy, St. Portrieux Sur Mer)*

26 April -          International Marionette Festival (Binic and Saint Brieuc)

03 May

02-03 May       Garden Festival (Ploezal)

16-25 May       Breton Festival (Pontivy)*

22-24 May       Art - Rock Festival (St Brieuc)*

21-25 May       Festival of Brittany (more than 300 events around Brittany)

June– Sept      People and Nature Photographic Festival (La Gacilly)

26 June -         Sacred Music Festival (Saint Malo)

19 August 

July-Sept        Art in the Chapels (Various Locations in the Blavet Valley)

July                  Thousands take part in historical processions (Locronan)

July                  Medieval Festival Des Remparts (Dinan)*

2-5 July           Entre Terre et Mer (Between Land and Sea) Festival (The Bay of Morlaix)

07-12 July      National Equestrian Festival (St Quay Portrieux)*

10-15 July      World Folk Music Festival (Saint-Malo)

10 July -  Street Arts and Performance Festival (Saint-Brieuc)*

21 August

13-14 July  Festival of History (Vannes) Re-enactment of the exciting and turbulent past of the city of Vannes

16-19 July      Carhaix Music Festival (5 Stages, 80 Artistes, 230,000

21-26 July      Cornouailles Festival (Quimper)

25-26 July      Pancake Festival (Gourin)

27 July -         Jazz Festival (Vannes)

01 Aug

29 July -          Sound and Light Show at Bon Repos Abbey (Guerledan)*

08 Aug

31 July-          Folk and Blues Festival (Binic)*

02 Aug

August            “Blue Nets” Fishing Festival (Concarneau)

01-16 Aug      Breton Music Festival (Rostrenen)*

02 August      Medieval Festival (Moncontour)*

07-16 Aug      Inter Celtic Festival (Lorient)

09-15 Aug      Breton Festival (Bourbriac)*

09-16 Aug      Festival de Saint Loup (Guingamp)*

12-14 Aug      Sea Shanty and World Sea Music Festival (Paimpol)*

15 Aug            Festival of the Old Ways (Saint Mayeux)*

18-23 Aug      Classical Music Festival (Pordic)*

22-23 Aug      Pirates Festival (Binic)*

All events can be reached within around 1.5 hours, events marked * can be reached within 1 hour or less from Le Boterff. 


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