Josselin at the heart of Brittany a medieval market town boasting a 12th century turreted Château over looking the Nantes-Brest canal. The Basilica Notre Dame du Roncier with stained glass windows dating back to the 15th century. The basilica also contains the tomb of Oliver de Clisson and Margaret de Rohan. Around a ten minutes drive to the Lac au Duc you will find a man made lake with swimming pool, beaches and water sports. There is also an 18 hole golf course. An amazing Hydrangea walk with some 300 different varieties. Horse riding, swimming and mini golf. If you like to cycle we have a choice of bikes and you can follow the paths along the canal.
Once settled in take a walk around the village and see the Sainte-Croix Chapel (1060), 14th, 15th and 16th century houses beautifully restored. Across the bridge into the town centre you will soon see why Josselin has been awarded the status “Petite city of character“. Guided tours of the town are available from the tourist information office which is situated in one of the half timbered houses outside the château entrance. Check the visiting times at the Château to take the tour. Stop for a refreshing drink or snack at one of many cafes, brasseries or bars.
Travelling north about 15 minutes to one of the largest forests in Brittany. At Broceliande you can recall the sorcery of wizard Merlin and the legend that was King Arthur and his knights.
About 40 minutes to the south west you will find one of the most beautiful bays in the world in the inland sea of the Gulf of Morbihan. Visit Carnac and see the stunning array of megalithic stones and the Quiberon peninsula.
Le Rouvray leisure centre lake for picnics, fishing and children’s play parks. At Malensac there is a prehistoric park for time travellers with about 30 life sized scenes from our origins. It is well worth visiting towns and villages around Josselin with their amazing array of churches, old chapels and manoirs.
Visit Lizio, it has a famous Museum of Ancient Trades, an Insectarium, the Museum of the Iron Poet, it has a collection of automats all made from recycled iron. There is also a cider factory and on August 15th you can enjoy the annual craftsmen modellers fair.